Elvie is hiring a

Global Head of Commercial Strategy

Bristol City, United Kingdom

Life at Elvie - Meaningful work. Exceptional people

We develop extraordinary and smart technologies designed to improve the lives of women. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve the problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

Our first product, Elvie Trainer, is an award-winning app-connected trainer that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle via fun, five-minute workouts. It took the wellness industry by storm and is now available via the NHS Supply Chain. Our street cred is backed up by more than 12 awards for innovation and design, including the prestigious Red Dot Award and an IDA Design Award.

Our second innovation: Elvie Pump, the world’s first silent hands-free, wearable breast pump, has received international praise, including being listed as one of the Times 100 best inventions in 2019 and ‘wearable design of the year’ at the Dezeen Awards.

Elvie has received more than 30 awards, including being named one of 15 startups “To Watch” by The Sunday Times and ranked as the 6th fastest growing business in the UK by SyndicateRoom in 2019. Tania Boler has recently been rated as the 8th most influential person shaping british technology in 2019 by Business Insider and both products have been featured in the Oscar Nominee Gift Bags. In April 2019, Elvie announced a $42 million Series B, the largest ever fundraise in Femtech.


How do we like to work?

You will be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve tough problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We’re fearless - We tackle taboos and break boundaries, requiring sensitivity and courage.
  • We’re innovators - We are passionate, curious and data-driven. We are constantly learning how to work smarter, faster and better. Always embracing change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together - Together, we are constantly learning, embracing change and seeking innovation, whilst having fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.


What will you do?

We're looking for a visionary and inspirational Global Head of Commercial Strategy to join the marketing team to build our commercial strategy and innovation team from scratch. You will partner with the marketing director to help define the future brand, product and commercial direction for the business. This is a hands-on role that will have tremendous impact on the direction and success of the brand going forward. You will be required to build the global innovation team from scratch so must be comfortable with both ambiguity and being hands on from the start. The business has tripled in size over the past 18 months and will continue to grow rapidly. This is a great opportunity to grow and develop with the business and make a real impact on the future success of the organisation.


  • Build the 3- 5 year commercial business plan working with the COO and Global Marketing Director
  • Work closely with product and engineering to align brand and product vision to develop the right roadmap for the business
  • Partner with product team to continually refine and challenge existing product strategies to ensure they continue to meet the business/market needs and objectives
  • Partner with product and engineering teams to build our new product innovation (NPI) process. Be the commercial lead for future product ideation and development. You will need to be comfortable with market mapping and analysis working closely with the research team whilst you grow the team.
  • Build the team from the ground up, you will have the rare opportunity to grow the global commercial innovation team from scratch, so you must be comfortable being hands on.
  • Mentor, develop and grow the direct team, and influence the wider commercial team
  • Partner with local managing directors and their teams to assess and review local market opportunities that should be fed into the NPI process
  • Work with the wider commercial team to assess new market opportunities and entry strategies for new market expansion
  • Partner with the Global head of brand to ensure seamless transition through to the go to market planning

Requirements

  • 10+ years experience working across marketing, commercial and strategy roles
  • Experience in managing people performance, coaching, mentoring
  • Experience in cross functional leadership for key strategic projects
  • Experience partnering with and influencing product and engineering teams phase to bring leading technology to market. This should start with ideation/concept phase and work through the new product innovation (NPI) milestone process
  • Experience working with local market teams to build their needs into the NPI process. US/APAC experience highly desirable
  • Experience leading research and insight teams to support commercial strategies
  • Organised with a strong ability to plan and prioritise under pressure with non-moveable deadlines
  • Multi-tasker, capable of juggling a number of priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage the team from concept to completion
  • Understanding and adopting effective situational leadership
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to present at executive/Board level
  • Ability to motivate and influence others at every level

Note: you must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role

Benefits

Elvie is at the crest of a wave! Founded by women's health expert Tania Boler and tech entrepreneur Alex Asseily, Elvie is a collection of bright and motivated team members working across the business to shape the emerging femtech industry.

We are passionate about creating disruptive products that address the challenges that matter most to women and dismantling the taboos around women’s bodies. Here, you can be part of a business and brand that has a positive and meaningful impact on the world, while learning a great deal and having fun.


What are some of the perks of working at Elvie?

We are looking after you. As well as the chance to develop products with real work impact and working with dedicated and passionate colleagues, our benefits have flexibility and wellbeing in mind with:

  • Great work environment - regular company socials, free daily snacks
  • Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy
  • Enjoy employee / friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Cycle Scheme & Tech Scheme
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme with SmartPension
  • Life Insurance with Yulife
  • Medical, Dental & Optical cash-plan with WPA
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • YuLife Well-being app & access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year


A note to agencies:

Please be aware that we operate a preferred supplier arrangements. As such, we would ask that agencies refrain from making direct contact with our employees and that no CVs are submitted directly to staff outside the People team. All CV’s submitted via a 3rd party agency will be forwarded to our exclusive recruitment partner, Page Group ([email protected]). We only accept CVs that are submitted via our ATS, Workable. Speculative CVs sent via email will not be considered liable for a fee.

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