Chief Operating Officer (COO) – m/f/d

Job description

Location: Berlin

Start: asap

 

When working for GraphCMS, you aren't just working for a software company - in fact you are building the most advanced content management system worldwide. This is the best moment to join us on our journey! Come on board and take your chance to play an essential part in making the company a huge success!

 

We at GraphCMS are the leading innovator in the field of content management. By having solved the multi-device challenge with the most flexible APIs out there, our team of SaaS-experts and GraphQL early adopters is continuing to push the boundaries of the industry. As the first user-centric headless CMS, GraphCMS is a centralized content hub not only for editorial content, but also for user generated and artificially created content

 

At GraphCMS we offer an inspiring workplace environment, that helps everyone to unfold their creativity. We don't believe in the nine-to-five mentality, your work hours are as flexible as you are. The enthusiastic and thriving work culture will push you towards your best performance and your impact will be immediately observable. Help us to show the world, why we are the best!

 

The role:

This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional and mission driven COO with experience in Marketing and Sales and a background in scaling tech start-ups successfully. You will be part of the core management team and take the lead in all non-product and non-tech related functions.

You will play an important role in strategic decisions and the overall direction of the business and ensure that the business goals are met. As a member of the executive team, you are expected to roll up your sleeves and fill gaps as needed by the business while you will grow your teams.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will be working with the CEO and the CTO to set the vision and the mission of the company, including defining long-term goals and strategies

  • You will drive growth, profitability and company value from day one by uncovering new growth opportunities (including new platforms, channels, partnerships, and third-party integrations) to acquire new customers

  • Together with the leadership team, you will identify product, feature and pricing elements that will further strengthen our market positioning

  • You will take the lead in further scaling our sales & marketing channels and make sure to hire the best talents to build high-performing teams both in Sales and Marketing

  • You will be a growth hacker in everything you do and proactively figure out how to unlock operational efficiency, and deliver scalable solutions for the business units

  • You will have a lot of visibility beyond the internal corporate structures, join board meetings, ensure that operative KPIs are set and met correctly and support in investor-related and fundraising topics

  • You will work closely with all departments and ensure focus, efficiency and alignment with the company strategy

You will have the ability to shape this role. We appreciate you showing initiative — and will give you as much responsibility as you can handle.

 

Requirements

  • You have 5+ years of experience in high-performance environments: high growth tech start-up, top tier consulting, banking or similar

  • You are an entrepreneur and solution-oriented executer: You have a bias for action, are able to perform in ambiguous environments and get energy from building things from scratch

  • You have in-depth experience in digitizing and scaling processes; proven process orientation with focus on scalability and profitability

  • You have a proven track record across several of the core business functions, such as sales, marketing, finance and operations

  • You are a self-starter with a 'getting things done' attitude and an insatiable curiosity for the tech industry and digital technologies in general

  • You have a strong business acumen, excellent analytical skills and are naturally inclined towards data and process driven thinking

  • You are a passionate leader with high levels of energy and enthusiasm, who creates an environment where people are motivated to go the extra mile and get things done

  • You have very good communication skills in English (both spoken and written) and knowing German (or other languages) is a big plus

Our offer:

  • An opportunity to build a company with a groundbreaking & disruptive new technology and a product that is here to stay

  • A key position in our core management team, leadership over all non-tech units and plenty of entrepreneurial freedom

  • A guaranteed steep learning curve & boost for your career

  • A team of talented and motivated individuals looking to change the world

  • A competitive salary package and shares in your company

We are excited to hear from you, when you believe that this is the perfect job for you!

 

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