Digital Marketing & New Initiatives Manager at Avant

| Chicago
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Avant is a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected customers to over $5 billion through 800,000 transactions and counting. Through big data and machine learning, Avant’s mission is to provide better access to responsible financial products. Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit, for more information.
Job Description
Amount is looking for an analytical, data-driven digital master who can help develop not only our overarching digital and new initiatives strategy within our current channels, including but not limited to PPC, SEO, Radio and re-targeting, but also help launch new initiatives such as TV, Display, and programmatic advertising.

What you do at Amount:

  • Develop the digital strategy, set key objectives, utilize resources to execute on strategy and continue to iterate in order to meet (better yet, exceed!) volume expectations and improve overall channel KPI’s. 
  • Identify and execute new marketing channels and/or projects that will support the growth and diversification goals of the organization. 
  • Measure the effectiveness of digital marketing efforts, creating actionable reporting to continuously optimize overall online mix and performance.
  • Manage, guide and develop 2-3 motivated digital marketers.
  • Play nice with others - ie. partner with various internal teams (Design, Content, Legal + Tech teams)

What you might own at Amount:

  • Launch a programmatic TV commercial. 
  • Assist in the creation of our Marketing data stack to aid in our digital efforts. 
  • Maintaining a strong relationship and drive meaningful results with digital agency partners
  • Launch digital efforts for multiple product launches and/or provide guidance to our Powered By clients. 

Why you are a fit for Amount:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 5+ years experience managing digital campaigns with a proven track record of driving qualified traffic and results.
  • Experience managing agencies and holding them accountable for results.
  • Ability to support in vendor negotiations, ensuring it’s a win-win for all (especially for Amount!) 
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Google Webmaster Tools
  • Experienced people manager, ability to provide guidance, support, and career development (grown and retain talent!)
  • Basic understanding of SQL, advanced knowledge is a plus!
  • Technical-minded and have the excellent analytical and marketing skills needed to transform a company's online presence
  • Excellent (and proactive) communications skills with the ability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Naturally detail-oriented; you make sure that all i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed
  • A self-motivated individual; takes accountability and ownership of their work
  • Is invigorated by an opportunity to improve a channel that is fully un-optimized
  • Familiarity with personal finance topics and strong interest and passion for the “fintech” industry

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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Technology we use

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    • JIRAManagement


Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to 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.


Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.


Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!


Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)


Software Engineer Team Lead

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, as access to a 401(k) plan, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like daily free lunch, a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

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!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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