Director, Strategic Initiatives

| Greater NYC Area

Squarespace is seeking a Director of Strategic Initiatives to identify, scope, and scale new business opportunities.

You will oversee existing teams focused on business development, internationalization, and Circle, our community of design professionals. You will also scope and build out teams focused on new opportunities that you identify. The role reports to our SVP of Strategy in New York.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee high-performing teams focused on key strategic priorities:
    • Business Development — building healthy partnerships to grow our business and product offering
    • Circle — growing our community of registered design professionals who build for clients on Squarespace
    • International Strategy — aligning the organization to a shared roadmap for non-US growth
  • Build out operating teams for new opportunities
    • Dive deep on unstructured opportunities
    • Build teams to focus on those opportunities that align with company priorities
    • These might include:
      • Pricing
      • Competitive intelligence
      • New business lines
      • Etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 15+ years experience in consumer technology or a closely related industry
  • Has a track record of business development success, striking new partnerships to grow the business
  • Has demonstrated experience taking operationally complex projects from idea to fruition, building business plans and team to execute
  • Skilled at translating high-level concepts into operational plans (and vice versa)
  • Even-keeled, flexible, and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Able to think both short-term and long-term
  • Data-informed: Can investigate disparate data and structure data-driven arguments
  • Can speak with sophistication about:
    • Business models and their tradeoffs
    • Competitive analysis
    • Go-to-market approaches
    • Consumer technology
    • Organizational design and change management
    • Goal setting and KPI measurement

ABOUT SQUARESPACE

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 570 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about. 

PERKS 
  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Dog-friendly workplace

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.
8 Clarkson Street, New York, NY 10014

Insider's spotlight

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What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our team’s mission is to configure, integrate, automate, and report on all HR systems. This means we are constantly trying to do things no one has ever done before. Some of the challenges we regularly encounter are hacking together system integrations, implementing controls to ensure data integrity, and manual task automation for our users.

Paul

People Tech Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Before Squarespace, I had been in management consulting. Squarespace provided the opportunity to both transition into tech but also into a technical role as a Data Scientist on the Strategy team. I loved working across the business to develop insights and recommendations and then continue working with those teams to see our ideas brought to life.

Andie

Senior Data Scientist

The company holiday party is a pretty big social event. Each location has one and I’ve crashed three of the four parties in Ireland as well. At this point, if I don’t go to the Dublin holiday party, I might get messages asking if I’m okay.

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