At Storytel we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming services and we offer unlimited listening to consumers in 25+ markets. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. We are now looking for a Country Manager to continue to build our business in France!
About the role
As Country Manager, you will play a pivotal role in establishing Storytel in France, and work with a local team and global functions to shape short and long-term strategies to launch and grow Storytel on the market. The role includes full P&L ownership, implying building brand awareness, developing content offerings and ensuring local product-market fit through the right set of commercial offerings and strategic partnerships. Your overarching purpose is to help French consumers discover the beauty of being able to listen to great stories anywhere and anytime.
In this role you continue to build and lead the local team in Paris, making sure all members excel in their roles and that your team contributes to the international success of Storytel. As such, leadership is an important part of the role, and we are looking for candidates with a strong track record in building high-performing teams.
A big part of your responsibility will be to identify, establish and nurture long-term strategic partnerships as well as optimize the overall growth marketing strategy, with the aim to raise brand awareness and grow the customer base.
You will be part of an international group of Country Managers with whom you will exchange ideas and share knowledge on a regular basis. You will also work closely with the broader group of other European Storytel teams, as well as central Storytel functions. The Country Manager reports to the Regional Manager in Europe.
We are looking for an individual that has:
- A university degree within Business Administration or similar.
- 5+ years of proven professional experience from areas within business management, growth marketing, strategy or similar.
- Commercial and growth hacking mindset and strong ownership for developing the business.
- Experience from successful high-growth digital consumer business, media/entertainment or tech, preferably in a streaming or subscription service context.
- Excellent understanding of dynamics and trends in the French consumer media landscape.
- Demonstrated experience in building strong teams through solid leadership skills.
- Professional level of French and English, both written and spoken.
We are looking for a person who has a combination of people and business leadership experience. Building relations and cooperating with others is something that comes naturally to you, having a strong business focus as well as a warm heart. And lastly, you are used to working within international matrix organizations.
What we can offer
Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcomed. We like doing things in new ways and questioning old truths. The Storytel culture – characterised by being welcoming and helpful – is important to us. We don’t believe in hierarchy and micromanagement, but we highly believe in giving responsibility and having people grow with it.
The role is full-time, based in Paris, France.