Strategy Lead

(San Francisco or Remote within U.S.)

About This Role

The Strategy Lead role is an opportunity for a deep analytical thinker to spend their days digging into the minds of the world's top tech leaders (including Slack, Uber, Pinterest, Atlassian, HubSpot, LinkedIn, and more) , get an inside look at the strategies of the fastest growing companies, and plug into a network of top performers. As part of this role, you will lead the development of new Reforge professional education programs and contribute to the strategic direction of the overall company.

You'll be joining as part of the foundational team of a profitable proven startup, doubling seven figure revenue year over year, that is led by experienced entrepreneurs. In addition, you will be integrated into our community of subject matter experts include the leaders behind building companies like Slack, Pinterest, CreditKarma, ClassPass, ipsy, Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, Thumbtack, and more.

Reforge was founded by Brian Balfour (former VP Growth @ HubSpot, 3X venture backed founder) and includes key advisors (Andrew Chen, Managing Partner @ Andreesen Horowitz, former growth @ Uber) and Russell Glass (Former founder/CEO Bizo - acquired by LinkedIn). We are based in San Francisco, but welcome remote team members based in the US. We offer competitive salary, benefits, flexible vacation, minimal travel requirement, continuing education support and more.

About reforge

Our professional world is changing faster than ever. This accelerating change creates more opportunity, but how we as professionals capture this opportunity is lagging far behind. Professional development and masters level education is a lifelong endeavor, however there is a growing gap of what professionals want/need and the existing options available.

Reforge develops professional development programs for top performers. We work with the leaders of the fastest growing and most innovative companies such as Uber, Pinterest, Atlassian, and HubSpot to teach frontier topics to today's emerging leaders. Our programs focus on:

  • Results over certifications

  • Going deep, rather than skimming the surface

  • Continuous learning, over static expertise

In just a couple of years, we've built a thriving community of emerging leaders solving problems at Airbnb, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Amazon, Facebook, New York Times, Peloton, Stitch Fix, and many more. Here are just a few comments from our alums:

“I got my MBA at Berkeley, but this program has been more transformational for me then the entire two years I spent there. Thank you!”

“Reforge has easily been one of the best investments of time and money I've ever made in my professional development. I love how the course codifies what I've been doing for the last four years as VP of Marketing.”

“Reforge is easily the highest quality professional skills program out there. If I had to choose between attending an unlimited number of industry conferences, versus going only to the Reforge, I'd choose Reforge without hesitation.”

What you’ll do

  • Identify opportunities for new products and run end to end development of go to market and content strategy in partnership with a key leader and subject matter expert.

  • Work directly with our subject matter experts (VP's from companies like Pinterest, Atlassian, Hubspot, Uber, and more) to gather, analyze, synthesize and structure detailed information around a frontier topic such as Growth Strategy, Retention and Engagement, Data Strategy, and more.

  • Collaborate with a cross functional team of content designers, program producers, and others to assemble world-class content for a Reforge program.

  • Drive analytical research that combines our proprietary primary research with outside information to develop thought frameworks, examples, and case studies around recent and relevant companies

  • Execute user feedback sessions to refine positioning and improve overall quality and depth of Reforge programs.

  • Help improve the velocity of new product development.

who you’ll work with

  • Reforge Subject Matter Experts - Leaders at companies like Pinterest, Uber, Atlassian, Google, LinkedIn, and more.

  • Program Production Team - Cross functional team of content designers, producers, and contract researchers.

  • CEO - You'll work closely with the CEO as new Program production is our top priority.

  • World Class Students - Our programs are application only and selective. They attract top performers from the world's leading tech companies.

what we’re looking for

  • 3+ years of experience in management consulting, market/business research, or corporate strategy OR 3+years of experience in a product, digital marketing, biz ops or data role for a technology company.

  • Deep analytical and quantitative problem solving skills

  • Ability to communicate complex, disparate ideas in a well structured and easy to consume way

  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative market research methods

  • Intellectual curiosity with love for digging multiple layers deep on frontier topics

  • Proficient in Excel and Keynote/Powerpoint

  • Interest or previous experience in software, technology, or education industries

  • Travel to San Francisco 2 to 4 times per year required

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