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Chief Operating Officer

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project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry by applying cutting edge technologies to automate the entire lifecycle of freight shipments including quoting, scheduling, and real-time visibility. project44’s network of APIs is capable of optimizing the shipment lifecycle, empowering companies to deliver the best customer experience possible, and provide up to date data while cutting costs along the way.

We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer

to oversee the day to day operations of the business and guide the organization through scalability. You will be a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the CEO. You will maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. We are looking for a leader with excellent people skills, business acumen, and exemplary work ethic.

Key Accountabilities

Provide organizational leadership as part of the Senior Management Team and operational vision to project44 in consideration to organizational strategy & growing business needs

Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures that promote collaboration and a positive culture and vision for the organization

Provide strategic input to evaluate potential alliances, acquisitions and mergers, and new lines of service

Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth

Support all activities surrounding Board of Directors and Investor strategy

Lead the charge on investments, acquisitions, and corporate alliances

Work alongside talent team to establish best practices and policies that promote company culture and vision

Coordinate contract execution including negotiations and renewals

Ensure organizational compliance by maintaining relationships with legal vendors

Oversee daily operations of the company, including, but not limited to: finance, accounting, human resources, facilities, and internal project management

Requirements & Preferred Skills

Must be able to travel up to 25%, sometimes on short notice

MBA, preferred

Finance, accounting or business undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

Previous experience in c-level position scaling high-growth SaaS organization

Experience leading teams with at least 8 direct reports

Strong understanding of human resources, recruiting, finance, and accounting, preferred

Experience with logistics, preferred

Ability to be strategic and roll up your sleeves to accomplish what needs to be done

Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency to meet deadlines

Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as necessary

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

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