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Associate Program Manager

| Chicago

Are you looking to join one of Chicago’s fastest-growing venture-funded SAAS startups? FourKites is looking for an Associate Program Manager to be part of our SAAS Immersion Program. In this role, you will be responsible for executing strategic programs around key initiatives that will successfully scale FourKites. This rotating program will report directly to our President and will allow you to work with key stakeholders to advance the FourKites product and vision for growth. The Associate Program Manager role is expected to be an 18-24 month rotation, culminating in joining leadership within a core FourKites function.

About you:

  • You are deeply interested in learning about scaling a high growth stage SAAS business
  • You enjoy discovering and validating market problems by interacting closely with managers and senior level executives
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments and are comfortable with ambiguity and lack of structure
  • You are entrepreneurial - you make things happen and proactively step up when you recognize an opportunity
  • You enjoy executing on both a strategic and tactical level, with the ability to develop well defined business and operational plans to achieve desired objectives
  • Are an innovator at heart and will thrive in pushing the boundaries for how FourKites scales
  • You have high energy and ambition

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, Economics, Stats or equivalent practical experience
  • 2 years or less of consulting experience; strong preference for top tier consulting firm experience.
  • Analytical mind & strong problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven ability to evolve strategic growth planning based on research, data and industry trends.

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

Location

Modern office at 1 N Dearborn with views of the Picasso and the Flamingo. Near almost every CTA train, and many express bus routes.

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.

Amanda

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.

Ashley

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!

Sara

HR Manager & Office Manager

What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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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