Full Time / Istanbul, Remote

Operations Lead

What we believe in
Better Futures, shaped by all of us.

At Neol, we believe that impact-driven individuals have the power to change the world.And the lasting impact is delivered when we do it as a community.

We are on the mission of building an immersive learning and a seamless collaboration platform that connects top independent creative talent with organizations working to solve the most urgent issues facing our society and planet.

We are looking for team members to support us on this mission and shape better futures, together.

Find more about Neol here

About the role

This is a chance to be Neol’s first Operations Lead. You will get the opportunity to shape the future of a very ambitious, purpose driven startup by directly working with our co-founders, globally renowned advisors and leaders of our community.

We are looking for an operations leader who will ensure the efficient execution of the Neol vision across all business units.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include;

  • Identifying, planning, and tracking the execution of tasks required to help Neol reach its goals from a product and company operations perspective
  • Organizational design to ensure teams are working in an optimized cross-functional fashion and have the resources and backups for unimpeded work
  • Design and implement systems of repeatable processes to help ensure scalable growth
  • Help keep all teams in line with the overall vision through rigorous communication and culture-building systems
  • Recognize and remove business and cultural obstacles that may impede operational efficiency
  • Create and track key results, and KPIs
  • Create playbooks and workflows for cohorts.
  • Identify and execute tasks to deliver cohorts and challenges.
  • Identify and fill in execution/resource gaps (either outsourcing or doing it yourself)

Ideal candidate
  • Previous experience as an Operations Lead or in a similar role
  • Has previous startup experience
  • Takes initiative, embraces constraints, thinks creatively- operates like an entrepreneur
  • Confident and enjoys interacting with and influencing stakeholders from team to exec level on projects and process improvements
  • Works and thinks with data by conducting various types of research and insight activities
  • Highly capable and mentally dexterous thrives in fast-paced environments, where the expectation is to operate with a strong sense of urgency to deliver tangible operational solutions.
  • Loves to find the root cause of a problem and work collaboratively to overcome these by identifying and delivering scalable solutions.
  • Is a passionate team player who values collaboration very highly and operates with multidisciplinary teams
  • Is keen to roll up sleeves and get things done
  • Able to think outside the box to turn big ideas into meaningful, shippable actions
  • Have an excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Is passionate about networked thinking, communities, and ecosystem building
  • (Nice to have) Is interested in Web3
  • (Nice to have) Experience in an environment that builds products with the Shape Up methodology
Additional information

Neol offers a competitive salary, stock options, and employee benefits to all of the team members.


We are a remote-first team. Currently, we have two main hubs: London and Istanbul, but we have distributed team members from GMT- 8 to GMT +5 timezones. For this role, we prioritize candidates that are located in Europe, between GMT+1 and GMT+3 time zones.

Start Date

We expect the candidate to be able to start working full-time as of January 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Neol is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need, without any discrimination against individuals. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.


Please note this role is only open to candidates that are legally authorized to work where they reside. Due to the remote nature of the role, Neol does not currently sponsor candidates for visas or work authorizations/permits and does not currently support the transfer of visas or work authorizations/permits from prior employers to Neol.

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