Business Operations & Growth

CEO - Stealth Retail eCom Platform Startup (Remote)

Remote
Work Type: Full Time
CEO Opportunity: Lead High-Growth Retail SaaS Startup with UP.Labs

You have started and sold a successful Retail SaaS organization(s) and you are ready to do it again. This is why you should do it with UP.Labs:
  • Funded by Tier 1 VCs, with ability to bring in your own institutional investors.
  • Rapid exit opportunity (3-4 years) compared to traditional startups.
  • Established customer pipeline with top Corporate Partners.
  • Access to top-tier talent and support services for rapid scaling.
  • Competitive base salary with substantial early-stage equity in a portfolio company backed by leading corporate investors and our venture capital partners.
Role Overview
UP.Labs is seeking a proven CEO with a track record of successful exits to lead a SaaS platform in retail. With UP.Labs, you'll have end-to-end control of your portfolio company, shaping product strategy, go-to-market plans, and team growth. You'll leverage the UP.Partners ecosystem for expertise and resources, fostering collaboration with corporate partners.

This individual will focus on scaling a novel e-commerce platform designed to transform clearance shopping, markdowns and sell-through by leveraging unique shopping experiences.

Required domain expertise:
  • Passionate about creating and building new products
  • Digital commerce platforms (ability to drive consumer traffic and conversion)
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing creative selling solutions
  • Retail fundamentals including merchandising planning, inventory management, digital marketing, retail pricing and consumer analytics
  • Desire to solve the overstock and clearance headache for retailers
Key Responsibilities
  • Drive company operations, product development, and strategy.
  • Lead go-to-market efforts (across multiple markets), working with Marketing, Finance, and Data teams.
  • Manage P&L, define essential KPIs, and build a high-performing team.
  • Collaborate with UP.Labs and technical leadership to shape the product vision, with an uncompromising focus on customer experience.
  • Access & utilize the UP.Partners ecosystem - an expansive team across product, engineering, marketing, legal and venture capital, available to help advise & scale your portfolio organization.
  • Recruit, retain, and mentor a diverse, world-class team.
Qualifications
  • Proven cross-functional leadership in high-growth and operationally complex environments.
  • Management experience in digital commerce early-stage growth companies.
  • Track record of building retail ventures with previous exits.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent go-to-market and product instincts, ability to sell and maintain enterprise level customers.
  • Strong EQ, executive presence, and a collaborative approach.
  • Talent recruitment and culture-building expertise.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills.
Location: Major metro preferred.

About UP.Labs
We build high-growth tech startups that transform industries. Our unique approach includes meaningful equity rewards, technology-driven products, and unprecedent industry access. We collaborate with corporate investors to launch and scale ventures, and our CEOs take the reins to drive rapid growth.

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