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General Manager

Location: Toronto, Canada

Position type: Full-time

Start date: By agreement

About You  

Do you want to represent RepRisk together with our team in Toronto? Do you love to lead, guide, and connect with people across hierarchies and cultures in a professional, dynamic, and international environment? Are you a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, always going the extra mile with passion? Do you want to combine your assertiveness, strong drive, and can-do attitude with a meaningful job in ESG, all while having fun?  

If your answers are YES - this might be the perfect role for you! 

Your Responsibilities 

As General Manager of RepRisk Toronto, you oversee staff, operations, and budget of the location. You contribute to the overall local market approach and strategy, manage people, and establish relevant policies. Moreover, you promote our RepRisk culture and help our people and us as a company to grow and thrive in the area. You also liaise with our other offices around the world and work with remote line managers as appropriate, to ensure our team members are motivated and engaged. In your role you are strategic as well as operational, business oriented, people oriented and contributing to our mission, vision, and culture. In general, your tasks include:  

General/office management  

  • Serve as the face of and represent RepRisk in Canada, including via media and regulatory counterparts to promote the development of RepRisk in the local market in line with the global strategy 
  • Leverage existing networks to support business development  
  • Networking with tech and start-up scene 
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including: 
  • Monitoring financial activities, maintaining local budgets and optimizing expenses 
  • Further developing the local office (including office planning, optimization, and expansion as appropriate) and practice 
  • Improving administration processes and governance, as well as engaging with local vendors  
  • Setting local policies and processes 
  • Hiring as well as ensuring staff follows local guidelines and regulations (including e.g. on health and safety) 
  • Solve local issues in line with our company values (e.g., staff conflicts) 
  • Represent the office vis-a-vis RepRisk global management, and collaborate with other locations, internal and external stakeholders 

Team Lead 

  • Serve as a strategic team leader and play an active role in helping the team succeed 
  • Work with remote line managers to identify, attract, develop, and retain talented people 
  • Build a positive team culture in line with RepRisk values, and align individuals’ focus with our company goals  
  • Support team members in building skills (in collaboration with the relevant line manager as appropriate); coach and mentor them, improving the effectiveness of each team member  
  • Lead cross-functional teams as part of an integrated go-to-market approach 

RepRisk collaboration  

  • Work closely with research, technology, marketing, sales, account management, finance, legal and HR teams to develop a holistic team as well as supporting RepRisk’s global sales, marketing, and services strategy in the local market  
  • Work, contribute and/or lead global projects as appropriate  
  • Be a RepRisk champion and embody RepRisk’s values of intellectual honesty and humility, operational excellence, as well as openness and respect for people 

You Offer 

  • Excellent communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and strong leadership qualities 
  • Proven experience as a General Manager or similar leadership role 
  • Experience in planning and budgeting 
  • Knowledge of business processes and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations, etc.) 
  • Strong analytical ability and highly organized 
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, problem-solving aptitude and pro-actively owning topics  
  • Recognized degree (at a minimum Bachelor's) with evidence of continuing professional development and relevant working experience  
  • Highly networked with existing relationships in our target market  

About Us 

RepRisk is a rapidly growing global company and a pioneer in the ESG data science field. Our goal is to make the world a better place by creating transparency in the business world – we are driving positive change via the power of data. We combine AI and machine learning with human intelligence to analyze public information and identify environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. We serve as a reality check for how companies conduct their business around the world – do they walk their talk when it comes to human rights, labor standards, corruption, and environmental issues?

We Offer 

  • Flexible working hours and arrangements
  • An entrepreneurial, international, and dynamic work environment
  • A shared mission to drive accountability and responsible behavior of companies, thus creating positive change
  • A company that embraces diversity, because life would be boring if we were all the same!

Please note that we will only consider candidates with a valid work permit