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Country Manager jobs are a popular post on movemeon. Lots of employers use movemeon to recruit into Country Manager (and City Manager, depending on the scale of the business) vacancies and they prove a great fit with the movemeon candidate community. These opportunities spring up in lots of countries all over the world and are a great fit for consultants or consulting alumni.
Typically, a growth company like Uber, TransferWise, Bima, GoCardless, Rocket Internet and Deliveroo is looking for their founding employee in a new market. The challenge is more often that not to execute what is already a successful product/service in foreign lands into a new setting. Country Managers head up the whole operation in their market and act as a country/regional CEO/General Manager. Responsibilities span everything from sales to marketing to operations and recruitment. It’s a fully rounded, hands-on, commercial role often with stringent targets and a well-developed playbook (start-up terminology for a business plan of attack developed on the experience of expanding into previous markets).
Consultants and alumni prove a perfect fit for these roles. Often, employers are looking for a combination of consulting and post-consulting (“industry”) experience. But sometimes solid consulting experience to Senior Manager level is sufficient.
Sometimes companies are looking for Country Managers with in-depth country experience and the relevant languages (i.e, in market hires). But more often than not they’re willing to relocate a candidate from further afield – especially if the candidate ticks all the right experience boxes and more.
So, if you’re interested in Country/City General Manager roles – particularly for growth companies and VC-backed start-ups – join movemeon and keep up with new opportunities via your jobs alerts and our famous weekly newsletter. Equally, if you’re looking to hire for these roles, please get in touch for further information.