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

April 9, 2018

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 4 million people around the globe to keep learning new, exciting things each and every day.

In 2017, our app was named by Apple as one of the very best in the App Store. We received the United Nations World Summit Award in the Learning & Education category, a Google Material Design Award for Brand Expressiveness, as well as an Android Excellence Award.

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. You will 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
  • Hire and guide Country Managers to execute local marketing, communications & partnering strategies
  • 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
  • Drive analysis and share actionable insights to help improve overall performance per country
  • Optimise the budget allocation to different geographies
  • Develop and lead growth projects, including new channels, partnerships, and new market entries

What we believe will help you excel in this role:

  • 8+ years of experience with international expansion and general management for consumer brands
  • 4+ years of experience directly leading a team – including hiring, developing and motivating employees
  • A relevant business network and fluency in one of our core markets: the US, UK or Germany
  • 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 market
  • The passion, skills, and guts to tackle a comprehensive marketing challenge & grow Blinkist into a globally known consumer brand
  • Strong analytical skills and a results-driven mentality
  • Strong communication skills and a proactive, independent way of working

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 private language lessons. Add a competitive salary, a personal development budget of 1,500€ per year, 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 help us build the leading destination for the modern lifelong learner, apply now and let us know why you’re the perfect fit for the job!

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