Senior Manager, Strategy

  • Credit Karma
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Banking Business Development Consultant Developer Finance

Job Description

The Strategy team leads key strategic initiatives across Credit Karma.  The team focuses on evaluating strategic growth opportunities for existing businesses including building out early testing and go to market plans. In addition, the team provides identifies broader areas of growth and expansion for Credit Karma. Through your efforts, you will be helping make financial progress possible for Credit Karma's more than 80 million members.     You are or will quickly become the subject matter expert across a number of consumer finance industries and be a thought partner to cross functional leaders across Credit Karma. You are grounded in data and draw insight from analysis to develop compelling, synthesized recommendations which you can persuasively communicate at an executive level to lead decision-making. You have a track record of wearing ‘multiple hats’ and being scrappy to get things done--particularly projects that are truly new and transformational for organizations you have been involved with. You demonstrate sound business judgment, problem-solving, communication and analytical skills, and you are known to drive implementation. And most importantly you are an enthusiastic team player.

What the job entails

  • Be dedicated to an emerging or mature business verticals for Credit Karma and at times play multiple roles in setting strategic vision and drive operational change within these verticals
  • Generate insights and analysis on key strategic questions facing the company and collaborate with senior leaders to drive recommendations and discussions
  • Be a thought leader – think outside the box and challenge others to do the same, leading to new ways of building our businesses
  • Be the subject matter expert on all things related to the industry we operate in including competitive landscape, M&A activity, trends, regulatory hurdles, etc
  • Build, maintain, and communicate business and revenue performance reporting including key metrics, key drivers of performance and trends, as needed to further enhance our insights

Our ideal candidate

  • Entrepreneurial, go-getter, and results-oriented. Comfortable being scrappy and dive into ambiguous problems
  • Strong emerging end-to-end generalist problem solving skills, e.g., defining and deconstructing problems, prioritizing issues and supporting analysis, structuring and building quantitative and qualitative/conceptual analyses, and executing analyses and identifying implications and “so whats” of data and analysis with the team
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills – and ability to interact with colleagues at all levels in a peer-like way, and achieve goals without direct control over resources
  • Superior communication skills, including the ability to take complex, ambiguous topics and create compelling narratives for different audiences
  • Track record of thought leadership in applying data driven models that have had a tangible impact on revenue and business growth
  • Have member empathy--you are tenacious about thinking through how our decisions impact our members and enable their financial progress


  • 3+ years of investment banking / finance / consulting / strategic analytics or related experience
  • At least one year experience working in business operations, product strategy, product management or product marketing is preferred
  • Experience working in operating role or experience with experimentation/user testing a plus
  • Excellent and efficient skills using MS Excel and PowerPoint tools
  • Working knowledge of SQL a major plus