VP Corporate Strategy & Global Strategic Initiatives

Location: San Diego, California, United States


Requisition Number: 212743

External Description:

VP, Corporate Strategy & Global Strategic Initiatives

Job Summary

The VP, Corporate Strategy & Global Strategic Initiatives is a key leadership position in our Corporate Strategy organization.  This role provides leadership and direction with the aim of driving and achieving Teradata’s corporate strategy.  This leader will be responsible for tackling the largest, most complex and often ambiguous challenges at the company, requiring deep thought expertise, complex problem solving, and cross-functional collaboration. This leader will be responsible for providing definition to business challenges, structuring frameworks and solutions to address the challenges, tackling obstacles and blockers, as well as leading execution of global programs. 

Using data and research (internal/external), this leader will identify, diagnose, assess and scope the size of initiatives and focus areas, and prioritize in order of largest impact.  Working closely with the Chief Strategy Officer and ELT, this role will influence alignment and support of the executive team and other key stakeholders on prioritized areas that are imperative to strategy attainment and achieving business goals. This position is highly collaborative and facilitative in nature, requiring the individual to be great at relationship building to drive support and alignment across the organization.  

Primary Responsibilities:

· Keeping a pulse on external market forces and competitor analysis, including customer dynamics, to inform strategy development.

· Responsible for collaborating across the organization, including the executive leadership team, to identify key strategic challenges and opportunities linked to market dynamics or customer changes, product performance, competitive intelligence and business needs.

· Driving, directing, monitoring and contributing to critical strategic initiatives, with a consistent view on prioritization of the most significant challenges to business success.

· Working through ambiguous situations, being able to develop frameworks and structures to define problems and construct execution plans that are achievable and pragmatic.

· Leaning in to tackle and resolve key areas of strategic unclarity that pose a significant risk to business success and strategy attainment. These difficult challenges require integrative, connected and deep thinking leveraging in-depth knowledge of the organization and bringing in external approaches to find creative and new ways to resolve.

· Communicating strategy effectively throughout the company at various forums and supporting functional teams to align outcomes to corporate strategy

· Collaborating with and influencing key stakeholders on problem areas of focus to enable Teradata’s strategy and ensure cross-functional focus and alignment.

· Identifying areas of misalignment to the strategy and supporting with remedial actions.

· Helping facilitate functional strategic plans including identification of suitable metrics to measure alignment, progress and performance against corporate strategy and activities

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:

· BS/BA degree or equivalent; MBA/PhD degree preferred 

· Demonstrated passion and depth of understanding for technology solutions

· Strategic thinker who can translate strategy into company-wide operational initiatives

· Detailed and process oriented; with ability to work on both strategic and tactical initiatives

· Proven ability to quickly build rapport and credibility with multiple stakeholders across the organization at every level

· Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to actively listen, influence, negotiate and coach

· Proven project and time management skills with ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

· Ability to balance and influence multiple competing priorities

· Demonstrate personal and professional values consistent with Teradata’s values


CountryEEOText_Description: Teradata invites all identities and backgrounds in the workplace. We work with deliberation and intent to ensure we are cultivating collaboration and inclusivity across our global organization. ​ We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Consistent with Colorado law, Colorado applicants can email the Ask.HR@teradata.com inbox to receive the compensation range information for this role. Please provide proof of Colorado residency in your request.

City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: VP Corporate Strategy & Global Strategic Initiatives

Job Category: Strategy

Company Profile:

Our Company

Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is the leading multi-cloud data platform company for enterprise analytics, transforming how businesses work and people live through the power of data.

At Teradata, we are leading the data era. As enterprises address today’s digital economy, they are faced with new competition and consumer expectations and are turning to data to power their future. Teradata has worked with the largest companies in the world for 40+ years, bringing our experience and expertise to support global enterprises with their most demanding, mission-critical, complex, and large-scale data needs.  Teradata is recognized as a leader in the cloud, data, and analytics spaces by top analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester, and Fortune Magazine as well. 

Our connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, Teradata Vantage™, is an extremely scalable, secure, and resilient offering that simplifies ecosystems by connecting data and making it easier to uncover insights from across the organization…regardless of where that data resides. With Vantage, we enable companies to modernize their data management, from start to scale. Every day, millions of users benefit from our open data platform. Empowering customers and partners to develop and build how they like, we enable hundreds of business outcomes and solutions, including improving customer experience and profitability, driving operational efficiency, realizing financial transformation, or achieving operational efficiency.

 As the world of data grows, we are the leader in enabling the future of connected businesses, powered by data intelligence. We are committed to delivering on this vision by following sustainable business practices and with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that only by embracing diversity of identity, thought, background, expression, and perspective can we solve today’s challenges and reimagine tomorrow’s world.

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