HDS is hiring a

Director of Marketing

Palo Alto, United States

Director of Marketing @HDS, large-scale e-commerce startup

We are looking for a marketing pro with solid generalist skills and a startup mindset to join our small-but-powerful crew as we change the way on-demand ecommerce works. This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a truly ambitious startup and work closely with our CEO as he pulls together the foundational partnerships and programs of our business. 

Who are we?

We are HDS (http://www.hdsglobal.com) – an online mall that delivers. Consumers will shop at our destination site from the world’s best retailers across all categories from groceries to luxury.

Our first-of-its kind robotic fulfillment center dramatically cuts fulfillment costs. Our retailer-friendly e-commerce platform accesses and turbocharges retailer supply chains.

As a result, HDS will be the first to offer a wider selection than any one service and a superior delivery experience. Our retailer-friendly mall approach enables retailers to add a revenue stream while controlling and extending brand awareness, and, for the first time, be a part of an all-category service with frequent, free, same-day delivery at store prices.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a solid up-and-coming business executive to spearhead miscellaneous business-side projects and ride sidecar with our CEO as he establishes the foundational partnerships and programs that will launch the HDS service.

Your mission in detail

  • Take the hand-off:  You will be front-and-center as we present HDS to prospective (Fortune 50) automation and retail partners, and will carry the torch as we establish and nurture these key relationships.
  • Hone the pitch: You will have a strong voice in shaping our materials and delivering our message to partners and consumers.
  • Be a sounding board: We want to hear your voice at the table to help shape, stress-test and ultimately improve our plans, processes and communications.
  • Spearhead projects: As with any fledgling startup, there’s a mountain of work that needs to be tackled. You’ll have ownership of strategic projects, and work hand-in-hand with our CEO and other executives to get ^$%*[email protected] done.
  • The future: Your role will evolve and grow with the business. This is really an opportunity to build a custom, career-defining opportunity for yourself.


We’re more interested in talent than specific experience and are willing to build a role around the right person. That said, for this role we’re targeting candidates with the following general profile:

  • Solid academic background: top-tier MBA preferred
  • Experience with a top consulting firm (e.g. McKinsey, Bain, BCG, etc.)
  • Experience in a marketing, product marketing or business development role with a B2B technology company

Why work here? The big stuff

  • Rocket ship: Get one of the early seats on a rocket ship and receive special stock grants.
  • Autonomy, mastery, purpose: We provide a clear mission so that you can self-direct your work, provide exceptional challenges to hone your skills, and provide an opportunity to transform the supply chain function into a huge competitive advantage.
  • Well-funded: HDS is well funded and can offer above market compensation, depending on desire for equity.

And the usual stuff is carefully planned too

  • Top-tier perks: 100% paid for benefits, including medical, dental and vision, plus a tax-advantaged monthly allowance toward personal enrichment benefits of your choice.
  • Flexibility: Have the freedom to work wherever. You will not be required to be in the office more than two days per week.
  • Empowered: We will provide you the most advanced equipment and administrative services to support your productivity and remove hassles for you.

Let’s start a conversation

If you are interested in hearing more, simply submit your information below, or email Scott at [email protected] with any questions. There’s no "resume black hole” here — we respond to every inquiry, as quickly and thoughtfully as humanly possible. Note: HDS is based in Palo Alto, California.