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Chief of Staff to the CTO

Feb 23, 2022
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Company Description

We are Flink - your online supermarket revolutionising the way you do your grocery shopping. With a wide selection of over 2,400 high-quality products, we aim to deliver to your door in minutes. We put our customers first and ensure all products delivered are fresh and nutritious. Additionally, we can customise our national assortment to be able to offer you unique local products in every city. Our delivery hubs are located in densely populated inner-city locations and we strive to be sustainable by delivering on electric bikes and using packaging that can be recycled.

Founded by experienced e-commerce professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs with exceptional track records, backed by some of the most renowned Global investors, we are growing rapidly and have a great hunger to continuously challenge ourselves. We pride ourselves in being an inclusive and equal opportunities employer with a diverse and multicultural team.

If you want to be part of this exciting journey… read on!

In your role as a** Chief of Staff to the CTO (m/f/d), **you will be instrumental in helping us scale the product & engineering organization while staying efficient. You will be part of the product & engineering leadership team and help keep the team organized while driving transformational projects for the organisation.

Job Description

  • Create a structure for the CTO to improve visibility and accountability with their direct reports.
  • Manage weekly staff meetings, including setting the agenda and providing insights and analysis to inform strategic conversations.
  • Organize and determine the program for monthly and quarterly strategic staff meetings including offsites with the Product & Engineering Leadership Team.
  • Document and communicate decisions and action items from meetings. Ensure follow-up and closure of action items to increase accountability.
  • Maintain and foster a close partnership with other departments, collaborating effectively on strategic initiatives.
  • Own the Budget planning and tracking for the product & engineering organisation in close collaboration with the leadership team and supporting functions like finance and accounting.
  • Curate the Product & Engineering All-Hands Meetings and ensure content and topics are relevant for the wider organization.
  • Drive special projects around the Product & Engineering Organization that help transform the fast-growing organization.
  • Manage the organization's vendor relationships including contract negotiations, SaaS adoption and spending in close collaboration with the procurement team.
  • Consult and partner with People Business partners on strategic People-related initiatives, challenges, and goals.


  • Experience working in and supporting global Engineering teams of 100+ people
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results with little supervision. This means you are results-oriented; driven and self-motivated with strong initiative.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and build scalable processes.
  • Comfort working in a high-growth, constantly changing environment.
  • Proven experience in running complex organizational projects and reporting to senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with a broad set of stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Concise written and verbal communication.

Additional information

  • A cool discount off your personal Flink orders, be the first to test out new products!
  • Unlimited access to an e-learning and development platform, MyAcademy, including online German courses
  • Attractive company pension options
  • Online discounts with Corporate Benefits and Future Bens
  • A unique opportunity to be an early bird and have an impact on our strategy & growth
  • A steep learning curve, the possibility to work in an energised and dynamic team within a fast-paced environment
  • For Berlin: A newly renovated and spacious, dog-friendly HQ in the heart of Mitte - lots of delicious lunch spots available within short walking distance

It is our commitment that every applicant will be evaluated according to their skills regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, or religion.

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