Director Of Finance & Legal

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  • Italy, International
  • Full time
  • Management
  • Mid-Senior

About AliveShoes

AliveShoes is an integrated platform that lets people and companies design, make, buy and sell custom footwear.
We boost an international community of 100.000+ people and brands that use our tools every day to develop and launch amazing products from scratch.

Our production is handled in Italy in the biggest and most prestigious shoe design and development cluster in the world called The Shoe valley (Located in Le Marche, Italy).

We are leading the biggest revolution in the shoe and fashion industry of the last 50 years. Joining us means to be at the upfront avantgarde of fashion-tech.

Job Description

AliveShoes is a diverse business: we run a tech platform, a supply-chain unit and manage 100.000+ users from around the world. The company is present in the USA, Netherlands and Italy.

You will be managing all legal company documents within the three companies: Documents of incorporations, investment documents, contracts, trademarks, IP, copyrights, digital terms and conditions and privacy statements

You will also be in charge of :

Preparing balance sheets of the three companies.

Creating and supervising monthly, quarterly and yearly sales and cost budgets.

Hiring and keeping communications with Lawyers and Accountants in each specific country.

Analyzing and optimizing the cost structures of the supply chain.

Optimizing the price point and the business model.

Performing market research, competitor research and creating relevant strategies .

Supervisioning all relevant business KPIs and indentify strategies to improve them in time.

Managing bank accounts, online payment processors and credit cards.

Managing employment contracts and salaries.

Creating and managing the invoicing and admin processes.

Managing partnerships contracts with all relevant partners.

Preparing documents and reports for existing shareholders.

Creating new financial & analisys documents for new investors.

Searching and update database and relations with new investors.

Optimizing company structures, from both, a taxation and organizational standpoint.

You will directly report to the CEO


Fluent english spoken and written.

Fluent Italian spoken and written.

You hold a bachelor degree in economics or engineering, MBA is preferred.

You have worked at least 5 years in a relevant position in financial management either in a investment bank, in a venture fund, or as a financial manager in a company.

You are a data beast. You own excel and dashboards. You can dig your own data, that means you can work with the organization, both the tech side and the operations/sales to gather all the data you need.

You are great at finding the right advisors for legal and accounting matters, better if you already have a network of advisors you can use.

You are good with paperwork, contracts, invoicing set-up, taxes.

You understand and you love tech, you can work with product and sales team and relate business KPIs to specific product features and specific sales operations

You can run meetings, create presentations and present in front of investors or stakeholders

You have great experience in international and online businesses, you understand how taxes works and how online business operates

You have some experience with startups investment process, relevant startup documents like term sheets, convertible notes and you have a good understanding of startups valuation and market.
You have some experience with startups operational flows.
Having worked in USA for a period of time is a big plus.

You are not a 9-5 office person. You want to travel, work internationally, and fully embrace a cause with a full-in approach

You love difficult challenges and you are stimulated to work with startups and talented people. You are entreprenurial, ambitious and energetic. You are a doer, you like to wear many hats when needed, and you are super goal oriented


We normally get to speak with 30% of the applicants. If we find a fit we will get back to you in less than a week.

The first part of the process involve an initial skype call, a test you can do from remote and a small talk again once you have done with the test.

The second part of the process will be a 2 day full working day with us. We will fly you from whenever you are located and reimburse reasonable expenses.
At the end of the 2 days we will tell you if you are hired.

The hiring period is divided in two phases, a 3 month trial period, and a 1 year to 3 years contract after the trial.

For this position you will get about gross 4.000$/month for the 3 month trial, and about gross 5.500$/month for the contract (this may vary based on the experience)
You will get shares in the company with 3 years vesting period and 1 year cliff after the trial.
You will also get goal-based bonuses (this will be defined together)
All additional expenses are paid by the company.


AliveShoes is a startup, that means we go fast, we don't follow the standard rules a, we are hands-on and we do lots of extra job. We look for exceptional people with plenty of energy, lot's of ambition that strive for excellence. If you want to start an amazing journey in the fashion-technology industry, grow fast and learn a lot in just a few months, give this application your best shot.

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AliveShoes gives people and companies the power to create their own custom shoes from scratch. Hassle-free and in very short time. We take care of all production and logistics from Le Marche, Italy, the most exclusive shoemaking district in the world.
AliveShoes gives people and companies the power to create their own custom shoes from scratch. Hassle-free and in very short time. We take care of all production and logistics from Le Marche, Italy, the most exclusive shoemaking district in the world.