Director, Strategic Programs | Remote, USA
Optiv Security

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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This position can be hired remotely anywhere within the continental U.S.

The Director, Strategic Programs will be responsible for overseeing the successful planning, execution, and maturation of Optiv's go-to-market engine (known as Optiv Market System) as well as other critical programs.

This role will be a key leader in driving revenue generating initiatives and cross-functional programs required to scale Optiv Market System. This person should have a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, effectively building strong bridges in the process and have a clear orientation to serve the best interests of Optiv, our clients, and our partners. As the leader of this space, they will be responsible for establishing and leading a team of product and project management experts who help our Sales and Services organization accelerate value realization.

How you'll make an impact

  • Oversees a portfolio of high impact, cross functional projects related to Optiv Market System that will have a material benefit to the internal and external experience of Optiv, our clients, and our partners.
  • Direct all process and framework improvements from ideations, to execution, to roll-out ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify addressable areas of value while supporting the creation of net-new analytics on product performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of OMS, including research areas of growth to support strategy and planning functions.
  • Organize identified areas of value and supporting initiatives into executable, measurable project-based structures.
  • Create prioritization lanes to effectively enable choice-points between initiatives within the OMS framework.
  • Stakeholder the initiatives across the business including the executive level to cross-functionally gain alignment and support of the work.
  • Collaborate with Client Solutions, Sales, Services, and Research & Development on the domain taxonomy including the governance protocols.
  • Facilitate and organize reoccurring status and performance reviews focusing on areas for improvement.
  • Participate and play an active role in the development and executive of a multi-year operating Plan, while clearly articulating where and how Optiv Market System can support growth trajectories and investment decisions.
  • Drive consistency in approach across teams in order to gain efficiencies with execution disciplines.
  • Partner with IT, Pricing, Incentive Compensation and other analytical functions on the data program to support the performance measurement and compensation plan of OMS
  • Support Enablement deliverables including the creation of content and internal speaking engagements
  • Drive a wide array of activities that may range from launching a new company-wide process to leading a workshop to turn a Leader's vision into action, to presenting a business case to Executive Leadership to drive a decision.
  • Cultivate a high-performing team of product and project management professionals, encouraging cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing to drive excellence and scale.

What we're looking for
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • 7-10 years related experience, with progressive responsibility in program management and experience with a diverse group of collaborators
  • Strong analytical mindset and capabilities, with a focus on using data analysis and synthesis in order to drive decisions
  • Experience designing scalable solutions, untangling complex processes, and providing succinct, data-driven recommendations to leaders
  • Ability to create alignment and quickly get to decisions through collaboration, partnership, and influence
  • Willingness to dive into unfamiliar content areas, adapt approach as new information is learned, and incubate new ideas
  • Ability to clearly articulate information across all levels of the company, including the executive team, and bring people on the journey
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and developing teams to include Manager level and individual contributor
  • Professional certifications in product management (e.g., Certified Product Manager, Agile Product Owner) or project management are desirable.

What you can expect from Optiv
  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.
  • Work/life balance
  • Professional training resources
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. "Optiv Chips In" encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Optiv respects your privacy.

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