Operations Lead

We are looking for an ambitious and energetic Operations Lead to support our team. This role is central to our core work and we are looking for a team member to support across team, project and financial operations.

Our mission is to unlock and share the talent, voices, and energy of biculturals of African descent.


What we stand for

Omek is a black-owned startup founded in 2019. Our mission is to unlock and share the talent, voices, and energy of biculturals of African descent.

Equipped with a global reach, our process is two-fold. First, we create programs and events that make connection and collaboration simple for biculturals of African descent and their allies. Second, we work with partners to bring insight and access to a diverse pool of talent.

Join our team

We are looking for candidates that understand and live the Omek values, have a track record of success in improving operations, implementing new processes or procedures, and creating an environment for collaboration and innovative thinking. We are building something new, exciting and we truly believe our community has the power to change the world. 

The role will split across different areas and will be responsive to needs. You have a high autonomy to shape and drive processes, ensuring organization and quality. You will be collaborating closely with our distributed team. Location is flexible, but working within the Central European timezone is required. 

This role is part-time (15 hours per week) for a period of two months starting September 2023. This is a paid, contract position with the possibility of an extension. €40-50/hour depending on experience. 

Apply if you love

As an Operations Lead, you'll be responsible for and contribute to the following:

  • Managing projects: You may be responsible for managing projects from start to finish. This could involve working with different teams to ensure that project milestones are met, monitoring progress, having an understanding of overall time/expenses across projects and reporting on project outcomes. 

  • Managing company resources: You will be responsible for overseeing the company's resources, including personnel, accounts and subscriptions. You will need to ensure that these resources are being used effectively to achieve the company's goals. 

  • Implementing and streamlining processes: You will be tasked with identifying areas of improvement and implementing processes to make operations more efficient. Ex: improving community management, optimizing event or partnership procedures.

  • Fostering a positive company culture: You will play a key role in creating a positive company culture by ensuring that team members are motivated, engaged, and productive. This could involve onboarding new team members, scheduling team check-ins, monthly and end-of-year meetings, and fostering a collaborative work environment.

Preferred skills include

Your role will involve wearing many hats and juggling multiple responsibilities as your work alongside leadership in the company. You will need to be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to think strategically to ensure that the company runs smoothly and efficiently.

  • Experience: We are looking for a mid to senior individual working in business & people operations and alongside multinational brands. It would also be extremely beneficial to have some experience working in a small company or startup.
  • Leadership skills: Candidates should have experience managing teams and be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities including motivate employees, delegate tasks effectively, and lead by example. You will be overseeing project managers across several different partner projects.
  • Communication skills: You should be able to communicate effectively with team members, community members, and partners, and be able to present information clearly and persuasively. This role requires kindness, generosity, listening and sharing expertise.

Let’s make this happen

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities.

To apply, send an email with "Operations Lead" in the subject line to Include your CV and your interest in the position. 

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