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Account Executive Director

Business Operations | Paris, France | Full Time

Job Description

Inovexus is a cross-border Accelerator focusing on French startups, with a unique approach on enhancing key factors enabling cross-border funding.

Based on recent  key strategic partnership and investor coming on board, Inovexus is pivoting towards becoming the largest cross-border acceleration fund in France. Inovexus is ideally positioned to bridge the vibrant FrenchTech ecosystem with the US VC industry. As part of this expansion, Inovexus is looking to recruit an Account Executive Director, a key role, based in France. 

You will spend your days interfacing with the accelerator leadership team of mentors, working with early-stage startup founders and navigating cross-functionally to enable startups to realize success. This is a unique opportunity to be plugged into the center of the startup ecosystem, and to lead it. 

As Account Executive Director, you will be responsible for the integration of strategy into the acceleration program and provide operational leadership to the acceleration team. You will monitor and control the execution of plans throughout the lifecycle of startups in the program from sourcing and due diligence to operational management and business tuning, while at the same time identifying and communicating issues and risks and developing mitigation plans. 

We are seeking a team member who has founded a company, ideally gone through an accelerator program and who gets excited about working with and mentoring early-stage startup founders day-in and day-out. This role will report to the CEO.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Build and manage the Account Executive team

  • Help build and manage the acceleration program to support early stage startups on behalf of Inovexus

  • Lead the operations team in helping drive overall strategy for the acceleration program

  • Work closely with portfolio companies to ensure that they are successful in the program by providing technical resources, business mentorship and coordination efforts

  • Execute strategic initiatives for Inovexus, while working with key internal stakeholders 

  • Planning, scheduling, tracking milestones for the acceleration program

  • Provide scenario planning to support robust decision making through in-depth analysis of program activities and KPIs

  • Actively utilize internal processes to manage reporting, tracking and goal attainment for the startup teams

  • Prepare and deliver data-driven reviews to senior management about progress, achievements and roadblocks

  • Serve as the primary eyes and ears for Inovexus to the startup community

  • Manage operations managers / associates both in France and in the US

  • Lead preparation of documents including detailed reports, timelines and slide decks for key governance meetings including meetings to decide on milestones and decision points

  • Manage the content creation developed in-house for the program

Qualifications and required experience

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience in a VC / startup ecosystem, ideally having led an accelerator or incubator

  • Minimum 3-5 years of management experience with strong leadership and management skills

  • Solid network within the French Tech ecosystem

  • Impeccable knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques

  • Good understanding of the wider objectives of the program

  • Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals involved in program management

  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures

  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems

  • Fluent in English and French

Inovexus is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is building the largest cross-border Acceleration Fund bridging the vibrant EuroTech ecosystem with the US Venture Capital industry. We are a team of successful French-American entrepreneurs and investors offering innovative companies tailored cross-border funding and acceleration program.