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Position Title :Director of Special Projects
Hiring Company :TANIUM, INC.
Resume Recipient :Hiring Company
Job Category :Strategy
Industry:Technology / Media and Telecom
Location:Virtual
Job I.D:17094
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Virtual
Primary Location City,
State
: Virtual,Virtual
Description : The Basics:

The Director of Special Projects (DSP) drives successful outcomes across broad, multi-functional projects to achieve Tanium’s goals and vision.

As a DSP, you will research, shape, and inform decision-making across the business. You will work in a variety of domains spanning multiple business units to deliver results. DSPs are principally responsible for areas: business/ corporate development, corporate strategy, and high priority cross-functional initiatives. DSP projects are sponsored by Tanium’s CEO and co-founder.

This position reports to the Office of the CEO. Team priorities are set by the Chief of Staff.

After gaining experience on a number of initiatives, DSPs may elect to specialize in a particular functional role. Prior DSPs have transitioned to leadership roles in product management, business operations, and data science within Tanium.

What you’ll do:

-Communicate with Tanium’s executive leadership on sensitive efforts
-Listen to and observe internal and external stakeholders to identify high impact initiatives
-Manage complex and cross-functional team efforts, and be responsible for the result
-Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks, and communicate updates across all levels of leadership
-Identify product technical capabilities and map them to go-to-market opportunities
-Build relationships based on trust and influence with multiple teams without disrupting the day-to-day intensity of a fast-growing company

Sample projects that prior DSPs have led:
-Drive strategic partnership and investment discussions
-Evaluate the go-to-market attractiveness of different geographic and vertical segments
-Frame strategic options in working with ecosystem partners
-Reshape go-to-market approach end-to-end (branding, pricing, and packaging
-Develop end-to-end approach to a strategic partnership

Travel expected for this role.
Requirements : We’re looking for someone with:

Education:
-BA/BS degree from a leading undergraduate institution or equivalent work experience
MS, PhD, or MBA preferred

Experience
-4-10 years of professional work experience in management consulting, investment banking, or technology product management
-Consultative professional experience influencing internal and external stakeholders without direct authority

Highly preferred
-Thrives in fast-paced, loosely-defined environment
-Deeply curious and determined to find solutions to systems challenges
-Accumulated technical expertise and domain knowledge (e.g. MS in Computer Science, or experience in IT or cybersecurity)
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