BE PART OF BUILDING THE FUTURE.
What do NASA and emerging space companies have in common with COVID vaccine R&D teams or with Roblox and the Metaverse?
The answer is data, -- all fast moving, fast growing industries rely on data for a competitive edge in their industries. And the most advanced companies are realizing the full data advantage by partnering with Pure Storage. Pure’s vision is to redefine the storage experience and empower innovators by simplifying how people consume and interact with data. With 9,000 customers including 50% of the Fortune 500, we’ve only scratched the surface of our ambitions.
Pure is blazing trails and setting records:
- For eight straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant
- Our customer-first culture and unwavering commitment to innovation have earned us a certified Net Promoter Score in the top 1% of B2B companies globally
- Industry analysts and press applaud Pure’s leadership across these dimensions
- And, our 4,000+ employees are emboldened to make Pure a faster, stronger, smarter company as we go
If you, like us, say “bring it on” to exciting challenges that change the world, we have endless opportunities where you can make your mark.
Pure Storage was founded with the ambitious goal of revolutionizing the computing infrastructure industry. Today we are building the data platform for the cloud era and we’ve accomplished the first step towards that goal by bringing to market the simplest and most reliable all-flash storage array in history. The full potential impact of our line of "Smart Storage" products is only beginning to be felt as customers discover the benefits and exciting applications that can be built on top of a Pure system.
For 5 straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays. According to IDC, Pure has become a Top 10 data storage vendors faster than any other company in history. We continue to take market share, while achieving record-setting customer satisfaction scores for the enterprise technology industry. For more information, check out our corporate fact sheet here.
Pure has built a great place to work, with a team that has rich and diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. Puritans have a passion for innovation, creativity, customer success, transparency, teamwork and fun. We’re looking for talented people to join us on the journey
Business Strategy at Pure
What makes this team unique in contrast to other opportunities? Here at Pure Storage employees get a much wider exposure to strategy development and market execution. This team is closely aligned with both the Sales and Finance organizations and presents strategic guidance directly to top management. Business Strategy works closely with product management, engineering, finance, marketing and many other teams to develop partnership strategies, influence product vision, and establish go-to-market plans. The successful candidate will have 360 visibility to all aspects of business management - from strategic planning to deal execution, from initial strategic idea to full go-to-market implementation.
Role & Responsibilities
We are looking for a highly talented strategy professional with exceptional problem solving skills to join our Business Strategy team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing commercial policy and growth initiatives across Pure Storage’s EMEA theater and occasionally for initiatives that touch the whole company.
What You Will Be Doing...
solving skills to join our Business Strategy and Finance teams. The successful candidate will
be responsible for managing commercial decision making, growth initiatives and financial
metrics within Pure Storage’s LATAM business, and occasionally for initiatives that touch
the whole company.
strategic decision making.
passionate stakeholders for urgent, time-sensitive decisions.
Be the go-to Business Partner in cross-functional teams of Sales, Finance, Legal and Product
Management - shaping and analysing large and complex deals to maximise key business
Implement Business Development Strategies
Update business development strategies in line with market and industry trends
Use Sales tools for accurate forecasting of current and future business
Ensure profitable growth
Identify gaps and work with stakeholders to bring to closure
Maintain a confident, well informed point-of-view to challenge conventional or
Review suitability and implementation of company programs and business models
Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to finalise all terms and conditions related to
contracts and agreements.
Negotiate specific terms of product and service offering
Collaborate with decision makers in the organisation
Be accountable for decisions on pricing and investments
Support approach to sales opportunities
Use a variety of styles to persuade and negotiate
Position the organisation’s unique selling propositions and differentiators based on
market and competitor knowledge.
Understand common deal patterns and drive pricing and monetisation strategies to
coordinate internal approvals for them
Guidance on finance aspects of deals collaborating with supporting teams as needed
eg payment terms, Product availability and expansion.
Expense to Bookings management and reporting,
Partner with the RVP on improving the financial health of the business by leveraging
reporting available eg Expense:Bookings, Productivity metrics and pipeline growth.
Revenue accounting guidance in collaboration with International Sales Finance
Management of local headcount control and suggestions for investment to ensure ROI
What You Will bring To The Team...
Strong communication skills
Fluency in Spanish and English, and ideally proficiency in Portuguese
Great business acumen and exceptional problem-solving skills, seeing a challenge
through to the end
Collaborative and open style which is proactive and service oriented
Strong analytical and critical thinker with the ability to solve complex problems
Can-do attitude, ability to quickly get up to speed with complex new topic areas, and
capable of driving insight to tangible action plans
10 years of experience, preferably in the high tech industry, of which 2+ years of
experience in commercial management, 2+ years of experience in a deal desk, product
management, sales finance or comparable function
Ability to analyse & recommend the best course of action for complex business
situations, including pricing and contractuals
Knowledge of Storage industry and Storage as a service is highly desirable
Ability to gain and maintain credibility with senior management
Strong and effective verbal and written skills
International / regional travel is required on a regular basis
Quantitative undergraduate degree (e.g. business, finance, economics, science,
engineering, or a related field)
MBA highly beneficial
BE YOU—CORPORATE CLONES NEED NOT APPLY.
Pure is where you ask big questions, think differently, and make an impact. This is not just a job, but a place where you have a voice and can accelerate your career. We value unique thoughts and celebrate individuality, and with ample opportunity to learn, develop yourself, and expand into different roles, joining Pure is an investment in your career journey.
Through our Pure Equality program, which supports a flourishing field of employee resource groups, we nourish the personal and professional lives of our team members. And our Pure Good Foundation gives back to local and global communities through volunteering and grants.
And because we understand the value of bringing your full and best self to work, we offer a variety of perks to manage a healthy balance, including flexible time off, wellness resources, and company-sponsored team events.
PURE IS COMMITTED TO EQUALITY.
Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.
Pure is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic legally protected by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are being considered for hire.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at TA-Ops@purestorage.com.
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PURE’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT COVID-19 MANDATE
In accordance with Pure’s policies, current and anticipated federal regulations, and our ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees, partners, and customers, and the community at large, all Pure employees and contractors working in the United States are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022. Should you require an exemption for medical or religious reasons, you must initiate Pure’s exemption request process which will determine if an exemption can be granted in accordance with applicable local, state, and/or federal law.