Vice President of Accountability

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Come work at Smarter Sorting!
 

Smarter Sorting is in an incredible position.  The company has created the product needed to make the circular economy possible.  We have landed giant customers, 3 of the largest retailers on the planet, and over 1,150 suppliers, including half of the top 10 consumer product manufacturers worldwide.  We are, in fact, changing the world.  

 

Operationally speaking, our contracted revenue has eclipsed our monthly expenses. We’ve grown to a level where we have a complex set of systems and talented teams. Those systems and teams need to deliver at pace while ensuring alignment, engagement, and precision coordination across functions. 

 

This is where you come in. 

 

The Vice President of Accountability is a critical new team member, essential to helping us achieve Smarter Sorting’s purpose in the market and with our own team.  The VP Accountability will be inspired by helping people live up to their individual and team level promises for their own good and that of the business. They will hold Smarter Sorting team members accountable for following through on commitments, with focused alignment to the company’s vision and customer needs. They’ll be excited to flex their ability to speak truth to power and ask the questions others are afraid to ask. 

 

Ultimately, they will  play a key role in driving an even healthier, productive, and more profitable organization.

 

You:

  • Are data and metric-oriented 
  • Are a lifelong learner and have the mistakes to prove it
  • Are known for your ability to ask tough questions 
  • You seek to understand before jumping to conclusions
  • Have a disdain for mediocrity
  • Are a master of tools essential to driving projects process (e.g.  Gantt charts, Excel models)
  • Have never met a process you can’t improve
  • Speak truth to power

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the most important work and key projects happening in the company, milestones we must meet, and the dependencies among those 
  • Stand up and run the Project Management Office (PMO)
    • Establish the process for how work gets done, how project status is communicated
    • Hire new project managers in line with company growth and objectives
    • Develop high potential team members and exit underperforming team members at pace
    • Hold direct report and functional leads accountable for deadlines and to metrics
    • Provide weekly reporting on all company initiatives including on-track status and performance against metrics
  • Ensure the core processes are known and followed by all teams in service of company goals
  • Establish the escalation process and path to resolution to triage off course initiatives 
  • Ensure project documentation is comprehensive, standardized, and easily communicated across teams 
    • Document project expectations in concert with initiative/ team leads 
  • Translate and understand our CEOs vision and communicate it in an action-oriented manner to the team 
  • Build trust and relationships with core team members via consistent and objective application of goals focused metrics to our work

Skills and Qualifications:

Required

  •           Track record of success driving multiple teams to deliver work in a fast-paced environment 
  •           Have set-up and run at least 1 successful PMO 
  •           Experience working with data and software engineers in a startup environment
  •           Ability to translate among technology, support, operational, sales and marketing teams
  •           Deep knowledge and experienced application of Project Management principles 
  •           Successful turnaround of at least 5-7 core functions within a company 
  •           Effective communicator - verbal and written
  •           Strong ability to influence to drive action 
  •           Track record of consistent objectivity even in ambiguous situations 
  •           Relentless in pursuit of getting things done the right way 
  •           Ability to stay calm under pressure and make fact-based decisions 
  •           PMP or equivalent certification 

 Nice to Have 

  •           Interest in sustainability
  •           Has operated using EOS (Traction)  
  •           Background in armed forces or similarly structured environments a plus  

 

Our Commitment to You:

  • We will show you the ropes and rapidly integrate you into our work and culture 
  • You will have access to information and key performance indicators to measure progress toward goals - where it’s missing, we’ll close the gaps
  • You will have the latitude and internal forums in which to express and escalate concerns you observe across the business 
  • You will have the support and resources required to resolve the problems and/ or misalignments in a timely manner
  • We will grow your compensation (salary + stock options) at pace with your performance


Your Benefits & Perks

Competitive Compensation Packages

401k program

Medical, dental & vision insurance 

Short-term disability insurance

Generous Parental Leave

Unlimited Paid Time Off

Continuing Education Sponsorship

Bi-Annual All-Hands, Volunteering & Special Events (with baby goats in attendance)

Unlimited snacks & drinks


Why Us?

You choose us not only because this is the role you’ve been waiting for, but also because we are a purpose-driven company committed to our mission. You’ll be joining a group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, recovering consultants and national account program managers whose passion for data-driven sustainability drives us. You choose us because our values resonate with you. At Smarter Sorting this means: We do what it takes. We begin from a position of curiosity. We are driven to become experts. We are real. We have grit. You share our belief that a healthy culture is key to the company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. 

Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!

At Smarter Sorting, we understand that a workforce that includes a robust mix of genders, ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds is more likely to reflect a variety of perspectives and thought patterns - leading to more innovation, brainstorming, problem-solving and strategizing. That is why we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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An Insider's view of Smarter Sorting

What's something quirky about your company?

We always have baby goats, bunnies and chickens attend all of our company events because they've been scientifically proven to sharpen business acumen and bolster synergy.

Jared Robertson

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team is working to develop a product that will bring back of store technology into the 21st century. We are helping clients better manage all of their back of store processes by providing tools that work for them instead of tools that they have to work with. It's fun to be a part of a team that is building out a revolutionary product!

Maya Lozada

Product Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Smarter Sorting is extremely supportive of our career growth. One of our values is 'We will become experts.' This year, Smarter Sorting sponsored my professional HR certification exam fees and a class at UT. Our company is always willing to support continuing education.

Valerie Lara

Director of HR & Recruiting

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Smarter Sorting is to revolutionize the industry with smart technology. I truly want to maximize the salvation of unsold or unwanted items and force people to second guess the word “waste.” Internally, I want to create a culture where genuine, talented people can learn and grow.

Katy

VP of Customer Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At our fast-paced startup, idealistic ideation, sales, & product development are largely one in the same process. It has been gratifying to see ideas and observations communicated in 1:1's or team meetings turn into Smarter Sorting products. Now, these products have been implemented across many of the US's largest companies!

Scott

VP of Strategy and Sustainability

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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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