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VP, Strategic Advisor

Newark, New Jersey
Job ID: 888070

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Audible is seeking a Vice President, Strategic Advisor (SA) to serve as a business liaison, leader and consultant to the Executive Leadership Committee (ELC). Reporting to Audible's Chief Financial Officer, who also leads Strategic Initiatives and Global Insights, this role will work closely with senior executives and their leadership teams throughout the organization to help more efficiently run their business. In this role, you'll help run and manage the business cadence (meetings, planning, reviews), run strategic projects, and provide a proxy for your leader. As the Strategic Advisor, you will also oversee and manage the business project management office (PMO).

You will communicate and coordinate strategy and decision-making with the management team and other key stakeholders. This highly visible role requires demonstrated experience in managing, measuring and driving complex tasks and projects. Successful candidates will be self starters, have excellent communicaton and organizational skills, have the ability to build partnerships and trust, as well as the ability to influence stakeholders with an in depth understanding of the business. Navigating and thriving in fast-paced environments, you will manage through ambiguity and complexity, and support multiple, simultaneous projects to drive the a global organization forward. The ideal candidate will stay focused on aligning the highest-level company priorities with effective day-to-day operations, and help evolve early stage ideas into future-growth initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Own agenda and facilitate ELC meetings, other related business reviews and meetings
· Responsible for facilitating the Audible strategic planning process and related off-sites
· Track progress of all strategic projects (Firestarter teams) in close partnership with ELC project sponsors, SAs and Chief Product Officer (Firestarter program owner)
· Facilitate monthly business KPI and Audible Planning goal review process and meetings
· Attend all major meetings with CFO to assist in the discussion, capture notes, and ensure follow-up conversations and to-dos as applicable
· Digest and distill relevant tracking reports, data, and budgets and proactively advise the CFO on key points/take-aways
· Run the Finance & Insight leadership team operating cadence including team meetings, offsites, and common goal alignment, headcount planning, OKRs, etc
· Work closely with Executive Assistant to CFO and Office of the CEO to prioritize meetings, provide or develop relevant materials/prep for key meetings and presentations, identify critical people and ensure they are included or updated
· Coordinate with leadership team to ensure key topics are framed and considered properly based on priorities
· Support the development and maintenance of partnerships to drive project/initiative work focused on business strategies, opportunities and innovation efforts
· Work with all business units and departments in order to execute on strategic imperatives and goals
· Proactively connect the dots across initiatives to ensure execution and accountability
· Serve as an extension of the leadership team; corral internal status reports and make sure we are moving forward with operationalizing plans
· Take ownership and roll up your sleeves and get things done
· Use deep professional knowledge and acumen to advise senior leadership on decisions
· Excercise considerable creativity, foresight, and judgment in conceiving, planning, and delivering initiatives
· Have an eye for detail, foresee the unforeseen

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ABOUT AUDIBLE

Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 475,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

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