About The Company

Every day, transportation systems across the globe grapple with supply chain disruptions and the downstream ripple effect they have on global economies. The demand for supply chain visibility solutions is at an all-time high, and project44 #1 in the market. Our real-time transportation visibility solutions are trusted by the world’s leading companies to tackle some of the most challenging supply chain complexities.  

project44 disrupted the supply chain industry in 2014 when it created an “API driven” logistics platform, replacing old technology and a disconnected patchwork of logistics systems into a modern, networked approach to transportation systems.  Today, project44 is the recognized leader in the market for transportation visibility:

  • The deepest network of connected shippers, logistics providers and carriers
  • The most accurate data and ETAs for shipments, across all modes of transportation
  • Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its first Magic Quadrant
  • 5-star user reviews on G2 and Gartner Peer Insights
  • The first and only vendor to offer a carrier onboarding guarantee
  • Trusted by the top global shippers, carriers and logistics providers, including Amazon, P&G, Starbucks, Unilever, Nestle, Cargill, Lenovo, and The Bosch Group
  • Top-tier investors and recent funding that valued project44 more than $1.2 Billion

Headquartered in Chicago, project44 is a fast paced, global company that encourages and rewards quick action and high quality work. project44 values diversity and inclusion and is an awesome place to work and grow your career.

The Senior Vice President or Vice President, Marketing Communications is the steward of the project44 brand and responsible for ensuring our brand promise is articulated in everything we do. As we accelerate our growth strategy, we are looking for a corporate marketing professional who is an innovator, bringing exceptional creativity and a disciplined approach to how we scale project44.  Experience and deep understanding of Branding, Communications, PR, Social Media, Content Marketing and Analyst Relations including how to engage with and leverage visibility across project44’s customers, target market, press, media and industry analysts to facilitate hyper-growth will be critical.

About the Role

This individual will have expert interpersonal skills, highly developed emotional intelligence and the flexibility to ably navigate ambiguity to produce critical outcomes. A service orientation and a high level of humility are requirements for successful assimilation into our highly collaborative culture. Our ideal candidate will combine marketing leadership experience with strong entrepreneurial instincts to build and lead our corporate marketing and communications function.

How you can make a difference

  • Leading the development of a strategic, integrated, marketing and communications plan that is tied to overall organizational growth priorities, including key metrics to measure outcomes
  • Establishing a brand position and segmentation strategy that will scale as our markets and products expand, rallying the support of fellow leaders along the way
  • Developing and executing against a communications / influencer marketing strategy, including: AR, PR, and in the future IR (in partnership with finance).
  • Leading the creation of thought-leadership content to further build the project44 brand
  • Spearheading and executing our internal communications strategies and plans
  • Collaborating with senior colleagues to identify and engage the market prospective through marketing, media and public relations strategies and tactics
  • Providing a high level of service and support to the business taking a partnership approach to getting things done
  • Leading and advancing marketing and communication strategy implementation, ongoing evaluation and support including the development and deployment of the necessary process, tools and infrastructure to enable departmental growth
  • Leveraging available data points to measure effectiveness of marketing efforts in a B2B environment
  • Driving supporting marketing and PR execution with creative solutions that uniquely leverage scarce resources to drive market value and brand awareness

Skills for success

  • You have high emotional intelligence, the ability to forge meaningful relationships, and can successfully navigate diverse stakeholder groups
  • You are highly collaborative, yet skilled at influencing others to achieve results
  • A keen sense of personal accountability for delivering individual and team results
  • Demonstrated success building a team and leading a corporate marketing function in an earlier stage, high growth organization
  • Experience performing under pressure with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and a commitment to doing what you say you will do
  • You are solution-oriented and have a passion for being hands-on in problem-solving and execution
  • You are self-starting and maintain a high sense of urgency and accountability in delivering measurable results in line with agreed upon timeframes
  • You are innovative, challenge the status quo, and have a track record of creativity in achieving marketing and communications outcomes
  • You have a track record in effectively supporting organizational growth through marketing, branding and communications activities- this has translated to tangible results, which you can readily articulate

 Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing or a relevant field required, MBA highly desirable
  • 15+ years of marketing leadership experience, with an emphasis on brand development and internal / external communications
  • Strong B2B SaaS solution marketing experience
  • Preferred experience working in an early-stage SaaS company
  • Proven success in developing global brands - from positioning, to messaging strategy to execution
  • Hands on approach including strong command of details
  • Orientation towards data, analytics and measurement
  • An optimistic outlook and "can do" attitude
  • You have a keen focus on results, and can navigate within ambiguity while maintaining a high-level of humility

 

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