Director, Business Strategy & Planning

| Greater NYC Area
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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who you are

You see the bigger picture, but aren’t afraid to roll your sleeves up and get things done. You are a leader and generalist who is comfortable with multiple aspects of a business, including finance, operations, and strategy. You are comfortable working with little to no oversight, and working cross-functionally to drive initiatives. You can paint a high resolution picture about what we want to accomplish over the coming years, and can shape the plan that gets us there. 

You are eager to partner with the senior leadership team, and are a go-to contact for members of the board, and investment community. There is no project that you can’t handle, no matter how big or small. 

If this sounds like you, there is an opportunity for you to join Justworks as a Director of Business Strategy & Planning and help drive our core business into the next phase of our growth. 

Your Success ProfileWhat You Will Work On
  • Lead the Business Strategy function, with a focus on growing our core business
  • Own the strategic planning process and act as a trusted advisor to the business’s executive leadership and relevant stakeholders during strategy formulation, development, and execution
  • Serve as the internal consulting function that directly supports the CEO, and COO
  • Lead cross-functional teams, via a dotted line relationship, from across the organization to initiate, plan, and execute strategic initiatives to successful completion
  • Drive new growth initiatives that capitalize on the business's competitive position, diversify our revenue stream, and align with our long-term vision
  • Continually evaluate new market trends and competitive opportunities/threats
  • Formulate our market expansion strategies, and partner with key stakeholders to execute
  • Identify and actively monitor key drivers of revenues and expenses; including KPIs to measure and evaluate company performance
  • Directly support any inorganic growth initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships
  • Participate in conferences, dinners, and events to communicate the company’s strategy to the market
How You Will Do Your Work

As a Director of Business Strategy, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Business Insight - applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
  • Strategic Mindset - anticipates future trends and implications accurately; articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value.
  • Plans and Aligns - breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions; stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules.
  • Initiative and Motivation - identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.
  • Influence and Leadership - Fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years experience working in management consulting, investment banking, strategic planning, and/or within an internal strategy & corporate development team
  • You have worked alongside senior leadership, and are comfortable with having direct conversations and sharing your perspective 
  • Having previous experience managing a high performing team preferred
  • You have experience with bringing strategy to life, and operationalizing it
  • You have experience in managing complicated cross functional initiatives with little to no oversight
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an aptitude for data-driven storytelling
  • You are highly collaborative and can pivot your approach to get to the best collective outcome
  • You are a generalist who can quickly shift mindsets to support and lead any aspect of the business
Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

Our DEI Commitment

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

All positions are based at Justworks’ new headquarters at 55 Water Street, located in downtown NYC overlooking the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Partners with Nonprofits
Through Partnerworks, our team provides learning and development, recruitment, and networking opportunities to groups that are typically underrepresented in our industry.
Friends outside of work
Get to know your colleagues and make new friends during outings to local NYC events, our annual summer camp retreat, and monthly random lunches.
Eat lunch together
Monthly random lunches help us all take some time out to meet people from across the company.
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer weekly onsite yoga and meditation classes.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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