Director of Business Development and Operations

Twiggle is at a critical stage in its growth. The company has secured more than $33M in funding from leading global investors. It has also built a powerful search solution for e-commerce enterprises, capable of delivering extraordinary results at unprecedented scale. The company recently launched its semantic search API and is currently expanding its international operations and growing its customer base.

The Director of Business Development and Operations reports to and works closely with the CEO to effectively manage the board of directors, investor relations, and other strategic projects and business initiatives. This role is also continually engaged with sales, business development initiatives, and partnerships.

This role is suited for a smart, sharp, positive, and highly driven doer that has the ability to understand the human, material, and business dynamics of a fast paced growing enterprise start up. This is right for someone who is exceptionally capable, smart, and energetic who wants to work hard, learn on a daily basis, and have a crucial role in a thriving start up in an emerging field.

As a trusted advisor to the CEO, the role requires exceptional communication skills matched with demonstrated integrity, maturity, self-motivation, analytical skills, emotional intelligence, and excellent business sensitivities.


  • Lead and manage internal and external projects directed by the CEO

  • Lead business exploration, development and expansion initiatives including new revenue streams, product partnerships, and portfolio expansion

  • Actively partake in customer related initiatives and sales, focusing on improving processes and their yield

  • Manages communications with strategic partners of the company, as well as investors & board members

  • Devise presentations, analysis, and research in support of sales, business development, and partnership activities


  • Relevant degree from a top university (MBA from a leading university preferred)

  • Consulting and operational experience, at a leading management consulting firm, successful start up or multinational company

  • Background in business development including contracting experience at a leading internet or retail company

  • Technical knowledge and track record of working on complex technical businesses such as infrastructure services, cloud, or enterprise software

  • Professional distinction in thought leadership and innovation

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with track record of driving complex cross-functional projects/ initiatives

  • Excellent modelling and presentation skills

  • Experience handling complicated business agreements independently

  • Experience dealing with all levels of management

  • Ability to think, react and adapt well in a high-energy, fast-paced agile environment

  • Proactive self-starter, with the ability to get things done and work independently when needed

  • Must have English as a mother tongue (or at mother tongue level)

  • Must have International experience, preferably having lived and worked in the US, UK, or EU

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