Senior Business Development & Strategy Analyst/ Associate (Zoodles)

Be the change you wish to see in the world — make a positive difference in the lives of kids!  We are looking for a motivated Senior BD & Strategy Analyst / Associate who truly wants to make an impact and join an international, world-class team.  Zoodles is a rapidly growing (15 mil+ installs of our Kid Mode app, all organic), award-winning cross-platform mobile and web startup backed by HTC that is revolutionizing educational technology for kids globally using the power of Big Data.  You’ll be joining early in the high growth phase of the company, with a chance to contribute in significant ways as the company expands

What You Will Be Doing

Deal-making/ analysis:  

Initially, supporting the President and other key executives on strategic partnership, content sourcing and app distribution deal-making across the world.   Key deal-related duties include:

  • Deal prep work:  identifying target partners, doing background research, creating pitch decks, etc.
  • Deal terms, negotiation strategy and financial analysis
  • Deal follow up and coordinating with partner companies
  • Contract drafting process (in coordination with lawyers)
  • Smoothly handing over post-deal follow up to the partner management team (bringing them up to speed on agreed deal terms, assisting them on contract issues that might arise with the partner)

Over time, as you learn the product and internalize the strategy of the company, you will be asked to step up to source and lead deals.

Corporate Strategy / Finance

Help to scan competitor and potential partner developments (primarily via desktop research) and assist in plotting/ updating overall company strategy.   This could include corporate financial analysis, depending on your skill set.

Fundraising:

As the company engages in periodic fundraising efforts, you will support the effort through preparing fundraising decks, financial models, and assisting with managing the investors’ due diligence process.

Project Management

You may be called upon to take on project management/ coordination duties from time to time to assist some of the company executives

What You Need for this Position

  • 4 year university degree required – business or related degree preferred
  • Min 2 years’ experience in business analysis, preferably at a top tier strategy consulting firm or investment bank
  • Ability to handle and track many details—excellent organization/ coordination skills
  • Strong analytics and creative problem solving skills
  • A positive, client-friendly attitude, and ability to maintain good working relationships with management and other staff at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills — Ability to communicate with senior management and across culture
  • Strong English skills– reading, writing, and speaking;  Mandarin Chinese highly desirable
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • A “startup” mentality (previous startup experience a plus)

o   Willing to be flexible—capable of handling many duties at the same time

o   Have a “do whatever it takes” mentality

o   Willing to jump onto calls during nights or weekends, if required, to solve problems

o   Be comfortable in a fast-moving, tight deadline environment

  • A Collaborative approach, Self-initiative, Integrity, Passion, Maturity
  • Knowledge of the mobile ecosystem (apps, handsets/tablets, carriers) helpful

What’s In It For You

  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids and bring digital learning to the world
  • An incredible professional experience to transform your MBA application (though there is no obligation to depart for an MBA)—“Silicon Valley” startup experience but in the comfort of Taipei
  • Competitive compensation package

If you are a Senior Analyst who wants to be at the intersection of ed-tech, mobile, and big data, please apply today.  Send CV/resume with a brief introduction, and which job you are applying for in the email subject line to:    careers@zoodles.com