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Award-winning reuse marketplace connecting corporates with charities, sme’s & individuals

COO

£50k – £100k • No equity
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We are looking for an ambitious and self-driven Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join our team! As Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will be responsible for overseeing the overall business operations strategy as this is crucial for our growth and success
Globechain is looking for a seasoned COO, preferably with B2B marketplace/SaaS /ecommerce experience, interested in driving international expansion, while creating positive social impact.

About us
We are a multi award winning reuse marketplace that connects corporate companies to charities and small businesses to redistribute unneeded items, which creates valuable social impact data (ESG data).
We focus on retail, office, construction and medical sectors and operate globally, with the initial markets being in UK, Spain and US.
We have won many awards, including ‘Forbes start-up to watch in 2019’. Our objective is to become the largest reuse marketplace globally and we are growing our team to achieve this.
Globechain’s clients include H&M, B&Q, Radisson Hotels, NHS, Invesco Perpetual, M&S, Simba etc..
To date, we are proud to have saved charities over £2 million and diverted over 5,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. This is just the start of our exciting journey.
Our mission
To reduce global waste and generate social impact.
Our purpose is “commercial with a conscience” and while we pride ourselves on making a social impact, we are equally focused on revenue generation and building a significant, world-class company.

About the role

• Operations - Implement company strategy to drive business value and growth. You will be working closely with our CEO evolving our budgets, models and forecasts, providing guidance on them in relation to the strategic and operational plan for the company with responsibility for business systems and managing licensing
● Finance; lead cash management and month end process, manage investor relations, as required, create and maintain all external facing reports (Board, investors, COO)
● Legal; principal liaison for all corporate legal matters, provide insight and guidelines on contracts
● People; oversee people operations, payroll liaison, benefits, recruitment involvement, employment law liaison, internal comms.
● Implement frameworks which will become the guiding principles on how we operate as a business such as goal setting, OKRs, instilling a value as teams grow and maintain our special culture, meetings, comms forums and ensuring the strategy is being implemented alongside the CEO.
● Work closely with the commercial team analysing our sales and revenue, mapping the sales funnel and pipeline with the team.
● Analytics & reporting; identify, define and report on major KPIs for the business, understanding the key drivers of marketplace models (or SaaS) businesses, overseeing these goals, and make sure those key levers are understood, measured and improved by the teams.
● Report to the CEO and our lead investors Kindred VC on the metrics.


About you
● 10 years’ experience in operational roles in high growth, technology companies, covering operations, strategy, finance, investor relations, people and analytics / reporting
● Implemented company strategy to drive business value and growth
● Experience in defining and measuring the key drivers of marketplace models (or SaaS) businesses.
● Experience in fundraising and reporting to Top Tier VCs
● You have successfully managed teams that operate in a global context i.e. a number of different geographical European locations, including the USA
● Proven experience setting strategic agenda for high growth B2B models
● Solid background in finance and expertise managing the finance function across budgeting, planning and managing cashflow
● Share frameworks to empower colleagues and drive autonomy across the company and within teams.
● Managed the HR function of a company with in-depth understanding of legal issues, benefits, payroll and equity compensation schemes
● Communicate seamlessly with internal stakeholders, understanding the whole business and identify risks and opportunities within departments.
● A passion for sustainability, social impact and making a difference with a commercial outlook

What's in for you?
● Influence, trust and impact backed by top VCs that's scaling internationally
● Work alongside other talented and friendly team members who are keen to learn and grow together
● Competitive salary and meaningful stock options
● High impact role where you’ll have the autonomy to develop the team and ops quickly
● ...and helping to save the planet at the same time as helping millions of people globally

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran.

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