Strategy and Operations Associate

| Chicago

About Us:

Braintree builds products that make payments easier—so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible. Interactions like seamlessly paying for your ride share—or the condo you rented this weekend—without presenting a card or pressing a button, or buying a lamp on Pinterest...right from Pinterest. The Braintree full-stack payment platform lets companies build their own experiences and then scale their businesses around the globe. We're known for our technology but we're also known for our support, with internal risk and underwriting, account management and technical support teams who ensure a frictionless payments experience.

Acquired by PayPal in 2013, Braintree is now in an even greater position to change the way people pay. Headquartered in Chicago, Braintree has offices in San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London with employees stationed around the world.

The best talent deserves the best perks. Join the Braintree Team and you’ll get catered lunches, tuition reimbursement, public transit commute reimbursement, and much more! 

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STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Braintree continues to grow at a tremendous rate and the Growth and Business Operations function is helping to scale our operations. This is an opportunity to shape the function while adding value across growing teams.

The Strategy and Operations Associate is responsible for working with our Operations, Data, Product, Marketing, Sales and Finance teams to accomplish some of the most challenging business initiatives. Example projects include driving efficiency, leading financial initiatives, supporting key product development and go-to-market strategy at Braintree, PayPal, Venmo or other entities within the PayPal umbrella. The successful candidate is very interested in scaling organizations, has a strong bias for action and thinks big.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Operations department leads (managers, team leads, and analysts) to craft strategy, monitor and achieve annual targets. Examples may include:
    • Develop and implement performance metrics
    • Work closely to track and manage reporting cadence
    • Monitor and review business performance
    • Work with functional leads to drive the PandL, budget, headcount planning
    • Develop operations team roadmaps
    • Identify and drive initiatives on system / process improvements and organizational structure changes
  • Work with other PayPal entities to improve integration across operational departments
  • Lead cross-functional projects to make data driven decisions on the business. You’ll be responsible for leading projects through the entire lifecycle. Examples include:
    • Analyze product profitability, pricing and performance
    • Conduct financial reporting at a company level and for 3rd party service providers
    • Leverage project management and analytical skills to resolve high visibility, business critical projects requiring rapid resolutio
    • Work with business owners to develop external facing presentations, including board meetings, customers, service providers and other entities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Finance, MIS, or Business Administration
  • 2+ years in management consulting
  • Financial modeling, data analysis, and the ability to leverage data analysis to drive sound decision-making
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills including experience effectively communicating with senior management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Payments industry
  • Experience working in high-growth, performance-focused environments
  • Experience with Salesforce.com, SQL, and Tableau is a plus
  • Innovative, self-motivated, collaborative, and capable of dealing with complex interpersonal dynamics 

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply. You can also check out our FAQ!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • CassandraDatabases
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Location

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Braintree

What projects are you most excited about?

Braintree is committed to continual improvement in the areas of D&I. We do this by emphasizing our values of Ask Why, Care A Lot, and Solve Together, Ensuring D&I is an ongoing conversation at all levels of the company, offering company-wide D&I trainings, and supporting employee developed events.

Anna Johnson

Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Working on internal products, I have a direct feedback channel to my teammates, to help fix things when they aren't quite right. Seeing this multiplier effect in action, seeing how it unlocks my teammates to new productive ends, is extremely satisfying.

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What are Braintree Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Diversity Manifesto
Someone's Primary Function Is Managing the Company’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match Charitable Contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company Sponsored Family Events
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
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