Startup Program Junior Account Manager
Finnish + English speaking
2700 - 3200 EUR gross + provision / performance bonus
Mostly remote work
Finland time zone
Finest Future Oy in Finland is looking for a Junior Account Manager
We are a company in the strategic management consulting business (not an ordinary one) with offices located in Finland, Vietnam, Myanmar and Estonia. Our founding team has 3 members: Peter Vesterbacka (Chairperson), Bambi Dang (CEO) and Tuomas Tiilikainen (COO). We are a team of about 50 people (9 nationalities, located in 5 different countries). Our mission is to enable super connectivity between different areas of the world by working on development projects in Education, Entrepreneurship and other related activities.
We are working with partners worldwide. With us, you get to instantly be part of a multicultural team with clients and partners located currently in many different countries and continents (Our current main markets are Asia, Africa, South America).
We hope that you are able to travel (if needed and when possible), to develop strong relationships with our partners and clients. We are pretty flexible with where you work because at this stage, virtual platforms are our main playground. Sometimes we might meet in person when it’s necessary and convenient.
We are looking for you to join our awesome team, starting date as soon as possible.
We don't require much from you, but at the same time, expect a lot from you!
What we mean by we don't require much:
The right mindset is more important to us. So, you don't need to have an extensive history of work experience. You will be able to learn by doing. You just need to have the willingness to learn (easy, right?).
What we mean by we expect a lot from you:
As we said, we expect that you have a doer mindset. You don’t sit around waiting for orders, instead you are proactive and creative. You are not afraid to try new things that perhaps others have never tried, even if it’s likely that you’d fail on your first try. You eat failure for breakfast. You refuse to quit. You love finding a solution every time you see a problem. You have an entrepreneurial mindset. You have a growth mindset. You have an infinite mindset. You don't want to settle for mediocrity. You are a person who leads by example. You are a leader in everyday life and your mission is to make an impact and empower other people to become better. You venture into the unknown and have faith in your own vision.
As long as you have those qualities above, we know you can go far in life, with our support. Believe us!
You will apply creative ideas and methods in your thinking and execution of our programs. You are obsessed that things can always be better, different and unique. We count on you to make our programs known throughout the world, in a non-conventional way!
Here are your responsibilities:
Craft program strategies, including Goals, Structuring, Planning, Delegation and Execution
Build and maintain new relationships and partnerships
Set, execute, monitor and report on team goals to the CEO.
Help with recruiting new team members for our Program team as we expand
Improve the work processes in order to optimize productivity and efficiency of the teams
Identify new business opportunities and make suggestions
Coordinate different meetings/events and travel to these
What you need in order to succeed in this role:
Good understanding and experience working with Startups and Startup ecosystems
Good network with startup ecosystem players and partners
Good understanding of the business side: Company establishment, taxation, banking processes, etc.
Good understand of investment (angels, VCs, etc.), grant application, funding opportunities and processes
Excellent English + Finnish language skills, both written and verbal. Being proactive, dynamic, flexible
Having the ability to build things from scratch but also adapt to your colleagues
Customer oriented with high emotional intelligence
Preferably 2 years experience in coordination, planning, delegation, or management
What we look for in you as a team player:
We are a truly diverse international organization, so excellent English skills, both written and spoken, is a must.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Thirst and tenacity on finding out the solution to any type of problem you may come across.
You set the tone, then make sure things are getting done
Ability to empower everyone around you and inspire by example
Positivity and collaboration are the foundation of our culture, therefore the most important qualities you could bring are a positive attitude and being helpful to others. Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much!
Here is what you will get from joining us:
You will get to work with Peter Vesterbacka, the former Mighty Eagle behind Angry Birds, the co-founder of Slush, the brain behind the longest tunnel project connecting Finland and Estonia, and many other cool and impactful projects. (He went to Cu Chi tunnel in Vietnam to learn how to build his Finland-Estonia tunnels hehe ???? ).
You will get to work with Bambi Dang, a purpose-driven professional and a life conqueror who never stops challenging herself and people around her to become better. (She is very bad with direction, yet she is the CEO? (driving the company into the wall? ???? ).
You will get to work with Tuomas Tiilikainen, a fun, focused and versatile entrepreneur who loves to develop people. Expertise in CxO sales ranging from start-ups to international large companies (Tuomas is a pinky princess who gossips ????).
And you will also get to work with Yadi Yada Yada Bla Ble Blu (we have quite many awesome team members - go meet them so you know).
We are ambitious. We think big and we want the size of your thinking also to become big. And definitely you will become big when you work with us. And of course having lots of fun ????.
Here is what makes us different:
This Finest Future consulting business might sound ordinary, but trust us, it's not. It’s part of something big (check out the FinestBay Area, the Finland-Estonia tunnel, and the artificial island project https://youtu.be/zjOj8pb7EzE which will directly and indirectly create about 20,000 jobs in the area. Our business name also has the “Finest” part, since the tunnel project company is named “FinestBay Area”).
We are making a big impact on the society as a whole. So good stuff is happening!
Our work culture takes roots in Finland, the country with the highest standard in living and education. We treat everyone equally. We do not believe in hierarchy. We value people and personalities, not titles (although those are pretty cool too).
As a team that is hungry to be the best and go where no one has gone before, we are now looking for our next superstar, to aid in our next evolutionary step. If you think you have what it takes, send the raven!
Come join us!
This recruitment process takes about 2-4 weeks (we try to be fast as much as we can!):
You will have a short call (5-10 min) with us
You will have a 1 hour group interview with other candidates
You will have a 1 hour individual interview
(Step 2 and 3 can switch place, depending on if we have good enough candidates for that group interview)
Within two weeks, you will hear the results
Your work starts at a time both parties agreed on.
Come be awesome and build the company with us!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.