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Senior Director, Strategy

Equinix
Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Job Code
    JR-120635
Senior Director, Strategy

Equinix is the worlds digital infrastructure company, operating 210 data centersacross the globe andproviding interconnections to all the key clouds and networks.Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

At Equinix, wehelp the worlds digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, andtransform peoples lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.

We hirehardworking people who thrive on solvingchallengingproblems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providinganequitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to oursuccess.

Job Summary: The Senior Director, Strategy will drive key decisions on business planning/analysis, strategic initiatives, and new business development. They will be expected to represent the Company with all internal and external partners. We are looking for an all-star Director/Snr. Director, Corporate Development & Strategy to help us drive the next wave of growth at Equinix.

You will be working at the core of Equinix, with the Corporate Development Vice Presidents and other senior leaders in the compilation and analysis of strategy, M&A, Real Estate, long term capital and operating budget allocation, new market entry, technology assessment, DC product planning, and other corporate development initiatives for the company. This role gives you a birds eye view of the entire company and the ability to work collaboratively across functions.

This is a fast-paced, high-growth team - we are looking for smart, independent creative thinkers, who are driven team players and want to deliver impact across Equinix. Our team is filled with people who identify and tackle problems, and who enjoy working together and helping each other achieve and develop. Weembrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment.Technical skills and understanding of the software infrastructure market are preferred.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Development

  • Collaborates with the Regional and Corporate teams to oversee the Strategic Planning Process
  • Spearheads corporate development opportunities, partnering with Finance, Marketing, and other operating areas to ensure delivery
  • Supports other leaders in developing OKRs which are consistent with and tied to the oversell strategy
  • Drives strategy/business case development ensuring objectivity and rigor
  • Identifies, assesses, and prioritizes market extension opportunities (e.g., new services, solutions, business models)
  • Oversees the annual strategic planning process in partnership with the Regional and Corporate teams

Initiative Leadership & Delivery

  • Advises and leads internal consulting projects focused on new markets/products, growth initiatives or profitability improvements
  • Works with the Corporate Development Vice Presidents and other senior leaders in the compilation and analysis of strategy, M&A, Real Estate, long term capital and operating budget allocation, new market entry, technology assessment, DC product planning, and other corporate development initiatives for the company
  • Continuously update and manage priorities, shifting work as the strategy evolves
  • Identifies potential complex strategic initiatives across the business, leads analysis and where relevant execution including building support and buy-in from other leaders

Customer Analysis & Strategic Positioning

  • Provides recommendations on how to win new customers and grow business with existing customers
  • Proactively identifies emerging industry and market trends, including tracking competitive activity, and provides insights to the operation regarding these trends
  • Identifies opportunities for increased customer engagement
  • Engages with department leaders to communicate key initiatives and obtain buy-in for cross-functional projects e.g., using storyboards and presentations
  • Work with Corporate Strategy to align on messaging for internal and external communication on strategy
  • Provide input on resourcing needs and requirements, working closely with Corporate Strategy and Finance
  • Collaborate, integrate, and provide input across cross-functional stakeholders prosecuting the vision in service of Platform and Product
  • Leads the analysis of customer footprints and deployments with Equinix

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with strategy setting and delivery in a functionally collaborative environment
  • Deep understanding of networks, cloud or software is required and specific areas of knowledge or technical experience in 5G and platform experience is a plus
  • 5+ Years of relevant experiences
  • Strategic mindset and business orientation
  • Ability to influence and work cross-functionally and align across various stakeholders
  • Action-orientated with an ability to drive work independently
  • Passion for problem solving and driving impact
  • A growth mindset and willingness to work on a team
  • Ability to create and foster an innovate, data-driven, and performance focused culture
  • Self-starter and high degree of motivation to go above and beyond the task at hand
  • Ability to succeed in a collaborative, start-up paced environment

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.







Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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