General Manager USA (m/f/d)

Höhn, Germany
Business Development

Your mission

As we pursue our mission to make healthy nutrition easier for everyone, we as an internationally fast growing food-tech startup have a once in a lifetime opportunity for a General Manager (m/f/d) to be the first employee on the ground, establishing our brand and building our go to market strategy for YFood in the US. Are you up for a new challenge and willing to spend the introduction period of 2 to 4 months in Munich, Germany to adopt the YFood cultural spirit? Then apply now and help us transfer our success story to the US market.

  • You are responsible for the overall running and development of YFood in the US, both operationally and strategically while ensuring that the business is run according to company strategy and values
  • You identify emerging market trends and develop a deep understanding of our competitors to provide market and competitor analyses
  • You create a growth strategy to launch YFood in the US, establishing a rapid growth and revenue in a new market for the business
  • As we grow, you are responsible to recruit and train the very best talent in this new market
  • You lead the team in-country and facilitate achievement of defined goals and targets, monitoring and managing performance as required
  • You are responsible for evaluating and improving operations and financial performance in the US, reporting regularly on country performance against agreed plans and targets
  • You act as an important internal interface between the German headquarter and the US entity, communicating regularly with leadership around challenges to overcome these
  • You collaborate with internal resources as well as your external networks to penetrate key opportunities and challenges in the US market

Your Profile

  • You have an outstanding academic background and relevant e-commerce experience in a start-up and/or or consumer goods environment, ideally Food and Beverages
  • You have several years of experience in Online Marketing and/or Performance Marketing and therefore have a strong understanding of the needs of our consumers in the USA
  • You want to be the first person on site responsible for building a team from scratch
  • You have ideally experience in running a business unit with full P&L responsibility, managing a business to a budget and implementing corporate goals on time
  • Your leadership experience and your excellent stakeholder management skills are reflected in your entrepreneurial thinking and your leadership strength, acting as a team builder and leading by example
  • You convey a clear vision to your employees by convincing them not only through your organisational strength, sense of responsibility, ability to work under pressure and team spirit, but also by never losing sight of the "big picture”
  • Your employees and colleagues describe you as a pragmatic hands-on personality who can independently master both operational and strategic challenges in the new market
  • You bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong motivational and negotiation skills
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English

Our Benefits

YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE IF:* Your goal is to take responsibility for your own areas of responsibility

  • You have the ambition to be the best in your field of study
  • You want to become part of a motivated, dynamic team
  • You have the desire to develop yourself

WITH US YOU WILL FIND:* Varied work content with scope for creativity

  • Collegial atmosphere with flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours and a secure employment relationship
  • Competitive salary and an attractive compensation plan
  • Regular team events with nice colleagues
  • Free snacks and lots of YFood

Sounds interesting?

Then take your chance to actively shape the success of YFood.

Please send us your complete application documents including salary requirements and your earliest possible starting date.

Alexandra Rosenberg - Talent Acquisition Manager

Updated: 2 days ago
Job ID: 3127804
About yfood Labs GmbH
yfood is a startup in Munich. Our yfood drink replaces a full balanced meal by providing 25% of your daily needs of all essential macro- and mirco nutrients.
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