General Manager (M/W/X) Job in Bruxelles Anderlecht at microStart –
microStart is looking for its future General manager.
s a leading microfinance institution in Belgium, microStart supports and grants microcredit to
(future) entrepreneurs who do not have access to financing from the traditional banking sector.
oday, microStart is one of the most dynamic and innovative European players in the field of
ince the creation of microStart in 2011, more than 9000 people have been supported and 4900
people have been financed and 6780 microcredits have been granted for 56M€ disbursed. In
022, microStart supported 1460 people and financed 555 entrepreneurs. Our latest impact
study showed that 70% of starters are still in business after two years, and that each funded
entrepreneur creates on average 1.6 jobs.
egular travel throughout Belgium to our various agencies and partners.
ou will be general manager of microStart, running the two entities (Cooperative and ASBL), as
one, under the supervision of the Boards of Directors. microStart is helping future
entrepreneurs with no or limited access to classical banks, to start their business with
ith two other managers (the Sales part & the Fin, Risk & Admin pole), you will manage a team
of 30/40 employees and 100 volunteers.
ou will focus on the change needed to shape the organization in a more result oriented modus,
on fundraising to support the activity and keeping motivation up in your teams. This will be an
important journey for this organization.
microStart is all about balancing the commercial spirit to help those entrepreneurs and keep
your risk cost at a reasonable level. So your management will be oriented towards production of
loans and risk rate.
s it is a rather small organization you will be in charge of the policies and their implementation
within the boundaries of the strategy adopted by the Board of Directors.
ou will have an important role of representation of microStart in the political and corporate
world for both advocacy of microfinance and the search for subsidies, but also as a role model
for your teams.
KILLS – KEY
Proven leadership skills to transform microStart : healthy growth of the business,
implement cost reduction plan, shape an entrepreneurial culture.
Driven by social impact : embodies the values and purpose of microStart and able to
inspire the team of employees and volunteers.
Growth and result oriented.
Entrepreneurial / autonomous / decision making
KILLS – OTHER
Business development mindset with proven track record
Stakeholder management : employees, volunteers, partners, clients , authorities , Board
Management by example
Maturity / experience and at the same time a youthful spirit
Experience in social sector is a plus
Good written and oral knowledge of FR/NL
lease send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] before the
0th of March with the subject “General Manager 2023”. The interviews will be held in April.
About the Company
Company: microStart –
Company Location: Bruxelles Anderlecht