SVP, Strategy and New Business Incubation

| Greater NYC Area

The Strategy & Incubation group (S&I) at CB Insights is a new group that will focus on strategy development for the company and the incubation of new businesses. The group’s activities include corporate strategy, customer & market insights, and the launching of new businesses (akin to an entrepreneur-in-residence).

A core focus of the group will be on identifying and building businesses in new growth areas that will expand the business boundaries of CBI. This is not a traditional corporate strategy role. It will be insanely fast-paced with high expectations to analyze and launch a number of businesses which we can ultimately scale up. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Refine existing new business ideas through research and client / prospective client feedback
  • Incubate projects in growth areas by using a “test & learn” approach: Develop hypothesis, design, execute and measure experiments to build conviction, adjust or stop
  • For businesses we deem worth launching, launch them and get them to a minimum scale that general managers can be brought in to run and scale those further
  • Do end-to-end work to launch a new business which may include doing everything from product marketing to sales enablement to conducting and closing sales opportunities with prospects
  • Discover unmet customer needs and extract customer needs/challenges that inspire the ideas for tomorrow’s businesses
  • Build cross-functional, dedicated teams that can go from concept creation to graduation of concepts into businesses for scaling
  • Create clear ownership for project tasks for team members
  • Present recommendations, key findings, progress and challenges to senior leaders on at least a monthly basis
  • Collaborate with a network of internal and external partners to identify, launch and refine business ideas

Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business or equivalent required. MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Management consulting experience required
  • 8+ years experience working in technology start-ups, product planning groups, or consulting firms including creation and delivery of novel products or experiences
  • Experience working in a challenger brand or startup
  • Broad knowledge of the enterprise growth process including the inorganic and organic strategies (build, buy, partner) organizations employ, the challenges they encounter and ideas on how they can be done better

Keys to success

  • Move fast - We are a challenger brand. Speed is a weapon. We believe an imperfect but mostly right answer today is better than a perfect answer tomorrow. We want to test and launch new business ideas quickly. Being tenacious and relentlessly resourceful is key.
  • Magnet for talent - You must have managerial experience including building amazing teams and leading and developing teams with diverse skill sets
  • Humble - We have developed strong antibodies to arrogance or hints of arrogance
  • Helpful - This role will require building strong partnerships throughout CBI and with clients. Being a helpful colleague is important.
  • High IQ - You will be developing and analyzing a number of markets and business ideas which may be quite varied. You should be able to deal with ambiguity, understand ideas quickly and use a systems thinking mindset to look at an opportunity to understand the constituent parts and where the opportunities and challenges may arise and how to prioritize.
  • Great communicator - You should be able to synthesize information quickly and cogently and present it both internally and to clients via the appropriate medium (presentation, phone, blog post, etc).
  • High standards - This one doesn’t require much explanation

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CB Insights is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

498 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018

An Insider's view of CB Insights

What are some social events your company does?

To help foster cross team communication & collaboration, here are some things CB Insights does:

- yearly company offsite
- monthly company-wide team building events (past events include: bubble ball, game night, talent show, spelling bee, wine tasting, field day, etc.)
- monthly anniversary socials
- volunteer
- Ladies Lunches
- holiday party

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team brings new datasets to the platform. A few valuable ones are patents, earnings transcript & press articles from special verticals.Instead of just surfacing the data, we run topic modeling, sentiment analysis & improving recommendation systems.The innovative way of feeding info helps clients to be sensitive to trends moving in the industry.

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What are CB Insights Perks + Benefits

CB Insights Benefits Overview

Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance
401k with up to 4% match
$1,000 continuing education stipend
Daily lunch stipend
Unlimited sick days
vacation + holidays

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Up to $2,000 towards towards your FSA with up to $500 rollover.
Dental Benefits
Two different plan options to select from.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 different plan options through Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
CB Insights 401(K) program allows employees to starting contributing their 4th month of employment.
401(K) Matching
CB Insights 401(K) program matches upto 4% of an employee's contribution with immediate vesting.
Performance Bonus
CB Insights offers a performance bonus for all non-commissioned roles based on company and personal performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of maternal leave and 8 weeks of paternal leave.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, coffee, tea and all the goldfish you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
$8 off towards seamless for lunch every day!
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have different culture clubs you can join including hiking and book clubs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Continuing Education stipend
$1,000 towards education stipend after you have been with us for 6 months.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Subsidized Health Insurance, 401(K) with Matching, Yearly Education Stipend, Lunch Stipend, 3D Printer, Office Gong, Awesome Team Building Events

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