Bulbshare Operations Manager

Remote based in South Africa or the UK

About the company:

We’re on a mission to solve the world's biggest social and commercial challenges through the power of customer collaboration. Our leading-edge technology and world-class teams help some of the most iconic brands in the world (LEGO, Nestlé, L’Oréal, Samsung) by creating unique online communities that collaborate and provide real-time insights, ideas and content. These customer-led insights fuel new ideas for products, marketing campaigns, content creation and much, much more. As Bulbshare rapidly accelerates its growth, we are looking for an exceptional Operations Manager to join our team and contribute to our mission.

Your role:

As a Operations Manager you will play a vital role in planning and delivering online market research projects and managing our online communities. You will be at the centre of action, taking ownership of project processes from start to end. Your focus will be on ensuring seamless project delivery, monitoring progress within budget and timelines, and finding ways to optimize current processes for increased efficiency. Additionally, you will collaborate with different teams, coordinate project aspects, and communicate proactively with clients, updating them on project status, timelines, and deliverables. You'll also be responsible for managing online communities, writing content, and developing personalised recruitment plans to meet client needs and KPIs.

Key responsibilities:

As Operations Manager, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Plan and manage the seamless delivery of a range of online market research projects, including building surveys, monitoring responses, and quality checking data sets.
  • Keep track of project progress, ensuring projects are delivered within budget and timelines.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline process flows and implement efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with different teams to coordinate project aspects and ensure effective project execution.
  • Proactively communicate with clients, taking a key role in status meetings and updating them on project status and deliverables.
  • Manage online communities and create engaging content to foster interaction and growth.
  • Develop personalized recruitment plans based on client needs and budgets for various participant types.
  • Oversee the customer onboarding journey and execute recruitment methods to meet client KPIs, SLAs, and project fulfilment.
  • Show a keen interest in tech/product and community management, with a desire to build a career in this line of work.

What we are looking for:

Qualifications and technical skills required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or any other related business field. An equivalent of the same in working experience is also acceptable for the position.
  • Highly numerate with an analytical background and a good understanding of customer and marketing/digital principles, along with strong business reporting skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Ms Word, Ms Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge/Experience in Digital Marketing will be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal), and fluency in other languages will be a plus.
  • Technical background will be an added advantage, demonstrating familiarity with technology and its application.
  • Previous experience working with Consumer Product Goods Companies / FMCG companies is an advantage

Competencies required

  • Ownership and Initiative: Take full ownership of projects, drive them to successful completion, and proactively identify improvement opportunities.
  • Collaboration and People Skills: Work effectively with different teams, business executives, and leadership, while staying calm under pressure.
  • Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills: Identify challenges, find effective solutions, and interpret customer and marketing data.
  • Client Focus and Confident Communication: Ensure clear client communication, inspire collaboration, and articulate ideas effectively.
  • Creativity and Organization: Develop engaging content and manage multiple projects and deadlines efficiently.
  • Self-Motivated and Adaptable: Be a proactive self-starter with a positive can-do attitude, capable of tackling challenges and adjusting to changing situations.

What’s in it for you:

Be a part of an extremely fast growing technology startup transforming the way brands and organisations collaborate with their audience

  • Values driven culture where we connect, collaborate & co-create
  • 38 days holiday including statutory bank holidays
  • Company sick pay
  • Health cash plan provided by Health Shield
  • Enhanced family statutory pay
  • Company pension
  • Remote working
  • Flexible hours to bring out the best in your performance
  • Supported learning & development with 6 monthly reviews
  • Quarterly fun days at our HQ
  • Dress for your diary & own your unique style
  • Tech provided
  • Surprise gifts

You’ll also enjoy…

  • Flexible location – work remotely or from our offices in London Bridge and Cape Town
  • 30 days holiday excluding bank holidays and Christmas
  • Potential for flexible hours
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Pension
  • Training allowance for personal and professional development
  • Other company perks include team socials, regular team events


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject 'Operations Manager Application'.