Head of International Growth (m/f) // Blinkist

August 14, 2017
Key insights from 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes.

This ad goes out to all those who want to find a purpose in what they’re doing and take accountability for their work.

At Blinkist, we’ve created a meaningful product that is growing fast. Our blinks – key insights from the world’s best nonfiction – help more than 2 million people around the globe to keep learning new, exciting things each and every day.

In 2017, our app received the World Summit Award, granted by the United Nations, in the Learning & Education category.

Why do we need you?

Blinkist already has a loyal customer base in many countries across the globe. In order to accelerate our growth further, we’re looking for a Head of International Growth to provide localization in key markets. This is where you come in. You’ll own the critical role of analyzing, prioritizing, and developing local go-to-market strategies and take the lead in growing our core markets to new heights.

As our Head of International Growth you will:

  • Define our international expansion roadmap and go-to-market-strategies for key markets.
  • In the beginning, take full responsibility as a Country Manager for one of our key markets yourself, in order to build a playbook for growth.
  • Hire and guide Country Managers to execute local marketing, communications & partnering strategies.
  • Develop a deep understanding of user characteristics in key markets together with respective Country Managers and be the advocate for those within Blinkist.
  • Identify and manage local agencies to support execution of local campaigns.
  • Build and cultivate a strong network within relevant local ecosystems, i.e. AppStore teams, distribution partners and key journalists, to grow the awareness among key players.
  • Identify & negotiate local partner opportunities to increase our reach and strengthen our competitive position.

To do this, we believe you should have:

  • 5+ years of professional experience with international expansion and general management for consumer brands.
  • A passion for learning through hands-on work. We are looking for a true entrepreneur who thrives in organizing hundreds of moving pieces and wants to be personally involved in setting the stage for success in each territory.
  • The passion, skills, and guts to tackle a comprehensive marketing challenge & grow Blinkist into a globally known consumer brand.
  • Strong communication skills and a proactive, independent way of working.
  • A relevant business network in one of our core markets US, UK or Germany
  • Strong analytical skills and a results-driven mentality.

What’s in it for you?

At Blinkist, we offer a fantastic workplace in the heart of Berlin-Neukölln including all the benefits you’d expect – from a personalized perk system to free drinks, fresh fruit, and furious foosball fights, plus the nicest, smartest bunch of coworkers. Add a competitive salary, flexible working hours, and a meaningful product on the rise, and you have a first impression of why Blinkist is a great place to work.

We got rid of classical management hierarchies and, instead, distributed authority among all colleagues. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. Not only do we want you to grow into the role of Head of International Growth, but we want this role to grow with you.

If we’ve captured your interest and you want to be part of a rapidly-growing, popular and valuable product, apply now and let us know why you’re the perfect fit for the job!

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