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Country Manager Italy

Milan

About Nova

We are a fast-growing tech startup disrupting the Headhunting Industry. Our mission is to become the agents of the world's top 3% of talent: just as sports athletes have an agent, we believe high potentials in business, tech, law, or science should have a trusted agent as well who helps them become the best version of themselves.

We are accomplishing this mission by creating a global community that connects high potential individuals amongst themselves and with the best opportunities through an online platform, disruptive events, and programs. The key of Nova is precisely the quality of our members, who have to go through a rigorous selection process before being accepted to the network.  Our main business line is B2B, with clients such as McKinsey, BCG, P&G, Novartis, Fever, or Vattenfall, who we help attract and hire top talent faster and more efficiently than existing solutions.

With the fast growth we are experiencing in Italy, we are looking for a charismatic, results-oriented and entrepreneurial Country Manager 🚀 who can scale our Italian operations to the next level and take ownership of the sales process and team growth.

As Country Manager Italy, you will:

  • Take the leadership of the country budget, P&L and a high-performing team of 5 FTEs
  • Develop the team and the entire organization until the next level with a strong focus on execution and orientation to results.
  • Roll-up your sleeves and own the sales process end to end from the prospecting until the closing and beyond.
  • Belong to the cohort of European country managers who are scaling Nova in other markets.

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • Skills and abilities to become a Nova member (if you are not one already).
  • Strong leadership - you are able to inspire, motivate and develop top talent so they can become the best version of themselves while contributing to the success of the company.
  • Capability to be a great listener - you are able to listen to both clients and members and execute upon the insights and needs identified.
  • Passion for people - you are someone who enjoys being surrounded by people as you will be building the trusted community for the most talented people of the country.
  • Strong communication skills - you must be able to effectively communicate Nova’s message to our clients and members. You are a natural networker that can engage people in an effective dialogue.
  • Strong will and drive - as you scale our sales processes you should not be afraid of prospecting for new clients yourself until the moment you will hire a sales team.
  • Attention to detail and great planning skills - it is vital that you are able to understand nuances and that you don’t miss out on details so candidates and clients have the best possible experience.
  • Analytical skills - you are data-driven and passionate for measuring, automating and improving tasks.
  • Bias for action - you don’t stand still waiting for others, you take action and make things happen around you.
  • The interest to foster a positive culture - we like having fun and enjoy working with each other. You must be willing to come with that same energy and positive attitude every day, and transmit that to the community.
  • Fluency in English, native Italian.
  • Previous experience with digital tools such as Notion, Slack and Zapier (highly valued).
  • Experience in startup or entrepreneurship (highly valued)

What we offer:

  • Network with high-potential individuals and top-tier companies in your everyday job.
  • Disrupt an industry with tech and data-oriented solutions.
  • Work in an amazing office in the city center with flexible conditions.
  • Learn and develop with a super talented global team of Novas with possibility to rotate across our European offices in Madrid and Stockholm.
  • A lot of responsibility from day 1 and the opportunity to be part of the founding team of the italian market.
  • Competitive salary and stock-options program.
  • Learning and development programs developed by Nova tailored to top talent like you.

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