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Business Operations and Strategy Lead



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

About Us:

At Parafin, our mission is to grow small businesses.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, yet banks do not have their back. Parafin is a technology company that builds infrastructure which enables small businesses to get easy access to financial services via platforms they sell on. Parafin's first set of products offer capital-as-a-service for online platforms. Parafin currently powers the capital programs for platforms and payment processors ranging from Series B to post-IPO companies such as DoorDash, Amazon, Worldpay, Mindbody, Fullsteam, Guesty, Xplor, and Quilt.

We are a tight-knit team coming from organizations such as Stripe, Square, Plaid, Coinbase, Robinhood, Affirm, Uber, and CERN, and are excited both about helping small businesses grow and thrive, and build products that leaders at top companies have started to use every day to grow their platforms. We are backed by prominent venture capitalists such as Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, GIC, Index Ventures, Green Oaks Capital, and SV Angel and have raised more than $94M in equity and $200M in debt.

About the Position

We are looking for a Business Operations and Strategy Lead to help Parafin prioritize, evaluate, and execute strategic decisions that are rooted in data. You will be responsible for identifying, defining, and executing high-impact operational and strategic initiatives across Parafin. At Parafin, Business Operations is a dynamic team that works cross-functionally to accelerate Parafin's growth, design organizational processes that scale, and expand the company's opportunity space through new products and markets.

Are you a mission-driven, analytical, and collaborative thinker and doer? If so, come join us!

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Identify, define, and execute high-impact operational and strategic initiatives across Parafin

  • Apply business analytics, market research, and insights to support the decision-making processes for some of the most pivotal decisions facing the business

  • Take new company functions from 0 - 1 as we build a next-generation fintech from scratch at Parafin

  • Build and/or improve business processes and drive cross-functional alignment on priorities

  • Perform ad hoc analyses related to impact sizing, partner acquisition, cohort patterns, unit economics, operations, new markets, and more

  • Do what needs to get done to help Parafin create value for our small business and platform customers

What We're Searching For:

  • 5+ years of total work experience

  • 3+ years in management consulting, operations, strategic finance, private equity, or a similar role at a technology company

  • Strong fluency in (or desire to learn) data analysis skills and tools, such as SQL / R / Python

  • Experience building and rolling out new processes from scratch

  • Superb communication skills (writing, data, oral)

  • Natural problem solver, both with data and with people

  • Proven ability to work and thrive in productively chaotic environments

  • Ruthless prioritizer; a creative and analytical thinker

  • T-shaped skills -- equally comfortable diving deep into financial minutiae and analyses, and zooming out to frame a high-level narrative

We Prefer If You Have:

  • Experience working in fintech

  • Prior startup experience

What We Offer

  • Salary Range: $160k-$190k

  • Equity grant

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Unlimited PTO & work from home flexibility

  • Commuter benefits

  • Free lunches

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Employee assistance program

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact us.