Product & Service Design
Business Designer

Polymath
Bogotá, Colombia

ABOUT POLYMATH VENTURES

We are The Venture Studio for Latin America. We are a group of entrepreneurs building digital platforms to empower the middle-class of Latin America.

We empower the Latin American middle-class through intentionally designed solutions that give fair access to quality services and better income-generating opportunities. We believe that this is the best way for sustainable economic development — and the most meaningful way to invest our talent and energy.

 

WHO ARE THE BUSINESS DESIGNERS WITHIN POLYMATH?

Polymath's Business Designers are part of our building team. We are looking for hands-on, analytical and entrepreneurial strategic thinkers, who will join our elite early-stage team to understand users’ needs, industry trends and business models to create high impactful products and services from scratch for the middle class of Latin America.

Business Designers work directly alongside Polymath leaders, Venture's Founders, and our corporate partners to:

  • build new and disruptive ventures from scratch.
  • support the growth of one of our early-stage Polymath startups.
  • design, validate or accelerate a startup project for a latam-based corporate.

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. This role requires a unique blend of entrepreneurial passion, real-work experience and analytical power.

WHY BUILD WITH US?

  • Join one of the most talented teams in Latin America with the right methodology to dramatically increase the likelihood of startup success.
  • Build something important that impacts the quality of life of the middle-class in our region, but most importantly creates real social and economic development opportunities for them.
  • See the direct results of every ounce of sweat (and tears).

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • Real hands-on experience and access to methodologies to build new ventures. We are not consultants; we are hands-on operators. You will gain exceptional experience in not only designing great companies but building them as well.
  • High impact 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 diverse fields: design, business, technology, etc.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • 4+ years of working experience in at least two of the following areas: startups, management consulting, investment/finance, technology, data science, service design, growth or product management.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Incredible analytical horsepower, structured and quick thinking
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, great risk appetite, resourceful and hands-on
  • Ambition to create from scratch and build big
  • Ability to synthesize
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Stellar stakeholder management and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Comfortable having discussions in English and Spanish

To set yourself apart, you will bring:

  • Masters degree/MBA
  • Real experience as an entrepreneur or in high-growth environments
  • Leadership skills and ability to influence people

Location: Bogotá, Colombia or Mexico City.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO APPLY?

Show us that you want to build with us through your portfolio of projects

Pick at least three projects that you feel more proud of or which you believe best reflect your skillset. For each project: 

  • Describe the challenge you were set to solve (problem)
  • What was the outcome of the project (solution)
  • How did you get to the solution (the process is as important, or even more, as the solution)
  • How was your participation critical to solving the problem (your role) - this is where your skills should shine. 

Projects can be team projects or individual projects. It is best to showcase a combination of both since it shows how you collaborate and how you’re able to make decisions on your own.

Be visual and use your own style. Don’t just write up paragraphs describing what happened, use images, videos and/or illustrations to show the process and the solution. Pick what you feel helps us better understand your skillset and who you are. Can’t wait to meet you!

You can upload your portfolio as:

  • a file (in the space of the cover letter) 
  • or as a link in the last question

Any application that comes without a portfolio will not be considered.



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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
6

Fully operating companies designed, launched, and grown.

350

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

$26M

Funding raised for our ventures.

3

countries where our companies operate