San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington D.C., San Diego, Portland, Salt Lake City
We 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 and Business Analytics 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 analytics & FP&A teams supporting the company’s growth initiatives. Reporting to the CFO, the VP the VP Finance & Business Analytics 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 Finance & Business Analytics 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 analysis and FP&A teams.
Own monthly, 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 company
Deep 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 owners
Enable 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 for
12+ years of combined experience in business operations analysis, FP&A; 7+ years in an operating role at an eCommerce or consumer retail company
Preferred experience within consumer retail, marketplaces, e-commerce or auto retail; strong preference for experience in business with physical operations, and tight margin management.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence key stakeholders
Data-driven decision making with a strong bias towards action, applied analytics, and rapid experimentation
Entrepreneurial DNA; ability and desire to run initiatives end-to-end with full ownership
Exceptional 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 punt
Experience with operational financial planning, budget setting & management, and financial analytics
Our 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 Employer
All 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.