Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? It may sound like a lofty goal, but that’s exactly what we’re doing at Black Spectacles. Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content — which includes podcasts, design tutorials and exam prep — helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

Black Spectacles is a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company and ranked #11 in Education on the INC. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company List in 2019. To keep that momentum going strong, we’re expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. We’re on the hunt for a VP of Operations to execute the vision of the CEO and lead our operational teams.

You will:

  • Build and lead all operational teams (Sales, Marketing, Operations).
  • Ensure cross-functional coordination, revenue recognition and alignment of KPIs across the organization.
  • Lead business planning, goal-setting, and establish measurement/analytics framework and cadence. Provide analytics and reporting for the leadership team.
  • Establish high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency in planning, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Assist with executive level hiring and identifying people needs across the organization.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience, building and leading strategy, operations, sales, and marketing teams.
  • Proven track record scaling hi growth tech companies. Comfortable navigating ambiguity in a startup environment.
  • Inspiring leader who has constructed high-performing multi-functional organizations.
  • Highly creative and strategic: track record of creating innovative and sound strategy for growth.
  • Flawless organization & execution: proven ability to execute quickly and effectively against business strategy, driving complex project roadmaps to completion
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Management consulting/business strategy experience highly preferred.

Benefits

  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, short-term / long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Profit sharing program
  • Employee referral program
  • Free weekly team lunch
  • Commuter pre-tax program
  • Frequent team events & quarterly social gatherings
  • Work out of the inspiring 1871 space, access to events and mentors

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen

Location

We're in River North in the heart of downtown Chicago.

What are Black Spectacles Perks + Benefits

Black Spectacles Benefits Overview

• Unlimited Vacation
• Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, short-term / long-term disability and life insurance.
• Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
• 401k with Employer match
• Profit Sharing Plan
• Employee referral program
• Free weekly team lunch
• Commuter pre-tax program
• Frequent team events & quarterly social gatherings
• Work out of the inspiring 1871 space, access to events and mentors

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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