Senior Forecast Analyst

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

We’re looking for intelligent, data driven professionals to join our Operations Strategy & Analytics team. This team is responsible for leveraging data driven insights to drive overall servicing strategy across contact channels, customer segmentation, product roadmaps, and technology investments. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and problem solving skills, forecasting experience, as well as interpersonal skills to work across the organization and with external partners to drive forward recommendations.

What You’ll Do
  • Use historical data and analyze market, product and customer trends to create long-range / short-range forecasts for Customer Operations teams (in-house & outsourced)
  • Execute planning and forecasting initiatives for Customer Operations teams 
  • Develop and maintain advanced forecasting models for key business metrics informing utilization of labor and staffing levels across in-house and outsourced teams using current trends and historical data
  • Recommends and utilizes quantitative analytical approaches to drive optimal forecast and headcount plans. 
  • Reports, communicates, and presents forecast plans and recommendations to management / leadership in a timely manner while defending recommendations with sound models and logic
  • Effectively communicate in a clear and concise manner to all stakeholders
  • Partner with Workforce Management, Customer Operations, Vendor Management, Finance, and Product Operations to ingest company wide implications for new product and merchant launches and marketing initiatives and translate that data into Ops models.
  • Co-lead forecast and resource planning meetings with FP&A, Product and Merchant Success managers, and Customer Ops teams, reviewing recommended staffing forecasts and goals
  • Manage staffing models by work group and provide management with direction for overflow strategies, outsourcing, and reallocation of labor
  • Drive productivity and process efficiencies through data insights
  • Create complex and comprehensive reports to manage and monitor forecast versus actual to drive real-time insights to continuously improve forecast models and planning strategies
What We Look For
  • Passion and drive to disrupt the lending and financial services industry for the better
  • 2+ years of experience in an analytically-driven role (analytics, finance, operations) focused around forecasting and building out time series models
  • Bachelors or masters in economics, operations research, math, or statistics, engineering or other quantitative fields.
  • Working knowledge forecasting process in contact center or other operations environments.
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL / Snowflake and Looker dashboards
  • Experience doing ad hoc analysis using Jupyter notebooks in Python or R environment (nice-to-have)
  • Experience with Anaplan forecasting tool (nice-to-have)
  • Attention to details with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment, cross-functionally, and with external parties
  • Ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and often ambiguous work environment
  • A passion for finding insights in data and driving change based on those insights
  • Ability to communicate findings and recommendations clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Enough laziness to find a faster way to do your least favorite tasks
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Humility and team player - you go out of your way to help teammates

Location

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.
 
Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
 
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If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.

We also believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

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Location

Affirm's office is located in San Francisco's Financial District with close access to great coffee, restaurants, and bars.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! The majority of our roles can be accomplished anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). While most Affirmers will have the option to choose a remote-first accommodation, our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

For this new way of working, we’re thrilled to introduce a dynamic and competitive compensation model and total rewards package that complements our remote-first work style. Affirm’s 2021 benefits will allow flexibility for Affirmers to customize their experience by selecting benefits based on their individual needs and preferences to be successful from almost anywhere -- continuing to lean into our value of “People Come First”.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Check out Affirm's 2020 DEI Report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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