Strategy and Operations

| Chicago, IL, USA | Remote | Hybrid
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At Beyond Finance, we've made it our mission to help everyday Americans escape the endless cycle of crippling debt and step into a brighter financial future. Through compassionate, individualized care, a culture focused on compliance and ethics, supportive user-centric technology, and customized financial solutions, we've helped over 300,000 clients on their path to a brighter future.

While we're proud of what we've already accomplished, we're searching for new collaborators to help us get to the next level! If you're looking to join a forward-thinking, rapidly growing organization with helping people as its number one goal, we want to hear from you.

 

About the Role

We are looking to grow our Strategy & Operations team. This team covers a wide range of upfront strategy all the way into driving detailed hands-on execution. We lead mission-critical, cross-functional efforts, deliver objective analysis and insights, and execute strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate will combine thought leadership, commercial pragmatism, and analytical rigor with enthusiasm for diving deeper into existing processes and tirelessly looking for opportunities to “move the needle.” 

 What You'll Do

       Manage initiatives that focus on new projects, process optimization and customer experience enhancements; Initiatives will require end-to-end execution from initial assessment through recommendation and implementation

       Lead roadmap of enhancements to drive continuity, reduce risk, and enable new capabilities

       Identify opportunities to increase revenue, as well as for automation and system improvements

       Perform financial forecasting and market analysis to develop a competitive intelligence strategy

       Build relationships with key stakeholders across the business to define needs and deliver holistic solutions

       Author and deliver executive level reporting, including weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews

       Build and/or maintain operational dashboards and reporting suites to track, manage, and provide valuable insights on metrics and KPIs.

Qualifications

       Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. MBA preferred, but not required.

            ●        Experience in consulting, investment banking, private equity, strategy or a high growth start up. Education and GPA required for those that lack the minimum work experience requirement.

       Experience executing complex strategic and operational initiatives with solid business judgment

       Strong knowledge of business and financial concepts

       Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment

       Quick learner; willing to dive in and get her/his hands dirty

       Exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct analysis and make strategic recommendations

       Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, including creating complex Excel models; SQL experience is a plus.

       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Why Join Us?

While you make a difference for others, we’ll work to make a difference for you, providing an uplifting, collaborative work environment and benefits that reflect your value to us. For eligible full-time employees, we offer:

  • Considerable employer contributions for health, dental, and vision programs
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and paid parental leave
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Merit advancement opportunities
  • Career development & training

And finally, our team spirit and culture! We cultivate an environment of community, connection, and belonging across our entire organization.

Beyond Finance does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job positions.  No fee will be paid to their parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to Beyond Finance employees or the Beyond Finance HR team.  No placement fee will be paid to any third party unless such a request has been made by the Beyond HR team.

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Location

Our offices are located right in the heart of downtown Chicago, overlooking the river and its historic surrounding architecture. Accessible by CTA and Metra, our building hosts a fitness center, private lounge areas, and indoor bicycle parking, all free for employees.

An Insider's view of Beyond Finance

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Everyone at Beyond is hard-working, smart, and gets the job done. Because of that, there's a lot of trust when it comes to taking the time off we need. Leadership offers a generous PTO plan to support wellness and growth outside of work, and everyone encourages each other's non-work hobbies and interests through Slack channels and coffee chats!

Abby

Senior Director of Analytics

What does your typical day look like?

I love working at Beyond Finance as I get to have flexibility in my schedule. I work with some of the most talented people in Chicago, which drives me to produce high quality of work and results. It's great to work with a team that listens to an idea and gives constructive feedback on it.

Shyam

Lead SDET

How does the company support your career growth?

I'm always encouraged to take on new and progressively more challenging projects. In my time at Beyond Finance, I have found that the leadership team is not only genuinely interested in my career goals, but that they actively seek to support them.

Andrea

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Everyone has total ownership over their work and ultimately has to decide the best way to accomplish their objectives. I encourage my team to use all the resources they have available to them - internally and externally - to reach the best end state.

Susan

SVP Marketing and Analytics

How does your team reward individual success?

One of the things that I really appreciate about Beyond is that as I've had the chance to succeed in different roles, the team continues to challenge me in different ways. I think that as a result, I've been rewarded with the opportunity to work on increasingly harder problems, while also being given more ownership over the direction of my work.

Andrew

Senior Manager, Strategy & Analytics

What are Beyond Finance Perks + Benefits

Beyond Finance Benefits Overview

Beyond Finance offers competitive compensation, paid medical insurance and a 401k match.

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Beyond provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
In an effort to keep our employees safe during the current health crisis, our Chicago team is currently working remotely.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Employees are eligible for medical, dental and vision on the first of the month after 30 days of employment.
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
We are proud to provide a free, confidential employee assistance program (EAP) dedicated to supporting the emotional health and well-being of our employees and their families.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Beyond employees are able to contribute to a Dependent Care FSA to cover eligible dependent care expenses.
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 3 weeks of paid parental leave to employees who give birth to a child, committed partners of someone who gave birth, and parents who adopt, foster or become parents through surrogacy.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid holidays
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Beyond Finance keeps a stocked kitchen full of snacks, tea and coffee.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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