Position: Director, Executive Communications
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sr. Manager Finance – Tech Support
Location: San Francisco / Sunnyvale
Riverbed solutions help companies transition from legacy hardware to a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking and application delivery for the digital age. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ takes Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution for agile networking that really works, and adds to this digital backbone industry-leading solutions for WAN optimization and hybrid networking, for branch IT orchestration, and for end-to-end visibility from device to cloud. All these solutions are integrated in a flexible, modular, digital architecture that delivers any apps, data and services from any public or private cloud across any network to any end-point, with the best possible user experience as determined by business policy.
Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.
About the Role:
This role is to support the Chief Sales Officer. The position is an Executive Communications role to build (quickly) and manage the brand and reputation of the Chief Sales Executive. It requires a self-starter, consultative mentality and a value-add approach to every interaction. He is seeking a true communications partner.
The role will manage his engagement offline and online with key constituents and to establish a thought leadership platform to establish his credibility in his role leading the Worldwide Sales force, as well as to map to Riverbed’s sales and marketing objectives. The role involves both internal and external communications, writing, messaging, presentation development, crafting speeches, and managing social media engagements. The position will work directly with the Chief Sales Officer on a daily basis, including potential travel. There will be some support provided to the SVP of Channels to help them establish their platform and communication cadence.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The position requires demonstrated experience in delivering high-quality Executive level communications, with a strong bent towards storytelling, social engagement, constituency building and customer-centric Executive Communications. The ideal candidate will have worked in a start-up environment and possess an entrepreneurial attitude, creativity, passion and an ability to deliver a program that punches above the weight of business maturity.
The Director, Executive Communications will develop and propose the strategic direction of the Chief Sales Officer platform, form the program and execute the program -- soups to nuts.
She/he works closely with the leadership team – including Marketing and Corporate Communications - to ensure clear and concise messaging that aligns to company goals. The outcome will be establishing the right Executive brand and reputation that ultimately builds respect and trust with all key constituent audiences. Examples of such constituents include: customers, partners, influencers, Board and sales Executive staff, peers, team, employees and the industry at large.
This position requires extensive cross-group coordination at all levels, experience working with senior management, superior organization, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to think strategically and drive compelling messaging, presentations, and speeches. In addition to offline communications, online communications and constituency engagement (influencers, as example) for the Chief Sales Officer, is key.
The Director, Executive Communications must also possess the maturity to respond to changing demands, responsibilities and deadlines while maintaining composure and meeting expectations. He/she must be detail and process-oriented, and effective at engaging and influencing. He/she must be a strong collaborative individual contributor that is a natural leader and has a passion to learn the business.
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Why Riverbed Technology?
If you’re a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion-dollar-plus San Francisco-based company, then you should consider Riverbed. If you want to rapidly develop your career with a company that is also a great place to work, Riverbed should be at the top of your list. Riverbed recently won recognition from two of the most well reputed barometers of the work environment. We are the Glassdoor “Employees’ Choice” award winner as one of the top places to work, ranking #17 overall and #9 among technology companies. Additionally, we’ve been recognized with a Sloan award for work-life balance, which underscores our core values at Riverbed. If you can add to our collective talent and unique culture, then this job might be right for you!
Additional information about Riverbed, Inc. is available at www.riverbed.com. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. M/F/D/V/LGBT.