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Senior Associate, Finance & Strategy - SMB Merchant Finance

DoorDash, San Francisco, CA

On-demand delivery empowering local economies


About the Team

The Finance & Strategy team accelerates the growth of our business by implementing new opportunities and solutions. We partner with teams across the company to improve the profitability, scalability and defensibility of our business model. We're looking for people who can model the future and collaborate to help carry projects from conception through execution. In a typical day, you may extract insights from data, build business cases for new products, and design and launch pilots.

About the Role

This role provides a unique opportunity to drive finance business partnership and strategy at a hyper-growth company. We are looking for a Senior Associate who will help support our Small and Medium-Sized Business Sales teams with strategic analysis of unit economics for pre and post-sale deals for restaurants and new markets. You will partner with teams across the business including Merchant Strategy & Operations, Merchant Experience, Sales, Product GMs, Accounting and Finance to support strategic business and financial decisions. You will also help support the sales pipeline management meetings by contributing to meeting materials and analysis while also providing insights. We are looking for someone with a combination of banking/consulting and operating experience who has partnered or led projects across multiple organizations. You will have data and communication skills to influence data-driven decisions.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Work with partners to develop new processes and investment frameworks
  • Work to increase our approach to balancing growth vs. profitability
  • Identify and measure important risks and opportunities in our business
  • Support special projects to automate and scale forecasting and reporting tools
  • Analyze business/financial Measurements, uncover trends and assess current/future business risks and opportunities

What We're Looking For

  • 4+ years of strategic finance, corporate finance or investment banking experience at a high-growth technology startup or well-established company
  • Experience managing budgets for major areas within an organization
  • Advanced Excel (can perform complex functions) and financial modeling skills.
  • Basic SQL proficiency (or willingness to learn).

Why You'll Love Working at DoorDash

We are leaders – Leadership is not limited to our management team. It's something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.We are operators – We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions to lead our company and our industry is what we do on every project, every day. We are learners – Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we've been in a role for one year or one minute. We are committed to learning and implementing what is best for our customers, merchants, and dashers. We are one team – The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly and always learn and reiterate to support merchants, Dashers and the communities we serve. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods. Read more on the DoorDash website, the DoorDash blog, the DoorDash Engineering blog, and the DoorDash Careers page.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. Our leaders seek the truth and welcome big, hairy, audacious questions. We are grounded in our company values, and we make intentional decisions that are both logical and display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to Merchants to Customers.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

We're committed to supporting employees' happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We're committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That's why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on "protected categories," we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, we’re working to connect more businesses to more people. We want to shrink every city by bringing people anything—faster, fresher, and from farther away. And we’re doing it everyday: from prep-times to traffic to weather, we’ve innovated a groundbreaking approach to delivery that factors in all the elements that come between people and their products. We want to be the shortest distance between every local store and people’s doors. We’re breaking down the art of delivery to a perfect science – one order at a time. 

Want to learn more about DoorDash? Visit DoorDash's website.