Ref#: EVQ202

Additional Posting Location(s): New York City, Seattle

Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and focused product team building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 250 million people count on Indeed to help them find jobs, make it easy to apply, research companies, and connect qualified candidates to their job openings. With product teams in Austin, Tokyo, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time.


Your job.

Indeed is looking to hire an exceptional business leader who can operate in a fast paced environment delivering business results quickly working directly with the GM of SMB business driving business and operational strategy.


As a Director of Business Strategy & Operations, you will be responsible for helping drive the SMB P&L, which is a significant revenue driver for a $2.5bn+ global business, by working with the GM of the SMB business. You will be responsible for continuing to grow the business at a healthy trajectory while balancing the need to find efficiencies across the organization. All business leaders at Indeed, including Directors and above, are analytical, creative, and collaborative. We obsess over data and drive for simplicity. A successful business strategist will lead through data and insights, obsess about customer outcomes in every decision she/he makes and lead by developing the trust and respect of teammates.


A few examples of what you will drive as part of this critical role:

  1. Annual business planning - be responsible for working with key leaders, including the CEO,  COO, GM of SMB and all key functional leaders (product, marketing, sales, CS etc.) to drive yearly OKRs, Revenue plan and investment asks

  2. Ongoing business reviews - drive ongoing monthly business reviews with  C-level stakeholders and help the GM with board level strategic discussions

  3. Ongoing Resource allocation - work on appropriate resource allocation and optimization to drive P&L goals/OKRs

  4. Product strategy and M&A - work on understanding areas where it may be better to use a buy/partner strategy and appropriately drive alignment with the relevant internal stakeholders (C-level, Corpdev)

  5. Work across the organization - look for opportunities to collaborate and share ideas across business units to improve scale and outcome. Be an  enabler for increased efficiency and speed of execution


You will enjoy a casual work environment, flexible hours, and great compensation and benefits. There is a complete lack of office politics; if that is your specialty, look elsewhere.


You will wear many hats and constantly learn new things on the job. You will be surrounded by smart, dedicated, nice people. You will be proud of the company’s mission and your business area’s impact.


On your first day, we will give you a t-shirt that says, “I help people get jobs.”. Soon after, you will be wearing your shirt at the grocery store and someone will come up and say, “I love Indeed! I found my job on Indeed. Thank you!” You will smile for the rest of the day. This will happen a lot.

About you.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in an analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Economics, Finance etc.)

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in business management, business consulting or related discipline in the technology sector

  • 2+ years of managing teams

  • Experience working with distributed global team

  • Experience working in a top-tier management consulting firm highly desired

  • Hands-on experience and a tenured leadership foundation in planning & process, product and/or financial planning, organizational change, communications & strategy execution

  • Global or International business management experience highly desired, preferably outside of North America (International growth is critical to our future and someone who understands business globally is preferable)

  • Able to make data-driven decisions effectively and efficiently

  • Able to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives and opportunities

  • Communicate well and influence colleagues and executives

  • Demonstrate leadership and gain respect across functions/teams

  • Make people around you more effective and productive

  • Demonstrate attention to detail

  • Build, grow, and manage a team of Business Managers and help them meet and exceed all the expectations listed above

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