Executive Assistant to the CEO
March 16, 2022
Before you read on, take a look around you. Chances are, pretty much everything you see has been shipped, often multiple times, in order to get there. E-commerce and parcel shipping volumes are exploding but so are customer expectations about shipping speed and cost. Managing shipping and logistics operations to meet increasingly exacting demands is an extremely hard endeavor, especially for SMBs who can be left in the dust by larger and far more sophisticated competitors. But this does not have to be so.
At Shippo, our goal is to level the playing field by providing businesses with access to shipping tools and terms that would not be available to them otherwise. We lower the barriers to shipping for businesses around the world, and move shipping from a pain point to a competitive advantage.
Through Shippo, e-commerce businesses, from fast-growing brands to mom-and-pop shops are able to connect to multiple shipping carriers around the world from one API and dashboard, and seamlessly run every aspect of their shipping operations, from checkout shipping options to returns.
Join us to build the foundations of something hard yet meaningful, roll up your sleeves, and get important work done everyday. Founded in 2013, and funded by top-tier investors like D1 Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Uncork Capital, VersionOne Ventures, FundersClub, we are a fast-growing and proudly distributed Unicorn with hubs in San Francisco and Austin. We are also featured in Wealthfront’s Career Launching List and Forbes’ Cloud 100 list of fast growing startups.
Calendar Management, scheduling meetings – internal and external
Prioritize/Screen Emails – answer emails on their behalf
Handle schedules, business travel, and arrangements
Keep execs on task and more organized than ever
Board Meeting prep and coordination (currently virtual): Assistance setting up conference rooms, ordering lunches, preparing documents
Other potential projects
CEO dinners (logistics industry), Women CEO Events (for Laura), investor meetings, All-Hands Meetings – book dinners, making reservations through Open Table (CEO dinners, industry events)
Assist with scripts for presentations and putting together PowerPoints
Update execs with priorities for the week
Top 3 areas Shippo execs need help with: Time Management, Structure, Support
~4+ years of experience working with an executive at a technology startup company
Must be willing to primarily work PST hours
Experience communicating directly with Board Members
Must be comfortable with G-Suite (Google docs, Gmail, etc.) and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, etc.)
Experience editing and proofreading documents
Amazing organizational skills
Demonstrated intelligence and creativity through an interesting life pursuit.
Outstanding communication, organizational, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility.
People love to come to talk to you. You feel completely comfortable interacting both with engineers and executives.
A can-do “make it happen” attitude: you are comfortable making decisions with little supervision or direction.
Sense of humor and ability to have fun, a must!
Experience completing complex projects with little direction and an eye towards saving a buck.
Benefits and Perks
Medical, dental, and vision healthcare coverage for you and your dependents. Pets coverage is also available!
Flexible policy for PTO and work arrangement
2 weeks shut down during summer and winter
3 VTO days for ShippoCares volunteering events
$2,500 annual learning stipend for your personal and professional growth
Charity donation match up to $100
Fun team events outside of work hours – happy hours, “escape room” adventures, hikes, and more!