COO | Undutchables


Stockholm, reference 2021-01142

Job description

We are looking for a talented, passionate, and driven person who is fine with being the second in command, in a raising start-up with a global scope.
You will join the company as they continue to scale up rapidly. Working closely with the CEO you will oversee all activities involved in a start-up in order to create the company to become an internationally successful company. You report directly to the CEO, who is an internationally experienced leader and angel investor.

To be successful in the role, it is essential that you have experience with working within a start-up, and preferably you have a background within one of the Big 5's.

1. A proven track record raising funds for a startup or successful track record building/creating a startup and that way have credibility among investors
2. The right leadership qualities as the number 2, ability to support the CEO in managing the organization day-to-day, requiring an ability to lead teams within tech, marketing, and business.
3. A desire to be the second in command as suppose to hope to one day move it to a CEO role. However, this would be on a long-term planning basis.
4. You could see the role similar to a 'vice VC VD' (Sweden) and he/or she will be a very important person in the company and will have the opportunity to be compensated accordingly.
5. Your personality and ambitions are important and it is very beneficial if it is a match to a profile that is a strategist and also able to implement. Be a driver.
6. You have the ability and proven record to set up the right processes within the organization built for supper fast scale
7. Have many strong references
8. Able to work from Stockholm HQ ASAP. At this moment we will not be able to provide a working permit for working in Stockholm, so you will need to have a valid permit in order to work in Sweden. Preferably you live in Stockholm as there is an aim to have the team working in the office (of course "Covid safe")

The COO has the primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all finance-related activities, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting (together with the Head of Finance), and negotiations. creating clarity and transparency to the company’s operations. The scope of the business is to operate on the global market with a focus on the US. As the company is rising in Stockholm, it is beneficial if you have knowledge of eg the Swedish tax system.

You will be a part of the management team for the business and coming in at a very early stage of the company’s journey, the COO is expected to play a vital part in business development including ensuring the short- and long-term financing of the company. The right candidate will be highly communicative and proactively plan, develop and execute investor relations activities with the aim of increasing shareholder value and enhancing the image of the unicorn within both the Swedish and global investment community including developing and maintaining relationships with existing and potential new investors.

This is a hands-on role that requires someone who is equally operational and strategic, able to fluidly navigate and integrate processes and procedures in order to build the business.

The ideal COO is someone that is living and operating in Sweden but brings years of experience having worked in a US company and or on the US market. Perhaps you are a homecomer and wish to work in Sweden again, after years living and working abroad.

You are an experienced professional with a passion for building brands and have great knowledge of all relevant things within marketing, sales, and operations.

· Define the goals, core strategies, and most efficient tactics to drive cost-effective acquisition.
· Overall P/L for Budget


Major professional experiences & competencies

· Proven experience as a leader in the US market and beyond.

· A strategic mindset and an ability to translate visions into concrete long-term plans that are aligned with company identity, brand, and business targets

· Proven ability to build relationships both internally and externally. Ability to influence and impact immediately. Solid leadership skills and a natural gravitas

· Sophisticated communication & presentation skills, able to understand and appreciate diversity and nuance and adapt style accordingly.

· Work well under pressure and problem solver

· Strong implementer, takes feedback and directions well to be able to work under a founder with a clear vision.

Education and specific skills

· Strong academic credentials, preferably a Master's Degree
· Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Personal characteristics

· Implementer
· Calm and pragmatic
· Good listener
· Willingness to learn
· Down-to-earth and without prestige
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills
· Comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
· Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible
· Good reasoning abilities. Sound judgment. Good business understanding and acumen
· Able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities
· Results and people-oriented. Resourceful and well organized. Ability to balance other business considerations

At the moment the company is not certified for applying for work permits in Sweden, so for this role, it is necessary that you are eligible to work in Sweden.

Working conditions

Contract according to Swedish standards and a good future within a solid start-up.
It is not a 9-5 job! But a possibility to build one of the new unicorns in the tech world!

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Company description

Our client and the new unicorn is a tech startup in the media and entertainment industry, launching in North America in 2021. The product is to with advanced technology allow users to create and share memorable messages from the most iconic people and leaders in the world and all this in an effort to make a difference for important causes within a charity.

Good to know

If you are interested in this vacancy, you can apply by clicking on the button above. Your application will be sent directly to the recruiter in charge. IMPORTANT: if you are not yet registered with Undutchables we kindly ask you to do so. Your information will be handled in the strictest confidence and your CV will not be sent to a company unless you have given prior permission. We will invite you for an extensive interview, as soon as any potential job opportunities arise. We will advise you on issues regarding employment in Sweden. Then, if possible, we will introduce you to a prospective company and provide support during the selection procedure.

Website: 2021-09-30

Recruiter contact

Karin Björkman, Undutchables Sweden
+46 (0)728532201
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Recruiter contact

Karin Björkman
Undutchables Sweden
T: +46 (0)728532201


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