Community Manager – Supply Chain & Logistics

Plug and Play Tech Center ( is the most active VC in Silicon Valley and the largest innovation platform in the world.

Our passion is to help startups succeed and that’s why we built the ultimate startup ecosystem: industry-specific accelerator programs, office space, year-round investments, 180+ corporate partners, and hundreds of VCs in our network.

Simply put, we give startups the best possible chance to thrive.

The Supply Chain & Logistics vertical is one of Plug and Play’s newest and fastest growing verticals. The community manager will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks that their vertical faces in terms of scheduling deal flows between corporations and startups, planning events for networking, preparing monthly newsletters for their vertical, ordering promotional materials and supplies for the team, and other essential duties as needed.

The Community Manager is seen as the primary point of contact for their team, along with corporations and startups engaged with their specific vertical. Keeping things moving smoothly within the vertical and helping organize databases of contacts and make sure corporate partners like Maersk, BASF, Ericsson, and Swiss Post to name a few are up to speed with what’s happening in vertical.

Duties and Responsibilities

Corporate Facing
  • Organize dealflows between corporate partners and startups; this will require you to reach out to each corporate partner roughly six times per year
  • Assist the Ventures team with the collection of feedback after each dealflow your vertical is responsible for
  • Reduce the amount of traffic from Director by answering questions from corporate partners and startups in a professional and friendly manner

  • Startup Facing
  • Create meaningful and positive relationships with the startups in your vertical
  • Introduce new members to corporate partners when there is potential synergy or business opportunity
  • Arrange casual dinners or group lunches in an effort to form a sense of community amongst the startup batches

  • Marketing
  • Prepare documents for major events such as: Selection Day, Startup Orientation Day, flyers for meetups, and so forth (documents must be approved by Marketing before submitting)
  • Coordinate a monthly newsletter with your team to keep entire network up to date on events
  • Work with our Marketing team to post relevant news and updates to social media

  • Event Planning
  • Customize and prepare respective materials as they pertain to different events
  • Update Orientation packets for each new batch of startups
  • Collaborate with Mentors and plan group, one-on-one, or individual sessions; organize catering and inform start ups of the mentor session
  • Schedule monthly team meetups
  • Confirm attending start ups for the EXPO event; gather all information for the EXPO brochure regarding start ups from your vertical; record attendees from Eventbrite; prepare corporate nametags and essentials

  • Administrative
  • Update documents as changes occur, including Mailchimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive
  • Order necessary materials and equipment from Staples and prepare purchase orders for accounting
  • Manage all calendar invites for events
  • Update Salesforce with new calls, sync calls, and add new contracts

  • Other
  • Contact professors in an attempt to include them into the program
  • Connect with VC's to schedule calls, events, and deal flows
  • Complete additional projects as needed

  • Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • 1-3 years customer service and sales experience required
  • Project management and business operations experience a plus
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills
  • Comfortable with Excel, Google Docs, Salesforce CRM and other technology solutions for driving sales
  • Demonstrate integrity, dependability, responsibility, accountability, self-awareness, work ethic, and empathy
  • Passion and understanding for entrepreneurial communities