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Head of Strategy and New Business (m/f/x) - Vienna

Permanent employee, Full-time · Vienna


We are the fastest-growing marketplace for refurbished electronics in the German-speaking region and are based in Vienna. Through our marketplace, completely renewed electronics like phones, laptops, and tablets that are 40% cheaper and 100% more sustainable are sold to consumers.

The company was founded in February 2017 and grew to more than 100 employees in less than 4 years and expanded to 6 European countries already. Along the way, we won several awards, raised ~70 mn $ in funding, and have already sold hundreds of thousands of products, which makes us one of the fastest-growing startups in Europe right now. Our team consists of world-class professionals from around the world aiming to do their part in solving climate change. 

Our plans include becoming the number 1 marketplace in Europe for refurbished electronics and other refurbished products. We are in the scale-up phase and are looking to build an outstanding management level within the company to act as sparring partners for the founders with their experience in leading tech companies or consulting firms.

Who you are
  • 5+ years in top management consulting (e.g. McKinsey or BCG) or a senior strategy role in a scale-up.
  • Experience with digital business models & start-ups.
  • Ability to have a holistic view on company strategy and ability to zoom in & out, depending on the context.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and experiment-driven approaches.

Your personality and your values:

  • You want to have a positive impact on the world and care about sustainability.
  • You believe people, not products, build a company and are passionate leaders and mentors.
  • Your work is completely data-driven and you challenge convention whenever there is a chance to do better.
  • You are a very good communicator and are able to walk leadership through strategies, change, and unfamiliar topics.
  • You seek feedback from your team, peers, and others regularly and are able to react in a constructive manner.
  • You like to learn new things, use new tools and work on automation in a fast-paced and agile environment.
  • You are able to consider different perspectives and anticipate their way of approaching things.
What you'll do
  • Work with the CEO (ex McKinsey) on defining the medium to long-term strategy of the business.
  • Ideate, launch and execute new business ideas together with your team and collaborate across the company.
  • Implement the strategy across the organization and support the heads and team leads in reaching their goals.
  • Refine the current management practices across the company.
  • Participate in the strategy, budget, board committee meetings and discuss your ideas with leadership and our investors.
  • Work with CFO and CEO on future financing rounds.
  • You are responsible for growing your team, share learnings, setting up operations and processes for your team.
Additional factors we appreciate
  • Hands-on experience in a high-growth environment.
  • Successful track record in leading a happy and successful team.
Why you should work with us
  • Our mission: We want to make Circular Economy the new normal! Let’s use our valuable time to make a difference, while also helping to fix our planet. Let’s not waste our talent!
  • Our culture and values: We have strong values that define the way we work, interact, and make decisions.  
  • Diversity and Inclusion: One key element in our hiring process is "extra perspective". We do this so successfully that we have around 120 great individuals, from 30 nationalities and everyone brings something new to the table.  
  • Development and Happiness: 
    • Learn about growth from one of Europe’s fastest growing companies! Be a part of our exciting journey from within, as we grow from start-up to scale-up.    
    • We are keen on Career Development. Join our Leadership training, Language courses or any other program that will help you develop personally and professionally. We empower you to steer your career towards the future you desire.   
    • Strong Team Leads: We know that people leave bad managers, not companies. So, we make sure to train every team leader and support them in growing in their roles. This ensures them to have the tools they need to support their teams. 
    • Our overall company happiness averages 80% month over month - the average in Austria is below 50%.    
  • The Teams: We consist of teams that thrive to be the best in the industry and excel in the areas we work.
Your application

Interested? We look forward to receiving your application! Please send us your CV and anything you would like us to see before we speak with you.
As this is a Senior Management role, the salary will depend highly on your experience and background. However, we promise competitive salaries with a minimum compensation of EUR 100.000 per year for this role and interesting stock options.

Your application!
Thank you for your interest in refurbed. We are extremely happy that you are thinking about joining us and can identify with our mission.

We will do our best to always keep you informed about the process and progress of your application. We read all applications thoroughly and will also consider you for other job openings, should your profile fit other open positions as well.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We will consider your application regardless of race, age, disability, gender, martital status, heritage, religion and nationality. We will look at your experience, your personality and your motivation to determine whether this job is right for you.

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