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Title:  VP, FP&A


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  49982


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

This experienced business executive will report directly to the EVP & Chief Financial Officer.  The VP of FP&A will lead our Financial Planning and Analysis function responsible for all planning processes, including the annual plan, monthly forecasts, and long-range plans.  The candidate will also have responsibility for investment decision analysis.  You will partner and plan with the business to drive the right decisions through actionable insights and analyses. 

You will have the opportunity to not only influence the forward-looking vision of the business, but also help grow the business through advanced financial modeling and development of business cases for strategic growth opportunities.  The ideal candidate is a strong leader with experience building and growing teams.  The VP of FP&A will lead a team of approximately 15 plus a number of other dotted line reporting relationships across the full CFO organization.

Essential Functions


  • Drive the annual operating plan and monthly and quarterly forecasts for worldwide bookings, revenue, margins, operating expense, headcount, capital, and cash. 
  • Provide the financial reporting, analysis and metrics to ensure the business teams are managing to the NetApp business model, with respect to strategic, operational and compliance activities.
  • Provide financial models and analysis which will guide the organization to make decisions that drive to the best ROI for the company.
  • Drive and manage the financials for mergers and acquisition strategies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various enterprise functions within NetApp in order to optimize compliance, accounting and reporting efficiencies.
  • Prepare Board of Directors and CEO Staff presentations and analysis


  • 20+ years of experience leading a finance function, including global experience and people management
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting; MBA a plus
  • Experience with recurring revenue and subscription business models at a SaaS company, a must
  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability to build high performance teams that can operate in a high tempo and dynamic environment
  • Experience managing the business planning function for a worldwide technology company
  • Experience supporting new business models and ancillary revenue streams
  • Track record of close partnership with C-suite/senior level executives
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and proven experience in cultivating collaborative working relationships with teams across an organization
  • Be a thought leader who challenges the status quo and develops workable solutions in an existing culture
  • Have proven ability to think strategically and plan effectively; be detailed, results oriented, while managing multiple tasks against deadlines
  • Be of unquestionable integrity and character


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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