Senior Product Strategy and Operations Manager, Splunk Observability
Join us as we pursue our exciting 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! About the Role:
As the Product Strategy and Operations Manager for Splunk Observability, you will partner with the Product and GTM teams to formulate and execute strategies and metrics that drive growth and improvements in the business. Projects include running business cadence, formulating strategic priorities and operational plans, conducting research to drive new opportunities for growth and expansion, uncovering customer and competitive insights, and influencing long and mid-term roadmap investments.
In this role, you will tackle highly sophisticated problems, gain insight into the strategic and operational issues which are forefront in the minds of the leadership team, have exposure to senior-level decision-making, and have the chance to create relationships with people across the entire company.
You should be a professional with product management, business operations, or a consulting background. You are an expert in all areas of strategy development and execution including project management, business analysis, balanced scorecards, problem-solving, executive communication, consensus building, and people development. Enterprise software product and SDLC process knowledge and experience collaborating with GTM will be critical in this role.
You should also have strong technical experience and aptitude to pick up and dive deep into the technology and product. In addition, you demonstrate the ability to thrive in an unstructured, collaborative environment. A combination of strategy and product marketing or product management experience is ideal. Responsibilities:
You will drive highly visible projects for Splunk; Work cross-functionally to structure problems, analyze opportunities, and develop solutions and implementable recommendations and drive results through a thorough, data-backed process
Be responsible for competitive analysis, identifying and assessing competitive strengths as well as growing opportunities, and finding groundbreaking methods of exploiting competitive strengths.
You will drive the operational cadence for the group, measure and track critical initiatives, and prepare the content for Executive Staff, Quarterly Business Reviews, and Board Meetings
You will provide insights to the business through analytics and market research as required (e.g. market, customer, competitive)
Define and build out key metrics (e.g., product, customer usage, financial) to evaluate and assess business performance and deliver Splunk-wide metrics and scorecards in the form of W/M/QBR reports to drive key business decisions.
Track results against the targets systemically, conduct the root-cause analysis, and present data-backed findings to senior leaders periodically
You will develop strategic and business cases working with cross-functional teams outlining business opportunity, rationale, and execution plans to achieve the vision for the opportunity including product, GTM strategies, and business model
You will uncover areas within the business to drive performance improvements to unlock productivity and accelerate execution.
You will work with cross-functional team (product, development, marketing, sales, alliances, corp dev) to conduct build vs buy vs partner analyses to execute on growth opportunities Requirements:
5+ years' experience post-MBA with a mix of strategy, business operations, and product management roles with strong exposure to technology
Experience in management consulting, banking or an analytical role in a high growth enterprise software or SaaS company preferred. Must possess strong analytical, problem-solving skills, and high attention to detail
Experience driving large and complex initiatives from framing the problem, conducting research/analysis to building the business and operational plans through to driving execution to success is required
Strong leadership and communication skills - written and verbal to work with senior executives across various geographies and functions; well-versed with business and technical discussions
Your Analytical and financial skills will deliver Splunk-wide metrics and scorecards in the form of W/M/QBR reports to drive key business decisions
Self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative high-growth environment requiring new perspectives and creative approaches, and with multiple competing deadlines. Able to build and drive extended and virtual teams
Strong organizational and program management skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles Education
Master of Business Administration degree or equivalent practical experience
BS in Mathematics, Engineering, CS, Statistics, Economics preferred
If you'd like to join one of the fastest-growing and most exciting tech companies in Silicon Valley, contact us! This position has the ability to make a huge impact. Your compensation will include a competitive salary, stock options, cool perks, and generous benefits.
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(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $115,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).