Business Operations (Manager/Director/VP)

Portex

San Francisco, CA, US / Onsite/Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Industry: Enterprise SaaS
  • Post Date: 04/03/2024
  • Website: www.portexpro.com
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, California US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Portex

Portex makes freight procurement more efficient by eliminating emails, spreadsheets and pdfs, while instantly unlocking insights to lower freight spend.

Job Description

Role
We’re hiring a generalist to help us tackle our biggest challenges as we work towards a Series A raise. This is an incredible opportunity to have a massive impact and help define the strategy of an early stage startup disrupting an insanely large and critical industry.
 
This person is obsessed with early stage startups and building from the ground up. They have a high attention to detail while still being able to move fast. They’ll be expected to make an impact across all areas of the business, teaching themselves the skills needed to remove blockers and keep the business moving forward. If you are scrappy, analytical, entrepreneurial, and love to move fast, we want to hear from you.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Work directly with the CEO (former leading salesperson at both Flexport and Uber) as a thought partner
    • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders to develop our strategy and conduct quarterly/annual planning
    • Build out early business functions and prepare a process and playbook to scale them 
    • Build revenue forecasts, analyze current business performance, and assess market opportunities
    • Support CEO with sales materials, investor updates, fundraising and go to market efforts
    • Drive special projects across Product, Operations, Growth, Go-to-Market and Recruiting
    • Analyze opportunities, conduct research, develop strategic plans for pricing and monetization
    • Operationalize and manage manual tests of potential revenue generating opportunities
    • Work cross-functionally to identify process issues and recommend solutions to improve, using data
    • Communicate data and strategy through well-built and easy to follow presentations
    • Constantly think of new ways to add value to the business (e.g. through partnerships, growth/product ideas, experiments, etc)
    • Collaborate across the organization (we’re a small, lean team) and help shape an organizational culture of feedback, ownership and excellence

We’re looking for someone who:

    • Has 3+ years of consulting/strategy and/or financial services (Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital) experience
    • Has 1-3 years in an operating role at a b2b tech startup (bonus points if at a seed stage)
    • Is an extremely organized “swiss army knife” generalist 
    • Can engage in both big picture thinking and day-to-day execution
    • Is an exceptional writer and communicator
    • Is a self-starter who thrives in ambiguity and can figure things out given high level direction
    • Thinks analytically and leverages data to make decisions
    • Is excited by the startup grind and bringing structure to chaos
    • Has no problem getting projects off the ground from 0 to 1
About Portex
Portex is building a procurement and payment operating system for the $4 trillion logistics industry - the backbone of the global economy. We’re building simple yet revolutionary freight procurement, payment and financing products to help businesses realize pricing efficiency and transparency in global trade.
Our founding team has backgrounds from Flexport, Uber, KeepTruckin, Procore and Morgan Stanley. We just raised a $8M+ seed round of funding from VC firms including Susa Ventures, Footwork, Cowboy Ventures and Base10, and a group of angels from founding teams at Uber, Affirm, Brex, Plaid, Cloudtrucks, KeepTruckin and more.
 
Our business is at a point where we’ve built a sticky product with high usage and retention that customers are willing to pay for. Now our #1 priority is building a repeatable sales motion to consistently scale our customer base each month. This is an opportunity to join in a founding role and help shape how the company is built from the ground up.  
 
We offer a competitive salary and equity package. Additional benefits include:
- Full healthcare benefits.
- Unlimited vacation policy.
- Your choice of laptop and other home office equipment.
 
Diversity and inclusion are important to us, and we provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and know that more inclusion only makes our work and work environment better.
 
If you have any questions please reach out to careers@portexpro.com.