At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the Team
The GTM Finance team works closely with our Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Regional Sales leaders and Sales Operations team to build and finance Cloudflare’s go-to-market strategy and operations. We have a deep understanding of all aspects of Cloudflare’s go-to-market and play an important role in aligning goals, setting targets as well as bringing visibility and predictability to our top line financials. Members of the GTM Finance team possess excellent analytical, critical reasoning, interpersonal, communication, influencing and leadership skills and are passionate about both problem solving as well as building high quality repeatable processes that scale with our rapid growth. Our role extends beyond analyzing and reporting; we take pride in helping to design and implement solutions to the different challenges that can arise in our high growth environment.
What you'll do
- Serve as Finance business partner to Head of Americas Sales, Marketing and Sales Operations. Provide thought leadership and financial support to effectively and efficiently drive revenue growth and operating leverage in our long-term GTM coverage model
- Work with key stakeholders to set financial and operational goals. Define and standardize reporting, success metrics and KPIs to support decision making and drive operational rigor
- Own the monthly and quarterly forecasting and reporting for bookings and churn in the region
- Lead strategic and financial planning processes including target setting, opex planning and headcount. Build the plan, track performance by segment and understand deviations to call the forecast
- Gain deep understanding of Cloudflare’s business performance including LTV/CAC in Cloudflare’s Americas business by country, segment, acquisition channel and product mix. Develop insights and analyses to understand trends and proactively identify areas of opportunity and risk. Own regional metrics across segments with view of direct and partner-influenced deals
- Work cross functionally to ensure alignment of spend and resource deployment across Sales and Marketing. Take a data driven approach to assessing Sales and Marketing activities, with recommendations to enhance productivity, accelerate growth, and improve processes
- Provide support to sales and deal desk, as needed, to ensure financial and commercial optimization when negotiating strategic deals
- Assist with regional prioritization and decision making, including regional asset allocation
- Support strong financial management and oversight of major contracts, working with accounting, procurement and others as needed
- Jump start our regional sales finance team. Over time, grow the team as needed to scale with the business
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- 8+ years of global experience in sales finance, strategic finance or investment banking. High growth, public company SaaS experience preferred
- Finance constitution with strong operational focus to drive process and execution in a scalable and repeatable way
- Intellectually curious with problem solving orientation. Strong analytical capabilities and business acumen with ability to apply rigorous logic and sound methods to solve multi-faceted problems. Not satisfied with easy or convenient answers
- Proven ability to build strong collaborative working relationships with business partners and executives. Seen as a trusted and objective advisor
- Experience aligning cross-functional stakeholders with demonstrated aptitude in working effectively within a matrixed team across multiple functional areas.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with proficiency in simplifying and distilling complex business information into consumable and actionable takeaways
- Willingness to play “up and down the stack” diving into the details as well as managing Executive level communications
- Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and thrive in an unstructured, fast-paced environment
- Expert financial modeling and analytical skills
- Advanced Excel and Google Slide (or Powerpoint) skills required
- Proficiency with financial and GTM systems. Anaplan, RevPro, Netsuite, Tableau and Salesforce experience is a plus
- MBA or Masters preferred
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
220.127.116.11: We released 18.104.22.168 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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