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08/10 Shubham Gupta
Lead - Talent Acquisition at WeWork India

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WeWork - Director - WeWork Labs (8-12 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 751678

Department: WeWork Labs

Position: Director, WeWork Labs, Bangalore

WeWork Labs:

Our mission is to make WeWork the long-term friend and partner to early-stage startups, helping them fulfill their destiny, and to power all organizations that share the same intention. Our vision is to be there for anyone who wishes to take the startup path, be the best place to start, and forever partner in success and failure. We offer a global platform that helps startups grow and succeed through the community, education, mentorship, investments, press and more, and deliver directly under the WeWork Labs brand and indirectly by powering incubators and accelerators.

Position Goals & Objectives

Director of Labs will lead all aspects of the WeWork Labs business in the region, which includes leading and managing qualitative and quantitative performance in programming, operations, community, and sales of all labs spaces in the market, build sustainable relationships with local government, enterprises, partners, and the local startup ecosystem. S/he must grow the WeWork Labs brand, attract the strongest founders in the region, working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities :

- Build strong relationships with the local startup ecosystem

- Accountable for the performance of the labs- spaces and the growth of innovation spaces

- Build and manage the team's capabilities and growth

- Be the local market presence to support Real Estate, Sales, Community, and Labs Teams in the selection of future Labs sites

- Assist in programming the physical Labs space with the Design and Development Team

- Manage the P&L, including identifying spaces, attracting founders/members, Labs member growth, occupancy, revenue & margins - managing budgets & pro forma

- Build a strong local brand through strong relationships, partnerships, marketing campaigns (events, ad buys, etc.), in partnership with the Brand & Marketing team

- Act as liaison between your market teams and Corporate HQ

- Network, research, and create opportunities based on the unique needs of the early-stage startups within WeWork Labs

- Manage day-to-day member needs and works to get to know member companies and develop meaningful relationships to provide them with the best resources and opportunities possible

- Create and manage a Labs alumni community, continuing to involve them in mentoring the new generation of startups participating in the program

- Identify, strategize, and act on opportunities to extend WeWork Labs- influence and brand in your city

- Build strong relationships between the business community, local government, and the Labs community

- Manage the P&L, including member growth, occupancy, revenue and margins, managing budget

Qualifications & Experience:

- 8+ years experience in high-growth startups with a strong operational focus

- Managed teams of 10+ people

- Proven experience with scaling a business, P&L management and entrepreneurial experience is preferred

- Thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining excellent attention to detail

- Strong communication, organization and project management skills

- Demonstrate integrity, dependability, responsibility, accountability, self-awareness, work ethic, and empathy

- Good knowledge of and connections in the startup ecosystem preferred

- Open to 30% travel for labs in the three territories

- BA/BS or equivalent in Business, Marketing, Hospitality, or other related degrees

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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