Venture CEO - Online Marketplace

Create the Next Innovation in Industrial Goods

A global Steel company has been working with BCG Digital Ventures, an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts and investors. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. The business ventures we create build strategic advantages for some of the most important global companies and help them own the next horizon of innovation. This role will be hired directly by the global Steel company into an autonomous business unit based in London.

We are getting ready to launch and scale a steel eCommerce marketplace startup with a vision well beyond our early stages, transforming the way firms source, compare and buy steel from suppliers. Financially backed and operationally supported by a British FTSE 100 firm and BCGDV, this startup is well positioned to disrupt the UK industrial goods market, infusing cutting edge technology into an industry primed for innovation.

We are looking for an exceptional leader who will form an experienced executive leadership team and own the end to end success of this disruptive startup.  


  • Set the vision of the overall strategy; including defining long-term goals and strategies. Drive growth, profitability, and company value.
  • Drive continuous improvement.
  • Manage competition and threats in the marketplace, with constant evaluation of financial structure, capital strategy & strategic priorities.
  • Own P&L and cash flow. Manage burn rate while growing the business ahead of market disruptions. 

Execute with Excellence

  • Drive day to day operations.
  • Align resources to achieve key business priorities.
  • Proactively mitigate business, operational & governance risks.
  • Work effectively as small, autonomous business units within a global multinational company.
  • Continue to develop the business model ahead of the market. 
  • Provide expert guidance to all functional areas, including strategy, operations, sales & product.

Build Great Talent & Teams

  • Attract, retain & develop world-class talent. 
  • Cultivate a high-performing, agile, one-team culture.  

Expertise & Experience

  • MBA strongly preferred
  • Experience leading and scaling at least one high growth start-up in the role of CEO or General Manager
  • Proven track record of building successful digital products and high caliber teams from the ground up
  • Experience managing corporate partner relationships, including complex consortiums
  • Digital/Start Up background essential

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