Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Hybrid It

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Posted by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Dec 14, 2017


Palo Alto, 0

Job Description:

The Company

In a dynamic environment where technology is transforming businesses and entire industries at an unprecedented pace, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) builds on its rich heritage of innovation and industry-leading positions in infrastructure, services, software, and financial services.

The company has been undergoing significant transformation, as we continue to reshape HPE to better align with the growth vectors in the market.  Over the past 5 years, we have spun or spun-merged various areas of the portfolio not directly aligned to the go-forward vision of the company.  In addition, we have made a number of acquisitions, improved customer relevance, increased organic R&D spend, and driven operational improvement across the company. 

Go-forward HPE is a $30B company operating in more than 170 countries.  Strategy of the company is focused on three pillars:  (i) Making Hybrid IT simple leveraging the industry’s leading software defined data center infrastructure portfolio, (ii) redefining the “IT Edge” with leading campus, branch and IoT solutions and (iii) leveraging services capabilities to improve customer outcomes.

The Job

Reporting to the HPE’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Ventures, the Vice President Corporate Strategy will be primarily focused on enhancing the overall strategy for HPE’s Hybrid IT portfolio.  The Vice President will build and lead a world class team working closely with HPE’s Hybrid IT leadership team to develop strategic recommendations for improving and evolving an interrelated group of multibillion dollar global businesses.  The Vice President will work across company leadership to gain buy-in and drive implementation of strategic recommendations, while serving as a trusted advisor to the executive team.  The team led by this Vice President will focus on issues ranging from organic growth, M&A, go-to-market, cost reduction and operational efficiency. The Vice President will manage a portfolio of engagements ranging from longer-term opportunities and threats, to tactical projects that support immediate business objectives and priorities.

Location required: Palo Alto, CA

In addition, the Vice President:
Provides strategic advice to senior executive management regarding overall targeted growth and operational efficiency.Develops financially sound, executable, data-driven business strategies that increase shareholder value.Provides innovative thought leadership and shapes the knowledge base within the team’s area of expertise.Provides ongoing strategic guidance to plan and manage growth of Hybrid IT revenue and market share.Drives operational efficiency initiatives that improve profitability.Supports HPE management team and Hybrid IT leadership decision making with rigorous financial analysis and modelling.Designs and develops business models and market strategies that increase organizational effectiveness.Facilitates senior level discussions around organic and inorganic growth options, and plays an active role in guiding difficult transactions to a successful close.Demonstrates thought leadership by coaching and advising SVP and EVP-level executives as appropriate.Provides business rationale and risk assessment for proposed investments.Creates a performance-driven culture that positions the Corporate Strategy team as a trusted partner across HPE.Provides strong leadership, mentors and coaches junior team members.
Qualifications / Candidate Profile

Undergraduate degree requiredEngineering experience and top 10 MBA preferredExtensive experience at a top 3 strategy consulting firm required12 years of results-oriented strategy executive experience, with an ability to articulate a global vision for the organization10 years of experience managing, motivating and retaining a high-performance teamDemonstrated ability to build relationships at the C-level, and manage complex cross-functional initiatives with minimal directionExperience working with enterprise technology organizations, either as a strategic advisor or as an internal strategy executiveOperational background and demonstrated success in leading complex projects and programs across multiple business models and global business unitsProven track record of translating high level strategy into actionable operational plansPassion for catalyzing and driving change, and the skills to develop and drive strategic initiatives across all facets of HPE’s enterprise businessesAbility to articulate & convey important messages in a clear and compelling manner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities. HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

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About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, our ideas propel our world faster. We’re an industry-leading technology company. And we’re accelerating everything we do. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, our technology and services help transform our customers around the world to become more efficient, more productive and more secure. They enable our customers to go further. And our employees to develop, learn and advance their careers. Ready to change the world? No one’s doing it faster. Mission: We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives. Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

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