Country Manager Germany

Join us in changing how pet care is provided worldwide!

FirstVet’s mission is to radically improve the way pet owners navigate care for their furry loved ones. We break down friction in the pet care continuum by making affordable, on-demand vet care accessible by allowing pet owners to instantly connect with licensed veterinarians via their smart device. Our solution contributes to a more balanced and better functioning care process for all parties.

The company was founded in 2016 and has now expanded out of its headquarters in Sweden to Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the U.K and latest the U.S.

FirstVet covers nearly seven million pets worldwide. 

The role: 

FirstVet is looking for a Country Manager for Germany. As a Country Manager, you will further build the German organization with large degrees of entrepreneurial freedom. Your main mission will be to make FirstVet the market leader in providing vet tele health both as a service provider to insurances and also in a direct B2C pay-as-you-go business. You will work closely with HQ Centers of Excellence to leverage all international experience and achieve the aggressive growth targets.  

Representing FirstVet in meetings with partners or regulatory authorities, managing the onboarding and marketing activities of partners  and pitching commercial prospects are some examples of the broad variety of tasks that lie ahead of you. We are looking for a general utility player that can hit the ground running. Your strong sides should be managing senior partner contacts, e.g. senior insurance managers, coordinating several HQ resources, building and managing a team and doing sound financial and operative planning. 

This is a full-time role, preferably based at our office in Munich, but we can discuss other locations as well. However, during this specific time, we follow the guidelines from the local health authority and work remotely.

Your responsibilities:

  • Be responsible and own the P&L for the B2B partner growth in Germany 
  • Lead partner onboarding and relationship management
  • Represent FirstVet in meetings with customers, partners, and regulatory authorities including delivering presentations, demos, etc.
  • Identify and execute ways to increase utilization of partners, manage reporting and analytics
  • Drive and lead other business development opportunities
  • Identify improvements and opportunities to reach FirstVet’s growth targets
  • Manage projects involving cross-departmental teams
  • Facilitate close cooperation with our operations and management team in Stockholm
  • Be willing to take on new projects and approach challenges with a “can-do” attitude

Who we are: 

You will be part of a fantastic group of people, based in several countries, who believe that having fun together in a professional environment will build a long-lasting company culture where everyone gives 100%. We are a young and fast-growing start-up, working passionately to build a high-quality service and an expansive global company. We value personal qualities as much as background and experiences.

The person we are looking for:

To be successful in this role, we believe that you are a team player who always strives to deliver outstanding results. You have a high level of comfort with financial/business modeling and a strong analytical mindset and you enjoy working in a role where the roadmap is clear but the rest is up to you. You are a self-starter and always get things done, understand the balance between time and cost, and never miss out on quality and delivery. At the same time you're a humble and enthusiastic people-person with probably a dream to someday be part of a growth scale-up journey. 

Apart from that we also believe that you should ideally:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in business, preferably in a fast-paced, high growth environment (e.g. startup) a tech company or consulting
  • Have a relevant academic degree 
  • Work proactively with an ability to navigate and prioritize among projects
  • Enjoy working with  a wide variety of stakeholders across the organization
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Manage projects independently and lead cross-departmental teams to ensure timely completion
  • Work well with international teams and build consensus across different types of parties

Apart from the above-mentioned requirements, it goes without saying that an interest in animals is highly desirable. We’re a pet-orientated organisation and it’s not unusual for a dog or cat to join our Zoom calls!

Do not wait too long with your application as interviews are held continuously.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Munich

Germany
99986 Munich Directions View page

Workplace and Culture

You will be part of a fantastic group of people, based in several countries, who believe that having fun together in a professional environment will build a long-lasting company culture where everyone gives 100%. We are a young and fast-growing start-up, working passionately to build a high-quality service and an expansive global company. We value personal qualities as much as background and experiences.

We’re a pet-orientated organization and it’s not unusual for a dog or cat to join our Zoom calls!

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