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Sales & Marketing Support Specialist



Marketing & Communications, Customer Service, Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

At FourKites we have the opportunity to tackle complex challenges with real-world impacts. Whether it’s medical supplies from Cardinal Health or groceries for Walmart, the FourKites platform helps customers operate global supply chains that are efficient, agile and sustainable.

Join a team of curious problem solvers that celebrates differences, leads with empathy and values inclusivity.

The Sales & Marketing Support Specialist role involves extensive responsibilities, spanning across calendar management, customer meeting planning, development of presentations, event planning, and operational support. The position involves multitasking, attention to detail, and proactive planning. This is a hybrid role based in our downtown Chicago office.

Specifically, this role includes managing calendars, meeting requests, and travel schedules, as well as preparing internal and external presentations, and coordination of important company, customer and partner meetings. Key aspects include venue coordination, budget management, and post-event analysis.

Overall, this position requires very strong organizational skills, negotiation abilities, relationship management, and a proactive approach to support the strategic and operational needs of the Chief Revenue Officer and the Sales & Marketing teams. This is a business-focused position that offers opportunities for growth and development.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinate and support the sales and marketing teams in various administrative tasks
  • Assist with customer meeting coordination and follow-ups
  • Facilitate communication and coordination within the sales and marketing departments
  • Prepare and distribute sales and marketing related documents, reports, and presentations
  • Collaborate with team members to support sales and marketing initiatives and projects
  • Other ad hoc duties as assigned

Who you are:

  • Minimum high school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 + years’ experience as an Executive Assistant, Sales Coordinator or something similar preferred
  • Specific experience dealing with senior executives
  • Customer facing experience
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using discretion with sensitive and confidential information
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Must have strong Excel and Powerpoint skills, in particular

We know that job postings can be intimidating, and research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. We encourage you to apply if you think you may be a fit and give us both a chance to find out!

Who we are:

Leading global supply chain visibility platform FourKites® empowers business leaders with comprehensive visibility into transportation, yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 3.2 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and last mile, and reaching over 200 countries and territories, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,500 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains. To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com/.

FourKites provides competitive compensation with stock options, outstanding benefits and a collaborative culture for all employees around the globe. To help you be your best, we have 5 global recharge days, in addition to standard holidays, and a hybrid, flexible approach to work. Parental leave for all parents, an annual wellness stipend and volunteer days also provide you with time and resources for self care and to care for others. Throughout the year, FourKites sets aside time during the workday to learn and celebrate diversity. And we're always listening for new ways to support everyone in and out of the office.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision benefits start on first day of employment
  • 20 PTO days, 5 recharge days, 2 volunteer days
  • Technology reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits for in office employees (Chicago)
  • Annual Wellness Stipend
  • Ongoing learning & development opportunities

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