Aviron

Company Background:

Aviron, the experience-driven connected rowing machine built on an advanced gaming platform, has more than doubled top line revenue every quarter for the last three quarters, and is on track to hit over 6X growth since the start of 2021. The company was recently featured in US Weekly, PCMag, and Forbes called the rower “A phenomenal, intense rowing workout.” Aviron’s focus on utilizing gaming psychology to drive motivation, consistency, and fun for their users, positions them well-ahead of the gaming fitness trend and as the future of fitness entertainment. Aviron is backed by Y-Combinator (Dropbox, AirBnB, DoorDash), Global Founders Capital (Facebook, Slack, LinkedIn), and the co-founder of Oculus. Today, the Company is based in Toronto, Ontario but offers the ability for its employees to work remotely.

Position Overview:

As Aviron continues to scale rapidly and expand globally, the company is seeking a VP of Operations to lead the company through its next phase of growth. The VP of Ops will be a critical member of the executive team, reporting directly to the CEO of the company. The VP of Ops will bring an operational discipline and data-driven approach to Aviron and will be responsible for driving growth, ensuring continued responsible profitability, and delivering a high-quality customer experience. The VP of Ops will provide leadership over suppliers, procurement, factory, supply chain, technology, business intelligence, business tools and systems, logistics and fulfillment, facilities and customer support.

Competencies for Success:

  • Strategist – track record of developing and implementing innovative best practices, processes and rigor across growing technology businesses
  • Leadership – track record of displaying confidence, courage, accountability, and conviction among subordinates, peers and superiors in addressing difficult decisions
  • Change Agent –ability to identify opportunities for improvement across business processes and functions
  • Adaptable – track record of operating in fast-paced, results-driven environments with the intellectual capacity to perform quickly under pressure Experience, Background & Personal

Traits:

  • At least 10 years of success in a senior operations role with a proven track record of achieving substantial improvements in business operations resulting in significant and steady increases in profitability over the course of several reporting periods
  • Experience scaling high growth companies or business units
  • Strong track record of hiring, retaining and motivating high performing teams that consistently produce outstanding results
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with strict attention to detail and proven ability to understand and act on financial and technical data
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives
  • Proven ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong appreciation and respect for a values-based company culture
  • A proven leader with a high level of emotional intelligence, that can manage, influence, and inspire individuals of varied backgrounds and with a broad range of personalities and communication styles

Responsibility:

  • Develop, establish and direct execution of operating policies to support overall company objectives and planned performance goals
  • Build an agile and cost-effective distribution network that best support our business model delivers exceptional customer service levels
  • Appraise and evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically
  • Develop and manage all relevant systems, processes and procedures across the organization to ensure operational excellence
  • Develop and measure key performance metrics across all operational functions of the business
  • Conduct rigorous ROI analysis on product spend and work to define and develop the annual budget, meet budget goals and review financial performance
  • Oversee significant system platforms (e.g., ERP, WMS) to ensure our back-end operations and toolkit utilize best in class technology
  • Attract, hire, train, develop and direct a staff of professionals to oversee each of their specific areas of responsibility to achieve company goals and objectives
  • Ensure that each department is properly organized, staffed, and directed to fulfill its responsibilities
  • Maintain compliance with all legal requirements and oversee that company is in accordance
  • Review actual performance to plan and take appropriate actions to meet plan