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City Manager (Berlin)

About BEAT81

BEAT81 is a fitness technology startup revolutionizing the way people get fit. By merging the very best of HIIT group training, heart rate technology and expert coaching we are empowering people around Europe, and soon the world, to Sweat Smarter Together! Our outdoor workouts led by fitness experts offer real-time, personalized heart rate monitoring and analytics - transforming the traditional group fitness experience. We think big. We think rebellious. And we're building a world-class team to make BEAT81 a household name in fitness and technology. Join us in our mission to create lasting wellbeing!

About the role

Berlin is where it all started. 12+ months in business, Berlin is our strongest city with currently 30 operating locations and more in the pipeline. As City Manager you will take a deep dive into all of our operating functions in Berlin. You support growth in all cities we are operating in and act as the connecting point between our City Head Coaches and all HQ central functions. Taking the next step, you will leverage your learnings into our other cities and future rollouts by building effective processes, defining the intersections with central functions and by defining communication and hierarchy flows, thereby shaping our overall rollout tactics and strategic decision making.

The role of the City Manager is the ideal starting point for taking a deep dive into our core business and to develop in a senior management position at Beat81 - either by overseeing a geographic area or to get involved in our international roll-outs.

Responsibilities - Month 1 to 6

  • Foster growth in all of our operating cities and ensure smooth operations

  • Support, cooperate and coordinate with central functions from the HQ such as equipment & logistics, scheduling (sales), coach acquisition and education

  • Build structured processes for the city management that can be applied in all future cities

  • Hire supporting team to foster growth

Responsibilities - Month 7 to 18

  • Leverage your expertise in the organization by becoming a mentor for new city managers

  • Leverage existing processes into new cities, make local adjustments where necessary

  • Support the roll-out team in setting up the right processes

  • Improve our operating framework together with the Leads of the supporting functions (Scheduling, Equipment sourcing, Logistics, Coach acquisition, Coach services, …)

  • Shape city management and rollout tactics

  • Drive strategic decision making


  • 3+ years of experience in operations, business development or consulting, ideally in a highly professional startup environment

  • You graduated from a top tier university or business school with a degree in management, finance or similar

  • Hands-on, determined and able to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, problem solving skills, structured thinking & ability to work autonomously

  • Excellent people person with proven communication skills across varying stakeholders

  • Track record of structuring work flows, building effective processes & delivering excellent results

  • Fluent in English and German, other European languages are a plus


  • Join our journey to build the largest fitness company that is delivering lasting wellbeing in the world

  • Become part of a highly motivated and international team of Europe’s fastest growing fitness technology startup backed by Europe’s best VCs and a unique team of fitness experts

  • High degree of responsibility, autonomy and impact in a rapid environment with flat hierarchies

  • Train as much as you like with BEAT81 - we guarantee that you will get fit working here :)

  • Regular sports and social team events

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 coding and the desire to be part of one of the fastest growing fitness startups.

Ready to join our team

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