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Positions: Strategy and Operations Intern
Location: Remote
Innovation Area: Energy Management and Efficiency; Software and Data Analytics
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7500 
Internship Term: 8 weeks

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Guidewheel is on a mission to empower all the world’s factories to reach sustainable peak performance. Inspired by the simple, universal truth that every machine on the factory floor has a power cord, our plug-and-play FactoryOps platform makes the power of the cloud accessible to any factory. Guidewheel clips onto any machine to turn its real-time “heartbeat” into a connected, actively learning system that empowers teams to reduce lost production time, increase throughput, and perform better and better over time.

At Guidewheel we work with the factories that are the backbone of our economy, and you can have a real, on-the-ground impact right away. We have strong momentum and alignment around our mission, investor support, and a culture that values diversity, growth mindset, and results. And the tight link between our mission and our business model means that reaching more of the world’s 10 million factories accelerates our positive impact on the planet.

The Guidewheel team shares the following values:

  • Integrity matters: We are honest, straightforward and sincere. With each other. With our investors. With our customers
  • We (actually) care: About each other. About fighting climate change. About making a real impact
  • We use data to make decisions: We possess the courage to accept “hard truths” and confront challenges head-on
  • The power of growth mindset is real: We strive to be the best we can be; to achieve this we are committed to embracing change and expanding our capabilities


The Strategy and Operations Intern will work closely with the Chief of Staff and CEO on high priority projects. This person will prioritize, scope, and execute initiatives across the company. Roles and responsibilities will be flexible (this is very much an entrepreneurial role) and will include combinations of the following:

  • Assist with managing a successful operating cadence across the company’s functions Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, Product, and Operations.
  • Dive into our Operations function to identify opportunities for improvement by conducting analyses and researching best practices. Then scope and execute projects to improve.
  • Manage metrics and KPIs for key internal meetings like quarterly business reviews.
  • Lead and manage Special Projects. These will include a wide range of projects depending on your experience and interest, and the company’s changing needs. For example, diving into market research to inform marketing, creating a playbook for a fundraise, or executing company-wide culture initiatives.

Professional Qualifications

  • Gets the big picture, relentlessly follows up on details when they matter.
  • Track record of extremely strong analytical horsepower and high efficiency/output.
  • Impeccable follow-through. Runs through walls to get it done.
  • Gets the big picture, relentlessly follows up on details when they matter.
  • Track record of extremely strong analytical horsepower and high efficiency/output.
  • Impeccable follow-through. Runs through walls to get it done.
  • Team-oriented, while being proactive and self-directed - needs to be able to craft and drive results across multiple stakeholders, both in person and virtually.
  • Organization - being able to prioritize, take initiative, communicate clearly, and manage many projects and workstreams simultaneously is critical.

Personal Characteristics

  • Thoughtful and Fast. Understands that speed is a competitive advantage and always strives to hit their goals 10x faster than expected.
  • Results-driven with bias for action and commitment to excellence. Self-directed, rolls up the sleeves and engages in all activities with a sense of urgency. Gets it done on time, every time. Extremely organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment of constant change. Manages numerous time-sensitive priorities simultaneously. Positive, resilient and open to candid feedback. Listens to and considers alternatives. Makes decisions.
  • Entrepreneurial and driven - wants to be part of a fast growing SaaS company, set high standards, and deliver world-class results, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability as needed in a startup environment. Evidence of extreme drive, looking for a challenge and committed to winning as a team.
  • A team builder, team player and leader who creates loyalty, trust and following. Collaborative attitude and desire to contribute outside primary areas of responsibility. Inspires others and is highly respected.

Who We’re Not Looking For?

  • This role will require significant ownership and a strong drive to learn and grow while holding yourself and your teammates to high standards.
  • You’ll need to be far more than just an employee who shows up—you should be ready to hit the ground running, test new approaches and do everything reasonable to find success for our customers.
  • If you’re not ready for that today, this role is not for you.

What’s In It For You?

  • Grow with a team that believes developing talent is important, and is building that as a core strength of the company from day one.
  • Have influence and impact on the full company. Learn how all functions operate and shape their future.
  • Work with a team of international talent.

The Location: anywhere! Guidewheel is a distributed team across 5 countries - our expectation is to remain 100% remote-first for the foreseeable future. For this role, you’ll be working with a team on North American time zones.