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Head of Operations

Funding Societies

Funding Societies

Operations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Funding Societies | Modalku is the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia. We are licensed in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and registered in Malaysia. We are backed by Sequoia India and Softbank Ventures Asia Corp amongst many others and provides business financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which is crowdfunded by individual and institutional investors. And here at Funding Societies | Modalku we live by our core values:

  • Grow Relentlessly: Striving to become our best, most authentic selves.
  • Enable Teamwork, Disable Politics: Only by forging togetherness, can we help each other succeed.
  • Test | Measure | Act: Staying curious and reinventing ourselves, through innovation and experimentation.
  • Focus on Impact: Creating impact through bias for action and tangible results.
  • Serve with Obsession: Building win-win relationships for the long-term by having a customer obsession.

We are a fast-growing regional fintech company, specializing in digital financing solutions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Our innovative platform enables MSMEs to access fast, convenient and personalized financing options, leveraging the power of digital technology. We are seeking a highly competent and experienced Head of Operations to lead our operations team in Malaysia and drive our growth in the digital SME financing space.

What you will do:

  • Operations Strategy: Develop and execute the operations strategy to ensure smooth and efficient processes for the digital financing platform, focusing on enhancing customer experience and optimizing operational efficiency.
  • Team Management: Lead and manage a young and vibrant operations team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment, and promoting professional growth and development among team members.
  • Process Optimization: Continuously analyze and improve operational workflows, identifying areas for optimization, automation, and streamlining to enhance overall operational effectiveness.
  • Risk Management: Implement robust risk management frameworks and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements related to SME financing operations. Mitigate operational risks and develop contingency plans to ensure business continuity.
  • Stakeholder Management: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, sales, customer support, and technology teams, to align operational processes and achieve business objectives.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Develop and maintain operational metrics and performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of operations, identify trends, and provide insights to senior management for informed decision-making.

What we are looking for:

  • Operations Expertise: Extensive experience in operational roles within the fintech industry, particularly in digital SME financing (payment operations will be helpful). Deep understanding of operational processes, risk management, compliance, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Proven track record in leading and managing young teams, particularly in a fast-paced and dynamic fintech environment. Ability to motivate and inspire team members, foster a positive team culture, and drive performance.
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical skills to identify operational bottlenecks, design effective solutions, and make data-driven decisions. Ability to think strategically and anticipate operational challenges.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels. Experience in managing relationships with external partners, regulators, and industry bodies is a plus.
  • Adaptability and Agility: Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing fintech landscape, adapt to new technologies and trends, and drive operational excellence through innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Financial Acumen: Understanding of financial principles, particularly related to SME financing (digital payments will be helpful), to ensure effective operational management aligned with financial goals.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with relevant regulatory frameworks, compliance requirements, and best practices in the fintech industry, especially in the context of SME financing (digital payment operations will be helpful) in Malaysia.
  • Time off - We would love you to take time off to rest and rejuvenate. We offer flexible paid vacations as well as many other observed holidays by country. We also like to have our people take a day off for special days like birthdays and work anniversaries.
  • Flexible Working - We believe in giving back the control of work & life to our people. We trust our people and love to provide the space to accommodate each and everyone's working style and personal life.
  • Medical Benefits - We offer health insurance coverage for our employees and dependents. Our people focus on our mission knowing we have their back for their loved ones too.
  • Mental Health and Wellness - We understand that our team productivity is directly linked to our mental and physical health. Hence we have Wellness Wednesdays and we engage partners to provide well-being coaching. And we have our Great FSMK Workout sessions too to keep everyone healthy and fit!
  • Learning & Development - We believe learning should never end and we support everyone with self-learning L&D allowances.
  • Tech Support - We provide a company laptop for our employees and the best possible support for the right equipment/tools to enable high productivity