Chief of Staff - Chief People Officer at Project44 | Powderkeg

Why project44?

At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work. project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, and the Customer’s Choice in Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.

If you’re eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let’s talk.

Job Description

At project44, we’ve experienced a wonderful period of growth as the direct result of increased efficiency and productivity. To continue on this trajectory, we’re searching for a highly qualified Chief of Staff - Chief People Officer to support our Chief People Officer (CPO). From day one, this will have an immediate impact on our productivity, streamlining strategic initiatives, overseeing program management, and communicating objectives between departments. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a business management role, with a special focus on executive-level advising, influencing and interdepartmental collaboration.

Objectives of this Role

  • Oversee strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of the CPO and the people leadership team.
  • Assist and communicate with executives in setting priorities, decision-making, program management, and initiative implementation
  • Review, design, and execute on improvements to HR/TA processes with a data-driven, customer focus lens
  • Improve current processes and coordinate internal procedures with other departments for optimized efficiency and productivity
  • Build and oversee CPO’s onboarding activities and needs

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison between staff, executives, senior leaders, CPO and CEO, regarding HR/TA priorities, dependencies with projects across the company and planning
  • Oversee daily People operations through collaboration with senior management and department leaders, planning, generating correspondence and coordinating critical internal communications and events
  • Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help to define new operational strategies, working with CPO and executives on special projects
  • Serve as an internal HR/TA subject matter expert, handling inquiries and developing action plans to address them, and assisting with the preparation and dissemination of communications
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and align office events to our global events calendars that champion our hybrid work policy (FlexConnect)
  • Identify opportunities that boost workforce morale, collaboration, and company culture

Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar field
  • 5+ years in a business or executive management role
  • Proven experience organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Autonomous, self-disciplined, proactive, and solutions-focused with experience excelling in a dynamic, fluid, and fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter who is comfortable navigating ambiguity and taking ownership of finding information, building connections, and digging into concepts
  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form
  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity
  • Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience with budget management
  • Consulting experience with a focus on operations management
  • Proven success in a project coordination/ management role
  • Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions
  • Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication

Diversity & Inclusion:

At project44, we're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. As we work to deliver a truly world-class product and experience, we are also intentionally building teams that reflect the unique communities we serve. We’re focused on creating a company where all team members can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We’re building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for, and our journey of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, where all have a sense of belonging, is shaped through the actions of our leadership, global teams and individual team members. We are resolute in our belief that each team member has an equal responsibility to mold and uphold our culture.

project44 is an equal opportunity employer seeking to enrich our work environment by creating opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we’d love to review your application!

For any accommodation needed during the hiring process, please email recruiting@project44.com. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above job description you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

More about project44:

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continue to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we have created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world’s leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.

A candidate will be asked to conduct a pre-employment criminal background screening test as a standard routine to minimize moral & integrity risks among our staff and to ensure Project44 is compliant with its internal pre- employment screening policy and SOC 2, Sarbanes Oxley Act and ISO 27001 compliance. We will only ask you to conduct a criminal background check when we believe it is proportionate to the role that you will fulfil within your team and/or department A criminal back ground check will be facilitated by our third party vendor Accurate who will assist you to get the appropriate documents from authorities in the country where you will be employed. Depending on the country where you will be employed your local authority will provide a Certificate of Conduct or similar document upon your request. If there are any costs related to screening, these will be borne by Project44. When our vendor Accurate will reach out to, you will be asked for your consent. We would like to emphasize that at all time you can decide to withdraw from the application process and/or to withdraw the consent to perform a screening test.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Chief of Staff - Chief People Officer
  • Company
    Project44
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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