A unique corporate experience
Careers in the Bluestem branch provide a unique look at the business.
These roles form a hub of essential shared services for the whole company. Bluestem corporate employees gain very broad career experience because they have insight into the strategy and successes of teams on both Fingerhut and Orchard Brands.
I was lucky to have joined Bluestem in November 2021. I lead a team of very talented professionals that provide the financial and treasury support to the organization. In my time here, I have been blown away by the passion and skill demonstrated throughout the entire organization. As a company, we are focused on improving every aspect of the customer experience while promoting a supportive and highly collaborative work environment. We very much have a “can do” culture that is poised for great future success.
Corporate Finance, Accounting and Treasury
The finance and treasury teams are part of the shared services platform that delivers accounting, finance, and treasury services to the various business teams of Bluestem. We view our colleagues as internal clients, partnering with them to work efficiently and effectively in support of their mission to leverage data and modeling tools to improve the lives of our customers. We have made significant investments in people and technology to ensure that we are well positioned to support the growth Bluestem has experienced and which will continue at an even greater pace.
Our accounting professionals collaborate with all functions of the organization to gather, summarize, and present key financial information in a timely manner. Bluestem is a data driven organization and that discipline extends to our accounting and finance professionals.
Our treasury team has the responsibility to plan and manage the cash needs of our business. We have a robust treasury function that manages the reporting and operations to support our capital market and banking partners. Bluestem’s growth is predicated on many factors, not the least of which is its continuous focus on it strong financial position.
Legal and Compliance
The legal and compliance teams contribute to Bluestem’s success by understanding the company’s strategic and operational issues and by partnering with the business to manage risk and optimize performance. We view our roles as business partners and we strive to provide value by proactively presenting effective solutions for risk control, rather than reacting to existing issues by creating obstacles.
The corporate lawyers serve as advisors to the business and provide transactional support, legal and regulatory oversight, litigation management and oversee the intellectual property portfolio. The team is comprised of skilled and experienced professionals with decades of experience from a diverse range of industries. We work closely with business leaders to identify and manage risk and strategically partner with them to enable them to make the best and fully informed decisions to assure compliance and avoidance of risk.
The compliance team oversees a robust program designed to comply with regulatory frameworks and best practices through solid internal controls and well-developed policies and procedures. The team has a strong focus on data, analytics, and machine learning modeling techniques to provide quantitative, empirical evidence of compliance with law, as well as early identification and remediation of operational failure leading to compliance risk. The primary tenants of the program are focused on consumer financial services but are equally applicable across all business lines, including marketing, advertising, products, sourcing, and information security.
Bluestem is a dynamic workplace where flexibility, productivity and collaboration are top of mind. Upon joining the Company in August of 2020, I immediately felt like part of the team and the reason I love to work here is the extraordinary people I get to partner with. We work closely within and across departments and we get to benefit from differing viewpoints and skillsets.