Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The Timekeeper needs a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Business Partner like YOU!

An opportunity for you to dictate your own role, build a brand from the ground up, make a social impact and work flexibly.





Are you passionate about social change? Are you an implementer who gets things done? Do you want to use your skills for good? Are you looking to grow personally and grow an early stage start-up? If you answered yes to the above questions, this is an opportunity for you!


About The Timekeeper:

The Timekeeper is an early stage start-up on a mission to disrupt the retail industry and reshape the conversation we have about time and mental health. We sell watches that start a conversation about time and mental health. 100% of profits from every watch purchased funds mental health support for young people in need. We share people’s personal stories to breakdown stigma and celebrate vulnerability. Our objective is to build a powerful brand, connected community and sustainable enterprise.

    The opportunity:

    This is an opportunity to personally grow and in many ways evolve the role rather than having it dictated to you. You will work directly alongside the CEO and be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations, making system improvements and managing the financial control and management of the enterprise. You will contribute to the growth of the business, build organisational capability and lead the charge in the market for our offerings. The environment will be supportive and inclusive to support you to be your very best.

    You will:

    - Oversee the day to day operations, including management of legal, financial support, HR, IT, resource planning, risk and compliance
    - Streamline efficiencies by identifying, discussing, implementing and maintaining process and system improvements
    - Be responsible for financial control and management, including budgeting, forecasting, fundraising, reporting and trend analysis
    - Own the annual revenue targets
    - Build the sales pipeline and close sales opportunities, engage in partnerships and bring back customer feedback to influence future changes to our offerings
    - Timely and accurately report all business development activities
    - Understand the product-market fit, target companies, ideal buyer persona, sales angles, seasonality of demand, limitations, roadmap and customer purchase journey

      You have:

      - Self-motivation and initiative
      - A dual-minded approach: you’re highly creative and have an ability to deliver innovative and original solutions, but can also be process-driven, think scale, and use both data and intuition to inform decisions
      - Excellent organisational skills with an ability to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts keeping within deadlines and budgets
      - Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with the aptitude to make decisions quickly for the benefit of the enterprise
      - A strong focus on people, systems and processes to help grow the organisation
      - Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with an ability to pitch ideas, influence others and negotiate
      - Strong written and verbal communication
      - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel)

        Other desirable attributes:

        - Collaborative team player
        - Experience in successful start-ups
        - Comprehensive understanding of business functions with a strong business acumen
        - Strong financial management skills
        - Experience in / or exposure to the professional services industry (i.e. accounting, business consulting, banking, legal, tax services etc.)
        - Sales experience selling B2C and B2B products
        - Ability to undertake a high level of travel for customer and stakeholder visits

          Important Information:

          - There will be no initial salary: the role requires you to increase sales and raise capital to generate salaries. Business partnership contract to be negotiated.
          - The role will be outcomes focussed
          - There is a minimum of 20 hours expected per week
          - Meetings will be held in the Melbourne CBD or via Zoom at days/time depending on team availability
          - You will need your own laptop and/or devices
          - Out of pocket business expenses will be covered


            This is your chance to shine and show us why you’d be the perfect business partner and COO for The Timekeeper. We recognise that this is a two-way street and look forward to a healthy discussion about the role, your expectations and goals in life.

            Please email with the subject headline “Chief Operating Officer Application - [First Name Last Name]", and attach your resume, cover letter and answers to the following questions:

            1. Why do you want to join The Timekeeper team?
            2. What do you think is the recipe for a great social enterprise start-up?
            3. What skills and value could you bring to The Timekeeper?
            4. What is your time commitment (hours per week)?
            5. How would you spend your first 30 days?
            6. What’s in it for you? Name your wants and expectations.

            Applications close Wednesday 31st October 2018 or when role is filled.