VP of Finance & Business Operations

Washington, DC
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 20, 2020
Full Time
About ShiftWe believe car buying should be fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. We've set out to transform an industry, using technology to bring transparency and convenience to the car buying process.And we aren't stopping there. We seek to bring that same openness and simplicity to car ownership too, with payments, maintenance, and insurance in one easy app. At Shift, we're building the tools that empower people to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. About the role With the addition of a VP Finance & Business Operations we plan to align the FP&A and business analytics functions under an experienced, action-oriented leader. This individual will take responsibility of Shift's business operations & FP&A teams supporting the company's growth initiatives. Reporting to the CFO, the VP of Finance & Biz Ops will sit at a key intersection between owning financial planning and managing day to day operational performance with our COO. Having the versatility to act as a player/coach, to own our Monthly Business Review & present to investors will be key to success for anyone in this role. The VP of Ops & Finance will have an immense opportunity to impact the future success of Shift as we go public in 2020 as a growth company. What you'll do Build, develop and scale cohesive business operations and FP&A teams. Own quarterly and long range financial planning Drive the finance organization to manage financial performance of the business both in short and long term with a view toward strategic goals of the companyDeep dive into Shift's financial and performance analytics to drive sound decision making on multiple time horizons ranging from weekly to yearly. Provide strategic financial input and be a solutions-oriented business partner to department heads and budget ownersEnable growth opportunities with models and analyses to provide recommendations for maximizing economic and financial results over short and long-term - may include new product or market launches and capital market initiatives What we're looking for12+ years of combined experience in business operations, FP&A, management consulting, investment banking; 7+ years in an operating rolePreferred experience within startups, marketplaces, e-commerce or auto; strong preference for experience in business with heavy operations, lower margin. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence key stakeholdersData-driven decision making with a strong bias towards action and rapid experimentationEntrepreneurial DNA; ability and desire to run initiatives end-to-end with full ownershipExceptional hiring and development track record: you have demonstrated ability to hire and retain top-tier talent. Experienced facilitator of group decision making: you come prepared, and you rarely puntOn diversityOur company depends on balance and equality - between buyers and sellers, among employees, and in our relationships with customers.Our mission to evolve car ownership and transform an industry is a challenging one. It can only be achieved by a team of diverse problem-solvers - engineers, designers, business people - from the same broad demographics as our customers.Why join now?We've built a small but highly talented team backed by >$275 million in funding from investors like DFJ, Goldman Sachs, BMW, and Nissan. In October 2018 we announced a deep partnership and a $140m round led by the third largest auto retailer in the US, Lithia Motors. With strong product-market fit and a great business in California, the next two years will be focused on scaling the business nationally.Shift is the Bay Area's #1 seller of used cars with $150 million in cars sold per year. We're serving most of California and are gearing up to scale to new markets. With a solid business model and no clear winner in our space yet, this is a hugely exciting time to join the team.Shift is an Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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