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Title:  Corporate Strategy Associate


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  42263


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

Job Summary: 

As a Corporate Strategy Associate you provide analytical support in the planning, designing, due diligence, and implementation of strategic business objectives.   You are responsible for providing financial and market data analytics and developing strategy insights for discussions with the executive teams, drive corporate strategy development and management processes, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure consistent communication and execution. 

The focus of this role is on corporate strategy development.  The recommendations made by this individual have significant operational and financial impact.  This individual will apply in-depth knowledge to solve broad issues that are complex in scope and help establish medium-to-long-range plans.  This role will also interact with most functions of the corporation, in particular, Finance, Sales, and Engineering. 


Essential Responsibilities: 

Assess overall NetApp business strategy and context including: 

  • Market and industry landscape and dynamics 
  • Key industry and technology trends 
  • Major players and competitors 
  • Key evaluation criteria of build vs. partner vs. buy 
  • Perform research and data analysis to support the strategy development and strategy discussions 
  • Independently lead and direct cross-functional initiatives for project management and cross-functional alignment 
  • Work independently with senior executives to gain buy-in and support on project findings 
  • Develop key messages and presentations to communicate strategy messages to internal and external audiences 
Job Requirements

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; especially presentation skills. Good financial acumen and understanding of general financial terms of a high-tech company 
Excellent analytical skills and modeling experience, exposure to various analytical tools 
Ability to lead virtual teams and work cross-functionally 
Strong experience in business and strategy development, ideally in the high-tech industry 
Solid knowledge of the high-tech industry and related markets 
Tolerance of ambiguity, mature, and an excellent team player  
Must be able to work effectively across all levels of the organization, including up to senior management.   


Typically requires 5 - 8+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time 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 and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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