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Business Associate

at viagogo in San Francisco, CA   —   Apr 08, 2014   |  
Overview
The Business Associate role offers a unique opportunity to take on big responsibilities and directly impact our success. The Associate's role will be to help coordinate strategic and operational initiatives critical to the growth and success of the company through analytical horsepower, communications skills, leadership, and business judgment.

This position is a unique opportunity to work directly with senior executives to identify and solve critical issues the business encounters as it scales. The position is ideal for an individual considering business school within one to two years or for someone who wants to get hands-on experience with opportunity for growth within the organization.

Finally, at viagogo you’ll work with fun people who are committed to helping fans gain access to tickets to the best live events in the world!
Responsibilities
The role will vary depending on business needs, but potential projects could include:
Corporate development - provide analytical support in evaluating different strategic opportunities and initiatives across business development, ranging from supply sources to new geographies
Financial analysis - effectively analyze the business by segment while also evaluating key partnerships
Distribution – test diverse range of distribution channels and present key findings to senior management
Operational – proactively identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes across different business lines
Legal - oversee and coordinate with legal counsel to protect the company from legal issues
Experience
1-3 years of experience at a top-tier strategy consulting firm, investment bank, or private equity firm
Also willing to consider similar candidates with prior M&A, partnership development, or strategy/business development experience
Note that this is designed as a pre-MBA role
Bachelors Degree
Skills
Organized and reliable with attention to detail – can handle multiple simultaneous tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills – can provide clear, fact-based direction for a range of business issues touching a variety of functional areas
Financial acumen and modeling skills – can pull-together analyses from back-of-the-envelope market sizing to full P&L projections
Outstanding written and oral communication, including strong “executive presence” and ability to work effectively with senior management and cross-functional teams
High degree of creativity, curiosity, and optimism, with an eye for possibilities that will drive the business forward
A sense of humor and positive, “make-it-work” attitude
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