Operations
Lead Business Designer

Polymath
Colombia

WHO ARE THE LEAD BUSINESS DESIGNERS WITHIN POLYMATH?

A Polymath Lead Business Designer is a top-caliber business thinker who will work with teams of an early-stage, rapidly growing Polymath company. Lead Business Designer works directly alongside Polymath Partners and venture's Founders to build and grow the company. They are fully integrated within a venture or a Polymath project, leading teams to overcome key challenges and steer the direction of the company.

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 customers' lives and employs 1000s of people
  • See the direct results of every ounce of sweat (and tears)

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • Real operational experience. 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.
  • 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 diverse fields: design, business, technology, etc.
  • 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.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

On the formal side of things, you will have:

  • Masters degree/MBA
  • 6+ years of working experience in at least two of the following areas: startups, management consulting, technology, data science or organizational behavior 
  • Incredible analytical horsepower
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and SpanishHigh empathy and ambition to build big
  • Great risk appetite

Leadership skills and ability to influence peopleComfort with ambiguity

To set yourself apart, you will bring:

  • Practical experience using SQL for data analysis
  • A background in product prototyping and testing

On top of that, we are looking for:

  • Growth mindset - You have a deep desire to learn and improve yourself, and have the resilience required to fail, get up and try again
  • Bias to action - You don’t act hastily, but deliberately: you try something out, see if it works, and then try again
  • Ownership - You solve the problem at hand, demonstrate follow-through, and simply put: get things done
  • Day 1 attitude - You never take an expert view and approach each challenge you face with a beginners mindset

A FEW OF POLYMATH'S SUCCESS SO FAR

  • 6 ventures operating, since launching Polymath in 2012 (1 more to be launched by the end of 2019)
  • Operations in Colombia, Mexico and Peru
  • Over 300 people employed across the Polymath group
  • Táximo, our first venture, operates in Colombia, Peru and Mexico, and the founders have become Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Recently closed a Series B round of financing
  • Aflore, our second company, closed a substantial Series A round from Fiinlab, an innovation lab of Gentera, a publicly traded financial firm in Mexico


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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