Corporate Strategist 400K+

  • 400K+
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Spark Investment Management LLC
  • 22 Sep 16

The increasing globalization of our business requires trans-national optimization of structures, policies, and investments. You may contribute to this effort in a variety of ways depending on your skills and inclinations. If you excel, you may play a leadership role in governing our firm.

Job Description

The increasing globalization of our business requires trans-national optimization of structures, policies, and investments.  You may contribute to this effort in a variety of ways depending on your skills and inclinations.  If you excel, you may play a leadership role in governing our firm.

Your responsibilities will normally be novel and cross-functional: You’ll develop and apply technical expertise in a variety of areas.  You’ll begin by consulting leading experts and move on from there.  You’ll select the best pieces from each expert’s solution and use them as inputs to generate your own ideas.  You’ll apply a breadth of knowledge to create lucrative custom solutions for our business.

You’ll become familiar with all of the elements required for a truly strategic analysis: investor and vendor relationships, financial structures, the design of policies and procedures, and the application of technology.  You may have the opportunity to explore non-quantitative investment opportunities.

The Corporate Strategist will learn to head complex projects and bring ideas to fruition.  We are looking for someone who can handle new, uncertain situations and will make crucial contributions to the bottom line by solving complicated problems.  You should expect to be challenged, learn new things, and be rewarded for your exceptional performance.  We, in turn, expect the highest quality and originality of work from you.

The starting compensation package for this position is exceptional and the upside potential, unbounded.  The most successful applicants may have the opportunity to manage not just company-wide projects under their direction but colleagues as well.

If executive success is your priority and you are looking for a career that matches your high level of agile intelligence, ambition, and cross-functional capabilities, send us your resume.

Job Qualifications

This is a challenging and high-impact role which will make good use of your abilities with both language and numbers, seeing the big picture as well as handling the details.  Ideal candidates can contribute with exceptional analytical or interpersonal skills as well as the practical capability to apply these skills to real business issues.  This position requires high intelligence and the desire to learn and master key elements of managing a successful business.  Raw ability and ingenuity matter more than specific backgrounds, as both theoretical and applied methods will be important in conquering new challenges.  Intellectually exceptional candidates even without previous experience in finance are encouraged to apply.

When you submit your resume, please include your GPAs and standardized test scores.  In order to maximize your chances, you may want to submit a cover letter detailing your cross-functional abilities as an executive, preferably with an example.  Because of the volume of responses, we will only contact exceptionally qualified applicants.

Anything you send in may be used by Spark for any purpose, so PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING THAT IS PROPRIETARY TO ANY PERSON.  

Company Description

The next-generation hedge fund.  For over a decade, our outstanding people, many of whom have PhDs, have been developing the next generation of technologies, ideas, and strategies.  We have been highly successful because of both our technically superior strategies and our brilliant people.  We have a close-knit group, distinguished by their interest in our shared success, half of whom are graduates from Harvard, MIT, and Cornell.  This lucrative synthesis of human and machine cognition in an intellectually rich, supportive environment is at the core of Spark.  All submissions kept confidential.