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Director, PM Strategy and Operations

Company: Splunk
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Product Management and UX San Francisco, California Washington, D.C. Plano, Texas Denver, Colorado Austin, Texas Atlanta, Georgia Seattle, Washington Phoenix, United States Dallas, Texas New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Raleigh, North Carolina San Jose, California Indianapolis, Indiana Boulder, Colorado 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 This is an opportunity to lead the Product Management Strategy and Operations ("PM Strategy & Ops") team at Splunk, which is focused on driving results for the Products Organization (PM, Engineering, and Design functions) through strategic initiatives, operations management, and organizational alignment around critical needs of the product leadership team. You will report to the Chief Product Officer and be a key member of the Products Leadership Team. As the leader for PM Strategy & Ops, you will develop and execute strategies that drive growth and improvements in our products. Projects include driving strategy and execution of new product introduction and effectively communicating our priorities and strategic vision to the entire organization. You will focus on driving business cadence, measuring and tracking critical projects, and preparing content and presenting during Executive discussions. 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 Products Org. You will work with senior-level decision-makers across the company to collaborate on cross-functional initiatives. The candidate should have a strong product and market background and excel in all areas of strategy development and execution including project management, executive communication, consensus building, problem-solving, and people development. 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

  • You will drive highly visible projects for Splunk; work cross-functionally to structure problems, analyze opportunities, and drive to solutions and actionable recommendations and results through a rigorous, data-driven process.
  • Shepard cross-functional initiatives to conclusion while also making critical judgments on behalf of the CPO
  • Serve as a mini-COO for the Product Management function at Splunk, ensuring we increase our execution prowess
  • Work directly with PM leadership to craft our product roadmaps into a cohesive strategic vision. Help communicate that vision to key partners across the company including Executives and our Board of Directors.
  • Manage a team of direct reports and matrixed indirect reports.
  • Help drive the operational cadence of the various PM teams and drive the definition, measurement, and tracking of the key initiatives.
  • Uncover areas within the business to drive performance improvements to unlock value and improve execution. Requirements
    • 12+ years of total experience in product management, management consulting, or strategy & operations at an enterprise software company.
    • 5+ years of experience in strategy & operations at a technology company.
    • Past success working on large initiatives from framing the problem, conducting analyses, building the business, and driving execution through to success.
    • Strong leadership and communication skills - written and verbal - to work with senior executives across various geographies and functions; comfort in business and technical discussions.
    • Demonstrated track record of successful people management experience.
    • Strong people development and influencing skills; able to build and drive extended and virtual teams.
    • Strong problem solving and financial skills to work on complex business issues.
    • Self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative fast-growing environment.
    • Bachelor's degree relevant 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, Austin, Washington D.C, etc. 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. Splunk turns machine data into answers. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges.

      Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor's EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk's Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

      Splunk also has policies in place to protect the personal information candidates disclose to us as part of the application process. Please click here to review Splunk's Career Site Privacy Policy.

      Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk's Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

      For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

      Splunk is also committed to providing access to all individuals who are seeking information from our website. Any individual using assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) who experiences difficulty accessing information on any part of Splunk's website should send comments to accessiblecareers@splunk.com . Please include the nature of the accessibility problem and your e-mail or contact address. If the accessibility problem involves a particular page, the message should include the URL of that page.

      Splunk doesn't accept unsolicited agency resumes and won't pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesn't have a signed agreement with Splunk.

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