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Senior Strategy and Operations Manager (m/f/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us! 🚀
At Inkitt, we believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed. Our mission is to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Traditional publishing often leaves authors behind with human editors responsible for selecting books fit for publication. Inkitt is a pioneer at the forefront of data-driven publishing. By inventing an algorithm which analyzes users' reading behavior to identify hits, we have removed subjectivity from the traditional publishing equation. This gives Inkitt the unique ability to discover hidden talents that might otherwise have gone unnoticed 🔎
Are you a builder? We are looking for the change-makers of the world; the people who build the blueprint anytime they are unsatisfied with the status quo. Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us by developing our books, audiobooks, creation of games, TV shows and movies!

What you'll do:

  • Working directly with senior leadership to continue to scale Inkitt from a tech startup to a hyper-growth tech company
  • Being part of a mighty Venture Development team with diverse backgrounds
  • Driving your own projects across Inkitt's teams where no week will be the same: You could create financial business cases, negotiate a new marketing partnership, and run a content analysis all in one week
  • Collaborating with stakeholders across all functions and gaining first-hand experience to lead and manage multi-disciplinary projects across the globe
  • Staying informed of the most relevant topics and projects that are driving the business at any given point in time, therefore becoming an extension of the Leadership team

Who you are:

  • Relevant experience: At least 3 years of full-time experience, of which at least 1 year at a high-growth startup
  • Startup hungry: You excel in a fast-paced, scrappy environment and you welcome new challenges
  • Committed to building an in-person work culture: You prefer a hybrid work model with both in-office and remote work
  • Speed: Ability to execute multiple priorities very rapidly
  • Flexibility and adaptability: You adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. You cope effectively with complexity and change
  • Calmness under pressure: You maintain stable performance when under pressure
  • Structured mind: You are an organizational ninja, bringing structure to chaos in a powerful way
  • High reliability: If you say you will do it, then one can trust that it will be done 100%
  • Honesty and integrity: You do not cut corners ethically. You earn trust and maintain confidence, and exhibit discretion when handling confidential information. You do what is right. You speak plainly and truthfully
  • Proactivity and ownership: You act without being told what to do. You bring new ideas to the company. You are able to operate independently
  • Work ethic: Not only do you have strong business acumen, but you possess a strong willingness to work as hard as is needed to get the job done
  • English fluency (German is not a must, but preferred)
  • Nice to have: SQL skills

What we offer:

  • 🚀 Stock options for all full-time employees! We believe everyone deserves a piece of ownership for when we become the Disney of the 21st Century
  • 🚀 Health benefits that align with your local market, offering a variety of different coverages for medical, dental and vision
  • 🚀 A hybrid model in San Francisco and Berlin offices where 3 days per week are dedicated to in-person collaboration in parallel with remote work
  • 🚀 Professional coaching for People Managers and employees who have been with Inkitt for 2+ years
  • 🚀 Dedicated budget for team-building events
  • 🚀 Employee Referral Bonus
  • 🚀 Free access to our Galatea App, get your read on
  • 🚀 Unlimited budget for self-development books, on us
  • 🚀 Donation to charity of your choice on your work anniversary
  • 🚀 Stocked micro-kitchens with snacks and drinks to keep you energized
  • 🚀 Discounted Urban Sports Club gym membership
  • 🚀 Option to use a virtual assistant for personal errands
  • 🚀 Arguably the best perk? Getting to bring your fur-ever friend to our Berlin and San Francisco offices

How we've been doing:

  • We're a well-funded, mission-driven, series B company with top-tier investors like NEA, HV Capital, and Kleiner Perkins. Recently, Inkitt has raised $59 million, which is one of the largest Series B funding rounds on record for a Berlin-based business. We believe we have a breakthrough idea that will disrupt the publishing industry while changing undiscovered authors’ lives for the better 🪴
  • We're the 8th fastest-growing company in Europe, and 1st in Germany!
At Inkitt, we strive to build a company culture and provide employment opportunities based on diversity and inclusion. We believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed, as should our team members. As a growing team from 20+ countries, we welcome everyone to apply.
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