Director of Capital Markets (Remote US))

Shopify

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Legal

May 9

About the role

Shopify is looking to hire a Director of Capital Markets who will centralize and streamline our capital raising activities across multiple markets and asset classes.

The Director of Capital Markets will be a leader within Corporate Treasury, working with peers to raise and ensure effective deployment of our capital. This role is for a seasoned capital markets professional who is energized by developing the approaches Shopify can take to most effectively raise capital. You will design the optimal capital structure to support our growth, and will lead a team dedicated to Capital Markets strategy and execution. The role will cover all corporate fundraising activity including asset-based funding for businesses such as Shopify Capital and Shopify Fulfilment Network.

We are growing rapidly, and diversifying constantly. You will draw on previous experience to improve on existing structures, recommend new ones, identify opportunities for innovation, liaise with investment banks, manage rating agency relationships, finance M&A transactions, and strategize with the brightest minds in tech and finance every day.

Responsibilities include:

  • Owning the financing philosophy and optimal capital structure for Shopify
  • Building strong relationships with banks and other capital allocators to maximize our access to capital and strategic advice
  • Determining both the efficient cost and allocation of capital
  • Developing appropriate financing structures for strategic M&A transactions
  • Negotiating syndicated/bilateral credit arrangements
  • Guiding your team through transaction execution
  • Championing the funding strategy for specific business lines, as applicable (e.g., Shopify Capital, Shopify Fulfillment Network)
  • Working with Treasury peers to optimize related aspects of financial positioning (e.g., cash forecasting, investments, liquidity)
  • Managing relationships with Rating Agencies and maintaining our target credit ratings
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to the C-Suite and the Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in capital markets including 5+ years of direct experience in securities issuance from the perspective of a corporate issuer
  • Experience and familiarity with multiple different asset classes and types of capital raising transactions
  • Understanding of rating agency methodologies and experience managing ongoing dialogue and relationships with rating agencies
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues in a simple, clear and concise manner to influence strategic decisions
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, intellectual curiosity, and sound judgment
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • A passion for excellence, ownership, and continuous improvement
  • Outstanding relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues in Finance and related business lines, and externally with our advisors.
  • Excitement to develop and lead a team of professionals to new successes

 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Shopify is now permanently remote, and we’re working towards a future that is digital by design. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations Shopify is hiring. Learn more here: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.

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