Business Strategy & Operations Associate

Team Description
The Business Strategy & Operations team partners with Dropbox’s leadership team and operational leaders to drive key strategic initiatives, address critical business challenges, and develop and execute strategies that drive opportunities in Dropbox’s business. We also work with external stakeholders across the tech ecosystem to develop new innovative growth strategies for Dropbox.
 
Role Description 
As part of the Business Strategy & Operations team, you will work closely with the executive team to set our strategy, drive key business initiatives, and effect change across the company. Example activities are emerging market strategies, business plans for new growth opportunities, partnership strategies and special situation projects for the Executive team and Board of Directors.
 
You will work on a variety of projects and work closely with other functions such as product & design, engineering, sales, marketing, business development and finance.  
 
We are a fast growing company and you will have the opportunity to roll-up your sleeves and help the company move from strategy to execution.
 
Responsibilities
  • Work in partnership with Dropbox executive leadership to identify scalable business opportunities, then help build operational plans to execute against these opportunities
  • Develop a deep understanding of Dropbox’s business operations; including internal processes, functional group strategies, and competitive context
  • Build strong peer-level relationships with Dropbox senior management across the business and engineering organizations
  • Work with cross-functional teams to help guide initial implementation of strategic plans
  • Communicate findings to senior management and to the broader organization 
Requirements
  • 2-4 years experience in management consulting, investment banking, private equity, or strategy/business operations/analytics for a software company; experience with a rapidly scaling business is a plus
  • Highly analytical and able to extract business insights from analysis; strong financial modeling or statistical analysis skills are a plus
  • Practical business sense with the ability to translate between strategic business decisions and their operational implications
  • Comfort with ambiguity, uncertainty, and a rapidly evolving business landscape
  • Humble attitude with a willingness to shift from high-level strategic thinking to stepping in and helping to drive implementation alongside functional teams
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to distill complex issues and detailed analysis
  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience working with senior executives
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field 

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