What is the larger purpose and impact of this role?
Entrepreneur In Residency program of MiStay is a 4 month program that will give candidates an opportunity to work with a start-up right from the early stage and understand the intricacies of building up a company. The EIR will work closely with the founders across domains such as Business Development, Marketing & Operations. This is meant to be a mini-CEO role where EIR will take ownership in some of the areas (from strategy to execution) while still being involved in variety of other fields.
At the end of the program, the engagement may be translated to a full-time opportunity with senior role in the core team based on performance and mutual agreement.
What would be my responsibilities?
The uniqueness of this program is that there is no rigidly defined role, rather it will be match between the requirements as well as candidates skill-sets & interests. However, some of the areas in which the work may involve includes:
Identify new markets for expansion, strategize the business development roadmap in the respective geography, monitor and execute the expansion plan
Attract talent for BizDev role, on-board, train, monitor their progress and lead them towards attainment of their goals
Reach out to hotels as per the plan, do the contracting and get the hotels on-boarded at MiStay platform
Develop the branding, marketing and growth plan of MiStay with emphasis on inorganic means
Experiment and evaluate the different marketing and growth channels (digital as well as offline) and identify the optimal channels
Work closely with product/ technology team to conceptualize and execute various growth initiatives as per the plan
Design and set up scalable processes for every major activity to optimize for time and efforts.
Work closely with customer support team and manage escalations, maintaining healthy relationships with partner hotels
What type of a candidate will succeed in this role?
Entrepreneurial candidate with strong business acumen
Passion to start their own business in future
Ability to lead team
Great communicator and interpersonal skill
1-5 yrs. prior experience, preferably in a startup in varied roles (such as sales/ marketing/ operations )
MiStay is founded by alumni of IIT Madras and backed by Axilor Capital, Kris Gopalakrishnan (Founder of Infosys) and various industry veterans. Currently operational in 8 Cities in India with around 150 hotel partners, MiStay has been featured as "Top 5 Websites globally for Hourly or Day-use Hotels" and is one of the fastest growth travel-tech startup in the country. At MiStay, everyone gets the opportunity to participate and contribute to overall growth strategies of the company apart from the core responsibilities, while working in an extremely entrepreneurial environment.