NOTE: For this external opportunity, please DO NOT submit your application directly via the GACC Talent Network. Rather, please follow the application instructions provided at the bottom of the job description.

TH Bender, the leading American executive search company with German DNA, is looking for a German speaking Operations Manager.

Our Operations Manager plays a crucial role - multi-faceted and very international it touches multiple disciplines: operations, business development, research and communication. This position is heavily involved with all key aspects of our compact, yet high-performing and global group. Occasional work-from-home is possible.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Oversee our decentralized support staff (Washington, Chicago, Asia, Germany) to assure that our internal processes are being adhered to
  • Interface with clients and partners in Europe, Asia, Africa and America on the C-level both on the phone and by email
  • Support our active membership in the “Deutsch-Amerikanischer Business Roundtable (www.DABRT.com)”
  • Coordinate and conduct research on macro- and micro-level in Europe and North America
  • Oversee, coordinate and review client and multiplier marketing campaigns
  • Maintain several websites using sophisticated Content Management Applications
  • Pro-actively conduct market research to support our business development
  • Participate as applicable in business networking events
  • Help with coordination of meetings with C-level contacts (esp. with German-speaking clients)
  • Interact closely with other leading German-American business organizations on joint programs
  • Help organize seminars and speaking engagements in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
  • Work on online marketing programs, including SEO, website development, ad campaigns
  • Work with our Customer Relationship Management system
  • Requirements:
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written in both German and English, French, Dutch or Spanish a plus)
  • Solid understanding and appreciation of social media as a user
  • Comfortable with Content Management Systems, databases, IT, Windows, Mac
  • Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • Able to work in the USA without sponsorship or other limitations
  • Open to occasional travel
  • International mindset

Personality:

  • Hands-on, detail oriented, yet able to see the big picture
  • Able to juggle multiple projects
  • Self-starter, self-learner, with a keen interest in all facets of international business
  • Mature attitude, but also clearly willing to have some fun at work!
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting

Background:

This role is perfect for a dynamic, fast-thinking, entrepreneurial individual who frequently enjoys juggling multiple tasks but also likes to focus on individual tasks requiring a keen eye for detail.

Opportunity:

  • Fun, lean organization guarantees strong professional and personal growth
  • Exposure to C-level executives on three continents
  • Strong exposure to the cutting edge of corporate developments at international companies
  • Learn about the complex interplay between international affairs, foreign business, corporate development and human resources
  • Work with experienced (yet fun-loving) professionals
  • Flexible work environment
  • Ability to work from home (occasionally)
  • In the Frederick office, we will try to have a dog friendly environment

Benefits and Compensation- Comprehensive benefits are available:

  • 401(k) with generous company contribution
  • Company-sponsored membership at an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center (in DC)
  • Day Care (Infant to Kindergarten) in the building; bilingual immersion program offered (in DC)
  • To Apply: If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Christian Decker at cdecker(at)thbender.com or info(at)thbender.com
  • Start date: As soon as possible