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LinkedIn is searching for its next Business Operations Associate. This person will partner with senior leaders and the broader cross-functional team to drive day-to-day operations and help set strategy for one of LinkedIn's foundational consumer products.
In this high-visibility role, you will be a key business partner to senior members of the Executive, Product, Engineering and Marketing teams. You will own a wide range of strategic and operational responsibilities for groups building products that reach hundreds of millions of our members, including business planning of teams / initiatives, modeling and operational performance management. Responsibilities
- Maximize business performance: Develop in-depth understanding for what drives engagement and member usage with LinkedIn's consumer-facing products, and leverage insights to drive future direction
- Performance manage: Understand product performance through dashboards and data that you create or gather, and drive cross-functional resolutions to operational issues
- Forecast performance: Create and manage forecasting models for products, initiatives and the broader LinkedIn ecosystem, in close collaboration with Product teams
- Distill direction: Lead analytical efforts in an unstructured environment to identify product insights and improve decision-making across various stakeholders, including growth, engagement, site usage and product economics. Develop and deliver on strategic initiatives for our leadership team.
- Create connective tissue: Work with and share knowledge among various functions, including Product, Engineering, Marketing, Data Science and Executive teams
- Be an expert: Serve as an expert on the business drivers of consumer-facing products for leadership in Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance, International Managers, and Executives
- 2+ years of work experience at a management consulting firm, investment bank, private equity firm and/or technology company
- BA/BS degree in science, mathematics, engineering or any quantitative major.
- Experience using Excel modeling and relational databases, including building complex financial models from scratch and conducting sophisticated analyses.
- Experience working with executive-level staff
- Passion for Internet products and technologies: A desire to live and breathe consumer-product and change the trajectory of the company.
- Proactive and relentless: Independently capable of seeking information in an unstructured environment, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.
- Very strong analytical skills: Experience solving real world business and product problems using advanced Excel modeling and relational databases.
- Technically proficient (or interest in learning) SQL, experience a plus.
- Practical business understanding with genuine passion for technology, big data, and/or entrepreneurship is a must. Experience (or desire to learn) about working with large datasets is a plus.
- Clear communication: Able to articulately present and debate recommendations with senior leadership.
- High-energy, team-first attitude: Motivated to work hard in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment to help our growing business
- A team player who works collaboratively and effectively across a diverse set of functions, backgrounds, and working styles
- A strategic thinker with excellent business judgment and strong product intuition
- A strong leader who can corral a group to execute against an initiative while rolling up their own sleeves
- Excited about LinkedIn - and the Consumer Internet space
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