Chief Operations Officer (COO) — Is This Your New Job?

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Job Brief

Happy Melly Group is a holding company which is involved in the startups Management 3.0, Agility Scales/Mind Settlers, Shiftup, Workshop Butler and Jojo Ventures, with 25 freelance team members.

We are looking for a Chief Operations Office (COO) with experience driving startup teams toward product/market fit and leading the internal operations of a business group that is scaling up. We need to free up our CEO, Jurgen Appelo, for outward-facing activities and are ready to take on a team member to manage our ever-evolving organizational culture, structure, and operations across several startups.

We aren’t looking for just a “manager”. We want to work with someone who can support our teams on their challenging journeys of creating and scaling successful products and services. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the business group.

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Your Responsibilities

  • Help create and sustain an innovation funnel of business models and business units
  • Steer performance, agree on targets, and support teams in reaching them
  • Oversee strategy, operations, finances, and the work of a small but global workforce
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Develop team vision, collaboration, and culture through continuous feedback
  • Assist the CEO in fundraising, strategy, partnerships, and expansion
  • Manage relationships with business owners, partners, and vendors

Your Skills and Experience

  • Experience leading startups and/or scaleups
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, finance, and marketing
  • Proven skill set for lean-agile practices and fast feedback cycles
  • Know-how related to virtual, distributed teams
  • Experience with building strategic partnerships
  • Self-motivated and a great communicator
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills
  • Strongly motivated by our vision to improve the world of work
  • Familiarity with fundraising is a plus

Practical Matters

  • Preferred start date: June 1, 2019
  • Working location: Europe / virtual
  • Compensation: between 50K-100K per year

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