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Expansion manager

Hi! We are Netguru. We help entrepreneurs and innovators shape the world through beautiful software. We’re looking for people to join our team and build a culture based on trust, taking ownership, and transparency. Introducing innovative solutions and improving our internal processes are the foundation for our development and achievements.

We offer a safe, inclusive, and productive environment for all team members. We respect and want to build on our diversity. We are open to workplace adaptations.

We also help team members develop their skills through internal learning opportunities, R&D projects, and personal growth budgets. Our efforts bring results: Netguru ranks as one of the most attractive IT employers, alongside Facebook, SpaceX, and Netflix.

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What makes this role unique and challenging?                                                 .                   We are looking for an ambitious and experienced manager who will be responsible for our UK expansion. You’ll be working from Poland and managing a remote team based in the UK. Your job will require frequent business travel (approx. 50% of the year). The role will include setting a vision and strategy, hiring and leading talented senior consultants (business development managers), proactively looking for ways to help our current and new clients reach their business goals, and consequently, growing our business in the process.

Joining Netguru as an Expansion Manager means:

  • A unique opportunity to work for a fast-growing, Polish funded, professional services company with a global reach.
  • The opportunity to build a UK-based team and client portfolio with support from the experienced Growth, Recruitment and EB teams.
  • Enjoying a high degree of autonomy in decision-making – you’ll manage your team end-to-end.
  • Sharing knowledge during workshops and conferences, plus having a personal growth budget.
  • Taking advantage of flextime and flexplace – adjust your daily schedule to your individual needs.
What are the responsibilities of an Expansion Manager?

  • Building and leading a great team of consultants (business development managers) based in London, UK:

    • Hiring, motivating, and mentoring your team.
    • Building a team development strategy.
    • Supporting your team on commercial projects.
  • Setting and implementing a short-term and long-term market expansion strategy and vision with support from the experienced Growth and Business Development teams:
     
    • Establishing a Netguru on-site presence in London, UK.
    • Setting sales objectives and projecting expected sales volume and profit within the managed territory.
  • Growing Netguru's business in the UK through an active sales and consulting approach:

    • Leading senior executives (current and prospective Netguru clients) through strategic dialogue on key challenges, strategic options, and possible outcomes.
    • Identifying business expansion opportunities, analyzing market potential, and targeting new business.
    • Proactively expanding a network through various online and offline tools and channels, including but not limited to organizing and attending IT-related events and workshops, conducting research, and gathering referrals.
    • Negotiating and signing deals with new clients.
  • Collaborating effectively with other Netguru teams:
     
    • Participating in sales calls or meetings with new and existing clients to hear and understand their needs and requirements first-hand.
    • Working directly with our Chief Strategy Officer and in close cooperation with the senior management team.
  • Knowledge sharing:
     
    • Being a part of a thought leadership community - writing informative blogposts, articles, and presentations on Netguru’s commercial products and services and gaining knowledge from experienced internal and external thought leaders.
    • Keeping abreast of industry trends and competitors’ activities and developing sound market knowledge.
Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience of directly managing a business development, sales, or consulting team (preferably managing a team of 5+ people).
  • 5+ years of experience in business development, sales, or consulting (preferably in the IT sector or in a top-notch consulting company).
  • Proven business development, sales, and/or consulting track record in the UK and solid knowledge of this market (a strong network of contacts and established relationships in London and/or other big cities in the UK would be an additional advantage).
  • Practical knowledge of the digital market and custom software development market.
  • Proven track record in setting and implementing a business strategy from scratch for new markets, including new countries and/or industries.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (CEFR C1+); Polish is not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to forecast sales and build and implement sales plans.
  • Ability to establish effective long-term relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to succeed in working cross-functionally with growth, business development, and tech teams.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude – willingness to build something new without clear procedures and structure.
  • Self-motivation, initiative, and high energy.
  • Strong negotiation skills, including the ability to handle objections and achieve mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the year.
Perks and benefits:

  • Private health insurance package and a MultiSport card.
  • An optional life insurance for you and your family.
  • Individual growth budget for your educational plan.
  • Free sandwiches and co-financed lunches.
  • Team Retreats and Team Meetups.

 

PLN 20,000-25,000 + VAT (B2B) + bonus + stock option plan
or PLN 16,000-20,000 gross (UoP) + bonus + stock option plan
Deadline: 29.02.2020
Poznań, Warszawa, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Kraków, Katowice, Białystok, Łódź, Rzeszów, remote
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