Managing Director, Retail Tech @ Scrum Studio in San Francisco, CA

Scrum Ventures is seeking a Managing Director to head up a new retail technology program, which will connect startups, mentors, investors, and corporations around the newest innovations in retail technology. 

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  • Work with leadership team to set strategic goals for the new retail technology program.
  • Strategy consulting on innovation with large corporations at the executive level.
  • Plan and execute on the retail technology program based on higher level strategic goals.
  • Hire and manage a cross-cultural team to operate successful programs within budget.
  • Build and maintain a network of mentors to support the retail technology program and its startups.
  • Recruit and select quality companies that meet the goals of the retail technology program and its corporate partners.
  • Communicate progress of the project internally and to corporate partners.
  • Active involvement in all Scrum Studio activities through strategic guidance, sales, and support of alumni companies.
  • Support investment activities of investment team through deal sourcing, evaluation, and support of portfolio companies.
  • Passion for and 5+ years experience around retail technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills (goal-setting, organization, implementation, reporting).
  • Entrepreneurial drive (comfortable with minimal direction and high expectations)
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, build, and maintain strong working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • “Founder-first” mentality.
  • Understanding of global retail environment, including countries such as Japan, is desirable.
  • Experience supporting startups professionally through investment or mentoring activities is desirable.
  • Operational experience as founder or early employee at high-growth startups is desirable.
  • Strong technical knowledge is desirable.


  • Compensation is market competitive.
  • This position will work out of our San Francisco office.


If interested, please apply here.

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