Strategy and Business Operations Manager at Ladder

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About Us:

Ladder is a nutrition supplement brand founded by LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cindy Crawford & Lindsey Vonn. Ladder helps high-performers achieve their fitness goals with clean, premium supplements, including protein, pre-workout, and superfood greens. Ladder’s mission: raise the standard for quality, taste, and safety. Created by athletes and experts, Ladder gives people the tools to elevate their workout.

Join Us!

We are looking for a talented individual to work with our leadership team and investors to tackle the highest-priority strategic and operational challenges as we continue to grow the business. You will work on a wide range of projects to add value in many parts of the company. As an early member of the team, you will play a critical role in continuing to shape our go-to-market strategy.

This position will report to Ladder’s President/GM and will be based at our headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. Externships or secondments of 6-12 months will also be considered.

What You’ll Do:

  • Take a data-driven approach to understanding new business challenges and develop compelling recommendations for the leadership team and investors
  • Analyze the our data to draw out actionable insights to improve the business and our customer experience
  • Track our progress, ensuring that the internal team and external partners are held accountable to milestones and KPIs
  • Wear many hats, with the potential to get hands-on experience in ecommerce, operations, product development, finance, technology, insights, business development, and everywhere in between
  • Identify, scope, and execute on high-priority strategic partnerships
  • Push forward high-priority, cross-functional opportunities in a project manager role
  • Assess our ability to win, and competitive threats in new and existing markets

Who You Are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years in management consulting, private equity investing, or a related analytical role
  • Experience in consumer or with digitally-native brands a plus
  • Comfort finding and working with both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience with taking large amounts of information and distilling it into compelling insights
  • Ability to create impactful presentations, and know-how and comfort of presenting to senior leadership in a concise and effective manner
  • 80/20 with a strong nose for value
  • Comfort with an ambiguous, constantly evolving role, with a “no task too big or too small” mentality
  • Highly motivated, intellectually curious, with a great sense of humor

What You’ll Get:

  • Daily opportunities to make an impact at a company that is democratizing health and wellness
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision coverage for yourself and your family
  • Unlimited vacation policy and 11 paid company holidays
  • Smart, friendly culture with flexible hours, a stocked kitchen, and a light-filled office just three blocks from the beach
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We are close to a variety of coffee shops and restaurants. There is a food truck every Wednesday and a farmers market every Friday.

An Insider's view of Ladder

What projects are you most excited about?

Super excited about building out our digital product offering. We have an amazing opportunity to blend together community and content with eCommerce to create a unique, personalized experience to help one achieve their lifestyle goals.


Head of Digital Product

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people here are those who are constantly looking to challenge themselves, learn new skills and want to continually grow and develop. You don't have to know every answer, but you have be willing to work hard and collaborate to find it.


Director of Operations

What are Ladder Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We aim to accommodate people's schedules and have employees that work from home on a regular and as-needed basis.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Our office is dog friendly.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We encourage professional development, whether it be online courses, conferences, or meetups.
Cross functional training encouraged
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