Operations Manager

Operations Manager

At Citylife we bring people together. We are a tech-driven real estate startup providing co-living apartments based on the needs of young people, while providing great service during their stay. We focus on building high-quality apartments designed for co-living. This way young professionals have the freedom to share a modern apartment in the very heart of the city.

We deliver highly attentive and responsive service with a personal touch, yet digitizing and automating requests where most convenient. Our vision for Citylife is to become a loved brand for renting co-living apartments that acts as a recognizable quality stamp all over Europe.

The Citylife homes are more than just a roof over your head. Renting a Citylife apartment makes you a member (not just a tenant). As a member you benefit from a beautiful and modern home for you and your friends, you become part of an active community and also gain access to various Citylife events.

To bring our Operations to the next level, we are looking for an Operations Manager who can help us improve our asset management, operations and accelerate our community engagement.

We are looking for an experienced, proactive, ambitious and dedicated person who wants to be part of a fast-moving company. We need you to be a positive, detail-oriented, customer-friendly, and creative person.

As our Operations Manager, you will be ultimately responsible for the Operations department. This department deals with the technical, financial and commercial management of the real estate portfolio, plus it also organizes events for our community. On top of the daily operations, the department is also working on strategic projects aimed at improving the customer journey of the members. Your strong communication skills will come in handy when speaking to our members, contractors, owner associations and investors. Your role will be to make sure all parties are aligned, processes are in place and requests are being processed. Last but not least we count on you to be a representative of the Citylife brand and help us build awareness.


  • Minimum three years of working experience
  • University-level education
  • Managing the technical, financial and commercial management of our real estate portfolio
  • Managing the organization of community events
  • Support financial team
  • Develop and enhance operational processes


  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, combined with organizational and time management skills
  • Basic understanding of technical problem solving
  • Attention to details
  • Positive attitude and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably Dutch
  • Interested in real estate and co-living
  • Experience in the hospitality industry is a pre

A position at Citylife will give you the chance to take a leading role in the management of our portfolio and development of our operational processes. You’ll acquire skills and experience in your field of expertise, understand the workflow of a starting company, and adapt to a fast-paced work environment. You’ll be given a huge amount of responsibility and freedom to realize your ideas. Our office location (42workspace, co-working space for tech companies) is also a big plus – we are located in the heart of Rotterdam, right on the Witte de Withstraat, with a rooftop terrace, a gym, and a community of tech entrepreneurs.

Preferred start date: 1 November 2022
Availability: Fulltime
Salary: Market level based on experience and skills

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