Chief of Staff at Transfix

| Greater NYC Area
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Transfix, named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups" in 2018, is the leading freight marketplace that's transforming the $800 billion trucking industry, connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, and Target rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing tools, guaranteed capacity, data-driven insights, and reliable service, Transfix is changing the world of transportation one load at a time. Join us, and leave a positive impact on the environment as we help reduce the carbon footprint caused by the 65 billion wasted miles on the road.
Based in New York City, Transfix is backed by top VC firms including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Canvas Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau. 
The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We're hiring team members who seek to be a part of and continue building a high performing team - team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers. 
We’re looking for someone who will work directly with the President (and the rest of the Executive Team) to help drive Transfix through its next stage of growth. This critical role will help the Executive Team prioritize, communicate, and make efficient decisions on key strategic issues. 
The role will be a balance between strategy, operations, project and process management, execution, and will essentially be responsible for enabling the President to be as effective as possible in whatever capacity makes sense. The ideal applicant is a generalist who loves learning, is highly analytical and process-oriented, has strong management skills and demonstrates the following characteristics: quick thinking, high emotional intelligence, curiosity, low ego, intuition, passion for technology and strength of conviction to hold others accountable. The Chief of Staff must be comfortable in a highly visible role across all functions of the organization. We are looking for someone who is excited about the opportunity to grow within the role and within our organization over time. The President is looking for someone who wants to be a strategic partner for the long-haul. Accordingly, you will be given as much responsibility as you can handle and have incredible exposure to thinking about how to grow and expand a business and organization. You also need to excel at, and find joy in, creating order out of chaos, especially with constantly changing priorities. You should be able to create the systems needed to run the day-to-day more efficiently and should be able to create the space, over time, to focus on more strategic, special projects.

What you'll do:

  • Assist the President to strategically align time with key priorities, milestones, deadlines, and decisions.
  • Lead strategic initiatives that will help drive business growth and operational improvements, working with key executives. Identify and analyze opportunistic corporate and business development opportunities.
  • Provide thought leadership and leadership on a variety of cross-functional projects. Using strong analytical, presentation, and communication skills, the Chief of Staff will lead projects and initiatives that cut across multiple departments at all levels. 
  • Provide support for financial and operational reporting and analysis
  • Monitor and ensure key performance metrics are shared, communicated and delivered across the Executive and leadership teams
  • Storytelling - able to engage all teams and help drive internal meeting content for company-wide events and ‘all hands’ meetings.
  • Work closely with the President to strategize, plan for and develop presentations/materials for external use
  • Improve and streamline communication across the organization
  • Manage the creation/coordination of key presentations to the Executive Team and/or Board of Directors.

About you:

  • MBA strongly preferred
  • At least 8 years of work experience; 4+ years of experience working directly with an experienced Executive Team
  • Startup experience, Consulting (e.g., McKinsey), Big Tech (e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon), and/or Investment banking at a top company strongly preferred
  • Adept project manager, a critical thinker with excellent commercial judgment, and an impressive written and verbal communicator with robust organizational and analytical skills, including expertise with financial modeling.
  • Strategic thinker, data-driven and analytical in approach to solving problems; strong financial fundamentals
  • Able to comfortably dive into any area of the business or product, understand business needs and facilitate executive decisions based on changing priorities
  • Strong cross-functional leader and influencer, able to drive/inspire change and key results
  • Tech and web-savvy with the ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • High level of integrity and management of confidential information

To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Transfix borders the famous Times Square neighborhood and is close to all the main subway lines – there is nothing you won't find here!

An Insider's view of Transfix

What are some social events your company does?

Transfix has a culture committee dedicated towards creating events that cater to our team’s unique interests. From Game Night to Transfixgiving Dinner, our events are a healthy mix of both in-house team bonding to outdoor team building experiences.

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What are Transfix Perks + Benefits

Transfix Benefits Overview

Transfix covers 100% medical benefits for all full-time employees, as well as provides flexible paid vacation.

We have amazing catered lunches every Friday, and a kitchen that is stocked with snacks / drinks throughout the week. Depending on the season, we have avocados for days. Not to mention, there's enough cold brew on tap to win the Kentucky Derby!

Lastly, we have a cultural committee called "Guardians of the Galaxy" that meets bi-monthly to make sure each month has it's fair share of fun office events. Maintaining a fun and inclusive office culture that keeps employees engaged it very important to us.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Transfix's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga and fitness classes weekly.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Transfix sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Transfixers enjoy free lunch on Fridays from restaurants around NYC.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our Medical, Vision, and Dental plans are 100% paid—we got you covered!