Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone from emerging artists to global brands everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.
We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity.
We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!
Adobe is seeking a Senior Business Operations and Strategy Manager to join the Digital Media B2B Business Operations and Program Management team.
This team drives operational excellence by acting as the glue to create alignment and accountability across cross-functional teams to meet our joint business goals.
We achieve this by providing strategic program management and scalable operations management, grounded on understanding of the business.
In this highly visible role, you will lead multiple teams to shape the business strategy and then execute on the strategic initiatives that fuel growth for Adobe’s transformative e-signature Sign business.
You will partner closely, serving as the chief of staff, to the VP of Document Cloud Product Marketing who is chartered with driving market penetration and category leadership for Adobe Sign.
Specific responsibilities include :
Business Planning and Performance Management
Drive alignment on business strategies, goals and initiatives as part of Adobe’s annual planning process
Drive executive alignment on key strategic decisions and / or asks required to achieve our committed plans
Orchestrate content development to support executive C-suite reviews, providing guidance on agenda, storyline / narrative and deep dive topics to drive the desired outcomes
Serve as a thought partner to the VP of Product Marketing - effectively becoming their go-to trusted advisor
Provide leverage to VP of Product Marketing by assisting with creation of or providing critical feedback on business deliverables
Drive team insights to understand how the business is performing to help guide and manage the business
Strategic Program Management
Define end-to-end program plans for strategic initiatives including process, deliverables, operating model, operating cadence
Drive cross-functional alignment, accountability and collaboration across teams to ensure delivery of commitments
Connect the dots on critical linkages across teams initiatives and how they support the over-arching business objectives
Continuously inspect progress, optimize approach and plans based on team learnings
Communicate status and key decisions to partners and executives across various organizations within Adobe
Unblock issues by clearly articulating shared understanding of the problem, ensuring the right stakeholders are involved, and developing approach with the team
Provide systematic means to track execution of plans and ad-hoc action items for accountability
What you need to succeed
10 years of proven experience in management consulting, business operations, or portfolio program management
You have the unique blend of being able to think strategically to see the forest from the trees, but able to execute with laser focus down to the details
You inspire change working on complex cross-functional programs end-to-end and / or in highly matrixed organizations
You effectively prioritize your work in a high- pressure environment and focus the team on priorities aligned with the strategy and KPIs
You approach everything with a planning first mindset and seek to minimize churn or reactive fire drills
You are clear on what success looks like and what the expected outcome is for every meeting, every initiative, every deliverable you touch
You are a problem solver with an eye towards how to scale the solution relying on both data and qualitative insights
You are constantly optimizing identifying tools, processes and templates to drive repeatable results and leverage best practices
You are an influencer with solid communication skills, great at developing positive relationships
You are flexible, adaptable and think quick on your feet
You are comfortable dealing with high level executives, even when it means pushing back on what may not make sense
Experience with a SAAS Software Company strongly preferred
MBA a plus