Country Manager France

Paris, France Full-time

Bonjour! Nice meeting you!

We are OYO, the fastest growing tech company in the hotel industry and our mission is very simple: to help people find an affordable place to stay everywhere they go. We are transforming the experience both for guests and hotels by introducing technology to the currently broken affordable hotel industry.

Originally founded in India in 2013, we are already Asia’s largest hospitality company and on track to become the world’s biggest hotel brand by 2023. By partnering with asset and home-owners we are providing travelers 18k+ exclusive OYO hotels across 500+ cities in 20+ countries at an affordable price.

At present we are valued over $5 Billion, backed by some of the world’s best investors such as SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

In Asia, we have been recognized with titles such as #1 LinkedIn Top Startups. We are an innovative bunch of technology enthusiasts who stay motivated to change the way people stay away from home – one experience at a time.

It’s time to continue this success story in Europe. We are now expanding in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia and are looking for you to join our fast-paced rocket ship. 

 

Who you are:

  • You are an independent paratrooper, who jumps in the new market to green light the market, build a proper network, support in the first hires and help them to grow and scale their operations.
  • You fully understand your market – you’re fluent in the local language, you understand the specifics of launching a new hospitality enterprise and you understand compliance questions. You translate policy priorities & permit requirements into an operational business.
  • As you will be launching the first batch of hotels, we are looking for someone with strong Sales DNA, who is natural at selling, who owns and improves the entire end-to-end sales cycle, and who makes sure the right people and processes are in place to achieve our business targets.
  • You get the opportunity to build and lead a team. You will be defining hiring needs and leading the hiring process. You are passionate about coaching and developing people.
  • You roll up your sleeves and problem solve. All day, every day. All kinds of obstacles, barriers, problems, and snags happen on a daily basis and you must be ready to solve them as fast as they happen.
  • You balance attention to detail with swift execution - we need to do things quickly, and we need to do them well. Balancing those can be challenging, and this should be a strength.

What You Need

  • A minimum of 4 years of operations management, business consulting, or project management and implementation experience
  • Speed, resourcefulness, leader and go getter attitude. You'll have your fingerprints all over the operations for our new markets and will play a direct role in the launch success
  • Experience with data-based decision-making, exercising good judgement in ambiguous circumstances, and effectively communicating across a diverse team
  • Experience in hospitality tech environment is a plus
  • Flexibility. Being a launcher at OYO means you will spend a lot of time on the road, traveling to wherever business needs you on short notice. Having a flexible schedule is key to success in this role
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build relationships, lead a team, manage employees, and create a hard-working but fun workplace
  • Proven to be self-motivated, self-directed, and eager to take ownership of tasks to ensure solution
  • Excellent organization and time management systems for yourself and your employees
  • Clear Communicator. You are a clear and concise communicator with the ability to synthesize a lot of information quickly and highlight the key insights
  • Language skills, especially French and English! Other languages, such as Spanish and German are a plus but not required.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.   

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