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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Administration & Operations
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      August 15,2022
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    At Avy, we're looking for an awesome, experienced and fun COO to lead the daily operations, safeguard the objectives and make a huge positive impact!

    Full-time · Amsterdam

    About Avy

    Avy develops innovative electric drone aircraft to save lives worldwide, and is looking for you to join the team. We are a young, fast-growing, international organisation that values sustainability, trust and friendship. We offer people a place where they can learn, fail, thrive and excel.

    At Avy, you will be part of an amazing adventure (did we already mention that this adventure includes working on our rooftop terrace, behind the piano, in the sauna, at the bar, or on our disco toilet?).

    About the job

    As we have been growing quite fast over the last years, we are looking for someone that can help us guide the growth, support our founders with the management responsibility, with safeguarding the main objectives, supporting with the creation of strategy and tactics, and most important: taking up the daily management of the operations.

    Avy is an organisation with a very free, open and self-reliant team, so this role is not there to introduce an extra layer of management, but to fill in voids that are currently there. Voids as having and taking the time to checking-in with all our team leads, listening to issues and following up on them, planning regular checks to see if we are actually still doing the right things, helping everyone to keep focus and being there as a mother/father of the team.

    Based on the leadership principles of Avy (see a bit lower) and your own values, skills and experience, you guide the team through our growth towards becoming a word-leading sustainable aviation manufacturer that is making a huge positive impact to the planet.

    You are the spider-in-the-web and the glue that holds Avy together, in tough times and during our greatest adventures.

    About you

    • You have significant experience in the COO (or similiar) role.
    • Preferably you have experience in working in a start-up or scale-up.
    • You have no problem whatsoever with spoken and written Dutch and English.
    • Our leadership values and principles resonate with you.
    • You have experience working with founders.
    • You are a true self-starter, down to earth, positive and have a strong drive for improvement.
    • You are intrinsically motivated, used to work in a fast-paced organization and feel connected with Avy mission and vision.
    • You have a passion to keep up with the latest Org Design trends;
    • You are a sparring partner for the managers you support, so you are a good listener, who knows when to intervene;
    • You know how to coach and how to mentor
    • You are a good facilitator, that knows how to give others the space
    • You share the core values of Avy: Radical Trust, Honesty, Drive & Doing Good

    What we offer

    Experience the excitement, chaos, freedom and rapid growth of a tech startup from within.. it will be the ride of your life!
    We offer:
    • A job in a company determined to have a positive impact: contribute to saving lives and making impact in Europe & Africa. You'll be telling the most interesting stories at birthday parties :)
    • A warm atmosphere with regular drinks, rooftop parties and monthly celebrations
    • A work culture based on freedom, where we trust you as the expert on your topic to bring Avy to the next level
    • Free daily lunches
    • A discount on a Sport/Fitness Plan
    • An awesome office in Amsterdam with a bar, sauna and disco toilet
    • A workshop with all the tools and machines for prototyping like 3d-printers and laser engravers (you will steal the show with your 'Sinterklaas Surprise').
    • And the option to join our employee participation plan (via share options).

    Apply for the job

    Do you want to join our team as our new Head of People, Team & Culture (for the robots: HR manager/ HR Business Partner?) Are you ready to embark on this amazing adventure where we are saving lives with state-of-the-art technology?

    Then we'd love to hear from you!

    Starting date: As soon as you are available, we make sure you have a good handover from our interim HR.

    EU citizenship or EU-permit is required for this post. Avy does not offer relocation support.

    Acquisition by recruitment agencies for this vacancy is not appreciated. Thanks for understanding.

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