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Vice President - Operations

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March 11, 2023
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Job Description

Valor Siren Ventures (VSV) is on a mission to be the leading innovation engine and market maker in early-stage food and retail technology investing. Valor Equity Partners has a tenured history of food and retail technology and joined forces with Starbucks to develop a new model for venture investing through VSV.

With anchor investments from 10 Strategic Limited Partners, including Starbucks and Nestle, VSV aspires to create value by generating differentiated investment opportunities, creating an information advantage, and accelerating the growth of our Portfolio Companies through VSV operations assistance in scaling.

Between VSV Fund I and VSV Fund II, we currently have 70+ early-stage investments across our sector focus areas, including food, food tech, retail, retail tech, and sustainability.

Job Summary:

VSV is seeking a Vice President to join the Operations Team. This role will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and driving business development and partnership opportunities for Portfolio Companies
  • Managing quarterly Innovation Council meetings with a select set of Strategic Limited Partners
  • Developing, managing, and deepening close, trusted relationships with executives at our Portfolio Companies, Strategic Limited Partners, and members of the greater Valor network
  • Organizing, motivating, and leading team members to continuously improve, test, and build infrastructure, systems, processes, and deliverables that enable our team, Portfolio Companies, and Strategic Limited Partners
  • Partnering with the investment team to develop internal and external deliverables, including portfolio reviews and Limited Partner Meetings
  • Managing and mentoring junior associates
  • Ideally, candidates should be located or willing or relocate to Valor’s Seattle office. Other Valor offices that may be considered are in Chicago and New York City.
  • All Valor offices are currently open and operating. All team members are expected to come into the office five days a week and travel as often as needed (30%+).


VSV is pioneering a new approach to early-stage Venture Capital. Everyone on our team is enthusiastic to build new systems and processes that help our team, Portfolio Companies, and investors thrive. Candidates should be comfortable navigating a fast-paced, fluid environment that spans our Portfolio Companies and strategic investors.


  • 10+ years of work experience at a high growth startup, top-tier consulting firm, investment firm, or corporation within Strategy, Business Operations, and/or Product Management
  • Experience in marketplace, direct-to-consumer, retail, food & beverage, or related industry
  • Advanced degree preferred


  • An entrepreneurial instinct with a clear bias for informed action and a track record of leading in dynamic environments
  • A process-oriented operator who is independently capable of seeking information, corralling resources, and delivering results and deliverables on-time without waiting for direction
  • A strategic thinker who is effective at driving complex multi-stakeholder processes to desired results while managing risk
  • A demonstrated passion and ability to build frameworks, processes and tools that support and streamline operations and communications
  • A relationship builder with a strong, low-ego leadership style that can collaborate and lead across all levels of an organization from working teams to the c-suite
  • An articulate and thoughtful communicator that can turn complex ideas into easy to digest deliverables
  • An organized program manager who can juggle and stay on top of complex projects while also taking initiatives from conception to launch
  • A team player with a relentlessly positive attitude and instinct to respond to team needs and evolve as we grow
  • A successful people manager with a demonstrated track record of coaching and supporting junior team members

Firm Values

  • Excellence means we “relentlessly drive improvement” in everything we do. This requires we attack every situation with maximum focus, intensity, courage, and discipline. We strive to create work product that is always of the highest quality as an end in itself. Our commitment to each other is that we will always deliver our best possible product.
  • Humility means we “check our egos at the door” when dealing with each other and the outside world. We require mutual respect of any member of our team. We also believe demonstrating this humility and respect for our many constituencies is a competitive advantage.
  • Integrity means we “walk the talk.” Our judgments, decisions, and behavior are in accordance with the values and principles we uphold. We demand integrity in our human interactions. We treat people with respect and dignity and expect similar treatment in return. We demand integrity in our investment process. We expect these investment judgments to occur in an environment of logic and consistency. We expect decisions to be driven by facts, and the best idea to always win, but only for as long as the facts support it.
  • Fellowship means we are “united in a common purpose.” We derive meaning through our dedication to and support of each other, our portfolio companies, our investors, and the broader communities in which we work.

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job.

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