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Deal Implementation & Special Projects Associate

| 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
As a Deal Implementation and Special Projects Associate, you will be responsible for deal implementation, deal monitoring and special projects across all Powered by Avant bank partnerships. You will be tasked with implementing processes within each business unit to ensure we meet our obligations to our bank partners under each deal we’ve executed with each bank partner and, on an ongoing basis, working with each business unit to ensure we are complying with such obligations. 
As a Deal Implementation and Special Projects Associate, you will be working directly with the executive team and business units across the organization. You will not only be responsible for ensuring that we meet our ongoing obligations to our bank partners, but will also be expected to promote a culture of awareness and transparency throughout the organization. 
Additionally, you will be responsible for executing various special projects that have an impact across all bank partners.

What you do at Avant

  • Immediately after Avant on-boards a new Powered-by-Avant bank partner, you will be responsible for operationalizing all of our obligations to such bank partner (such obligations will be provided to you in an easily digestible form). You will meet with each business owner to communicate the obligations impacting their department, and work to establish processes (whether manual or automated) by which Avant can ensure it will meet such requirements.
  • Following the establishment of such processes for any given bank partner, you will continually monitor Avant operations and meet regularly with the business owners to ensure ongoing compliance with said requirements.
  • Upon learning that we’ve failed to meet any deal requirement(s), you will work with the bank partner relationship owner and the business owner to promptly remediate the issues and ensure proper communication of the issue to the bank partner.
  • You will be in charge of special projects impacting all of our bank partners such as managing the addition of vendors to banks’ platforms, Service Level Agreements across bank partners, and the remediation process for findings during due diligence.
  • You will participate in continuous improvement efforts, including improving department policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years of experience in a project management role
  • Strong background in working across various functions within an organization to implement new, high-impact processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated history of taking personal initiative
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Past proven ability to handle and execute on complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Able to effectively collaborate with other departments and external parties

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd 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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Location

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

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

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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