About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 95 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day!

We are looking for a Creative Operations Manager to build our operational capacity and elevate the successful execution of our work. This position will directly support the brand creative team, and will partner with cross functional work streams on collaborative efforts. You’ll be joining a growing team, and will help us to strengthen relationships and deliver outstanding results.

The ideal candidate thrives on driving change, understands how to build positive working methods, and has a knack for efficiency. We are looking for a self motivated, driven candidate who is adaptable, excited to dive in and help solve problems, and excels in a highly collaborative team culture.

 

You're excited about this role because you will:

  • Build cross functional relationships to streamline and improve ways of working.

  • Drive operational best practices to set up projects and teams for success.

  • Manage multiple work streams and portfolios of projects.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to draft project scope and constraints.

  • Facilitate timely and successful execution of project deliverables for major initiatives.

  • Maintain clear cross functional alignment and coordination throughout project lifecycles.

  • Identify areas of project and team risk and action solutions to mitigate.

  • Identify and communicate key milestones, blockers, and feedback cycles.

  • Facilitate communication and track progress between external partners, cross functional teams and leadership.

  • Partner with creative leadership advance team initiatives and support effective decision making.

  • Participate in the planning, intake and resourcing process to ensure alignment on priorities.

  • Manage creative tools, budgets and documentation.

  • Support team collaboration rituals.

 

We’re excited about you because you have:

  • 5+ years of operational experience in a creative setting

  • Understanding of brand, marketing and product design life cycles with the common roadblocks and challenges teams encounter

  • Capacity to ask questions, synthesize critical information, put ideas into action, and share learnings

  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and portfolios of work

  • Experience facilitating diverse stakeholder group input

  • Ability to connect business objectives to team output and planning

  • Eagerness for new challenges, a growth oriented mindset, and a knack for managing ambiguity.

  • Experience in a digital startup environment preferred but not required

 

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

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