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VP of Business Development and Strategy

New York, NY, USA | Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company

  • Industry:
    Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure
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  • Functions:
    Business Development
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Job Description:
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Scaling any business as rapidly as we are is both exciting and challenging. We’re lucky to be working with a product we know thousands of people across the country love, a strong financial position, and a team of fantastic people. The coming 2-3 years will be strategically important and incredibly interesting as the coworking industry matures, and Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company forms transformational new relationships, refines our business Organizationel, and tackles a number of important new initiatives. As the VP of Business Development and Strategy, you’ll be front and center to this journey, helping lead cross functional teams to tackle some of the companies highest priority strategic challenges. The role will report directly to the COO, will be responsible for building a small but high impact team of 5 by the end of 2019 (currently a 2 person team) and will work in partnership with all functional leads and the CEO/CFO.


Own execution of cross-team, company-changing initiatives. These will vary dramatically, but currently the team is focused on initiatives like leading the post-acquisition integration of a competitor, developing and executing on our international growth strategy, re-visiting and rolling out a new employee brand and value proposition

Drive analyses to support strategic decision making. Currently the team is focused on evaluating new capital structures/vehicles, revisiting our pricing strategy, analyzing business profitability at different growth rates and re-visiting location staffing Organizationels

Coordinate across teams to land transformational business partnerships with like-minded brands to enhance market awareness, to improve our member experience (e.g., network partnership with a child care provider), or to drive incremental revenue

Lead the analysis, negotiation and sCompanyequent integration of M&A opportunities


Track record of solving highly ambiguous, challenging problems

Comfort overseeing a highly analytical team and familiarity with financial Organizationeling (some familiarity with M&A a plus)

Strong business acumen across a broad set of topics. This could come in the form of an MBA, experience working across functions as an internal or external consultant, or work experience that builds a strong cross-functional knowledge set (e.g, a GM role, VP of ops role etc)

Ability to influence others and lead cross functional teams

Strong communication skills

Strong people leader, with experience hiring and leading teams of at least 5 people

Experience leading business development, sales or high-stakes B-2-B interactions

Strong and creative negotiator and high degree of credibility in executive-level, external meetings 


In addition to our incredible team, there are lots of other fun reasons to work with us.

Daily breakfast, snacks, coffee, tea, and drinks at all Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company locations

Health care, including vision and dental

401K plan

Smart casual dress code

Generous vacation time

Paid parental leave

Team outings (ex. Dinners, rock climbing, yoga classes and more!)

Company-wide outings and retreats (previous locations have included New Orleans & the Hamptons)

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