BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.

Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy

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Employer Provided Salary: 212,000-282,000 Annually
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Get to Know Us:
It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing!
At BlackLine , we're empowering companies by revolutionizing enterprise financial systems . We began by automating the financial close process and are now innovating ways to improve global financial processes . BlackLine's drive for continuous innovation has led to recognition as a leader in financial software products . We've automated the financial close process, created global reconciliation software products, and partnered with SAP . To our customers, we bring peace of mind . To our employees, enthusiasm for the value they bring, a progressive work environment that supports work-life balance, and a commitment to their success.
Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.
Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!
Make Your Mark:
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Vice President of Business Operations and Strategic Planning is a key leader responsible for ensuring that the Product & Technology organization operates with transparency, discipline, and operational and financial excellence while fostering a culture of collaboration and inclusion.
​ The position requires an experienced executive with the ability to define and communicate organizational strategy, deliver key strategic and tactical initiatives, and continuously raise the bar on how the organization operates . This individual will require outstanding communications skills and use them to craft communications and presentations to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including executives and board members. They will embody BlackLine's leadership principles of leading by example, communicating openly, enabling and inspiring others, exceling with partners, acting decisively, and collaborating effectively. ​
You'll Get To:

  • Operate as chief of staff for the CTO , developing organizational strategy, driving alignment across teams, coordinating staff , and rhythm of business cadence.
  • Craft external communications including customer briefings, external speaking engagements, PR activities, executive reviews, etc.
  • Develop internal-facing executive and board-level presentations to support corporate goals/initiatives and rhythm of business reviews (e.g., QBRs).
  • Lead business planning, resource allocation, location planning for headcount and datacenters , investment and business modeling, and investment ROI analysis for Product & Technology . Support the organization's long-range planning and annual operating planning and investment process.
  • Work closely with Finance and cross-functional leaders within P&T to plan and manage the budget , including hosting, headcount, and vendor spend while balanc ing the needs of technical innovation with fiscal responsibility .
  • Develop and implement consistent methods for assessing te a m performance ( KPIs ), managing risk, measuring product ROI, and developing business cases. Facilitate cross-team development of OKRs and drive accountability for organizational initiatives .
  • Empower a global engineering team through employee engagement, communications, learning and development. Includes onboarding, engagement, training, team activities, etc.
  • Drive cross-functional strategic initiatives tied to transformation and change . Developing processes and standards across the organization. Ensuring initiatives have documentation, regular reporting, standardization, etc.
  • Lead M&A technology due diligence and integration related to new products and services.

What You'll Bring:

  • Undergraduate degree in related field and relevant experience or MBA
  • Experience managing a multi-product SaaS B2B portfolio, with associated revenue of $500M
  • 12+ years of experience in business operations or related experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a chief of staff-type role, advising an executive product or technology leader
  • G eneral management skills in strategy, operational excellence, collaboration and innovation
  • Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles
  • Independent judgment and mature decision-making skills to deal with programs that often have enterprise-wide scope and may have significant financial and compliance impacts
  • Solid understanding of project management techniques, methodologies, and best practices
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical and business issues to support the strategic goals

Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A culture where BlackLiner's continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.

BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.
BlackLine recognizes that the ways we work and the workplace itself has shifted. We innovate in a workplace that optimizes a combination of virtual and in-person interactions to maximize collaboration and nurture our culture. Candidates who live within a reasonable commute to one of our offices will work in the office at least 2 days a week.
Salary Range:
USD $212,000.00 - USD $282,000.00
Pay Transparency Statement:
Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant's prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

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What are Blackline Perks + Benefits

Blackline Benefits Overview

Healthy employees are happier and more engaged. At BlackLine, medical, dental, and vision coverage is taken care of by the company, along with unlimited paid time off and other perks to help you take care of your mental and physical health and wellness.

Your financial wellness matters too. we offer a 401(k) plan with matching, competitive compensation, and an employee stock purchase plan to ensure you keep current with your value in the marketplace and plan for your future. We also offer extensive career and personal development with a wide range of learning opportunities.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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