Salary Competitive
Frank is changing students’ lives for the better. Since 2013, Frank has introduced Finland’s first digital student ID, reached over 70k monthly users and grown from an idea into a 15 person innovation hub based in the heart of Helsinki. As of fall 2019, big things are happening for us. Our market leading service has just opened for all 700,000 students in Finland, and thus doubled its user potential. This is a start of a whole new chapter, and for it, we are now looking for our next CEO.

Main responsibilities

As a CEO, your mission is to lead Frank towards further growth and development. On a strategic level, your focus will be on these areas:

  • Sparring with the board and your team to take Frank’s user acquisition, retention and monetization to a whole new level

  • Find and build new opportunities and partnerships nationally and internationally

  • Liaising with owners and leading the company in a profitable growth path, while ensuring sufficient financing for it

Required business experience

We expect you to be capable of high-quality strategic thinking, to develop and justify your vision on how Frank should be run, and executing that vision with your team. We at Frank believe in learning by doing, but for this position you should already have a proven track record and knowledge on

  • Leadership of a team, business area or a (small/growth) company

  • Creation of a strategy and roadmapping it with business KPIs

  • Implementing the approved strategy and roadmap

  • Running different parts of a growing company, including business planning, dealing with finances and accounting, building the company culture, recruiting new team members, product management, sales and marketing

We also highly appreciate

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Finnish and English

  • Interest towards both B2C (student life!) and B2B sides of our business

  • Capabilities to coach product, sales and marketing teams

  • Capabilities to analyze different business options, and to make and justify decisions

  • Eye for empathy and team-building

  • Capable management of relationships with our different stakeholders, including student organizations, business partners and governmental bodies

We offer competitive salary and benefits, 15 awesome colleagues and a chance to make a tangible difference through your work. We are on a growth track and continuously developing our service in a fast-moving market, so you won’t run out of new opportunities and partners to work with. Our office is located in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki.

If you think that this could be your position, please reach out with your application, CV and salary request through Deadline for applications is October 14th.

For more information, please contact Chair of the Board, Matti Parpala, at 040 846 3847 on either Fri 27.9. between 14.30-16 or Thu 3.10. between 15.30-17.

P.S. Do you know just the right person for the job? If you can hook us up with the right person, we are ready to make it worth your while!

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

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Working at

Frank is the FI market leader of student identification solutions and student marketing. We aim to change the way students can live their daily lives for the better by making student identified living faster, easier and better in students' service surroundings.Frank disrupted the student card industry in 2016 by launching Finland’s first digital student card, Frank App. Frank App has now over 60 000 monthly users and was awarded as the Best Mobile Utility Service in Finland at Slush 2016. Be Frank! We challenge ourselves to make students’ lives better every day. Our vision is to become a service platform for student life. Oy Frank Students Ab aka “Frank” is owned by Kilroy and the four biggest Student Unions in Finland (SAKKI ry, SAMOK, SLL and SYL). At Frank we are building a product that is a friend for all students and inevitable part of student life.  Our awarded app is used monthly by more than 60k students, and we want to keep growing and improving student life. For us, the students always come first, and ”Be Frank” is our driving value. Have fun at work! We are a dynamic and open team - like a highly motivated group of friends working together. On a weekly basis we do lunches and sometimes breakfasts, and  beers with our whole team. At Frank, everyone knows everyone at the office, and if you wanna pull together an afterwork, a team football session, art gallery visit, or a game night, Frank has got your back. We are located in a centrally located office by the University of Helsinki, right in the heart of Helsinki.   Do, learn, repeat!  We don’t support hierarchic organization structure - at Frank everyone can share their ideas and contribute to improving our product. We value everyone’s expertise and insights. We trust our team to do their best, from where they want, when they want. We want to do, learn, repeat - failing is a normal part of learning as well.

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