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Chief of Staff

Hero Cosmetics

New York, New York
posted November 4, 2021

The role

We are looking for a Chief of Staff who will act as an extension of the founding team and add immediate impact to our productivity by promoting effective decision making, project management, and execution of strategic initiatives as decided by the founders.

The ideal candidate will have Big 5 consulting or banking experience, is passionate about consumer/beauty, and looking to go to business school OR be a recent graduate of a top MBA and looking to get into consumer/beauty PE/VC or find a fast track to the entrepreneurial world. This role will report to the CEO. Candidates must be discreet, detail-oriented, organized, mature, sharp, kind, strategic but also execution-oriented. Areas of focus include:

Lead cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitate special projects, and ensure action items are executed on behalf of the Founders
Operate at a tactical, strategic, and operational level, handling the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within the organizational chart or that fall between departments or leadership areas of responsibility
Track high priority initiatives for the Founders to identify any/potential obstacles
Example projects could include legal projects, optimization projects, strategic planning projects, etc.

Build and run cadence for leadership meetings, board meetings, and townhalls including structuring and helping to deliver company-wide communication
Help craft the quarterly board decks and monthly townhall presentations as well as other presentations as needed

Help organize key decisions that need to be made and documents that need approval or that need to be signed
Help prioritize the founders’ time
Attend key meetings with or in lieu of the founding team, take notes, and update the relevant founder with a summary, follow ups, or key decisions that need to be made
When needed, help manage, schedule or coordinate calendars

Promote team integration as well as cross-functional communication and collaboration
Build strong relationships across the organization but specifically with Leadership and key managers in the company

Skills and Qualifications

Top 5 consulting firm or banking experience
Must have strong deck writing and presentation skills
Must have a bias towards efficiency and productivity and love finding shortcuts to make work and life easier
Must have a passion for consumer/beauty and or entrepreneurial environments