Drive key strategic decisions via analysis, insight, and collaborative problem-solving.
As a Director of Strategy & Business Operations at Duolingo, you will play a key role in shaping Duolingo’s path towards becoming a sustainable and profitable company. You will play a leadership role in evaluating new markets, shaping strategy for new businesses and product lines, and driving the development of our overall corporate strategy. You will also have the opportunity to have lead operations projects with direct impact on company KPIs.
We are looking for driven, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.
You will play a leadership role both in shaping our team’s portfolio of strategy and operations projects, as well as leading cross-functional teams to deliver distinctive insight. Typical categories of work include:
Market analysis: scoping the breadth and depth of market understanding required to make informed decisions about pursuing new opportunities, rapidly developing the appropriate fact base, and presenting it as actionable insight that drives smart decision-making
Strategy development: collaborating with cross-functional leaders to combine market understanding, customer insight, and product vision into strategies that drive company value
Operational leadership: taking on operational leadership of projects as needed, whether building an ops function for a new business line, or managing complex cross-functional efforts to deliver a key business outcomes
Strong business acumen: ability to approach complex business problems in a structured way and drive rapidly towards insight
Outstanding research, analysis, and writing skills
Strong people leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and influence a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
Fast, flexible, and outcomes-oriented: able and excited to lead teams in an environment with rapid cycles of analysis, decision, and action
Skills commensurate with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field and 10+ years of professional experience
Exceptional candidates will have
Experience in a leadership role in a strategy function or in strategy consulting
Strong knowledge of the consumer tech industry (education experience also a plus)
Experience leading cross functional teams in a high-growth environment
We aim to return to office, and as such are requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.