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Director of Product Strategy and Strategic Investments

Director, Product Strategy and Strategic Initiatives

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. 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, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

Role

As Director of Product Strategy and Strategic Initiatives you will develop and execute strategic initiatives that drive growth and improvements in our products. Projects include designing and running business cadence, formulating strategic priorities and operational plans, conducting research to drive new opportunities for growth and expansion, uncovering customer insights, and influencing cross-functional investments.

In this role, you will work on highly complex problems, gaining insight into the strategic and operational issues which are forefront in the minds of the Splunk leadership team. You will work with senior-level decision-makers across the company to collaborate on cross-functional initiatives.

You should have a strong product and market background and excel in all areas of strategy development and execution including project management, business development, consensus building, problem-solving, and people development. Enterprise software product and experience collaborating with go-to-market (GTM) will be critical in this role. In addition, the ability to thrive in an unstructured, collaborative environment with a strong level of comfort around sophisticated problems and ambiguous situations. A mindset of ownership with strong execution prowess in a B2B enterprise software context is critical to success.

Responsibilities

  • Drive highly visible projects for Splunk; work cross-functionally to structure problems, analyze opportunities, and develop solutions and implementable recommendations and drive results through a thorough, data-backed process.
  • Develop strategic business cases working with cross-functional teams outlining business opportunity, rationale, and execution plans to achieve the vision for the opportunity across Product, Sales, Marketing, and/or Engineering teams.
  • Provide our sales functions with the tools and insights required for success.
  • Be a trusted advisor for large/ strategic customers; build and maintain strong customer relationships. Gather customer insights and feedback and infuse the learning back into the organization and product area roadmap.

 

Requirements

 

  • 12 + years of total experience in product management, business development, or management consulting at an enterprise software company.
  • Experience operating in an entrepreneurial environment and driving adoption of new and emerging products.
  • Proven track record of working cross-functionally to deliver impact.
  • Demonstrated customer obsession in deliverables.
  • Demonstrated consistent ability to drive both strategy and results.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills – written and verbal – to work with senior executives both internal and with customers. Comfortable in business and technical discussions.
  • Strong people development and influencing skills; able to build and drive extended and virtual teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study; MBA a plus but not required.
  • The position location is flexible and can work near any of Splunk’s major office hubs, including the Bay Area, Seattle, Dallas or Austin.

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex 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.

 
 
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