4:56 am | Asia/Singapore

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It’s all work, it’s all play.

The Great Room is a hospitality inspired coworking space for grownup startups. We are growing in gateway cities in Asia Pacific and are looking for great people to grow with us.

Director of Operations


About the role

It’s all work, it’s all play.

If you love meeting new people and want a super-charged career, connect with us! Perks of the job include a “Super Sexy” Office with an amazing view, specialty coffee and No Monday Blues!

The Great Room seeks an energetic Director of Operations (DOO) who is the leader of the Corporate Operations team and will be looked upon to create operational efficiency of our locations

The Director of Operations will report to the COO and/or CEO, and be an integral player of the Senior Management Team. You will be expected to work closely with senior executives across the company, as well as cross-functionally with leaders of each department and office.

You will be expected to maintain the company brand standards and expectations, develop internal operation processes and systems, lead the pre-opening of new offices, build sustainable relationship with key stakeholders, and support The Great Room’s (TGR) launch into new markets.

The right candidate will have a strong sense of ownership and have excellent problem solving, people and communication skills.


What will you do

Be the Corporate Secretary and Legal Liaison

  • Source and work with Corporate Secretariat firms to incorporate entities in each new market that TGR enters
  • Be the liaison with legal partners to review and access all internal documentations (e.g. Membership Agreement) to ensure we meet local regulations
  • Incorporate trademarks as TGR enters new market
  • Ensure relevant license are obtained for each new market

Spearhead our Pre-opening Activities

  • Work with leadership on related Pre-Opening Budget development, Pre-Opening Checklist, Staffing Guide and customization of property training programs
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of TGR’s pre-opening operational activities (including development of F&B program)
  • Work closely with Design and Development Team to review and provide operational feedback (IT, Security, Operation Flow) on each office’s design
  • Work closely with landlord and Country GM during pre-opening period
  • Ensure collection and set up of Building access card, letter box key, mail management, marketing, lift access, lift signage, etc.
  • Work closely with Project Manager, engaged consultants, and Country GM to follow through on on-site activities, including but not limited to:
    • Communicate construction timeline and expected delay to Corporate team
    • Prepare for expected delivery of FF&E
    • Engage and communicate work scope of cleaning and/or facility management company
    • Support recruitment of the opening MROs team
    • Identify, negotiate contracts, and engage vendors and suppliers for OS&E
    • Organize delivery and set up of OS&E
    • Work with Director of IT to engage local IT consultants, and organise IT training
    • Develop contact handbook to be handed over to GM and Team
    • Conduct operations post-construction defects check to collate defects checklist with Project Manager
    • Coordinate all the equipment training slots with Main Contractor together with the opening team

Ensure Operational Success

  • Monitor performance of operations and provide operational direction to deliver budgeted results and maintain industry-appropriate costs, efficiencies and quality
  • Research and implement new systems to improve operational efficiency and member experience
  • Design and implement operational processes and procedures (training manuals and SOPs) to ensure optimal quality performance
  • Support the regional offices and GMs in training and reviewing of TGR systems and SOPs
  • Evaluate regional performance (via audits and surveys). Identify areas for improvement to ensure high member and team satisfaction, and alignment with brand standards
  • Work closely with finance team to ensure accuracy in reporting, ensure we are compliant with local audit requirements, and support GM in bad debt collection process
  • Work with Operations on day to day operational issues and inquiries
  • Maintain and further develop a strong network of vendor/supplier contacts locally. Utilize those contacts to source, initiate, and assess potential for collaboration for new and existing partnerships


Who you are

  • The operations guru with minimum 6 years of hospitality or service industry experience in a management role, managing regional team
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects on short timetables and manage staff resources efficiently and successfully
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with team members, internal and external stakeholders
  • Someone who is ready to get their hands dirty and understands that devil is in the details
  • Gets excited about working with numbers and numerous people across cultures day to day
  • Impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Finds it easy to bridge corporate and start-up culture


What you’ll receive

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 5 days work week (though there may be occasions where you will be required to work on weekends due to Events etc.
  • Annual Leaves & Public Holidays
  • Birthday Leave to celebrate your birthday
  • Monthly Mobile Allowance
  • Reimbursements for business related trips


Does this sound like you

Connect with us at singapore.careers@thegreatroom.co, with your recent CV.


It’s all work, it’s all play

The Great Room provides hospitality-inspired working environments for a community of liked minded high-value entrepreneurs, leading corporates, and ‘grown-up’ start-ups. The Great Room’s vibrant co-working spaces are growing across Asia Pacific, and will have a presence in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong in 2019.

Seniority Level

Hospitality, Real Estate

Employment Type

Job Functions
Operations, Administrative, Customer Service



Design (2)

Designed to look professional yet warm and inviting, our aesthetics draw influence from the best hotel lobbies. Artworks curated by The Artling & Abacus Capital, create interesting talking points. Each space is designed to create an all-encompassing work and play experience.



Through collaborations with respected partners – Singapore Fashion Week, Ernst & Young, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Hendrick’s Gin, Lo & Behold, Tiffany & Co – we create unique experiences and inspire thought leadership through various business, learning, wellness and lifestyle events.


Community (3)

We believe design attracts a like-minded community and when extraordinary people come together, great things happen. Our community of grown-up startups and corporates want the elevated environment, technology and security appropriate for enterprises, and the soul and energy of a start-up environment.


Veerada Eiamsataporn (Mint)
Lead Member Relations Officer, Thailand

Bangkok manger

“The Great Room has changed the way I feel about coming to work. It’s always positive vibes at a great place, working with a great team which makes each day, a great day. One of my favourite quotes that inspire me is “Dance like nobody’s watching, sing like no one is listening and live like it’s heaven on earth”, and my personal motto is to not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great!”

Aakriti Saproo
Senior Center Manager, Singapore

Singapore manger

“I started my career at The Great Room as an intern. Having worked in executive roles previously, I was taking a big risk starting from scratch in an unfamiliar industry. It’s been two years since I took a leap of faith and I haven’t had a dull moment at work. The steep learning curve did make me feel a bit vulnerable at times but I had a steady support system to fall back upon. The Great Room doesn’t just offer a fulfilling work life but also some amazing friendships and a lifetime worth of crazy stories!”

Amelia Bulner
Associate Director, Singapore

Hong kong manger

“The great room culture is the epitome of a perfect balance between corporate work and spontaneous fun. Our members are like a resourceful extended family, who share their different life experiences, work advice and travel adventures with us. I get to know more about the world around through the members who travel frequently. When I get to travel, I have all these amazing recommendations from them!”