COO (all genders)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Karlsruhe (HQ)

About us
UnderstandAI was founded in 2016 by Marc Mengler and Philip Kessler with the vision in mind to make AI accessible for everyone. To achieve this goal, UnderstandAI is solving the data problem of AI. The tooling and services provided by UnderstandAI enable our customers to get the right data, at the right quality and right quantity to make production grade AI products a reality.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, our team has grown to more than 50 worker bees since 2016. We are looking forward to expanding our team. UAI will be a different company a few years from now because our team is going to change it for the better. 

We can’t wait to see what kind of future you choose to build at UAI - so click on the apply now button and together we will solve the data problem of AI!
Your tasks
  • you will be part of the company’s senior leadership team and take over accountability to achieve operational excellence, as well as design and implement key processes to build a world-class organization
  • you will be an advisor for our delivery, admin, finance and legal teams as well as the lead of their team leads
  •  you will run the company-wide yearly and quarterly goal planning and budgeting processes
  •  You will establish and monitor insightful metrics across the company including product and project profitability, delivery times, ...
  • you will support the founders by leading high priority cross-company initiatives
  • you will handle internal communications around company objectives and milestones
  • You have 3+ years of experience in leading business operation or finance roles in companies with innovative company cultures
  • You have experience in running and managing projects of different sizes, also in coaching individual project managers and managers of managers to help them achieve their goals
  • You have strong analytical skills and a good intuition when it comes to numbers
  • You played a leading operational role in successfully scaling a fast-growing company or a division of a larger organization. Proven track record of introducing and managing processes which helped the company in their day-to-day work
  • You have demonstrated strong leadership skills and have experience with building and leading teams
  • You are a guru in excel or google sheets (just kidding, but you should feel comfortable in using these tools beyond just using the "sum" function
  • You have a coaching mindset and love developing and growing people
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • You excel in goal setting and developing strategies to achieve them
  • You make well-informed, effective and timely decisions, even when data is limited
  • You gain buy-in and commitment from all parts of the organization through negotiating and providing solid arguments and data to back up your opinions
  • You live for at least 3 days in Karlsruhe per week
  • Educational background in finance / business administration is a plus
  • Experience in a SaaS business is a plus
What we offer
  • A crucial role in a young, dynamic, and fast-growing team
  • A work environment that fosters trust, respect, and feedback
  • An onboarding buddy to integrate you smoothly into our team
  • Free snacks, drinks, and the option join activities like hiking, climbing or board game nights
  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours, work from home

Your application

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