How would you like to move to a tropical island and work on cool stuff while enjoying the scenic beauty and launch products and build business strategy? If that sounds AWESOME, then you are looking in the right place at the right position!
We are offering you the opportunity that people hope to get when they are at an advanced stage in their careers and have already proven their mettle and are now in a position from where they can bargain for such an exotic location to stay and work from. Make sure to sign up for our email list to hear about more opportunities like this as soon as they are posted!
What’s The Opportunity?
This is a full-time position working with us as a Marketplace Manager here in the beautiful city of Lapu Lapu City, Cebu in Philippines. This is an apprenticeship position.
While the initial contract is for 6 months, we’re looking for someone who can take charge and run a piece of our business long-term.
You’ll transition from Apprentice to Team Member as you take on additional responsibilities. We want someone who will stay on through 2015/2016 and beyond.
Eventually, this role could turn into a location independent position, allowing you to work from wherever you’d like.
What’s Our Story?
We run our business from Lapu Lapu City, Cebu in Philippines.
KV Social was founded with a team located all over the Asia and Eastern Europe. Later, we consolidated all of our Philippine operations into a central office in Cebu, where everyone can work as an integral team.
KV Social was a one man company when it started i.e. just ME. Now there are 12 members in the team. In the past 12 months, the company has been able to generate over a million dollars, mainly by creating our own products as well as by promoting other people’s product.
The main focus of the team is to develop creative and effective solutions for social media, video marketing, and for the general internet marketing community.
We want you to help us delight our customers and provide an amazing customer experience.
We are currently using Asana following an Agile methodology. We have re-occurring product launches that consist of 150 tasks that must be driven and deadlines must be enforced.
What’s The Job Like?
It’s hard to tie it down to a specific job description because you’d be doing a lot of unique things and we’ll be applying your particular skill-sets and talents to the position. Still, we do want to lay out for you some of the tasks and responsibilities you’ll be taking on. These will include among others the following:
- Managing product launches including product development, designing the sales funnel, and also the team including copywriters and affiliate management.
- Creating clear and follow-able project plans, ensuring on-time and within-budget completion of software release projects.
- Interfacing with clients and 3rd-party providers
- Developing project plans. And finally providing feedback on the performance of period team members.
- Running Quality Assurance (QA) and making sure that the final work meets the standards of the team, preparing clear and concise report on task progression and project metrics.
So as you can see you will be getting first hand valuable on the job training into all the spheres of running a business.
What Skills Do I Need?
You are a technical expert who is able to
Install new software products. Able to take outline of an idea and create a wireframe/project spec for the developers, able to handle escalations of technical nature – html/css, ftp, etc.
Also someone who has a solid technical background with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems, and also minimum 6 years work related experience with background in business analysis, end to end project management
You are both, a team member and leader, who is able to
Assess and allocate tasks to various members of the team, follow up with team members and ensures that tasks are done, provide daily report on progress of not one – but multiple projects.
Also use a Project Management system such as Microsoft Project or Asana, report to Executives, produce financial reports according to our specifications and report on idea generation and weekly business process.
When playing the role of HR Manager you are responsible for
Schedules for staff, hiring/firing/reprimanding employees.
Some other things expected from you are
You are a team player but can also work with minimal supervision. You have prior project and people management experience and most importantly drive to succeed and grow with the company.
What it’s like to be part of the team?
You will join a team of fun loving individuals who converts the word “working” to “enjoying”. Where necessary, you will work extra hours to complete tasks in time. You’ll be working a minimum of 40 hours per week.
P.S.: To find out more about KVSocial, See this video from our recent event in Berlin.
CEBU PICS HERE
What’s the Living Situation Like?
You will be living in Lapu Lapu City / Cebu in Philipinnes.
Here’s a little about the city:
You land here at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the second busiest airport in the Philippines. The simplest way to get around is by hopping on a tricycle or multicab (small jeepney). Taxi is also available for a comfortable trip.
For the Foodies:
There are different cuisines available here, for all the taste- buds, which include – : Filipino, Italian, Spanish, European, Thai, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Asian.
The Jungle Restaurant – They serve Filipino and International cuisines and entertain diners with Filipino cultural dances. The cultural dancers showcase Filipino dances Subli, Salip, Palok, Liwa Liwa, Fan Dance, Tinikling and the Sinulog. Other special performances include Arnis, a native Filipino stick fighting exhibition, folk music, and snake dancers with live Philippines pythons.The Jungle Restaurant’s nightly main attraction is The Jungle Fire Dancers who eat, breath, spin and twirl fire. The Jungle Restaurant is open daily.
- No rent or house bills to pay – Electricity, water, cable, internet connections, trash, etc. all handled by us
- Maid service – We have maid service at the house, 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. I don’t know how we could do without after having this so long! Our current apprentice says “I haven’t cleaned dishes since I got here!”
- Know your way around town – One of the frustrating things about moving somewhere is learning where to find things. For example, best coffee shops with Internet, top nightlife spots, repair services, etc. We’ll teach you the ins and outs of this place
- Mentorship – You’ll be living and working closely with me (and our current apprentice) as we continue to expand our brand and marketing efforts. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at a profitable, growing business and have direct access to us, our contacts, etc
- You will have to pay for SOME stuff – Nights on the town, cell phone, personal items, etc.
We’ll take care of many of the day-to-day chores and tasks you’re familiar with so that you can maximize both work and play while you’re here.
Love It… Now What’s the Catch?
This isn’t a charity. We want to integrate you into our business and allow you to prove your hustle. At the same time, you’ll be getting tons of value from us by being out here and networking within our social circles.
You’ll be living/working with us and will know everything about our business. That’s quite a bit of trust we’re putting in you and we want to be brutally honest about what you’re getting into from the beginning.
You should probably be single. While we won’t go as far as saying you can’t be in a relationship, but this isn’t a package deal for families, couples, etc.
We do ask you to be here with us in Cebu the first 6 months. While this may eventually turn into a more permanent location-independent position, we know that working together will help you to become intimately familiar with our business and help us find areas of opportunity. We want the type of person who will ask, “What do we need to do to make this relationship continue because I’m digging it and I’m good at the work!”
It’s going to be hard work. Ok, you’re not going to be digging ditches or moving heavy furniture all day, but some of the work will seriously deplete your brain power (strategy sessions, late-night whiteboarding, etc.) Some of it will be boring (dealing with hard to please clients.)
Some of it may be uncomfortable and push you out of your comfort zone. Reaching out to people you don’t know, pushing the boundaries on your skillsets, etc. Still – doing things we’re not completely comfortable with is how we learn.
We’re going to need your full attention. This won’t be a side-project for you. We’re looking for someone that wants to create a permanent, valuable position on our team. This isn’t an extended vacation or a gap-year getaway, we want someone with a “commitment to the hustle” and savvy enough to realize the opportunity and growth potential you’ll have with us.
You’re not going to make a ton of cash at the start. The good news is that most of your living expenses here are paid and it is super cheap to live in SE Asia. You’ll make 60K PHP per month which is plenty to live a comfortable life here in Lapu-Lapu City and sock enough away to take a couple of trips while you’re here. Want to make more? Find a position where you’re adding so much value to our team that we can’t afford to lose you!
We want people that are open to travel, remote work situations, etc., but we’re not looking for backpacking hippies that just want to goof off for several months.
We want hungry, eye-on-the-prize hustlers that are serious about changing their lives and building businesses. You’ll be running projects not tasks, so we need those that can take initiative and get shit done.
We don’t want to oversell this, but it is an amazing opportunity. We’re looking for a good fit over anything else.
Don’t think you’re qualified? You might be surprised! Go ahead and apply.
We’ll be reviewing EVERY application and we know others that are looking to provide a similar opportunity as well, so you might be a good fit for them!
How Do I Apply?
Step 1: Record a YouTube video (details below), and submit by the due date (Deadline: July 15th but bonus points for early submissions)
Submit your video to this link: Submit Video Here
Step 2: Review submissions and schedule interview
Step 3: Second interview and final decision
Step 4 : Apprentice announcement
Step 5: Arrive in the Philippines
*YouTube Video Requirements:
First section: 1-2 minutes explaining why you’re a good fit for this position.
Second section: 1-2 minutes with your best strategy for finding new buyers/sellers.
Third section: 1-3 minutes describing a negotiation or dealing with a problem situation between 2 or more parties that you had to resolve in the past.
Please put this all in one video and upload it to YouTube. We’ll need you to give us the link in the application.
don’t worry…you’re better than you think you are!
If you’re thinking about applying but worried you might not have enough (insert excuse here) – don’t worry…you’re better than you think you are!
P.S.: when applying, you must write the name of your city in the subject, if you do not we will know you didn’t read the description and you have no attention to detail, meaning automatically disqualified.
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