Join the crew

We are always looking for new crew members who are keen on shaping the startup ecosystem in Europe and beyond. 

Find our current open positions for our office in Cologne here: 

PIRATEx is the team behind some of the most unconventional and authentic tech & startup events which was founded in 2010. We bring together more than 15,000 participants annually during events like PIRATE Summit, OMClub, EXEC (Fintech & Insurtech), Jeck’n’Tech and Startup SAFARI. Thereby our purpose is to create platforms for meaningful connections. In addition to our own event brands, we develop, design and produce events for renowned companies across Europe. All this is organized by our passionate team consisting of 15+ highly motivated and down to earth crew members. And we’re looking for you to support us in raising the flags!

 

Senior Sales/Account Manager (m/f/d)

Full-time – Based in Cologne, Germany

Starting March 1, 2020

We are looking for a driven, dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Sales/Account Manager, who expands our national and international B2B activities and has the passion to close deals. Located at the STARTPLATZ co-working space, we offer a flexible and professional work environment, chances for awesome connections to other like-minded people and young companies, a free Urban Sports membership, access to great events and excellent free coffee are only a few of the benefits.

About the Job

Next to being ARRRsome, your responsibilities as a Senior Sales/Account Manager will be:

  • Creating and managing the sales pipeline mainly focusing on partner companies for the PIRATEx event portfolio (PIRATE Summit, OMClub, Startup SAFARI, EXEC etc.)
  • Developing and maintaining a strong sales network
  • Acquiring new partners & sponsors by implementing your own strategies
  • Represent PIRATEx at events and fairs
  • Building positive and lasting relationships between PIRATEx and its clients 
  • Managing & guiding a sales team

Hard Facts

  • Insights into the global startup & investor scene
  • Work in a small but dedicated and passionate team
  • Full-time position
  • Fair and competitive monthly salary
  • Flexible working hours & trust-based vacation policy
  • Work is not a place but something you do (aka home office)
  • Starting March 1st, 2020

 

Important skills for the job:

  • 2-5 years of professional working experience as a sales manager or account manager (preferably in the event industry)
  • Highly organized & able to prioritize shifting workloads and responsibilities effectively
  • Strong track record of effective sales organisations and exceeding targets
  • Deliver sales, revenue and manage expense in addition to execution of events and wider business strategy
  • Networker by heart and a strong client network
  • Excellent English and German negotiation skills
  • Commercial and customer driven
  • Encouraging and delivering change
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and work with new software
  • Excel under pressure, be well organized and be able to multitask
  • Passionate about the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship

Helpful skills for the job:

  • Knowledge of Hubspot Sales Pro or similar CRM/Sales tools
  • Experience regarding market analysis
  • Experience of the conference/event industry
  • Experience in building and managing a (sales) team

ARRR you ready to become part of our crew?

Then email your CV to jobs@pirate.global
No motivational letter needed. Just give us a quick introduction to who you are and what drives you in your mail.

Sales Manager (M/F/D)

Full-time, Permanent

Based in Cologne, Germany

 

PIRATEx, founded in 2010, is the company behind for some of the most unconventional and authentic tech & startup events in Germany, Europe and around selected cities around the world. The PIRATEx team works hard to bring together more than 15,000 participants annually during events such as PIRATE Summit, OMClub, EXEC (Fintech & Insurtech) as well as Startup SAFARI. Our purpose is always to create platforms for meaningful connections

We are looking for a driven, structured and enthusiastic Product Assistant who will join our lovely crew. Located at the STARTPLATZ co-working space, we offer a flexible and professional work environment. Chances for awesome connections to other like-minded people and young companies, access to great events and excellent free coffee are only a few of the benefits.

About the Job

Next to being awesome, your responsibilities will be:

  • Creating and managing the sales pipeline mainly focusing on partner companies for the PIRATEx event portfolio (PIRATE Summit, OMClub, Startup SAFARI, EXEC etc.)
  • Developing and maintaining a strong sales network
  • Acquiring new partners & sponsors by implementing your own strategies
  • Represent PIRATEx at events and fairs
  • Building positive and lasting relationships between PIRATEx and its clients

What we offer

  • Access to great events including endless networking
  • The opportunity to take on responsibility and develop yourself personally
  • Flexible working hours & trust-based vacation policy
  • Work is not a place but something you do (home office)
  • Fair and competitive monthly salary
  • And last but not least: Our lovely crew!

What we are looking for

Important skills for the job:

  • 1-2 years of professional working experience as a sales associate or an account manager (preferably in the event industry)
  • Highly organized & able to prioritize shifting workloads and responsibilities effectively
  • Strong track record of effective sales organisations and exceeding targets
  • Deliver sales, revenue and manage expense in addition to execution of events and wider business strategy
  • Networker by heart and a strong client network
  • Excellent English and German negotiation skills
  • Commercial and customer driven
  • Encouraging and delivering change
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and work with new software
  • Excel under pressure, be well organized and be able to multitask
  • Passionate about the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship

Helpful skills for the job:

  • Knowledge of Hubspot Sales Pro or similar CRM/Sales tools
  • Experience regarding market analysis
  • Experience of the conference/event industry

We’re looking for you to board our ship and contribute your own unique abilities!

Zusätzliche Leistungen:

  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Home Office
  • Kostenloses oder vergünstigtes Essen
  • Kostenlose Getränke
  • Weiterbildung

Experience:

  • Sales: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • 50670 Köln (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)
  • German (Required)

ARRR you ready to become part of our crew?

Then email your CV to jobs@pirate.global
No motivational letter needed. Just give us a quick introduction to who you are and what drives you in your mail.

Growth Hacking Manager (m/f/d)

Based in Cologne

 

We are looking for a driven, structured and enthusiastic Product Assistant who will join our lovely crew. Located at the STARTPLATZ co-working space, we offer a flexible and professional work environment. Chances for awesome connections to other like-minded people and young companies, access to great events and excellent free coffee are only a few of the benefits.

About the Job

Next to being ARRRsome, your responsibilities will be:

  • Generating ideas to enlarge our existing funnel of contact data
  • Formulate and manage our mail campaigns for our potential partners
  • Managing the full sales cycle for the PIRATEx event portfolio (PIRATE Summit, OMClub, Startup SAFARI, EXEC etc.)
  • Automation: We aim to build a highly automated low-/no touch content network to distribute relevant startup ecosystem information globally.
  • Partnerships: We believe in collaboration and aim to grow our global brand by strategic and sustainable partnerships with major media outlets all around the world.
  • Smart Growth: Building a global brand needs smart growth strategies of relevant online-/offline metrics (Social Media Followers/Website visits etc.)
  • Quality Content: Quality content is the key to successful brand building. We aim to only provide information that really matter to our community.
  • …but this is dependent on your skill-set as we have many more tasks (growth hacking etc.) within the company.

What we offer

  • Access to great events including endless networking
  • The opportunity to take on responsibility and develop yourself personally
  • Flexible working hours & trust-based vacation policy
  • Work is not a place but something you do (home office)
  • Fair and competitive monthly salary
  • And last but not least: Our lovely crew!

What we are looking for

  • Passionate about the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship
  • Well-structured and self-organized
  • An excellent communicator both in English & German (spoken and written)
  • Creative and a bit crazy (the good kind of crazy)
  • Empathic and reliable with a high customer focus
  • Have your own personality and consistent tone to communication
  • Excel under pressure, well organized and able to multi-task, quickly create awesome and accurate content
  • Able to interact with and help manage a creative, fast-paced and fun team
  • Efficient & structured working mode
  • Comfortable in MS Excel/Google Sheets/MS Powerpoint/Google Slides
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and work with new software

Helpful skills for the job:

  • Knowledge of Hubspot Sales Pro or similar CRM/Sales tools
  • Experience regarding market analysis
  • Experience of the conference/event industry

We’re looking for you to board our ship and contribute your own unique abilities!

Experience:

  • Growth Hacking: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • 50670 Köln (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)
  • German (Required)

ARRR you ready to become part of our crew?

Then email your CV to jobs@pirate.global
No motivational letter needed. Just give us a quick introduction to who you are and what drives you in your mail.

Executive Assistant(m/f/d)

Student Assistant (20h/week)

Based in Cologne – Asap

 

PIRATE.global, founded in 2010, is a holding company with currently three business areas: events, investment & software development.

The team of our daughter company PIRATEx organizes some of the most unconventional and authentic tech & startup events in Europe. They bring together >15,000 participants annually during events such as PIRATE Summit, EXEC (Fintech & Insurtech), Jeck‘n‘Tech, OMClub as well as Startup SAFARI.

Besides supporting the PIRATEx team we also invest in startups as well as more strategic investments where we can leverage the reach and visibility we have with our events. Our latest strategic investment was in a software agency based in Tirana (Albania). 

Located right in the city center at STARTPLATZ, we offer a highly flexible but professional work environment. Chances for relevant connections to other like-minded people and young companies are abundant, access to awesome events and of course excellent free coffee are only a few of the benefits.

About the Job

Next to being ARRRsome, as the Executive Assistant you will be the right hand of our founders i.e.

  • Managing the calendars, answer incoming emails and coordinate meetings with all sorts of stakeholders
  • Identification and contact with relevant (strategic) business partners
  • Management of speaker engagements from start to finish
  • Preparation of presentations, e.g. for sales pitches 
  • Booking business trips

What we offer

  • Access to great events including endless networking
  • The opportunity to take on responsibility and develop yourself personally
  • Flexible working hours & trust-based vacation policy
  • Work is not a place but something you do (home office)
  • Fair and competitive monthly salary
  • The opportunity to stay on board as a full-time employee
  • And last but not least: Our lovely crew!

 

What we are looking for

If you want to excel at this job, the following skills are important:

  • Extremely hands-on and have the ability to self-organize and work under pressure
  • A quick learner, have excellent organizational skills and possess a proactive mindset
  • Able to communicate well with all sorts of stakeholders
  • A creative mind & a healthy sense of humour
  • A passion for technology & startups
  • Motivation & sense of responsibility
  • Good German & English in speaking and writing

It’s a plus if you also have these skills:

  • Good Powerpoint/Google Slides knowledge
  • Experience in a startup or consultancy

ARRR you ready to become part of our crew?

Then email your CV to jobs@pirate.global
No motivational letter needed. Just give us a quick introduction to who you are and what drives you in your mail.