Three Ships seeks a General Manager of a New Venture. The GM will launch a new business backed by our balance sheet and playbook. The ideal candidate will be a digital native who is excited to build and lead a product from concept to scale up.

3S Mission: [Three Ships’ mission is to enrich lives by building the world’s best digital content and products]. We operate in a variety of verticals - home, auto, health and wellness, fitness, technology, and sustainability - and are actively launching new businesses as well. Since our founding in 2009, we’ve been on a fast-paced growth trajectory, including more than 100% year-over-year growth.

Your mission: your role is to build a new P&L, anchored around a new digital product or service. You will develop a product strategy, build and iterate on a product, launch to market, and scale. You will build strong revenue growth and profits, build and lead a capable multi-disciplinary team, and lead the charge on a key growth vector for our overall business.

Why this role: This role is perfect for someone who wants to be an entrepreneur but is missing one or more of the key ingredients – the right idea, significant capital, or a winning team. Three Ships provides you with a platform to build an outstanding team, shape your culture, and build something that matters. In addition to this independence, you will benefit from the Three Ships proven playbook of launching successful customer acquisition businesses and the resources we’ll invest in your business.

About our platform: Three Ships has a proven track record of building and scaling profitable digital-first businesses. We see a huge gap between the risk of launching a garage start-up and the boring routine of working in a large corporation to meet quarterly earnings targets. To address this gap, we designed Three Ships as a collection of independent companies whose management teams have literal and figurative ownership to chart the best course for their business. As a private company, we can focus on building long-term value for customers, employees, shareholders, and our communities without the distractions and drama that many large public or PE-owned businesses face.


The General Manager will:

  • Undertake first-party research to deeply understand customer pain points, creating empathy for customers and a point of view on how existing solutions fail to serve them well
  • Build models to size initial opportunities and track KPIs over time.
  • Create a digital product or service that solves those pain points
  • Develop and execute a strategy to acquire customers, leveraging Three Ships’ existing distribution channels
  • Own product development roadmaps and plans to see the projects through from ideation to completion.
  • Build a team that is excited about the mission, the opportunity, and the impact execution
  • Drive effective execution of the operating plan and own the P&L statement, including all levers necessary to achieve strong results
  • Identify acquisitions that are complementary, then negotiate and close them with support as needed from our corporate finance team.
  • Recruit and scale your team, provide outstanding leadership, and create a positive culture.


What It Takes

This role demands a technical understanding of marketplace tools and products, and uncommon resourcefulness. This role marries the opportunity for both product creation and P&L ownership. Important competencies include:

  • Culture buy-in: at Three Ships, we Act with Focus, Get After It, Build the Team, and Grow Without Limits; those are our values, and we expect you to live them every day
  • 6-8+ years of relevant experience in product, digital media, or digital marketing
  • Financial acumen, particularly an understanding of P&L drivers and an ability to manage those effectively
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills and the ability to “get in the weeds”
  • Entrepreneurial spirit - we act like entrepreneurs. Our team members are incredibly driven, agile, goal oriented, and are always up for a challenge
  • Risk appetite with perspective on both learning and financial objectives
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team to hit critical commercial KPIs
  • Persuasive communication skills - an ability to build rapport with C-suite executives and act as the face of the brand
  • Ability to design and sell successful partnerships, then structure, negotiate and close deals
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, economics, or computer science; MBA from a top-tier program preferred but not required


Benefits

Base salary and performance-based bonus are commensurate with experience, including the opportunity for equity incentive as a member of the leadership team. You will have access to competitive benefits, including health; 401k; a monthly wellness stipend for house cleaning, gym membership, grocery delivery or massages; mobile reimbursement; and an office stocked with snacks, coffee and just about every other beverage you can imagine.

All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other discriminatory factors. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this role. All offers are subject to a background check.