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Director of Business Operations

F5 Networks, Inc
Seattle, WA 98104
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Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Director of Business Operations

Global Demand Center and Field Marketing Team

Come work at a company where innovation and teamwork support the most exciting missions in the world! For over 20 years, F5 have been the industry leader in application delivery. Now, were helping our customers thrive on any architecture and across multi-cloud environments. F5 is the only company on the planet that powers applications from development through their entire lifecycle so our customersenterprise businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brandscan deliver differentiated, high-performing, and secure digital experiences that are changing the world.

But our success isnt driven solely by what we do. We also care deeply about how we do it. Our culture is how we live, every single day, and its producing exceptional resultsnot only for our customers, but also for our employees. We understand that your life is about more than just work, and were committed to a culture that supports your whole life.

The Director of Business Operations is an integral part of the Global Demand Center and Field Marketing organization, a team of more than 130 global marketers. The charter of the Business Operations lead is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Global Demand Center and Field Marketing teams by developing communications, business rhythms/norms and programs that remove obstacles and drive deeper collaboration and transparency. This strategic and facilitative role requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active and sometimes behind-the-scenes role.

The ideal candidate has proven experience working closely with executives in a fast-paced environment and applying strong consultative skills, including business acumen, customer empathy, and the ability to influence and partner. This person thrives in a dynamic, global, fluid, matrix environment and is results-focused, is comfortable leading from both the front and the rear, as situations dictate.

The successful candidate will collaborate, negotiate, and establish plans across the Global Demand Center and Field Marketing teams while partnering across Marketing & CX leaders, Sales, Customer Success, Finance, HR, Procurement, Product Management, and Technology Services, Learning & Development, and Business Operations leaders company wide. This position does not manage direct reports but is required to mentor and coach throughout the GMCX GDC and Field team.


  • Operating rhythms, norms, and routines: Manage operating rhythm that facilitates decision-making, autonomy, leadership alignment, and team engagement, inclusive of staff meetings, operational reviews, leadership off sites, All Hands, etc. This also includes annual, quarterly, and weekly review and planning. Set the agenda, ensure preparation, participate in the meetings, document decisions, and communicate outcomes.
  • Innovative workflow and process improvement and effectiveness: Identifying gaps or improvements, designing proposed changes, socializing with leadership, and developing policies and/or processes necessary to implement decisions made by the leadership team.
  • Strategic initiative management: Act as the escalation point and air traffic control across domains the team to manage the integrated governance, risk management and strategic alignment for the most important initiatives.
  • Special project planning and execution: Serve as on-the-ground execution for a wide variety of cross-functional projects for the leadership team. Ability to navigate internal networks and build internal consensus is important.
  • Strategic thinker: Bring outside-in thinking to the organization, highlighting industry trends and customer needs that should be considered and evaluated.
  • Outcome and metrics tracking/reporting: Work closely with leaders across the organization (incl Performance Management and Revenue Operations) to develop goals, and Objectives, and Key Results; develop systems and scorecard for managing performance against those goals. Ensure that our key efforts and initiatives are aligned to our strategic priorities.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Refine organizational operations, enabling GMCX GDC and Field team members to focus on outcomes vs. process. Develop GDC and Field Marketing communications and presentations. Propose and coordinate presentations to internal/external audiences; ensure consistent content across all channels.
  • Flexibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree, MBA a plus
  • 12 years experience in Marketing or Sales, Field Marketing, Program Management, or Business Operations
  • Passion for bringing the customer to the forefront of every business discussion
  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated executive maturity, with experience influencing employees from entry level to C-level
  • Consistent track record of building, supporting and managing resources across multiple cross-functional teams and geographies
  • Program management skills of leadership, foresight, critical thinking, conflict management and risk management, in addition to bullet-proof planning, organization, and analysis
  • Experience leading multiple, simultaneous complex programs, through ambiguity and redefinition, with work streams spanning different businesses and fields
  • Strong business and marketing acumen
  • Demonstrated use of analytics to evaluate and define both issues and solutions

Proven ability to:

  • Apply articulate thought leadership
  • Gain and maintain leadership trust
  • Navigate ambiguous situations successfully
  • Manage and execute complex projects
  • Drive strong operational efficiency
  • Develop and finalize executive presentations
  • Facilitate dialogue across multiple business units, functions, geographies, business partners and Centers of Excellence
  • Tell a story, build a narrative, craft a storyboard, and develop PowerPoint slides.
  • Basic excel modeling

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.
  • Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Duties may require being on call periodically or working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).


The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with @f5.com) or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with f5.com or @myworkday.com).

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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