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Senior Director, Planning, Strategy & Operations, Cloud Data Services Sales at NetApp in Edina, Minnesota

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

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.

By harnessing the power of hybrid cloud data services, customers gain the freedom of choice to securely manage and move data anywhere, on any cloud. Only NetApp can help organizations deliver data-rich customer experiences when they rapidly test and deploy new applications that easily use data and services regardless of where they reside or in what form. Job Summary

NetApp provides software, systems, and services to manage, store and share data via on-premises, and private and public clouds to customers worldwide. NetApp is quickly gaining recognition with customers and partners for helping customers consider alternative data center, on-prem, and cloud strategies. NetApp is working closely and building cloud services with all major cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These NetApp cloud data services, such as Azure NetApp Files, Cloud Volumes ONTAP; and Astra, enables customers to consider many more options on how and where to manage their critical data, for optimal business and financial outcomes.

As Senior Director of Planning, Strategy & Operations, you will lead strategic planning for the Cloud Data Services Sales group and establish and manage the Cloud Sales Operations team. As a senior leader within the organization, your objective is to drive process excellence and execution across the entire CDS Sales organization You will lead a team of planning and sales operations professionals.

This is a key executive leadership position that will require building and maintaining successful cross-functional executive-level partnerships across the globe. We're bringing together our Cloud GTM together for the first time. SaaS, Subscription and Cloud experience is KEY.
Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities
NetApp is at a key inflection point in its cloud journey. This phase is to help scale our Conversions (Interest to Trials), Consumption (Expansion of cloud workloads) & Churn (prevention). Translate strategy into an operating plan. Build metrics of measurement across metered (pay as you go) through subscription (longer term annuity).
Plan, design, build, measure & be accountable for disperse models for route, quota, compensation, finance, customer success & support for core & cloud.
Integrate acquisitions, from incubation to maturity across sales, customer success.
Translate strategy into an operating plan. Build metrics of measurement across metered (pay as you go) through subscription (longer term annuity).
Build true cloud muscle within NetApp across the entire buyer journey- from interest through quote, quote through cash, and customer success to drive renewals & cross-product, cross-route expansion.
Act as the strategy/ operations lead collaborating with Cloud Sales , Core and Global Sales, Marketing, and Services peers to establish and drive: sales quota and compensation plans, demand generation & inbound/outbound strategies, field and partner enablement, and customer success programs.
Lead CDS Business Sales Operations team to develop a consistent and effective platform : create KPI's; manage AOP, ARR, MRR;, tooling and platform reviews; and establish sales success dashboarding including key productivity, financial and product adoption metrics.
Build, execute & tweak Coverage & Compensation Plans for Cloud teams to best leverage our cloud partners, & NTAP core sellers driving bookings, adoption & customer retention.
In collaboration with Product Management peers: conduct opportunity analysis and market/competitive intelligence for cloud offerings and services; pricing & packaging options.
Act as internal and external evangelist on NetApp cloud solutions, strategy, emerging technologies and competition. Know and understand Cloud market trends and identify potential acquisitions; be the interface and liaison to Finance, BU, Marketing, Core, & Chief Strategy office.
Education

Skills & Experience
Bachelor s degree, and 10+ equivalent experience of leadership experience working with Cloud /SaaS / Subscription first companies, ideally from small programs with minimal revenue contribution to advance the business for positive revenue growth. MBA from a top university and or advanced degree preferred.
Collaborative personality, able to influence, cultivate and drive successful partnering with other internal business functions (i.e., Sales, Marketing, Application Development, and Services).
Demonstrate examples of driving Cloud SaaS & Subscription Metrics.
Strong business and financial acumen, with a history of managing a P&L. Experience in managing M&A evaluations and integrations.
Excellence in data analytics, modeling, communication & inter-personal skills.
Experience working with Public Cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure), service offerings and business models is highly preferred

Travel Required
40% (includes domestic and int.)

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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