Strategic Operations Manager

Posted on Aug 11 70 views Chicago, IL

Avail (affiliate company of Allstate) is a new car sharing platform focused on improving mobility and reducing the cost of car ownership. We give car owners a way to earn extra income from their idle cars and connect drivers with a convenient, affordable way to drive a car when they want.

Job Description

One of the Avail’s business verticals is focused on providing a shared vehicle to those who have been in an accident so that we can get them back on the road while their personal vehicle is being repaired. We seek to provide a stress-free and ultra-convenient experience for our customers at a time when their lives have been unexpectedly disrupted. The Strategic Operations Manager will be an integral player in helping to bring this business to market in a cost-effective, efficient, and customer-obsessed manner.

Key Responsibilities

Identifying New Opportunities:

  • Use quantitative and qualitative analyses to identify strategic opportunities to scale the business
  • Interface with cross-functional partners in Customer Experience, Product, and Marketing to understand operational pain points and corresponding opportunity areas
  • Support new product development by identifying needs in the field


Project Management:

  • Establish project plans and lead initiatives that directly support the business strategy and address our biggest operational opportunities 
  • Measure the impact of said initiatives with the ability to present the data clearly and concisely


Improving Processes and Procedures:

  • Ensure all active markets and field operations teams are following operational best practice 
  • Serve as a central point of contact for our field operations teams for all operation-related issues
  • Proactively identify areas that require process improvement and refinement
  • Establish new protocols to inject structure and scalability into the operation
  • Own, manage, and update all of the standard operating procedures for the business


Improving Systems and Tools:

  • Identify, vet, and implement the appropriate tools required to run effective operations and promote strategic growth
  • Lead training and deployment of new tools/processes to ensure our field teams are operating with the most updated knowledge
Job Qualifications
  • 5+ years of operations experience (mobility-focused operation a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively creating and optimizing operational processes
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to solve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders across an organization
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong verbal and written presentation skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, cross regional, diverse, and dynamic work environment.
  • Embody the Avail team’s 5 core values: Transparency, Collaboration, Bias for Action, Customer-Obsession, and Integrity 
  • Bachelor's degree preferred and/or equivalent experience

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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