Business Analyst Wanted

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED; HOWEVER, WE DO VALUE GREAT TALENT AND CONTINUE TO ACCEPT OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS.
JOB TITLE:  Business Analyst
CITY:  Maple Ridge, BC
JOB CATEGORY:  Business Operations & Brand Management

Business Analyst

Wanted:  Talented and enthusiastic recent graduate with a passion for operations, analytics, and entrepreneurism.
Established in 2010 and located in the heart of Maple Ridge, Left of the Dot Media turns million dollar domain names into multi-million dollar businesses. This includes the evolving web properties of Villa.com, Christmas.com, Homeowners.com, Renters.com, Oahu.com, and many more.
Our office is waaaay out here in Maple Ridge. The way we see things…  Maple Ridge is a growing, vibrant community filled with talented people who are sick and tired of wasting 500+ hours on the West Coast Express every year. As a new graduate, you may have not yet experienced the horrors of commuting. But trust us… it is not pleasant.
However, if you are the right candidate, you may never experience those 5:30 AM wakeup calls endured by your former classmates. You may never endure the perils of crawling along the Mary Hill bypass in the dead of a dark winter morning. Instead, you can actually have some work/life balance, you can learn and grow with a new company, and you can share in our success as new opportunities emerge and new projects are tackled.
If you are a recent University or College graduate presently living in (or willing to relocate to) Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, etc… you owe it to yourself to explore the opportunity. Sound intriguing? Keep on reading.

About you…

Personality:

  • You must be a risk taker who has a passion for entrepreneurism
  • You must be a self starter and able to manage yourself and your projects
  • You should be up-to-date on your Internet memes (that way you know if we are laughing at you or with you)
  • You should be someone who wants to build something really cool, only to emerge in a couple of years and say, “Wow! Look what we’ve built together”
  • You must want to work in a startup
  • You must believe in the mantra of “work hard, play hard.”
  • You are not satisfied with “It’s OK I guess”, but understand that sometimes you just got to “Fish or cut bait”
  • You must be able to laugh at yourself and roll with the punches
  • You are likely to be a good online gamer, as you are one who has an innate ability to figure out the rules, then find creative ways to problem solve and bend them to your advantage
  • You must tolerate cats (We are presently fostering 2 cats, both somewhat cranky)
  • You don’t have to be good at Darts or Foosball, but you should be willing to learn

Essential Skills

  • Recent grad to 3 years of business operations, web, or marketing experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent College + Life Experience
  • Good understanding of the Internet and what makes a good user experience
  • We don’t need you to be a developer, just be aware of what good technology looks like
  • Able to learn things quickly that you were not taught in school

Useful Things

  • Knowledge/curiosity of web marketing, SEO, PPC, affiliate marketing, and lead generation
  • Knowledge/curiosity of website analytics (Google Analytics, Woopra, or similar)
  • Knowledge/curiosity of A/B or multivariate testing
  • Understanding that marketing has changed from an Art to a Science.
  • Knowledge/curiosity in the hospitality and tourism vertical as several of our upcoming businesses will be in this market
  • Experience and patience for customer support without being overly sarcastic (a little bit is fine)
  • Experience with market research and business planning
  • Experience running a web-based business an asset (even if it is just as an Ebay Power Seller)
  • Knowledge (and willingness) that sometimes it requires we work around the clock — not because someone is poking you with a sharp stick, but because you want to.
  • Knowledge that you don’t know everything and that we don’t know everything, but if we put our heads together, we can probably figure it out at least as well as the other guys.

About the Job                         
So what will you actually be doing? Every day is probably going to be different. Initially, you will be contributing to the business planning, content, go-to-market strategy, and eventual brand management of one of our yet-to-be launched Internet brands. This brand is related to vacation and executive rentals and travel accommodations. We will want you to live and breathe this brand and become an expert in the space and in the analytics of the site itself.
When it is working (and generating revenue), you will know why and how much. If it is not performing, you need to know where we are bleeding and what can be done to fix it. You will operate marketing experiments to improve conversions and track and report on your successes. You will build repeatable systems so that when you become an expert in this brand, you can take your lessons learned and systems and do it again on a new business.
Further details about the brand and the opportunity will be provided during the interview process.
Compensation & Next Steps

  • While your salary will be competitive and based on your experience, we believe that as we build this out together, we can all share in the upside and increase compensation as revenues increase for the brands you manage. When we succeed we all win is our compensation philosophy, so let’s win big.
  • If you are on EI and FutureWorks eligible, then this may be a perfect fit. Same goes for being pre-screened for BC’s GetYouthWorking Program
  • If you are interested in charting out into the unknown, then please send us a recent resume (online link is fine) along with your salary expectations to careers@leftofthedot.com. No phone calls or unexpected visits please.
  • Thanks in advance for considering us, and while we thank all those who apply, only those who are being considered may be contacted. Because we are small, we apologize in advance that we can’t respond to everyone.

Left of the Dot is a small, but growing company. Fit and a willingness to learn is more important than experience.
Learn more about us at www.LeftOfTheDot.com [Editor’s note: … our website is out of date. Maybe you can help us fix that too?).