Head of Inventory & Trading - TORONTO, CANADA

Salary Competitive

Shape the world’s fastest growing online platform for shipping containers!

BOXHUB is an e-commerce and logistics startup, on a mission to revolutionise the way shipping containers are traded, transported, and used. By leveraging tech infrastructure and automation, we make the entire experience faster, cheaper, and more transparent for our customers.

Shipping containers are becoming the most sustainable and cheapest solution for many building and storage projects, with the container homes market alone projected to grow to USD 73BN per year. We believe by giving more customers better access to containers for alternative use cases, while improving the inherently broken supply chain, we can have huge positive impact on affordable housing and save thousands of tons of CO2 per year.

BOXHUB is well funded by some of the most successful investors in the tech industry, founded by long-term shipping industry experts, and led by award-winning entrepreneurs. We are growing exponentially and need exceptionally motivated talent to join our new HQ in Toronto. 

Join us as ‘Head of Inventory & Trading’ and help us disrupt an entire industry! In this senior position you will implement our container trading strategy, ensuring profitable results whilst balancing container inventory and optimizing our supply chain, and report directly to the COO.

Your Mission:

  • Own and define BOXHUB's entire container inventory and trading strategy

  • Plan and forecast container procurement to ensure sufficient supply in order to meet fast growing demand across key markets

  • Utilize your existing network in the container industry to establish access to the best long-term trading opportunities

  • Build relationships and negotiate sourcing deals with the world’s top shipping lines, container leasing companies, and container factories

  • Grow a network of container depots and negotiate contracts to facilitate best possible depot services across key locations

  • Implement and manage data-based supply chain optimisation

  • Work closely with product and engineering teams to automate inventory management systems

  • Arrange one-way container lease deals with shipping lines

  • Assist in establishing road transport agreements to reposition equipment

  • Support in closing deals with major volume trading accounts

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years of container trading experience

  • True deal maker motivated by negotiating best possible outcomes

  • Existing high profile relationships and network in the container industry

  • Strategic vision and excellent execution skills

  • Digital mindset and understanding of how the industry can be improved with technology

  • Demonstrated track record of repositioning equipment cost effectively

  • Familiarity with negotiating depot contracts

  • Experience in container sales and ideally a book of potential customers

  • Having previously arranged trucking / road transport contracts is a plus

  • Hands-on attitude and courage to challenge the status quo

  • Great team player who helps out when needed

  • High attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines at once

  • Incredibly autonomous, driven, self-motivated, and strong problem solving skills

  • Motivation to join a startup and love for building a business from scratch, with ability to see how a product and strategy can evolve


  • Fantastic opportunity to help build and grow with a company at an early stage

  • Work on something meaningful, with the ability to revolutionise an entire industry

  • Flexible working hours and working from home half of the time

  • Be a decision maker, with huge responsibility and freedom to operate

  • Make a difference by contributing to impactful causes, like conserving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions or advancing affordable housing

  • Join a multicultural team that has built successful startups around the world

  • Flat hierarchy that is based on open feedback, trust, collaboration, and constructive criticism

  • We offer visa and relocation support


Toronto preferred

Remote an option for the right candidate


Competitive salary depending on experience

Participation in bonus scheme

Start Date: ASAP

At BOXHUB, we believe diversity and representation are key to creating not only an exciting product but also an amazing customer and employee experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any other aspect that makes you, you.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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Working at

BOXHUB is disrupting the sale of used shipping containers - A global billion-dollar industry. We will make it simple, efficient and transparent for everyone to buy and sell shipping containers By doing this we enable the re-use and upcycling of the 25 million shipping containers currently in circulation around the world. Our customers turn shipping containers into anything from Affordable housing, pop-up restaurants, emergency shelters and a number of sustainable storage solutions.

Read more about BOXHUB

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