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Director, Treasury (Korea Group)



Accounting & Finance
Seoul, South Korea
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Director, Treasury


Company Introduction

We exist to wow our customers. We know we’re doing the right thing when we hear our customers say, “How did we ever live without Coupang?” Born out of an obsession to make shopping, eating, and living easier than ever, we’re collectively disrupting the multi-billion-dollar e-commerce industry from the ground up. We are one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies that established an unparalleled reputation for being a dominant and reliable force in South Korean commerce.

We are proud to have the best of both worlds — a startup culture with the resources of a large global public company. This fuels us to continue our growth and launch new services at the speed we have been since our inception. We are all entrepreneurial surrounded by opportunities to drive new initiatives and innovations. At our core, we are bold and ambitious people that like to get our hands dirty and make a hands-on impact. At Coupang, you will see yourself, your colleagues, your team, and the company grow every day.

Our mission to build the future of commerce is real. We push the boundaries of what’s possible to solve problems and break traditional tradeoffs. Join Coupang now to create an epic experience in this always-on, high-tech, and hyper-connected world.

Job Overview

As our Director for Treasury, you will be responsible for operational reporting and insights to make our consumer experience world-class.

What you will do

As a Treasury Director s/he will own the treasury management and partner directly with key business leaders to identify the right business strategies, provide a full range of financial related services. As a member of the leadership team, s/he will directly influence key business decisions including customer experience, business model, and long-term vision.

This role requires a self-starter with a strong passion for developing a team, a keen attention to detail, and an ability to set clear priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have shown success in influencing business owners and supporting decision making in rapidly evolving environments.

  • Manage relationships with existing and new banks, credit rating agencies, financial institutions, including supporting treasury needs for both corporate operations and network growth
  • Partner closely with our cross-functional teams to strategically build out the global payments network and advise on operational considerations
  • Monitor and manage the Company’s cash positions, including forecasting cash flows, optimizing cash balances, and executing cash management strategies to meet operational requirements
  • Develop and implement treasury strategies to optimize the company’s liquidity, funding and investment activities. Partner closely with our markets and trading team to implement efficient funding and settlement operations.
  • Develop investment strategies and guidelines for managing the Company’s excess cash and short-term investments. Evaluate and execute investment opportunities, including money market instruments, fixed-income securities, and other financial assets, as the corporate investment policies allow.
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing financial risks; including treasury operations, foreign exchange, and interest rate risks and executing solutions to mitigate.
  • Develop & drive strategies to optimize the company’s capital structure.
  • Develop, implement and monitor working capital strategies that minimize the use of capital or appropriately compensate for the use of capital to ensure liquidity and lowest cost of capital.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Corporate Finance areas (e.g., compliance, WACC, discounting, etc.) to ensure best practices and consistency across the company.
  • Ensure covenant and reporting requirements are met on a timely basis for all debt instruments
  • Ensure compliance with treasury SOX controls, respond to internal and external audit requests, and provide recommendations to control structure.
  • Maintain and improve all treasury-related policies and operating procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Minimum of 15+ years in strong Finance experience, treasury, cash management, or corporate finance, with leadership role
  • A candidate with a strong global and regional banking network
  • Deep understanding of financial markets, banking products, and investment instruments
  • Demonstrated experience with the selection and effective implementation of treasury management systems with the proven ability to scale operations at a growing global technology or payments company
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and influence at the Senior Leadership level
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to evaluate complex financial data and make strategic recommendations
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be productive and successful in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to identify issues and propose solutions to complex or non-standard situation
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams, dive deep into the details
  • Korean /English

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Experience from online business, e-commerce, or retail industry

Recruitment Process and Others

  • Recruitment Process
    • Application Review - Phone Interview - Onsite (or Virtual Onsite) Interview – Offer
    • The exact nature of the recruitment process may vary according to the specific job and may be changed due to scheduling or other circumstances.
    • Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage.
  • Things to Consider
    • This job posting may be closed prior to the stated end date for application if all openings are filled.
    • Coupang has the right to rescind an offer of employment if a candidate is found to have submitted false information as part of the application process.
    • Coupang does not discriminate against disabled applicants or those with veteran status. We are proud to offer equal opportunities for all applicants.
    • Job titles and responsibilities may be subject to change depending on the candidate’s overall experience, etc. This will be communicated to the candidate at the appropriate time before the offer.
  • Privacy Notice
  • Document Return Policy
    • This notification is given pursuant to Article 11 (6) of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.
    • A job applicant, who has applied but not been finally selected for a position at Coupang (the “Company”), may request the Company to return his/her hiring documents submitted pursuant to the Fair Hiring Procedure Act. However, this will not apply where the hiring documents were submitted via the website of the Company or e-mail, or where the job applicant submitted those documents voluntarily without a request from the Company. In addition, if the hiring documents were destroyed due to a natural disaster or any other reasons not attributable to the Company, such documents will be deemed to have been returned to the job applicant.
    • A job applicant who wishes to request the return of his/her hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above should fill out a “Request for Return of Hiring Documents” [Annex Form No. 3 in the Enforcement Rule of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act] and submit the request to the Company (Coupang Recruiting Team, Tower 730, 570 Songpa-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul). In such case, within fourteen (14) days from the date of identifying the receipt of the request, the Company will send the hiring documents to the job applicant’s designated address via registered mail. Please be informed that the job applicant is required to pay the postage on the registered mail.
    • In preparation for a job applicant’s request for the return of hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above, the Company shall retain the original hiring documents submitted by the job applicant for 180 days from the completion of the recruiting process. If no request is made until the end of this period, all of his/her hiring documents will be destroyed immediately in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act.
    • Hiring may be restricted in case the legal qualifications required for hiring and work performance are not met.