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Business Operations Manager, Bio + Health

San Francisco
Full-Time
Posted on 
November 20, 2022
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Job Description

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Accolade, BigHat Biosciences, Cedar, Devoted Health, EQRx, Freenome, Insitro, Komodo Health, Omada Health, and PatientPing. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The Business Operations Manager will operate as the connective tissue across our Deal Team and Operating Team members, with the goal of building/launching scalable processes/projects, tools, and reporting to support the Bio + Health team and portfolio companies.

Key components of the role include:

  1. A full audit on existing a16z operating processes, followed by prioritized recommendations for improvements and then execution
  2. Owning strategy and execution on a variety of priority projects that are focused on better supporting our Portfolio companies and internal team operations
  3. Project managing and executing on the team’s big bets for the next year, working cross-functionally with the broader team
  4. Supporting our annual planning and budgeting process, and ongoing monitoring

The role will report directly to  the Head of Bio + Health Business Operations.

To join our team, you should be excited to:

  • Think strategically about new and existing priority initiatives for the team and our portfolio companies
  • Own projects and drive the end-to-end execution of responsibilities
  • Think critically about how to build and scale our team operations
  • Work collaboratively across the full Bio + Health team of investors and operating team members, as well as with broad cross-functional partners
  • Tackle a wide range of projects that impact multiple parts of the business

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+  years of experience in analytical roles – e.g. consulting, strategy, business operations
  • Proven experience managing complex project from end to end
  • Self-starter with the ability to see around corners
  • A bias for action and eagerness to “roll up sleeves” to get the work done
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally
  • Ability to prioritize work and stay on top of a variety of moving pieces
  • Track record of improving previous teams you’ve been on
  • Ability to balance big-picture thinking with detail orientation

a16z culture

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win


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