Consultant [TEAM LEAD]

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CONSULTANT [TEAM LEAD]


VC4Africa is one of the premier social networks for entrepreneurs with more than 10.000 companies active in 46 African countries. We connect entrepreneurs to hard and soft capital opportunities, drawing from a global network of partners, mentors, business advisors and investors. With members spread across 159 countries, VC4A is the leading platform dedicated to the subject, and we are looking to transform how African startups connect to the resources they need to grow. For the VC4A office in Amsterdam, we are looking for a driven, creative and dedicated person to lead our growing consultancy business.


VC4A has a fast-paced work environment and we seek talented team members who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. As Consultant [Team Lead] you will get to work with a variety of our staff while working on significant projects critical to our success. 


Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a plan. Someone who is obsessed with the world of entrepreneurship development and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with the VC4A team, key stakeholders, and international network.  As an online community, connecting resources globally, the core of the business is building strong durable relationships.


The Consultant [Team Lead] is responsible for managing execution of the vision established by the senior management team, and takes ownership of three major company value drivers – the ability to recruit, develop, support and retain the best talent, carefully manage the implementation of strategic projects to ensure quality and to optimize profitability/revenues, and to develop the relationships with clients needed to scale engagements sustainably. 


The Consultant [Team Lead] is expected to own process management/improvement, performance management, and metrics management to ensure scalable and profitable growth. Critical, the Consultant [Team Lead] works with clients both internally and externally to strategize, develop, price, market and deliver compelling solutions via the VC4A platform that achieves client objectives and successfully leverages VC4A’s infrastructure, network, and expertise in entrepreneurship development. 


In addition, the Consultant [Team Lead] supports team and client to maximize retention while owning implementation. The Consultant [Team Lead] is responsible for driving the successful growth and development of the VC4A consulting business. 


See the VC4A Consultancy website for more information. The position begins March 15th. To apply please submit your CV and motivation letter.

FULL-TIME · AMSTERDAM

The following skills and experience are expected to be demonstrated:

Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise in all aspects of the organization, define the roles and responsibilities on project basis, own the planning and budgeting, and aggressively manage and report on performance;
  • Ensure that all operational processes are tactically structured, efficiently executed and correctly implemented across the entire organization;
  • Work with the team to assign proper resources to best capitalize on team strengths and overall operating efficiency;
  • Provide daily people management of team and serves as point of escalation for all team items or issues;
  • Work with team members to ensure that clients, both internal and external, are being serviced and managed successfully;
  • Cultivate client relationships with key decision makers, serve as escalation point on all client issues, and represent the organization externally;
  • Enforce established best practices, develop top talent within the VC4A team, and support the learning and training of the team;
  • Help identify new talent to scale the team as needed. Coordinate and lead hiring efforts (interviews, career fairs, case competitions, etc.);
  • Aid in all operational duties as needed;
  • Advise senior management on the implementation strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a fast learner, eager to deepen their knowledge and understanding of VC4A’s business operations. We expect the Consultant [Team Lead] to apply a sales mentality and think strategically about growing revenue quarter over quarter. Outstanding business sense, problem-solving, project management, and analytical skills are essential.

  • Superior leadership skills and previous management experience;
  • Superior verbal and written communication abilities;
  • Strong planning, time management, and organizational skills;
  • Experience managing teams, human resources, and team development;
  • Proven experience developing customer relationships and fostering growth
  • Good knowledge of MS Office packages, particularly Excel;
  • Degree in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or a related field and/or demonstrated strength in such disciplines;
  • 5-7 Years’ experience in an operations role or relevant work history;
  • High attention to detail.

Qualities:

This position requires a sharp attention to detail, impeccable professionalism, strong leadership skills as well as a passionate sales mentality. A deep understanding of Online Platforms, the African startup ecosystem, and Entrepreneurship Development is imperative and will enable the Consultant [Team Lead] to be a trusted advisor to our clients as well as a successful leader of the VC4A team.

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks;
  • Thorough and detail-oriented;
  • Passion, enthusiasm, integrity, and self-motivation;
  • An interest for entrepreneurs starting companies and investors supporting them;
  • A sincere interest to promote entrepreneurship development in Africa.

In this position, you have the opportunity to make a concrete contribution to the development of the African startup space, and play a critical role in growing VC4A as a world-class organization. You will develop and maintain an international network of contacts and serve as an industry leader in this field. Join our team of dedicated professionals and become part of our fast-moving organization.

See the VC4A Consultancy website for more information. The position begins March 15th. To apply please submit your CV and motivation letter.