Zencargo is the Digital Freight Forwarder with a vision of a world with smarter trade. Since launching the business in Q2 2017, co-founders Jan Riethmayer, Alex Hersham and Richard Fattal have successfully grown the business and now work with some of Europe’s fastest growing businesses. Zencargo recently raised a large Series A and is in rapid growth phase, with the team expanding to over 80 people, including offices in London and Hong Kong.
Whilst shipping is a complex trillion-dollar industry, you might be surprised to know that many of the processes that could be simplified with technology are currently done over the phone, by fax and email or even jotted down on scraps of paper. This means that vital information is stuck in silos and requires manual action to funnel data to the relevant person. Zencargo is here to change this.
Zencargo have built a digital platform which is the central place for teams to manage the end-to-end operations and get real-time visibility into the progress of shipments, enabling Business Leaders to make decisions based on accurate data and implement strategies in seconds that improve Supply Chain efficiency.
Zencargo are backed by some of Europe’s leading Venture capital firms, Local Globe (Transferwise, Zoopla, Citymapper), HV Holtzbrinck Ventures (Zalando, Rocket Internet), Picus Capital (founded by Alex Samwer who co-founded Rocket Internet) and Samos Investments (Betfair, Ocado, Charlotte Tilbury).
Our journey so far:
The logistics market we’re looking to disrupt is $2 trillion in size, and we’re planning to expand into the adjacent $5 trillion market of trade financing soon. To do so, we’ve recently closed our series A, bringing our total funding to ~$20M. We’re backed by some of the top investors in Europe (Local Globe; Holtzbrinck Ventures). Our founders are successful repeat entrepreneurs, and we’re in the process of building out the leadership team with other top talent (ex-Goldman, Bain, Google). We’ve scaled the business from 3 to 80 people in 24 months, have moved into our new 5000 sq. foot office in central London, and are opening an office in Hong Kong, with Rotterdam to follow later this year.
Role overview: Business Operations Manager
Were looking for an ambitious Business Operations Manager, who will work hand in hand with our CEO. As this is one of the few roles in the CEOs office, we want someone who is hungry, ambitious, has a growth mindset, takes ownership and is comfortable in an environment built on trust & debate.
This role will involve:
Were looking for someone who acts like:
With a background that includes:
We want our people to feel invested, to grow, and to live our culture: