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VP / Director of Answer Production Operations (Technology Executive Leader)

Blacksburg, VA
Expired: June 17, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $140,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Ozmo is seeking an executive-level leader to oversee a large team of answer creators and curators. In this executive role, you will oversee the day-to-day management and growth of a hybrid team. Your work will involve forecasting, planning, and leading the operational improvement of the team while balancing mission-critical work for many enterprise customers in a time-sensitive environment. You will work across the entire organization as a member of the executive team and report directly to the CEO.

Would you like to join the Ozmo team? As a growing technology company, Ozmo’s focus is on solving tech support at scale. We build best-in-class software products that are used around the world to improve the lives of tens of millions of people each year by making technology more accessible. Ozmonauts are motivated to continuously improve and love to learn. We pride ourselves in doing exceptional work that delivers real value by transforming the way people think about technology.

What you will do:
  • Supervise the daily operations of the team, ensuring alignment with stakeholders on our customer-facing teams.
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma principles to streamline operations, reduce waste, and increase process efficiency.
  • Balance production efficiency with the spirit of Agile methodologies and Agile project management strategies to enhance the team's adaptability and ensure timely delivery.
  • Facilitate a culture of continual improvement within the team, promoting professional growth and development.
  • Advocate transparency and clear communication within the team and with stakeholders, maintaining organized and accessible work documentation.
  • Foster an environment of autonomy through accountability, providing clear expectations and trusting team members to deliver their best work.
  • Develop effective schedules and prioritization matrices and set audacious-yet-sustainable goals to ensure progress and prevent burnout.
  • Mentor and coach a young team, encouraging open, honest conversations and constructive feedback.
  • Lead the design and execution of production strategies, aligning with the broader context of Ozmo's objectives and SLA obligations.
What you will bring to the role:
  • Recent experience in the software industry/tech sector. Ideal candidates will have played a critical role in the operational scaling of tech companies.
  • Director-level: A minimum of 10 years of operations management in a technology company with at least five years in a leadership role.
  • VP-level: Director-level requirement and prior VP of Operations or COO responsibilities in a growing technology company.
  • Candidates typically have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or a related field. Master’s degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma or demonstrated experience working in such a continuous improvement environment.
  • Demonstrated experience operating in an Agile environment with mastery of Agile methodologies and Agile Project Management.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to foster a team-oriented environment in line with Ozmo's core values.
  • Expertise in traditional project management, program management and portfolio management. Ideal candidates will have a PMP certification.
  • Proven ability to organize teams for optimal output and conduct change management initiatives when necessary.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring, coaching, and developing team members.
  • Knowledge of production design and management, with a particular emphasis on digital content.
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission and values of Ozmo, with its inclusive nature and open and transparent work style.
Perks of being an Ozmonaut:
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance along with short- and long-term disability
  • Plenty of paid time off (PTO) that grows the longer you’re with Ozmo, as well as paid holidays
  • 401k to save for retirement with employer matching
  • Paid maternity and bonding leave for new parents
  • Paid pawternity leave when you bring a new pet into your life
  • One-month sabbatical after you have been with Ozmo for five years
  • Flexible, hybrid work arrangements to support your best work

Pay Range: $140k +

This position is based in the United States and offers the opportunity to work from home or in the Blacksburg, VA office.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Ozmo does not sponsor employment visas.

Ozmo participates in the E-verify program.

Ozmo does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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