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Title:  Strategy & Operations Manager


San Jose, CA, US, 95128

Requisition ID:  126243

About NetApp


We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

The Strategy & Business Operations (S&BO) team works closely with NetApp’s top executives. This role is focused on On-prem Enterprise Storage Business Unit and ensures that the group is focusing on the right priorities and executing well on top goals. The team is playing an active role in NetApp’s Core Storage related strategic decisions in defining and driving greater operational rigor across the business to accelerate our pace of execution.  

As an S&BO leader, you will join a highly entrepreneurial and talented team from top management consulting firms and professionals in Enterprise IT. We focus on Strategic planning, Defining and driving execution towards the key priorities, Exec reviews, Rhythm of business, Resource management, Operational excellence, and ensuring the success of critical cross-company initiatives. You will play a role in defining market opportunity and driving multiple cross-functional programs, managing the relationship with several top executives across the company. This position provides unparalleled senior executive exposure and is often the avenue to unique Strategy & Business Operational and Product Management roles at NetApp.

Job Requirements

Strategic projects and initiatives   
•    Taking up complex, ambiguous business problems in a tech product environment and design effective solutions by data collection, analysis and developing deep insight. 
•    You will also communicate the recommendations to executives, help drive implementation, and check back-in to see the impact of recommendations. 
•    Building strategic and analytical narratives, synthesized recommendations and communicating them through artifacts like high quality presentation and documentation 
•    Role will work with Product Management, Engineering, Program management and XFN teams to drive strategic initiatives and operationalize recommendations. 

Business Operations  
•    Design and drive Monthly Business Reviews (MBRs), Strategy Reviews and Annual Operating Plan to execute strategic business priorities.  
•    Design processes, tools, and operating cadences to achieve operational and organizational outcomes. 
•    Define actionable plans and roadmaps and align cross-functional stakeholders to drive successful implementation of change initiatives. 


  • 12 years of experience in management consulting, business operations, business strategy in tech industry (Cloud and Enterprise Storage industry experience is a plus) 

•     12 years of experience working with executive stakeholders. 
•    Direct experience of designing and running business and strategic reviews 
•    Direct experience of working with financial planning, resource (budget, headcount) management, design OKRs, Critical User Journeys and customer funnel analysis etc in a tech product environment  
Desired qualifications: 
•    Educational qualification: MBA, STEM Courses 
•    Proven structured problem-solving skills and building excellent presentation/decks skills 
•    Strong ability to effectively operate in a quickly evolving environment 
•    Strong data analysis skills using tools like spreadsheets and functional dashboard skills 
•    Strong collaboration, exceptional verbal communication, and stakeholder management 
•     “Roll up your sleeves” attitude and growth mindset 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification. 

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 


USA and Canada Residents Only:

The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations, is $207,000-$290,950 . Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education, skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Management Consulting, Strategic Planning, MBA, Operations, Management, Strategy

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