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Vice President, Global Talent

| Chicago

FourKites is currently looking to add a VP of Global Talent to lead our Global people and HR function. This is a foundational role for our fast growing company. As the VP, Global Talent, you will be tasked with building core HR functions; including learning and development, talent acquisition, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement, compensation & culture-building. Reporting directly to the President, you will be a member of our leadership team and play a pivotal role in our growth at FourKites.


  • Advance our talent acquisition programs and team, to accelerate hiring of FourKites talent
  • Own the development of a compensation philosophy and job architecture that attracts and maintains top talent.
  • Identify the capabilities we will need in our future and the associated programs to develop or hire them.
  • Drive organization improvements by aligning people strategies and programs with business initiatives and goals.
  • Expand our career development and training programs with the right mix of outside resources, coaching and internal best practice sharing to retain our talent
  • Develop and enhance programs to retain our employees
  • Strengthen our capabilities in mentoring and performance management.
  • Partner with peers on FourKites Management Team to balance both business and employee needs.
  • Maintain and develop a competitive benefits program that is consistent with our core values and emphasizes employee wellness.
  • Ensure we maintain a competitive and engaging total compensation and rewards program through the understanding of industry benchmarks and what drives motivation and performance.
  • Regularly analyze the health of our recruiting process and the scalability of our benefits programs as FourKites grows over time.
  • Maintain a high service level from FourKites HR infrastructure – processes, policies, and systems.
  • Ensure a consistent experience across our global offices


  • 15+ years experience in people functions; experience in a high growth technology company strongly preferred
  • Responsibilities related to employee programs such as:
    • Talent acquisition, training, org design, compensation, employee retention, and performance management
  • Excellent people manager skills
  • Experience working with global teams and locations preferred
  • Bachelor or Master's degree
  • SHRM or PHR certification desired
  • Knowledge of Human Resource Compliance issues (Termination, Benefits, EEO Reporting, Compliance reporting)
  • Ability to inspire change across an organization, including at the executive level
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Highly collaborative and strong team orientation
  • A natural recruiter, passionate for team development
  • A track record of both building and implementing effective processes
  • The highest level of judgment when handling sensitive situations
  • Strong written, oral, social, and presentation skills
  • Real Passion for FourKites vision and mission

FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, backed by top-tier VC firms in Silicon Valley, Boston and Chicago, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes including ocean, rail, parcel and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security. We look for smart, agile, creative team players who are ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver for our customers.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • SQLiteDatabases


Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FourKites, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

The team at FourKites makes sure to take time to get a little competitive. Happy hour at SPiN allowed the teams to bond over snacks, libations and some fierce ping pong skills.


Talent Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.


Manager, Carrier Operations

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FourKites as executive admin support & office manager. Several months into the role, I discussed growth opportunities with my manager and expressed an interest in moving into the HR function. The company supported my growth by sponsoring my SHRM certification and at my 1yr anniversary, I officially transitioned into a HR role!


HR Manager & Office Manager

What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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