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City Launcher


About BEAT81

BEAT81 is Europe's fastest-growing fitness tech startup. Backed by strong investors - Atlantic Labs, Tekton and EQT Ventures - with Series A just closed we bring together the most innovative digital products and the very best coaches to create unique and real (yes! real people, real coaches, real burpees!) fitness classes around the globe to improve people's lives and shape sustainable urban environments.

Our workouts led by fitness experts offer real-time, personalized heart rate monitoring, gamification, and analytics - transforming the traditional group fitness experience to make BEAT81 the global leader in fitness and technology. Join us on our mission to create lasting wellbeing!

About the role

Location: Cologne

Start date: As soon as possible

At BEAT81, the Operations department is structured in two functions: Central Operations (Equipment & Logistics, Coach recruiting, Schedule & Analytics, B2B Sales) in the Berlin HQ and the local City Operations for the launch and management of our cities.

As a City Launcher, you will take full responsibility for the launch, growth, and development of all operations in your city. With the full support of the HQ (Marketing, Coach Management, Central Operations) and together with your partner in crime - the City Head Coach - you will build and implement the market growth strategy and establish a world-class team of coaches and the very best indoor and outdoor locations to make BEAT81 the #1 fitness destination.

You can choose to either build up a city and then hand it over to a city manager and move on to launch further cities. Or you can stay in your city and build a fitness empire! One way or another: being one of our first city launchers at BEAT81, we want you to leverage your knowledge and experience by hiring, mentoring and managing the next generation of city launchers across multiple cities & countries and develop into a senior leadership role asap!


  • Take full ownership for the launch, growth, and development of your city

  • Deliver world-class BEAT81 operations managing all aspects of local operations, in particular, indoor & outdoor locations, the coach team, equipment, indoor and outdoor locations, customers, local marketing, partnerships, and growth

  • Leverage HQ functions (e.g. central operations, marketing, government relations, business development) to boost growth

  • Remove blockers, rapidly solve problems, and find a path forward through ambiguity

  • Contribute your experience and leverage learnings into our launch & city growth playbook to accelerate growth in other cities

  • Ideally, you grow fast into a leadership role where you can hire, onboard and manage new city launchers and manage multiple cities and regions

Desired skills, personality traits, and experiences

Note: these are preferred skills but not requirements. If you recognize yourself, and the role sounds fun, don't hesitate to apply

  • Determination to to build up our business operations in a new city from scratch

  • Ability to run independently with an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Can-do attitude, optimistic and bull-headed to overcome barriers in the way

  • Problem solving skills, as well as a hands-on & results-driven mindset

  • Structured thinker with an eye for details

  • People person, with communication & influencing skills across different stakeholders

  • Confident, hungry, disciplined, positive forward drive to push things forward fast but with low ego

  • Customer focus and hospitality mentality

  • Fluent in English and the local language of your rollout city. Other languages are a bonus for international roll-out

  • From graduate to senior: all levels of experience are welcomed! If you already had the chance to gain experience in operations in a post-series A startup that’s awesome! If not, then this might be just the exact right time! ;) More important than your experience is your willingness to tackle the challenge and to go all in!

  • Willingness to travel and for multi-week/month assignments in your city

  • Degree in business or finance

What's in for you

  • Our hierarchies: flat! The company's growth: steep! Your learning curve: exponential!

  • Accelerate your international career at the intersection of fitness, tech, and lifestyle in an early-stage startup with proven product-market fit

  • Build the future of global fitness, shape tomorrow's urban infrastructure and improve people's lives

  • Become part of a highly motivated team of entrepreneurs, fitness enthusiasts and company builders backed by Europe's best VCs

We, at BEAT81, believe that a great working environment reflects our diverse world. All are welcome, regardless of your gender identity, your nationality, your sexual orientation, your religion, or a secret dislike of burpees.

All you need is a passion for fitness and the desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing startups.

Our application process is super fast and can be closed within one week. Apply now!

Ready to join the team?

Send your CV and a short intro to [email protected]