Senior Associate

New York
General /
Full-Time (Hybrid) /
Why Valence
Valence is a Series A (Insight Partners) B2B SaaS, and we've built the first-to-market generative AI leadership coach for large enterprises. Valence's mission is to help the world work better together.

Our team, drawn from multidisciplinary backgrounds and top firms like McKinsey and Bridgewater, tackles the toughest problems facing leaders today by leveraging cutting-edge LLM-driven technology. We're at the forefront of changing how learning and development happens at the world's biggest companies.

We've been featured in the Harvard Business Review and are working with world-class companies like Coca-Cola, Nestlé, ServiceNow, AstraZeneca, Experian, Bristol Myers Squibb, and more.

The Role
As a Sr. Associate you will be leading special projects across the entire business that can be significant unlocks for Valence’s continued growth. This role will incubate new ideas, become embedded in functions temporarily and act as an internal consultant, depending on what is required. This role will be  leveraging the skills of strategic thinking, project management, analytics working directly with our leaders building a cutting-edge AI product. This role is crucial in addressing key drivers of our business growth this year, helping to ensure we can achieve product market fit with our AI product and hit our 2024 revenue targets. We seek a talented, data-savvy generalist, experienced in Consulting or Investment Banking, to join our high-performing team and drive Valence's business growth.

Please kindly note that this is not an entry level position.

Location and Work Environment
Candidate must be based in EST or PST, balancing work-from-home and the ability to work in person, at minimum quarterly. Candidates must be comfortable to travel, as needed, for quarterly co-working and have valid ID/passports. Candidates must not have any restrictions on their North American travel. We are a globally distributed team.

What You'll Do

    • Consult on, and embed in, various parts of the business (Sales, CS, Product and PeopleOps) to address acute strategic challenges.
    • Design and execute on projects end to end, delivering on outcomes in an agile way.
    • Leverage data and insights to provide key  insights to leaders on core  business challenges.
    • Identify opportunities to automate manual processes and optimize our operational efficiency.

What We’re Looking For

    • 4+ years of professional experience in consulting, private equity, investment banking or fast-paced B2B startup.
    • Problem-solving abilities. Ability to diagnose a variety of problems, break them down, and solution in an impactful way.
    • Analytical abilities. Comfort with data manipulation and visualization to communication key insights in a value-added way.
    • Exceptional communication skills. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to adjust styles to the audience.
    • High-velocity execution. Rapidly translate ideas and strategies into the right outcomes, adapting to changing circumstances.
    • Strong collaboration. Proven ability to collaborate with busy leaders at all levels, including the C-Suite, to drive initiatives forward.
    • Strong organizational abilities. Proven ability to keep the moving parts of many workstreams on track; natural attention to the small details that make for great experiences.
    • Self-motivated, adaptable, and resilient. Highly motivated and self-driven, with a strong desire to exceed expectations. A natural sense of urgency and not easily deterred by roadblocks.
    • Growth mindset. Willingness to embrace challenges, experiment and continuously learn through high-quality feedback and new workstreams.  
    • Passion for our size and stage. Clear motivations for wanting to join an early-stage sales team, pre-PMF, focused on our themes of organizational psychology, teams, culture, leadership.

What you'll get

    • Ownership of projects and strategic priorities regardless of seniority in our learning-focused environment.
    • Frequent, tailored coaching and feedback sessions with managers deeply invested in your professional growth.
    • Strong ties to the executive team, a culture of transparency and engagement with strategic decisions.
    • Options from day one, which means you will be on the ownership track right away.
    • Competitive salary and equity packages.
    • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, and vision) from day 1.
    • Virtual doctor and mental health services from day 1.
    • Provision of anything you need to be successful -  learning tools, hardware, office equipment, software.
    • Generous PTO, company-wide R&R shutdowns and paid leave for parents. 
    • A WFH stipend, phone stipend and merch merch merch. 
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where our team members, vendors, contractors and beyond feel valued and supported. We know that our commitment to inclusion and belonging enables us to do our best work overall. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, citizenship, disability, and national origin. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring and selection process. We know applying for a job can be intimidating, please don’t hesitate to reach out - Allison Langille, Head of People