Associate, Business Operations - GSO Horizontals

Finance and Accounting  |  San Francisco, California

Position description

Position at LinkedIn

Business Operations Associate - GSO Horizontals

San Francisco 

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The GSO Horizontals Biz Ops team will aim to provide analytical and strategic problem solving for cross-GSO questions that impact across lines of business and regions, and where the resulting value is dependent on cohesive GSO execution. While lines of business or regions will need to execute independently, this team will help them learn from each other and develop common hypotheses / best practices. The role will require solid business acumen and influence skills to identify, prioritize, and implement high-impact initiatives. It will also need a high degree of cross-functional partnership across GSO and with other biz ops teams. The ideal candidate will be passionate about sales in general and LinkedIn specifically.

This is a great role for someone who wants exposure to a broad set of topics within the tech industry, engage with executive stakeholders and is interested in bringing structure to ambiguous strategic questions.


●  Partner with Global Sales Organization (GSO) leaders to tackle high-priority strategic go-to-market and operational questions

●  Identify opportunities to enable scale, efficiency and consistency to help unlock growth potential across LinkedIn’s four commercial lines of business (Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, Sales Solutions, and Learning Solutions)

● Bring clear thinking and excellent problem-solving skills to a range of challenging business questions

● Cultivate relationships with cross-functional teams across GSO (including Sales, Sales Operations, Sales Readiness, Sales Systems, and Insights) and rest of Biz Ops to drive strategic initiatives

● Conduct in-depth analysis of our various businesses and develop deep understanding of key value drivers to identify improvement areas and opportunities

● Identify, diagnose and resolve performance issues

● Communicate effectively with partners at all levels, especially senior executives 

Basic Qualifications:

● BA/BS degree in engineering, math, statistics, physics, computer science, business or related discipline

● 2+ years of work experience in a strategy related role with an emphasis on quantitative skills


Preferred Qualifications:

● Background in management consulting, investment banking, private equity, strategy or an operational or growth role within a technology company

● Natural problem-solver: comfortable with data and ambiguity, and able to both delve into the details and engage meaningfully on the overall strategy

● Executive presence: Experience working closely with senior executives to solve challenging business problems; Ability to credibly and compellingly present and debate recommendations with senior leadership

● Practical experience: Experience with enterprise software, SaaS or online advertising; Experience in sales with an interest in go-to-market and sales operations

● Proactive and passionate: Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations

● High-energy, team-first attitude: Motivated to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment to help our growing business

● Highly analytical: Experience decomposing and solving real world business problems, ideally building/using advanced models. SQL a plus.

● Effective communications: Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex thoughts and strategies into simple, actionable recommendations

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