VP of Operations - Elenas

Elenas
Bogotá Colombia

ABOUT THE VENTURE

  • Elenas is a social selling platform for consumer products ($260 billion USD market in LatAm in relevant categories). Our unique digital direct sales model leverages the power of personal relationships and the scalability of e-commerce in order to improve income opportunities for millions of women across Latin America.
  • Elenas (www.elenas.la) was chosen as one of the top 15 tech start-ups in Latin America for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield (https://tcrn.ch/2PoT8ik)
  • We have launched our application (http://bit.ly/elenas-app), secured seed funding, and are already scaling across Colombia with 133% MoM revenue growth over the first 4 months. Over 2,500 registered sellers and growing fast.
  • Elenas is a Polymath Ventures company based in Bogotá, Colombia. Polymath has built 7 social impact-focused businesses in Latin America, raising over 60 million USD in funding.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • We’re looking for an experienced, analytical, and driven VP of Operations to build out and optimize the operations and logistics which are the backbone of our rapidly scaling business.
  • Core focuses include using data and analytics to support and develop the strategic planning process, shipping and logistics operations, and customer support and feedback cycle.
  • You’ll be a core member of the leadership team involved in strategic decision making and defining the growth path moving forward and will be managing our operations team members.
  • Work on the full deep-dive process; ideation, exploratory research, hypothesizing, project scoping, experimental design, communicating results, drawing insights, and recommending actions to the rest of the leadership team.
  • Work among a world-class team of entrepreneurs and business people who have collectively started 20+ companies in the US, Europe, and Latin America
  • Opportunity to live and work in an exciting and diverse location centrally located within Colombia and Latin America. Help with visa and relocation if needed.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Entrepreneurial drive: We are looking for someone who loves to build from scratch and wants to be involved in the business at every level: discussing long-term strategy one day and getting their hands dirty building the next. You should be comfortable with the ambiguity and risk associated with this type of business, but excited about the potential for huge-growth in the near future.
  • Getting things done: Our team moves incredibly fast and this person needs to be able to plan and execute quickly without excuses. You should be excited about experimenting, figuring out how to get things done yourself and failing fast so that we can continuously improve.
  • Leadership presence: You should be someone who inspires others with their passion for the business and the product we’re building. We want a leader who can attract other top talent to the team and help them to grow and learn within our organization.
  • Customer focus: At Elenas human-centered design and a customer-first perspective is at the core of who we are. For you, building a solution and product which our clients love should be your top priority.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years experience of investment banking / consulting / business intelligence / strategy or related experience. Experience in high-growth operations or startup experience at a commerce related startup is strongly preferred (Amazon, Rappi, MercadoLibre, Linio, Dafiti, Mercadoni, UberEverything, Domicilios.com etc.)
  • Previous experience in a role requiring rigorous analytical, data-driven problem solving, quantitative analysis, and communicating findings to Co-Founders/Leadership Teams
  • Strong project management experience.
  • A track record of building, leading and developing a high-performing team.
  • Strong analytical capabilities including ability to make business decision based on metrics and data (Expert Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets knowledge)
  • Either English or Spanish fluency, prefered if you have both
  • Bachelor's degree required


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