Principal Business Strategy Consultant

1 week ago(1/11/2018 1:52 AM)
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At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

Contribute your business strategy experience in the world’s leading open source company and help us plan our future growth. The Red Hat Platforms Business Unit is looking for a Principal Business Strategy Consultant to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you’ll be supporting Red Hat in developing the systems and processes necessary to manage our rapidly growing, unique, and diverse businesses. You will facilitate planning processes, help leadership identify the data they need to manage plans implementation, and bolster the review and decision-making processes for the business. In addition, we’ll need you to motivate and shape Operations, Sales, IT, and other internal teams to generate and provide quality data based on the requirements you gather. Finally, you will also help lead research to establish causal links between metrics and the impacted outcomes, and value based pricing studies to support our pricing architecture and business model design.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Refine a broad range of strategic initiative concepts into prioritized portfolio of initiative plans with detailed funding requirements and forecasted impact
  • Work with leaders across functional groups to ensure aligned decisions about investment plans, resource allocation, and dependency identification for each of the strategic initiatives and ongoing core activities
  • Work with cohorts across other business units and groups to ensure parallel planning processes interlock effectively and resolve dependencies in a timely manner
  • Support business unit leadership in managing the business by facilitating the identification, refinement, and reporting of KPIs and metrics allowing for the effective management of strategic initiatives and key business processes; develop dashboards, reports, and data views that incorporate KPIs, metrics, and data
  • Facilitate processes and meetings where cross-company leadership uses this information to take action and manage the business
  • Work with key groups in Operations, Sales, IT, and others to curate data sources, automation tools, guide data quality, ensure data security, effectively distribute data, and educate consumers about data limitations
  • Collaborate with company experts to direct research activities in support of value-based pricing efforts, and demonstrating causal relationships between KPIs and strategic outcomes and the health of key business processes

Required skills

  • MBA with 5+ years experience in business planning
  • Proven record of success in a fast-moving, technical environment
  • Exceptional skills in business analytics, report and dashboard design, data visualization, and process facilitation in support of planning and business management
  • Demonstrated success working in a cross-functional environment where the ability to inspire is critical
  • Experience with research design for value-based pricing and KPI identification is a plus
  • Experience consulting high level management is a major advantage

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