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Strategic Finance Lead, Global Topline

Faire

Faire

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Accounting & Finance
New York, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — independent retailers around the globe are doing more revenue than Walmart and Amazon combined. At Faire, we're using the power of tech, data, and machine learning to connect this thriving community of entrepreneurs across the globe. Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products from around the world to sell in their stores. With the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses everywhere can compete with these big box and e-commerce giants.

By supporting the growth of independent businesses, Faire is driving positive economic impact in local communities, globally. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement. If you believe in community, come join ours.

About this role

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to take on a variety of financial, strategic, and analytical projects to drive quality growth for our business. Within the Strategic Finance function at Faire, the Global Topline team owns the analysis and synthesis of company-wide topline key performance indicators and financial metrics in addition to managing the forecast process architecture (i.e. how inputs across various teams and functions come together to form the foundation for our financial projections).

This role will require the ability to spot opportunities and risks, develop hypotheses, pressure test inputs, forecast outputs and execute in-depth analyses to translate data into insights and make recommendations to Faire’s leadership team based on findings. This is an opportunity to join a team where you’re set up for success and play an integral role in helping us scale.

Job description

Capital is necessary in every business, but at Faire it serves as a core value proposition to our customers. The Finance & Strategy team ensures we have access to it and are spending it effectively, but also wears several other hats at Faire including maintaining internal investment policies that govern capital allocation, strategic growth planning and company-wide performance management. Given the company-wide mandate, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of cross-functional stakeholders and have visibility to senior leadership. This is an ideal role for someone who is naturally curious, excited to learn the mechanics of how a Global business operates and wants to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, and data-driven environment.

What you'll do

  • Own the topline forecast model including architecting and optimizing how various input models come together to produce the overall company level forecast
  • Synthesize the expected impact assumed across a portfolio of investment areas to communicate the narrative for how we expect future results to come together
  • Design processes to improve forecasting accuracy, insight and planning efficiency
  • Manage quarterly rolling forward year forecasting and bi-annual longer range planning to provide senior leadership with an evergreen view on the financial trajectory of the business
  • Maintain accurate and effective reporting for the most critical company-level metrics such as net dollar retention and payback/ROI on new customer acquisition
  • Identify opportunities, develop hypotheses, and execute in-depth analyses to translate data into insights and make recommendations to Faire’s leadership team based on your findings

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and [5]+ years of experience in strategic corporate finance, private equity/venture capital, investment banking and/or management consulting
  • You can think across multiple dimensions of what drives a business equation (sales, product, marketing etc.) and work cross-functionally to synthesize insights and produce useful financial forecasts
  • You are analytical and data-driven - you can define KPIs, measure progress and diagnose performance using root cause analysis
  • You can design, implement and optimize a process that balances the appropriate amount of efficiency, resilience and quality control required by the scope of work
  • You are a team player that wants to win while also having fun with teammates along the way
  • You want to work in a fast-paced environment with constant change
  • You are resourceful and not afraid to roll up your sleeves

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Experience working with (as a client) or for (as an operator) a fast growing marketplace business
  • Experience with equity and/or debt capital markets

This position is a remote opportunity though we have a strong preference for this candidate to sit out of New York or San Francisco for team alignment.

Salary Range

California / New York: the pay range for this role is $147,000-$202,000 per year.

Colorado / Washington / New Jersey: the pay range for this role is $132,000-$181,500 per year.

This role will also be eligible for equity and benefits. Actual base pay will be determined based on permissible factors such as transferable skills, work experience, market demands, and primary work location. The base pay range provided is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Faire’s flexible work model aims to meet the needs of our diverse employee community by making work more flexible, connected, and inclusive. Depending on the role and needs of the team, Faire employees have the flexibility to choose how they work–whether that’s mainly in the office, remotely, or a mix of both.

Roles that list only a country in the location are eligible for fully remote work in that country or in- office work at a Faire office in that country, provided employees are located in the registered country/province/state. Roles with only a city location are eligible for in-office or hybrid office work in that city. Our talent team will work with candidates to determine what locations and roles are eligible for each option.

Faire’s flexible work model aims to meet the needs of our diverse employee community by making work more flexible, connected, and inclusive. Depending on the role and needs of the team, Faire employees have the flexibility to choose how they work–whether that’s mainly in the office, remotely, or a mix of both.

Roles that list only a country in the location are eligible for fully remote work in that country or in- office work at a Faire office in that country, provided employees are located in the registered country/province/state. Roles with only a city location are eligible for in-office or hybrid office work in that city. Our talent team will work with candidates to determine what locations and roles are eligible for each option.

Why you’ll love working at Faire

  • We are entrepreneurs: Faire is being built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.
  • We are using technology and data to level the playing field: We are leveraging the power of product innovation and machine learning to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a growing community of more than 350,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie - not steal a piece from it. Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.
  • We are curious and resourceful: Inquisitive by default, we explore every possibility, test every assumption, and develop creative solutions to the challenges at hand. We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making, and reason from a first principles mentality.

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square. We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Kitchener-Waterloo, and a global employee presence across offices in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Toronto, London, New York, LA, and Sao Paulo. To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog.

Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Faire is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please fill out our Accommodation Request Form (https://bit.ly/faire-form)

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