Strategy & Business Operations - Graduate at Funding Circle

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Position at Funding Circle US


At Funding Circle there’s a mission that drives everything we do. Around the world, we want to help small businesses get the finance they need to thrive, creating thousands of jobs as they drive the economy forward.

We have teams in London, Denver, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Berlin, we’re fusing finance and tech to build new opportunities for those who want to achieve more.

Are you made to do more? Join us!

Funding Circle is seeking a passionate and highly motivated graduate-level intern to join our 10-week summer internship class and help support our growing US business. You will join the Strategy & Business Operations team which is accountable for the borrower P&L and for driving the growth of the borrower side of the business.

Birds-eye view of the role:

You will support all functional areas of the business with defined project-based work. This will/may include dedicated initiatives across our sales, commercial, marketing, strategy, operations, and partnerships teams. You will coordinate cross-functionally with other departments to research and implement business solutions. Finally, you will create suggestions based on your analysis and present to senior management at the end of your internship.

In this role you will:

  • Improve existing business processes and spearhead the development of new growth areas for Funding Circle USA’s small business borrowers or investors. Activities include:
  • Conducting primary and secondary market research
  • Evaluating pros and cons of new product development/efficiency opportunities and prioritizing opportunities by developing quantitative business cases/financial models
  • Developing new operational processes with senior management
  • Provide end-to-end project management to deliver successful projects including; planning- kicking off, collaboration with internal-external stakeholders and post-implementation support
  • Projects would be in the areas of sales and partnerships effectiveness, marketing strategies, commercial and strategy-related projects, and business development.

You’ve been there done this…

  • Pursuing a Master's Degree or MBA from an accredited college or university and will graduate between May 2020 - August 2022
  • Strong track record of leadership and accountability
  • Proactive personality with the ability to work across different teams
  • Enthusiasm for a fast-paced, team-oriented, start-up environment with demanding expectations
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time independently
  • Ability to communicate with and work across different teams

It would be great if you have…

  • Had experience working in finance, technology or strategy consulting
  • Proficiency in SQL, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, & Tableau
  • Metrics-driven and analytical approach to identifying problems and solving them
  • Excitement for challenging the status quo, tackling challenging and ambiguous problems, and experimenting with new approaches
  • Strong interest in the financial technology sector and the growing online lending space
  • Identification with our mission: “To Build a Better Financial World”
  • Alignment with our core values: Think Smart, Make It Happen, Be Open, Stand Together, Live the Adventure

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Our office is centrally located in San Francisco Financial District and conveniently connected to all parts of the city on Cal-Train, MUNI, and BART

An Insider's view of Funding Circle

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There are friendly faces at every turn and the office is set up for both collaborative and focus work. We’re in the heart of SF financial district so it really feels like you’re in the middle of the action


Compliance Officer

What projects are you most excited about?

The project I am most excited about from an IT perspective is the Zero Touch Deployment. This means that the Service Desk would spend less time building out laptop systems and more time developing services that allow for users to self-serve themselves.


Global Service Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

We have four feedback cycles per year (although my manager and I actually have these every 6 weeks) and very clear frameworks that describe what skills and competencies you need to advance to the next level. Anyone who is willing to learn and collaborate will have no shortage of opportunities to grow.


Senior Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Imagine a company which welcomes it's employees and customers virtually as much as it does physically. A company where we foster both innovation and diversity with a strong commitment toward building community. That company is Funding Circle.


Senior Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was employee number 75 back when I joined Funding Circle. I wore many hats for several years but by doing so I gained a deep understanding of our global organization. Having this knowledge has helped me become a successful strategic thinker and manager.


Director of Product Design

What are Funding Circle Perks + Benefits

Funding Circle Benefits Overview

Competitive salary and true ownership in the business through company equity plan

Unlimited vacation and flexible working hours

Full health benefits insurance package, 401(k), and subsidized gym membership

Fully-stocked kitchens with free drinks and snacks

Regular social events, team bondings, employee-lead volunteer days, and club activities (such as [email protected], Running Club, Wine Club, and more)

Opportunities to learn, develop, and grow your career through global programs, team/functional training, and $300 annual flexible personal development benefit

Within walking distance of public transit

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Catered lunch once per week.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
Customized development tracks