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Senior Director, Strategy at Squarespace

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Squarespace is looking for a Senior Director of Strategy to help us evaluate new business opportunities to enable rapid growth in our user base, drive innovation in the customer experience, and boost our overall competitive market position.

The Strategy function at Squarespace is newly created and is responsible for leading the company-wide strategic planning process, leading foundational research (research, market mapping, total addressable market, etc), and partnering with our Operating Committee on high priority, cross-functional strategic projects.

In this role you will report directly to our Chief Financial Officer.  Our headquarters is in New York City but we are open to remote candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build Squarespace's near- and long-term growth strategies, in areas that can create new profitable revenue sources. 
  • Drive end-to-end strategic projects to launch a new business or accelerate the growth of an existing business
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to combine market research, user insight, and product vision to drive strategic decision making.  As part of this, oversee and lead the scoping of complex research-based projects, secure stakeholder and working team engagement  and provide operational leadership and support as needed to deliver key business outcomes.
  • Lead high-priority executive sponsored projects end-to-end spanning product development, pricing, market sizing, international expansion, conversion strategy, and TAM analysis
  • Guide team on best practices by utilizing your expertise in primary and secondary research, project management, and stakeholder management
  • Lead Squarespace’s long-term, near-term, and annual strategic planning processes, drawing insight from the full leadership team and integrating all functional areas to define a single agenda for the company
  • Prepare financial and operational analysis on business cases, such as build vs buy initiatives and strategic partnerships, among others. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 12+ years of relevant experience, MBA preferred
  • Prior top tier management consulting, and/or corporate strategy experience is required; experience at a consumer software company is preferred (not mandatory).
  • Experience managing complex projects and programs while demonstrating exceptional business judgement
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with all levels throughout the organization and present comfortably to leadership
  • Experience executing and managing primary / secondary research and translating data into strategic recommendations to aid in decision making
  • Excellent strategic problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communicator

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 1300 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Free lunch and snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of pretax (US)

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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Where we are

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
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    • KubernetesFrameworks
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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

We take care of our employees in more ways than one. We offer competitive medical, dental, and vision for our employees and their dependents. We also offer up to 20 weeks of paid family leave (includes parental), daily gourmet lunches, and seasonal wellness programming, including meditation, yoga, and nutritionist sessions at the office. And so many snacks.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
All employees have full access to LinkedIn Learning.
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What does your typical day look like?

My days are usually split between weekly one-on-ones with my team and pockets of time where I can focus on what I need to get done for the week. The dedicated time to speak one on one with my team is the best place for me to hear about their wins, understand and coach them through their challenges, and help them move forward.

Trish

Technical Program Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first stepped into Squarespace as an intern, and it’s been a crash course in all things advertising and design since then. I’ve worked on some cool projects, from developing a microsite built to celebrate our awesome customers called Makers & Dreamers to creating content for our product that tons of users will come across.

Gina

Art Director

What is your vision for the company?

My role is to lead the creation of a shared vision, strategy, and plan toward the development of a learning culture at Squarespace. We envision Squarespace becoming a place where people come to not just do their career’s best work, but also as a place where they learn and grow in unimaginable ways.

Jason

Director of Learning & Development

What does your typical day look like?

I’ve been measuring my time in weeks since I can’t make much progress in a single day. I am responsible for guiding my team in the right direction and am accountable for delivering high-quality projects on time. Monday is a meeting-free day. I use it to plan my week, focus on long-term planning, dig into problems and work on important tasks.

Aldo

Engineering Manager
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