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Senior Director, Strategic Transformation



Sales & Business Development
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Smartsheet is looking for a Strategic Program leader to join our growing team. Reporting directly to our VP, Strategic Transformation & Operations, this role will lead the development, delivery and maintenance of strategic project and program initiatives, including our cross functional program management committee, annual planning process, and other projects that materially increase business value.

In 2005, Smartsheet was founded on the idea that teams and millions of people worldwide deserve a better way to deliver their very best work. Today, we deliver a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes.

You will report to our VP, Strategic Transformation and Operations located in our Bellevue, WA office, or you may work remotely from anywhere in the US where Smartsheet is a registered employer.

You Will:

  • Lead and maintain cross functional standards, and guidelines for program management at Smartsheet including building a rolling portfolio and roadmap of projects
  • Establish and maintain necessary processes, solutions, measurements, reporting, and escalations to ensure successful intake, prioritization and delivery of programs and projects
  • Champion best practices and ensure that the scope, business case, goals, and success metrics for projects are well-defined, understood, measured, and reported
  • Ensure adoption of standards and procedures governing the practice of program and project management and the execution of the project portfolio
  • Lead cross-organization PMO alignment and transparency efforts, including best practices, holistic resource planning, and aggregate prioritization
  • Run large cross-functional projects and ensure that team members have clear timelines and deliverables.
  • Develop and meet project goals, delivery strategies, and implementation plans
  • Liaise with leaders, stakeholders, and subject matter experts across the business
  • Develop and train a growing team of program and project management professionals
  • Foster accountability of cross-functional team leads to resolve project issues and ensure project success
  • Conduct project post-mortems and continuous improvement sessions; ensure lessons and recommendations are incorporated
  • Support other duties as needed

You Have:

  • Bachelors or masters degree in Business or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 12+ years of cross-functional, operational leadership experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other relevant certifications preferred
  • Broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • Experience managing large, enterprise-wide projects involving cross-functional teams across many areas and levels of an organization
  • Strategically minded yet also operationally oriented, and highly collaborative
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual thinking, strategic planning, and execution skills to drive organizational change
  • Experience with project management tools and software (preferably Smartsheet)

Perks & Benefits:

  • HSA, 100% employer-paid premiums, or buy-up medical/vision and dental coverage options for full-time employees
  • Equity - Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) with all offers
  • Lucrative Employee Stock Purchase Program (15% discount)
  • 401k Match to help you save for your future (50% of your contribution up to the first 6% of your eligible pay)
  • Monthly stipend to support your work and productivity
  • Flexible Time Away Program, plus Incidental Sick Leave
  • Up to 24 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Personal paid Volunteer Day to support our community
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development including access to LinkedIn Learning online courses
  • Company Funded Perks, including a counseling membership, local retail discounts, and your own personal Smartsheet account
  • Teleworking options from any registered location in the U.S. (role specific)
  • US employees are automatically covered under Smartsheet-sponsored life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability plans
  • US employees receive 12 paid holidays per year

Smartsheet provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in different geographic areas we are licensed to operate our business from. Actual compensation is determined by several factors including, but not limited to, level of professional, educational experience, skills, and specific candidate location. In addition, this role will be eligible for a market competitive bonus and RSU stock grant upon accepted offer. California & New York: $210,600-$291,600 | All other US States: $195,000-$270,000.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Smartsheet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to any legally protected status in accordance with applicable laws in the US, UK, Australia, Costa Rica, Japan and Germany. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

At Smartsheet, we strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members who also represent the diverse needs of our customers. We're looking for people who are driven, authentic, supportive, effective, and honest. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match our job description—if your career path has been nontraditional, that will set you apart. At Smartsheet, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren't afraid to be innovative—join us!