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AppD Head of Strategy & Planning

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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About the Team:

Our Strategy & Planning team is responsible for strategic planning and for driving the most important cross-functional programs at AppDynamics. We drive our long-term strategic and annual planning process that aligns our cross-functional teams on our vision and strategy. We work closely with our executive staff to identify and craft strategic initiatives for the business that align with our long term strategy and focus the company on the most critical programs. We are responsible for crafting, driving and measuring cross-functional programs to ensure that we are moving quickly to achieve our goals. As we make progress on key programs, we regularly measure the efficiency of the programs and develop business cases and recommendations for future priorities. We are playmakers who are passionate about innovation, with the unique ability to understand the big picture while keeping a close eye on all the details.

About the role:

We are looking for a Head of Strategy & Planning to lead our 5 person team. You will work with senior leadership to set our business strategy, align teams around that strategy and lead cross-functional teams to deliver on it. In this position, you will report to our Chief of Staff and Vice President of Business Strategy & Ops. You will be a critical partner to leaders across AppDynamics, driving long-term strategy, planning and accountability, helping to define and manage key priorities, managing expectations and competing activities, and ensuring forward progress. You will empower and motivate your team. This is a highly visible role at the company -- you will regularly provide valuable insight into key strategic and operational programs to our executive leadership team, giving you and your team exposure to senior-level decision making. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Encouraging an open and inspiring team environment with a culture aligned to AppDynamics core values of Better, Together, Champions, Transformative, Positive and Fun.
  • Leading, inspiring and motivating the Strategy & Planning team to drive a diverse set of cross-functional strategic initiatives crafted to ensure we achieve our company objectives.
  • Helping the team structure complex challenges, identify gaps and analyze potential new opportunities, develop actionable, data-driven business cases along with detailed execution plans and provide clarity on metrics and progress.
  • Collaborating with our product, marketing, finance, sales, operations, data & insights and other leaders to connect our outcome-based objectives to plans for their organizations.
  • Presenting insights and recommendations to our executive team and other cross functional leaders.

About you

You are a people leader, strategic thinker and excellent communicator who inspires your team and effectively prioritizes and executes highly complex programs. You thrive in fast-paced, demanding environments. You think critically, act with a sense of urgency, and partner naturally across a variety of functions. You exemplify maturity, good judgment, and achieve results both as an individual and as a leader. You are detail oriented, proactive, take initiative and highly organized.

  • 10+ years of experience with a mix of strategy, business operations and leading a team in a technology company, and top-tier consulting firm / corporate strategy field with strong exposure to technology.
  • Must have proven skills in people leadership, including building and developing high-performing teams.
  • Highly capable of balancing work across development of strategy, and creation and execution of operational plans.
  • Technology awareness and aptitude to connect the dots from technical solutions to business outcomes. Ability to understand our platform, products, customers, operating environment, and technologies.
  • Expertise developing effective, matrixed, cross-organization relationships, collaborating and communicating across business and technology partners and multiple geographies.
  • Strong oral & written communication, leadership, and presentation skills, including experience presenting to senior executives.
  • Experience building data-driven business cases that highlight strong analytical and financial skills.
  • You should be someone with an ability to thrive in an unstructured, collaborative environment and drive impact beyond your direct control.
  • MBA Preferred. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience.
    Posted: 2020-03-13 Expires: 2020-04-18

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