Senior Strategist, Subscribed Strategy Group

Zuora

Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 02/15/2021
  • Website: zuora.com
  • Company Address: 3050 South Delaware Street Suite 301, San Mateo, CA, 94403

About Zuora

We provide cloud-based software via subscription that enables any company in any industry to successfully launch, manage, and transform into a subscription business. Our vision is simple. We call it “The World Subscribed.” It’s the idea that one day every company will be a part of the Subscription Economy. Our mission is to enable all companies to be successful in the Subscription Economy.

Job Description

OUR VISION: THE WORLD. SUBSCRIBED.

Customers have changed. They’re looking for new ways to engage with businesses. Consumers today have a new set of expectations. They want outcomes, not ownership. Customization, not generalization. Constant improvement, not planned obsolescence.  

In the old world (let’s call it the Product Economy) it was all about things. Acquiring new customers, shipping commodities, billing for one-time transactions. But in today’s new era, it’s all about relationships. More and more customers are becoming subscribers because subscription experiences built around services meet consumers’ needs better than the static offerings or a single product.

Our vision is “The World Subscribed” where one day every company will be a part of the Subscription Economy® (a phrase coined by our CEO, Tien Tzuo and author of the best selling book Subscribed).

THE TEAM

The Subscription Strategy Group (SSG) works with many of the world's top companies to recommend transformational strategies to launch subscription services and automate their order-to-revenue operations. Our engagements employ Zuora's industry leading research, value modeling, and other techniques to deliver high-impact recommendations. Today, Zuora is at the forefront of enabling our customers' digital transformation and subscription led-business models. This has fueled the growth of the Subscription Economy.

YOUR MISSION: Become a trusted subscription strategy advisor to executives at our largest and most strategic prospects and customers, helping them to envision and lead their businesses to see measurable impact. 

WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE

  • Build relationships with GSIs and consulting partners and jointly deliver value to constituents
  • Partner closely with the Sales and Customer Success teams to identify and lead subscription strategy engagements and ensure that our deep understanding of the customer’s business objectives are leveraged as we work to help the customer realize success
  • Create and evolve a set of industry leading tools and artifacts for scale and impact
  • Improve win rates, deal velocity and ACV for engaged prospects
  • Open up access to executive buyers, influencers, and power
  • Engage with prospects through the development and presentation of  materials that help them envision a measurable business impact from subscription and Zuora
  • Engage with strategic, at risk/high opportunity customers for retention and CLV expansion
  • Develop a framework or playbook for high impact, repeatable delivery 
  • Contribute to industry leading perspectives on subscription best practices, business model transformation, subscription macro-economic trends, challenges, etc.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • 8+ years of experience with at least 2 years of recent client-facing experience in a professional services organization (additional experience may include highly relevant industry experience in Strategic Planning and Delivery, Operations, Finance, or Accounting) 
  • Experience leading engagements in a top strategic or management consulting firm 
  • Demonstrated track record helping companies undergo major transformations, including: Digital, Business Model and Product to service transformations 
  • Expertise in some or all of the following:
    • End-to-end Business and Finance Transformation across people, process, technology, and data
    • Developing and using complex financial models (forecasting, build versus buy, ROI assessment, price optimization, etc.)
    • Development of Business Cases and Strategic Roadmaps
    • Program Management, Project Implementation, and Change Management
    • Operating Model and Organizational Assessment, Design, and Implementation
  • Experience with and ability to be provocative and compelling with both internal and external executive leaders (e.g., C Suite)., 
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills including talent for conducting research, analyzing data, developing hypotheses, and synthesizing recommendations
  • Strong emotional intelligence to read the room and high integrity with a drive to do the right thing for our customers’ long term customer success
  • Ability to align technology solutions to complex, multi-stakeholder business problems and utilize strategic thinking skills to solve customer problems
  • Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time (eventually).

ABOUT ZUORA & OUR “ZEO” CULTURE

Zuora (NYSE: ZUO) Zuora provides the leading cloud-based subscription management platform that functions as a system of record for subscription businesses across all industries. Powering the Subscription Economy®, the Zuora platform was architected specifically for dynamic, recurring subscription business models and acts as an intelligent subscription management hub that automates and orchestrates the entire subscription order-to-revenue process seamlessly across billing and revenue recognition. Zuora serves more than 1,000 companies around the world, including Box, Ford, Penske Media Corporation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Xplornet, and Zoom.

At Zuora, we have one CEO but ​every employee is empowered and supported to be the ‘ZEO’ of their own career experience. By embedding inclusion and belonging into our processes, policies and culture, we are building a workplace where our 1,200+ ZEOs across North America, Europe, and APAC can bring all the elements of who they are into their work. In addition to an industry-leading six-month, 100% paid parental leave for all our ZEOs, we also offer programs to support your mental health and give back to our communities along with “career cash” and plenty of learning and development opportunities.

To learn more visit www.zuora.com

Zuora is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Think, be and do you! At Zuora, different perspectives, experiences and contributions matter. Everyone counts. Zuora is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Zuora does not discriminate on the basis of, and considers individuals seeking employment with Zuora without regards to, race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)zuora.com.

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