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.

Affirm provides honest financing options to consumers checking out at online stores. The Business Development Associate will work on the Strategic Brands team, helping the BD and Sales team identify and drive opportunities to build our business. This role will have a direct impact on top-priority organizational goals and will provide accelerated career development  with a world-class team.

What you'll do

  • Drive new business by identifying, qualifying, and developing new partnership opportunities for Affirm
  • Collaborate closely with Account Executives and the rest of the Sales & BD team to strategize creative outreach campaigns and determine priority of outreach based on potential impact
  • Manage the first stages of the Sales & Business Development pipeline by performing initial outreach and nurturing leads through various inbound channels, including phone, email and social
  • Engage potential partners about their goals and challenges, and educate them on the value of Affirm
  • Develop best practices and efficient processes for growing our merchant partner base
  • Contribute significantly to Affirm’s growth as we scale our core business and product

What we look for

  • Strong passion for Affirm's mission, and for E-commerce and/or finance 
  • Ability to work closely with x-functional teams  internally; credit, legal, operations, etc.
  • Minimum 3 months of prior work experience 
  • The desire to pursue a role in sales, and the drive to be successful
  • Grit. Lots of grit. You need to embrace challenges and be willing to work hard to achieve audacious goals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Self-motivated, extremely detail-oriented, and strong time management skills 
  • Creativity and strong critical reasoning skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and evolving  work environment
  • Willingness to step up to greater responsibility, strong desire to contribute to overall goals
Location
 
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. This role requires you to live within reasonable access to a particular office in order to fulfill certain job responsibilities.
 
Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
 
 
If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that 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 a core value 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 2019 D&I 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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