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E2open is the One Place in the Cloud to Run your Supply Chain

E2open was founded in 2000 and is a provider of cloud-based on-demand software supply chains. E2open enables the world’s largest and most complex supply chains to better plan, execute and collaborate. The company is confident and believes that the supply chains compete better with E2open.

The company is powered by the world’s largest direct business network and a broad portfolio of next-generation solutions. This includes Sourcing and Procurement, Quality and Traceability, Inventory Visibility and Optimization, Supply Planning and Response, Logistics and Fulfillment, S and OP/Financial Planning, Demand Planning and Sensing, Channel Data Management and Channel Performance Optimization. 

 “We understand supply chain. Bring us your challenges and E2open will deliver better outcomes,” says the CEO of E2open, Michael Farlekas. E2open enables really complex supply chains to better plan, execute and collaborate all from one place in the cloud. “Businesses don’t compete – supply chains do,” adds Farlekas.

Career for a Lifetime

E2open gives the world's leading companies greater visibility, collaboration, and control in their supply chains. But that’s not all. The company can do the same for building one’s career. E2open is transforming the way supply chains operate and compete by delivering greater returns with less investment and at a faster pace. The company is always open to game-changing ideas and is always willing to hear things out.

The team at E2open is made up of smart, team-oriented individuals. E2open offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package, designed to help the employees maintain a good work-life balance. This includes competitive salaries where performance is rewarded, participation in annual incentive plans, training opportunities to grow one’s career, and a dynamic work environment.

We’re growing, and continually building on our success. E2open is working with “A” players in the industry, who share a commitment to our operating principles,” says Farlekas.

E2open offers employees competitive benefit plans, paid time off, and the opportunity to grow one’s career with personal development and skills training programs. Employees stay updated worldwide through regular company meetings, and there’s a lot of exchange at the company’s vibrant culture through team building and social events held throughout the year. 

Elated Experiences

To understand how it feels to be part of the team at E2open, there are experiences quoted by students who spent time working at the company. One Computer Science student from the University of Texas says, “I just want to express how wonderful of an opportunity it was to get to work at E2open this summer. It really was a great experience to be able to spend the last three months in such an encouraging learning environment. I will truly miss the amusing banter amongst the office and all the awesome new food discoveries from lunches out. Looking forward, I will be returning to the University of Texas to finish the second half of my degree in Computer Science this fall.”

To add to this, another Computer Engineering student from Texas A&M says, “Over the past six months, E2open has given me an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. I'm very thankful to be part of a wonderful team that has guided me and continues to support me. I'm excited about the year ahead of us and grateful to have the ability to extend my internship through the spring semester. Thank you to E2open for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a great team!”

E2open follows and believes in certain principles. They are:

  • Be Prepared
  • Build Relationships on Trust and Respect
  • Be Direct and Transparent
  • Learn and Operate with Intensity
  • Make and Meet Commitments Reliably
  • Always Add Value
  • Own the Results

Meet the Genius behind E2open

Michael Farlekas is the CEO of E2open. He joined E2open in 2015 and as the CEO, he is responsible for leading the company’s overall operations, with direct oversight of sales, marketing, professional services, R and D, and strategy. In this role, Michael brings more than 20 years of supply chain management and enterprise software sales, marketing and leadership experience. Michael holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Prior to joining E2open, Michael was the Vice President and General Manager at Roadnet Technologies (now Omnitracs), the leading provider of last mile routing and mobility solutions to FORTUNE 50 clients. Previously, Michael spent 11 years at RedPrairie (now JDA) in roles that included Senior Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Business Unit, and Vice President, Industrial Sales. He also has held senior leadership roles at GATX Terminal Corp (now Kinder Morgan), an operator of petroleum and chemical distribution terminals worldwide, and CSX Transportation, a rail transportation provider offering comprehensive supply chain services.

E2open has given me an amazing opportunity to learn and grow

"At E2open, we understand how important it is to deliver and support integrated end-to-end business process management solutions"

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