Chief of Staff

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Company Overview

Puzzel is a fast-growing B2B SaaS company and our ambition is to be a clear European leader by 2023.

We are playing in customer experience (CX) with a focus on omni-channel customer service platform (the category is called ‘CCaaS’ or ‘Contact-center-as-a-Service’) with the flexibility and scalability to support local enterprises and global corporations.

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with further offices in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Bulgaria, we have over 20 years of pure cloud experience.

Puzzel was recognised as a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre as a Service for the fifth consecutive year.

Key Data Points

  • €40m in revenue FY2020 growing 25% YoY
  • Currently ~200 employees, with ~65 in the product development team

Investors

Marlin Equity Partners acquired Puzzel in 2019 – and has subsequently supported acquisitions by Puzzel of two UK based technology leaders.

Find out more at www.puzzel.com

Role and Responsibilities

Are you a high performing individual ready to contribute to a growth journey? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The Chief of Staff works as the CEO’s right hand enabling the CEO to maximise time focused on strategic initiatives and relationships, decision making and running the business.

The Chief of Staff should organise and undertake data gathering, analysis, project management of strategic projects and follow-up on strategy execution, working closely with the CEO and the leadership team.  

The Chief of Staff’s responsibilities fall within three main categories:

  • 55% Business operations
  • 30% Project management
  • 15% Executive support

Business operations, organisational alignment and strategy execution

Puzzel has an ambitious agenda to grow its business across Europe.

Strategy execution is supported by OKR (early days) and annual Strategic Initiatives that support the business plan and budget as well as ad hoc investigations, recommendations and projects. The Chief of Staff will act as the OKR ambassador internally and will ensure planning, execution and alignment. In addition you will support strategic business development initiatives.

The work will be scoped at the request of the CEO to investigate or fix an area, or directly by the Chief of Staff by highlighting gaps in current processes. An initial analysis often leads to a set of recommendations that are then driven as a project.

Project management

The Chief of Staff acts as a project manager or sits in project steering committees on behalf of the CEO on projects that are of special interest. This role can include all or some of the tasks relating to project management and will often be based on the initial analyses described above. The Chief of Staff will also get the responsibility for companywide projects.

Executive support

The Chief of Staff arranges and facilitates most of the CEO’s meetings such as the monthly Board and executive meetings, quarterly business reviews (QBR) and the weekly leadership meetings. The CEO still manages his own email and calendar, but the Chief of Staff assists and will have full access to the calendar. Part of this work is to support the CEO and the leadership team, build presentations for internal and external meetings and manage successful completion of the actions that result from these meeting.

The role is also likely to involve close interworking with our investor team on specific areas of interest or improvement.

The role is also likely to involve close interworking with our investor team on specific areas of interest or improvement.

Key Requirements

Experience / technical skills:

  • Strong academic background (Master degree and/or MBA) from a tier-1 university
  • 5 years of experience from private equity, investment banking or management consultancy (or equivalent role in the tech industry)
  • Have a good understanding of areas such as business planning, strategy process, project management, change management and communication
  • Good understanding of financial data, key metrics and high level of data literacy
  • Experience from the software / tech industry is a plus
  • Strong working experience with both Excel, PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English. Nordic language is not a prerequisite but seen as a plus.

Personal skills:

  • Great interpersonal skills, able to influence effectively at all levels of the organisation
  • Structured and analytical
  • Problem solver
  • Goal oriented.
  • Action oriented and implementation capacity
  • Energetic and enthusiastic for new initiatives
  • Adaptive and assertive

Location and Remuneration:

Location: Stockholm or Oslo

Compensation: Package will consist of competitive fixed salary plus bonus

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

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Gustavslundsvägen 145
167 51 Bromma Directions +46840004000

Oslo, Norway

Fredrik Selmers vei 3
0663 Oslo Directions

Puzzeler perks

  • Great compensation package:

    Generous holiday days • Generous pension contribution • Benefits package

  • Work - Life Balance:

    Flexi time • Remote working options • Stylish city offices

  • Company social activities and Puzzel Care:

    Training and events attendance • Yearly kick off events • Birthday gift

Workplace & culture

We are proud with our strong company culture and friendly atmosphere, pleasant working environment and colleagues with extensive experience and technical expertise.

We have an environment that is characterized by freedom and confidence to the individual employee, professional challenges and great professional and personal development opportunity.

Great people, of course! We Puzzelers are a diverse and inspired bunch who work hard and are passionate about what we do.

To work at Puzzel is an opportunity to influence and shape your own position in a company with big plans ahead.


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