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Chief of Staff

Blacklane

Blacklane

People & HR, Operations
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

The Chief of Staff plays a pivotal role in supporting the CEO and senior leadership team by overseeing strategic initiatives, managing key projects, and driving operational excellence across the organization. Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO, the Chief of Staff conducts in-depth analysis, provides strategic counsel, and ensures effective communication and alignment on priorities. With a focus on driving efficiency and facilitating decision-making, the Chief of Staff acts as a liaison between the CEO and internal stakeholders, contributing to its overall success through effective leadership and execution.

The position directly reports to the CEO and oversees one direct report, who serves as the Assistant to the C-Level.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • Collaborate closely with the CEO and senior leadership team to develop and execute strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO, providing strategic counsel and insights on key business decisions.
  • Lead and manage cross-functional projects and initiatives from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and research to support strategic decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Drive operational efficiency and process improvement initiatives to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Act as a liaison between the CEO and internal stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and alignment on priorities.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, reports, and other materials for executive meetings and presentations.
  • Monitor and track progress on strategic initiatives, identifying risks and opportunities, and recommending course corrections as needed.
  • Implement and manage OKRs by facilitating communication between departments, aligning objectives and key results with the overall business strategy, and ensuring that teams deliver/hold accountable and remain focused on their priorities.
  • Team Leadership: Lead the Executive Assistant to the C-Level, fostering a culture of innovation, ownership, and customer-centricity. Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities to team members.

ABOUT YOU:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in management consulting with a top-tier firm, preferably from one of the leading three consulting companies.
  • Proven track record of driving strategic initiatives and managing complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze data, draw insights, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and a proactive, results-oriented mindset.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to excel in a dynamic and rapidly evolving startup environment.

MORE THAN A JOB:

We are Blacklane, providers of premium global chauffeur services. Our mission is to create true peace of mind for discerning travellers by delivering perfect experiences around the world and to inspire a better future. Blacklane is offering airport transfers, City-to-City commutes, In-city mobility chauffeur hailing and Chauffeur-by-the-hour in over 50 countries globally, either pre-booked or on-demand. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, Blacklane and its 300 employees and tens of thousands of chauffeur partners have the right premium transportation service for you. By changing how people move, we opened up new opportunities for our chauffeur providers and set industry standards for climate protection in the travel industry.

We believe in ethical business practices and have a strong company culture:

  • Continuous Learning: We believe that open and actionable feedback is the essential component of continuous development. Set your personal development plan and take an active role in our internal learning communities to progress your career.
  • Flexible Working: Even the most ambitious Blacklaner needs some time to unwind. Find out what works for you and your team with flexible working hours and home office days.
  • Become Part of the Crew: Get to know your fellow Blacklaners through our regular team socials. Our success comes from a collaboration of more than 350 people from 70 nations and we are looking for more exceptional people to join us!
  • Employee Stock Options Plan: We want all Blacklaners to benefit from the company's success, so every employee gets virtual stock options.
  • Fair Remuneration: We’ve banded salary levels and matched them to the local costs of living, meaning you’re always paid fairly and you know that the rest of the crew is too.
  • Sustainability: We care for both people and the planet, having launched the mobility's industry-first global carbon offset scheme in 2017. Blacklane has pledged to deliver 15% of its journeys in electric vehicles by 2023.
  • Equal Opportunity: We are committed to inclusion and diversity. A company is only as strong as its crew, so we developed a work environment that is inclusive, inspiring and open. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
  • Blacklane Cares day: Every crew member receives 8 hours of paid leave per year to participate in volunteering initiatives of their choice or lead employee-driven community outreach projects. Utilize your time to lend hands to a cause that drives your passion.

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