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Growth & Business Development Lead at Hyphen

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  • London
  • fulltime
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    At Hyphen, we envision a future where everyone is equipped with the skillset, inspiration and community support to make their unique dent in the world. 


    Together with a growing, determined team, we are committed to building a cohort-based learning platform enabling lifelong learning and development at work for the next generation.


    We are kicking it off with a graduate programme with which early career professionals find impactful work in start-ups, get up-skilled next to working full-time while joining a global community of like-minded peers - but this is only the beginning. 


    We are fortunate to partner with some of the best people in the space, are backed by world-class investors and have raised a substantial seed round from one of Europe’s top VC’s.


    Now we are looking for a Growth & BD Lead (f/m/x) to help us enable 1 million young professionals to learn the skills to succeed in the future of work and find their dream jobs by 2030.


    Role overview:


    This is the first growth role at Hyphen and you’ll have a wide purview. It comes with both equal measures of responsibility, great opportunities to learn and to get your hands dirty and have a real impact.


    Your job will be to lead growth and own the entire go-to-market for all different stakeholders (learners, corporates and instructors) that will benefit from our innovation. This role is basically the combination of a Business Development Lead, Marketing Lead and Growth Lead (if you’ve only done one of the above, feel free to apply as we can work out the rest together).


    We want you to grow into the Head of Growth or Business Development role short-term and will support you in your journey from day one.


    What’s the role:

    Work closely with our Founder, Raphael, and our Product Team in prioritizing the areas and types of new training programmes we aim to launch.

    Responsible for the end-to-end sales process and growing customers (B2C, i.e. talents/learners and B2B, i.e. start-ups) base - this ranges from lead generation over closing to customer success.

    Take responsibility for lead generation through a mix of prospecting, cold outreach, LinkedIn and community events.

    Manage the sales pipeline and maintain impeccable admin and update all activities in our CRM (HubSpot).

    Develop business models, structure critical metric projections, and negotiate contracts with customers.

    Create and implement our performance marketing strategy and SEO strategy end-to-end.

    Develop a data infrastructure to enable insights, fuel growth and run optimization experiments (e.g. referral programmes, email marketing, partnerships and social marketing).


    Job Requirements


    Who are you:


    We know - sometimes, you can't tick every box. We would still love to hear from you if you think you're a good fit!


    At least 2+ years of experience in growth-related roles in start-ups (business development or marketing) or in Consulting, VC or Investment Banking.

    Hands-on experience in outbound sales and general marketing and overall ability to get things done in a structured and detail-oriented way.

    Ability to define clear processes, KPIs, and playbooks for others to follow.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the charisma to persuade students/learners as well as start-ups to use our offering.

    Willingness to travel from time to time to start-up conferences, universities and our hubs in London and Berlin (soon).

    (Ideally) experience in paid and unpaid marketing and SEO.

    (Ideally) based in London or Berlin - we’re remote by definition but aim to build hubs in London and Berlin that our future team members should join.


    What you’ll get:


    ๐Ÿ›ซ Be part of Hyphen: A unique opportunity to join a highly driven team of exceptional individuals right at takeoff and help build and shape a healthy, mission-driven company to improve the lives of millions.

    ๐Ÿ’ธ Competitive package: attractive compensation, including employee stock options. We have VC backing and a strong operational, execution-driven support network.

    ๐Ÿš€ Path to Head of Growth: We have ambitious plans and want to have 100s of active learners and 100s of start-up partners within the next 12 months, and we want you to grow into the Head of Growth role until then and will support you in your journey.

    ๐Ÿ‘ซ Build and develop your own team & set your culture: You will not only work with us on the overall strategy of the start-up, but you will also manage, grow and set a culture for your own team.

    ๐Ÿ’ก Hybrid working environment: We encourage everyone to come in 2-3 days a week - and you can also work from abroad regularly.

    ๐ŸŽ’We will get you set up: Operating system and hardware of your choice, additional tech equipment that you need, screens, you name it - we want to enable you to do your best work.

    ๐Ÿ‘“Wellbeing support: A monthly sport and wellbeing budget can be used according to your preferences.

    ๐Ÿ“ˆ Lifelong learning and personal development: We will jointly develop a personal development plan that will enable you to achieve your professional goals. All related costs, e.g. coach, courses etc. will be covered by your annual L&D budget of GBP 1,000.

    There’s more! Enjoy flexible working hours, and events (brunch or dinner) and join regular off-sites and work actions (the next one is in September in Spain).


    What else to know:


    Please also apply if you don't tick all the boxes in our description. We know that no candidate is ever perfect for the role and that there will be people out there who bring things to the table we haven't even thought of yet (and are super excited by this!).

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