Enova
Chicago, IL

Strategy and Operations Analyst at Enova

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How do you like to make an impact?

Think back to your last job. Were you able to run with projects from start to finish, to truly choose each next step? Enova managers empower you to make your own decisions and drive your work. That could mean anything from taking the lead on the development of a new mobile app, to determining the best way to help a customer break down their loan payments. When we talk to our team members, they tell us their managers trust them to get the job done. Where else will your voice be heard Day One? We want you to make your mark. This is the core of Enova.

About the Role:

S&O Analysts directly support one of Enova’s core P&L’s and work on projects to maximize operational efficiency within the business. The projects range from short-term immediate impact projects to long term strategic initiatives. We are big enough to have resources to successfully scale the business, but small enough that a single associate has the autonomy to make a meaningful impact.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Manage initiatives that focus on driving new projects, processes improvements and customer experience enhancements.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, prioritize and execute projects, balance business needs vs. technical constraints, ensure quality, and drive bottom line results
  • Own end to end projects from initial recommendation through implementation/execution and assurance of successful business impact.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with cross-functional teams within the organization.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals, negotiate with external partners and collaborate with internal tech development teams to ensure that projects meet business requirements.
  • Run ad hoc projects that are often data intensive and require comfort with numbers to make decisions.

We're Excited About You If You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or Finance. Our S&O team comes from a variety of backgrounds but are successful because of their ability to problem solve and think analytically.
  • 1-3 years of tangible work experience dealing with process improvement, management consulting or data analytics.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical thinking through excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Skilled in negotiating, influencing others, analytical thinking, leading others, and executing and implementing projects.

Our Strategy & Operations team:

Enova’s Strategy & Operation teams - or “S&O” as insiders commonly refer to them here - drive the business at both the operational and business levels. In addition to working cross functionally on the corporate side, S&Os work closely with our call center operations (think application support, loan processing, collections or customer service) to ensure optimization and anticipate any bumps in the road. To do this, they dive deeper into our existing processes and ask themselves lots of questions like, why are we doing this that way? Why don’t we try this? And, likely the most important question, how is this going to affect the bottom line of our business?

About Enova: 

Enova is a FinTech company dedicated to using technology to help hard-working people get access to fast, trustworthy credit. To date, we’ve helped more than 5 million customers around the world. Born and raised in Chicago, our philosophy is simple, “Life’s short. Work someplace awesome.” Want to learn more? Just ask any of our almost 1,500 employees.

Our goal at Enova, we believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. California Applicants: Click here to review our California Privacy Policy for Job Applicants.

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Where we are

175 W Jackson - Located right in the loop and easily accessible from the suburbs or the city.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
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What are Enova Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Intracompany committees
Women @ Enova, Pride @ Enova, South Asians @ Enova, and more!
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
- B.L.A.C.K @ Enova - HOLA @ Enova - Pride @ Enova - South Asians @ Enova - Women @ Enova - Parents @ Enova
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Enova's team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Enova employees are able to leave at 2pm on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Past events have been at the Museum of Science and Industry, Millennium Park and more!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 4 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday.
Happy Hours
Company-wide happy hours are hosted once per month and team's host happy hours at their discretion..
Parking
We offer employees discounted on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Both company-wide and department-specific events.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Sabbatical program • Recognition programs • On-site discounted manicures, haircuts and massages • After-hours food delivery and commuting reimbursement • Monthly social events • Discounted gym memberships • Pet insurance

An Insider's view of Enova

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Enova has a fun, but hardworking vibe. Throughout my time here, even while everyone is hard at work, we are all still enjoying what we do and who we get to do it with.

Mercedez

Learning Systems Administrator

What projects are you most excited about?

My job requires me to think about my work from many different angles, and often make decisions when there is no obvious 'right' answer. I really enjoy the opportunity of tackling new challenges and mastering different decision-making frameworks.

Monica

Sr Manager, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Enova supported my career/growth with training when I started. In baseline, the training program for new software engineers, we were given the time to learn before joining a team. It was great to have dedicated time just focused on learning and getting acclimated to Enova before jumping into project work.

Elena

Software Engineer II

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Enova provides an open and supportive environment that allows employees to proactively grow and develop. Leaders and mentors motivate team members to discover a better way to do the work. Here you can find yourself surrounded by talented, inspiring people.

Grace

Data Analyst I

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