Vice President, People at FOURKITES

| Chicago
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FourKites is currently looking to add a VP of People to lead our people and HR function. This is a foundational role for our fast growing company. As the VP, People, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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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Location

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

What are some social events your company does?

I'm part of our Hype Squad that helps plan company events, including happy hours, summer and winter parties, co-ed sports teams, DNI groups, and volunteering in the community to name a few. Anyone can join, and it's fun being a part of strengthening a positive and engaging culture.

Mackenzie

Talent Acquisition Specialist

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.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.

Georgios

Staff Accountant

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of fun office perks, snacks, happy hours, team events, and company outings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
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
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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