Candy Funhouse

Candy Funhouse

Chief of Staff

Detroit, MI
Apr 21, 2024
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Job Title: Chief of Staff

Company Overview:

Candy Funhouse is the leading online candy retailer. It is where pop culture and candy collide! We focus on media and content creation, which brings together the sweetest candies and latest pop culture trends. Our team is dedicated to creating a vibrant and fun atmosphere that merges the love of candy and entertainment. With over 3000 different items, we are sure to have the candy you grew up on, the ones you love today, and the candy you have yet to discover. At Candy Funhouse, we are passionate about candy, pop culture, and bringing people together! Candy Funhouse is all about creating a fun experience that incorporates happiness, nostalgia, and pop culture. Passion is key! It all begins with outstanding talent; it all begins with YOU!

What we are looking for:

Candy Funhouse is seeking a candidate who embodies the company's culture, purpose, and strategy, achieving results with unyielding integrity and maintaining confidentiality across sensitive matters. The ideal candidate will be a team player, comfortable operating independently in unstructured environments, highly organized, and adept at balancing multiple work-streams to meet tight deadlines. Building strong relationships and coordinating across various constituents should be second nature. With a strong executive presence and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, they aspire to leadership.

Additionally, Candy Funhouse is looking for a self-starter and consultative problem solver with robust project management skills, experienced in leading change management for rapidly evolving organizations. The candidate should thrive on strategically approaching operational process improvements with a "start-up" mindset, emphasizing quick iterations and measuring what matters. Their experience enables them to craft a roadmap to operational excellence, complete with clear plans and measurable milestones, guiding others along the journey. They are at ease interacting cross-functionally at all levels, from operational functions to customer-facing leaders, adept at navigating the broader company landscape. Known for their ability to build cross-functional relationships and create value, they are highly organized and detail-oriented, passionate about designing and implementing processes to ensure organizational efficiency and growth.

Job Overview:

The Chief of Staff plays a pivotal role as a strategic partner to the CEO, and leadership team, ensuring company objectives are met. Acting as the CEO's trusted aide, this role assists in vital initiatives and guides day-to-day operations. They facilitate efficient decision-making by organizing and prioritizing critical issues. Additionally, they serve as a liaison between top management and stakeholders and provide oversight on key projects. Candidates should have extensive experience in leadership roles, particularly in executive advising and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.


  • Acts as a liaison between the CEO, and other executives, clients, and investors
  • Manage and oversee key projects of the executive team driving them to completion
  • Integrates the company’s strategies and other business opportunities and initiatives into a coherent strategic agenda that allows the organization to execute the annual operating plan
  • Works with CEO and executive team to streamline strategic initiatives and communicate objectives to other leaders or stakeholders
  • Serves as liaison between staff, executives, senior leaders regarding company climate, project updates, goals, planning and recommendations
  • Ensures timely and effective completion of projects and initiatives at the direction of the CEO
  • Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations
  • Represents the CEO in meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Builds relationships with key stakeholders
  • Serves as a subject matter expert, handling company inquiries and developing action plans to address them and assisting with the preparation and dissemination of communications
  • Works with CEO to create strategic roadmaps to achieve growth strategies
  • Aids in performance reporting internally and externally


  • 5+ years of leadership and effective management in a fast-moving, startup environment, reporting to a CEO, divisional President, or senior-most functional officer
  • Ideally experience in the CPG or Media industry working across multiple business segments within an organization
  • Strong background in finance, with use of operating metrics, in order to help track and drive decision making for the management team
  • Consistently utilizes data and has an analytical approach to shape strategies and optimize performance
  • Demonstrated success building systems that enabled a business to scale and support growth
  • Ability to manage a large number of simultaneous initiatives and set of deliverables
  • 5+ years’ experience in assessing and managing complex, cross-functional projects in organizations going through significant change and growth
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