About Proper

Proper is a modern sleep wellness company with a purpose. We're on a mission to help Americans get better sleep, and therefore better health, grounding all we do in truth, science, and data. We understand the complexity of factors affecting one's sleep and have created the most personalized and holistic solution to help consumers achieve long-term sleep health.

Proper offers a line of Ph.D. developed, evidence-based natural sleep formulations to address consumers' unique needs and digital tools & expert sleep coaching from board-certified health & wellness coaches.

We were launched in the summer of 2020 by an incredible founding team from some of the world's most loved and respected tech, CPG, and healthcare brands. A world-class group of sleep scientists and physicians advises us from the Duke School of Medicine, the Stanford School of Sleep Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and more.

About The Role

Manager of Strategy, Finance & Operations

As Manager of Strategy, Finance & Operations, you will  drive decision-making and lead strategic initiatives for Proper. This role is an exciting opportunity to marry high level strategic planning with operational execution to scale Proper’s innovative approach to sleep wellness.

Responsibilities

  • Strategy: Lead strategic projects from research / ideation through execution (projects may range from new product development to building efficiencies into existing processes)
  • Finance: Partner with COO and bookkeeper on business forecasting, budget allocation, and month end financial closing and reporting process
  • Analytics/BI: Lead in analysis and KPI reporting for the board
  • Clinical Operations: Work closely with our medical and scientific advisory board and sleep coaches to build our digital coaching business
  • Strategic Partnerships: Drive key partnerships, guide/lead agency and external resources to ensure they are supporting the overall growth strategy and our business objectives

What we're looking for:

  • 4+ years of experience in a strategic/corporate finance, research, or consulting role
  • Previous startup experience a plus
  • You think and act like an owner. Take charge, seek the truth, and tackle problems head on, digging deep for the answers
  • You are able to tie together high level strategy with on the ground implementation; you understand how the details contribute to the big picture
  • You can work with speed and are super comfortable with ambiguity as we build a new category in sleep that combines products and services
  • You love building effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Strong analytics experience analyzing large data sets in Excel
  • Experience with BI tools like Tableau, Looker, and Google Data Studio a plus

Competencies

  • Action Oriented: You readily take action on challenges, without unnecessary planning. You identify and seize new opportunities. You display a can-do attitude in good and bad times. You step up to handle tough issues. You take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Resourcefulness: You get things done. You can orchestrates multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal. You get the most out of limited resources. You apply knowledge of internal structures, processes and culture to resourcing efforts. You secure and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Business Insight:You know how businesses work and how organizations make money. You keep up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, with the competition, and in the marketplace. You use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions. You readily take action on challenges.
  • Communicate Effectively: You are effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You attentively listen to others. You adjust to fit the audience and the message. You provide timely and helpful information to others across the organization. You encourage the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions. You develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Ensures Accountability: You follow through on commitments and makes sure others do the same. You act with a clear sense of ownership. You take personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and failures. You establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results. You design feedback loops into work. You hold yourself and others accountable to meet commitments.

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