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Sr. Manager, Network Design & Optimization



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Who we are:

Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light & medium-duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Tyson Foods, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, Georgia-Pacific, and KBX; enabling them to optimize their hub-and-spoke supply chain operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries. Gatik’s Class 3-7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada.

About the role:

Network Design & Optimization (NDO) is a highly cross-functional, strategic, and instrumental function within Gatik. The team is responsible for planning, executing, and maintaining networks / routes for Gaitk’s Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). The NDO team provides the critical link between business and technical functions within Gatik. The team collaborates across various functions including Commercial, Engineering, Procurement, Operations, and Product. We are looking for an individual to become an integral part of this team.

The individual will be responsible for leveraging their strong quantitative, strategic thinking and creative skills to help Gatik scale Freight-Only Operations and meet rising demands of our customers. The individual will work across functions, and enable the NDO team in meeting its broad mandate.

In this role, your learning, growth and responsibility will be directly influenced by you. We are a small yet highly effective team where ownership, collaboration and communication skills are highly desired. If you are such an individual, we'd love to talk to you.

This role is 5 days a week at our Mountain View, CA office location!

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with a team of business, technical, product and operations individuals to design and optimize Gatik’s Autonomous Networks.
  • Drive the implementation and scaling of tools, capabilities, and processes necessary to achieve goals of the NDO team.
  • Lead end to end projects within Gatik and external stakeholders to collect and compile information in support of business strategy and operations.
  • Structure complex problems, analyze large amounts of data, and deliver insights and recommendations to the Gatik leadership team.
  • Explain business requirements to technical team members and ensure product development alignment with team vision and goals
  • Conduct research and analysis of industry, company, customer, and channel data to support market assessment and identification of key trends / opportunities.
  • Communicate analysis and recommendations to stakeholders including external senior executives by preparing presentations and identifying actionable insights
  • Perform quantitative analyses, including the development of excel models, to evaluate and implement strategic options

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, data, product management or a related science discipline
  • MBA (preferred)
  • 6+ years of work experience in a strategic, analytical and/or customer facing role
  • Consulting, Banking, and/or a start-up experience (preferred)
  • Hands on experience problem solving and implementing scalable solutions to complex problems within a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to analyze data, develop creative solutions, and make sound decisions under pressure
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Data analytics tools
  • Data modeling / scripting skills with VBA / Python (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels
  • Comfortable managing ambiguity, ability to multitask and prioritizing conflicting demands

More about Gatik:

With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas and Arkansas. Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
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Taking care of our team:
At Gatik, we connect people of extraordinary talent and experience to an opportunity to create a more resilient supply chain and contribute to our environment’s sustainability. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives yet united by a bold vision and shared commitment to our values. Our culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect and agility.
We at Gatik strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that together we can do great things. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.