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Strategy Director, Ecommerce Global (London Based)

ZX Ventures, London

Brewing up the future, today.


We are currently searching for top talent to join us as a Strategy Director, Ecommerce Global and take responsibility for the health of our global eCommerce ecosystem of companies.  Our goal is to find entrepreneurial people who share our passion for growth and have demonstrated their ambition through interesting and demanding professional roles and education. Our strength lies in the diversity of our team members’ previous experiences. For all of our roles, we are open to candidates from a number of backgrounds, including experience with top startups, management consulting, operations, and other related functions or industries.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT:

The role is primarily based in our ZX Ventures Head Office in London, UK, but requires frequent travel to our businesses, primarily across Europe & China. 

ACCOUNTABILITY OF ROLE

This job is accountable for developing our global portfolio of start-ups by: 

  • Managing our investor relations to ensure promising growth opportunities are funded;
  • Supporting start-ups through different phases of growth by implementing our ZX Ventures Operating System & Governance model;
  • Ensuring our pipeline is full by identifying, attracting & investing in new organic & inorganic opportunities.

CAPABILITIES REQUIRED:

Our ZX eCommerce Global Director, E.C.O Team, needs four core strengths: 

  • Experience with iterative innovation processes, ideally through an accelerator or incubator, with expert project management discipline & familiarity with agile / scrum ways of working.
  • Financial acumen, with >5 years operational experience across both large corporate & early stage financing. Comfortable with financial modeling & excel.
  • Strong communication skills, with expertise in both building relationships and also synthesizing complex information into digestible formats.
  • Grit – a balance of passion for the challenge and ability withstand many setbacks in order to keep making progress in uncertain, iterative, evolutionary processes.

KEY CONTACTS:

One of the complexities of the role is that it has multiple stakeholder groups: 

  • The ZX Ventures Ecosystem & AB InBev Management Boards:
    • Strategy Alignment
    • Performance Updates & Ecosystem PR;
    • Investment Requests
  • The ZX Ventures Ecosystem & AB InBev leadership teams:
    • Strategy Alignment
    • ZX Operating System Implementation;
    • Project Management - Gap opening & closing.
  • The ZX Ventures Ecosystem & AB InBev finance community:
    • Performance Reporting & forecasting;
    • Investment Requests
  • The external drinks & technology start-up community:
    • Opportunity identification;
    • Talent Attraction & ZX Ecosystem PR;
    • On-boarding & Integration.
  • The ZX Ventures Strategy Team
    • Four direct reports:
      1. Performance Manager, eStores
      2. Performance Manager, eRetail
  • Integration Manager iv. ZX Operating System Lead

SOUND INTERESTING TO YOU? HERE'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

  • You thrive in startup or fast-paced innovation environments. You're comfortable working autonomously, with little oversight. You’ll be on a small team with significant responsibilities and will need to be comfortable working – and delivering – in an unstructured, fluid environment.
  • You're a creative problem solver.
  • You have strong initiative. ZX is proud of the speed at which our business moves and we are looking for true self-starters who are willing to be a part of our fast-paced environment.
  • You have excellent strategic and analytical thinking skills. We expect our team members to learn quickly and handle a number of challenges with resilience.
  • You've delivered exceptional results throughout your prior experiences. We are looking for people who can show that their actions have led to impact. 

ZX Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


ZX Ventures is a global incubator, operator, and venture capital team backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev.  We are a small army of futurists, dreamers, doers, designers, engineers, scientists, marketers, brewers, builders, and data geeks. From operating leading craft breweries, eCommerce sites, technology products and retail operations to investing in innovative third-party companies, ZX Ventures is accelerating the future.  With offices in over 20 countries, the opportunities are as vast and diverse as our team of professionals.

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WHY ZX?

BE EMPOWERED BY PEOPLE.
Work with passionate partners and industry leaders, including entrepreneurs, investors, operators, and innovators who are dreaming of changing the world…and then doing it. You’ll have the chance not just to work with them, but to become one of them. We’re a company of owners, which means you can count on your colleagues because they’re as vested in this dream as you are.​​

LEARN QUICKLY. GROW QUICKLY.
You’ll explore uncharted territory, creating, investing in and leading businesses, products, and models that didn’t exist before. The result? You have the opportunity – and the expectation – to learn something new. And you’ll learn quickly, because accepting big challenges is in your DNA. 

GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
At ZX Ventures, you’ll have the opportunity to build the future of an industry, backed by its leader. What does that mean? A startup environment with access to AB InBev’s resources. Centuries of expertise spanning 150 countries and 180,000 colleagues. Brands that have been bringing people together for generations. The possibilities for your career are endless.

There are no limits to what you can achieve here. If you have the ambition to chase big dreams, at ZX Ventures you’ll get the autonomy and resources to turn them into reality.  

About ZX Ventures

ZX Ventures is a global incubator and venture capital team backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's leading global brewer. ZX is a smaller, nimble group that is part of AB InBev and is dedicated to investing in and developing new products and businesses that address emerging consumer needs.

Our goal is to make products, services and technologies that bring people together to celebrate and share great times, and to offer the world what it hasn’t yet even imagined.

ZX Ventures’ unparalleled access to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s research, technology and distribution networks allows us to have a deep understanding of products and what the consumer wants, as well as to anticipate and meet what their needs will be in the future.


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