General Management
Business Designer - Shanghai

Polymath
Shanghai, China

WHO ARE THE BUSINESS DESIGNERS WITHIN POLYMATH?

Since Polymath is a company builder, Business Designers are the 0 to 1 talent in the Polymath organization. We need top-caliber business people to lead and work with teams of an early-stage, rapidly growing portfolio company. Business Designers work directly alongside Polymath Partners and venture Founders to build and grow the company. Business Designers are fully integrated within a venture or a Polymath project, leading teams to overcome key challenges and steer the direction of the company. 

WHAT ARE WE DOING IN CHINA?

Polymath is building its first business in China. The role will bridge Polymath’s existing capabilities and methodologies into the China market. This is our first team in the region so the role will be high-impact and generalist, giving extensive, hands-on exposure to both the venture building and investment dimensions. The goal is to figuring out not only our strategy and approach in China, but also how it helps Polymath construct its global vision.

WHY BUILD WITH US?

  • Join one of the most talented teams in emerging markets with the right methodology to dramatically increase the likelihood of startup success
  • Build something important that impacts customers' lives and employs thousands or tens of thousands of people
  • See the direct results of every ounce of sweat (and tears)

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • Real operational experience. You will play a critical role in the decision making regarding our operations in China 
  • Methodologies to build new ventures. You will gain exposure to Polymath’s model of designing, and growing new businesses
  • Entrepreneurship in emerging markets. You will gain a deep understanding of building companies within more difficult, yet high-potential markets.
  • Working alongside top, diverse talent. You will gain exposure to top global talent from a diverse fields and will be working closely to our Managing Partner, Wenyi Cai
  • Exposure to venture finance. We will keep you connected with the strategy behind venture funding
  • Balancing business with impact.  You will see how we create value for investors, users, and employees

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUAL WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS

  • 2+ years of working experience in high-growth environments
  • ​Incredible analytical horsepower
  • Great risk appetite
  • Flexible, quick thinking and learning
  • Ambition to build big
  • Experience in China business environment is a plus
  • Experience in strategy consultancy is a plus
  • Spanish is a plus
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Mandarin is required  

A FEW OF POLYMATH'S SUCCESS SO FAR

  • 7 ventures launched since late 2012; 1 more to be launched at the beginning of 2017
  • Over 250 people employed across the Polymath group
  • All ventures have raised external rounds of capital 
  • Táximo, our first company, is now the largest taxi administration company in Colombia, and the founders have become Endeavor Entrepreneurs; the company has also opened an office in Peru
 


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About Polymath

Polymath Ventures is a company builder for emerging markets. Using a combination of business and design-thinking, Polymath creates new business ventures — from scratch, to scale massively across Latin America. Our companies address the latent needs of the growing middle class through innovative products and services.



More about Polymath
7

Fully operating companies designed, launched, and grown.

300

Talented and passionate individuals from across the globe working to build great companies

$22M (+40M Fund)

Funding raised for our ventures + our investment vehicle with Mesoamerica

3

countries where our companies operate