Senior Operations Strategy Analyst

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk to anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
Job Description
Avant is expanding its Operations Strategy team in Chicago. We are looking for an entrepreneurial, self-driven candidate who is excited by the thought of building operations from the ground up (and then making them BIG.) You should be comfortable jumping between project management, data, daily contact center operations, technology and vendor relations.
In your role as an Operations Strategy Analyst, you will be responsible for the day-to-day support and execution of projects that span across all areas within Operations including Customer Service, Collections, Recoveries, and Credit Originations. Additionally, core to the responsibility of each member of the Operations Strategy team is to continually challenge the status quo to ensure optimization of all processes that support the full customer lifecycle - your work will have a direct impact on the bottom line of the business.

What you do at Avant:

  • Manage initiatives that focus on new projects and process optimization; Initiatives will require end-to-end execution from initial assessment through recommendation and implementation 
  • Coordinate with department leaders and business stakeholders to better understand objectives to ensure that operational processes align with product and business goals 
  • Own and/or oversee the execution and ongoing management of strategic deliverables set forth by the Executive Team
  • Build and/or maintain operational dashboards and reporting suite to track, manage, and provide valuable insights on metrics and KPIs
  • Author and deliver executive level reporting, including weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews 
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary 

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • BA/BS in Finance, Math, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience with driving new projects, balancing business needs vs. technical constraints, and coordinating across cross-functional teams
  • Experience with process improvement, management consulting, and/or analytics required 
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills 
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or corresponding Google applications; SQL experience a plus

Why Avant is a fit for you:
At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!
We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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