Director, Corporate Strategy

Global Alliances and Strategy San Francisco, California San Jose, California


Join us as we pursue our mission to remove the barriers between data and action. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, our customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success.

Role:

The Corporate Strategy team at Splunk is focused on getting results for the company through performance management, operational cadence, and strategic initiatives, and is broadly aligned to the functions within our organization.

As a Director of Corporate Strategy, you will develop and execute strategies that drive growth and operational improvements in the business. Projects include formulating strategic priorities and execution plans, conducting market and customer research to drive new opportunities for growth and expansion, uncovering customer and market insights, and driving business projects. You will also partner with our leaders to drive the operational cadence, measure and supervise critical initiatives, and assist in the preparation of content to Executive Staff, Quarterly Business Reviews and Board Meetings.

In this role, you will work on highly sophisticated problems, gain insight into the strategic issues which are forefront in the minds of the leadership team, have exposure to senior-level decision-making and have the chance to create relationships with people across the company.

We are looking for a strong product and market background and demonstrated success in all areas of strategy development and execution including project management, business analysis and problem solving. We look for hardworking people with strong executive communication, consensus building capabilities, and team development skills. Demonstrated ability to thrive in an unstructured, collaborative environment is ideal. Management consulting and technology market experience is appreciated.

This position is based out of San Francisco or San Jose and is reporting directly to the Vice President of the Corporate Strategy team.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • Drive highly visible projects for Splunk; Work cross-functionally to structure problems, analyze opportunities, and work towards solutions and meaningful recommendations and results through a thorough, fact-based process.
  • Help our functions drive the definition, measurement and tracking of the key strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Provide insights to the business through analytics and market research as required (e.g. market, customer, competitors).
  • Develop strategic and business cases working with cross-functional teams outlining business opportunity, rationale, and operating plans to capture the opportunity including product, GTM strategies, and business model.
  • Uncover areas within the business to drive performance improvements to unlock growth and provide clarity towards execution.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • 5-6 years of experience post MBA in a combination of strategy, business operations in a technology company, and top-tier consulting firm / corporate strategy field with strong exposure to technology.
  • Experience driving large initiatives from framing the problem, conducting research / analysis to building the business and operational plans through to driving execution to success is required.
  • Strong leadership and excellent written / verbal communications to work with senior executives across various geographies and functions; comfort in business and technical discussions.
  • Strong people development and influencing skills; able to build and drive extended and virtual teams.
  • Strong data handling and financial skills to work on sophisticated business issues without supervision.
  • Self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative high-growth environment.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject area is appreciated.


We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!