Vice President, Corporate Strategy at BigCommerce

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BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

BigCommerce is a global software-as-a-service ecommerce platform. Our "Open SaaS" platform powers the creation of beautiful, engaging online stores that grow, adapt, and scale to the needs of the world's most successful B2C and B2B businesses. Successful BigCommerce customers include 50,000+ SMBs, 3,000+ mid-market and large enterprises, 30+ Forbes Global 2000 companies, and leading brands in almost every B2C and B2B category. BigCommerce has traded on the Nasdaq under ticker BIGC since completing an initial public offering in August 2020. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, BigCommerce has offices in San Francisco, Sydney, London, and Kyiv. 

BigCommerce, named a "2021 Best Place to Work" in Austin, is hiring its first Vice President, Corporate Strategy. This critical leadership position will be located in our Austin headquarters office and will report directly to the CEO.

This high-profile, global role will participate on our executive leadership team and work with it to develop, articulate, and implement long-term vision for the company, our annual strategic priorities, individual strategic business decisions, and other projects of top importance to the company and future of ecommerce. Working directly with the CEO, who has been a leader in global retail and ecommerce strategy since the early 1990s, the VP, Corporate Strategy will seek to help make BigCommerce the most innovative and successful platform in ecommerce for the next 10 years and beyond. 

Major responsibilities:

The Vice President, Corporate Strategy is a senior, individual contributor leadership role dedicated to making BigCommerce the world’s best ecommerce platform for growing businesses. The role will be responsible for a range of responsibilities including those that are ongoing (corporate strategy formulation, articulation, communication), annual (offsite and plan process), periodic (opportunity identification, strategic agenda), and project-based. The role’s focus is on business, not operational, strategy. Responsibilities include:

  • Annual company-wide strategy process leadership and coordination.
  • Internal and external strategy articulation and communication.
  • Opportunity and issue identification, framing, and discussion by the leadership team.
  • Agenda setting for strategic projects based on issues and insights from company-wide functional teams, customers, agency and technology partners, industry authorities, and competition.
  • Project work on top-priority business opportunities, which will be the bulk of time spent:
    • Leadership on individual projects of prioritized company importance.
    • Assistance to other company functions on top business and strategic projects within their domains. 
    • Strategic leadership on select corporate development projects, including M&A, partnerships, and investments.
    • Special projects as determined by the CEO, board of directors, and executive team.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Deep ecommerce technology and ecosystem knowledge gained from acting as a leader in ecommerce at a digital agency or systems integrator, consulting firm, research analyst firm, and/or retailer head of ecommerce. 
  • Strategic consulting experience, ideally 3+ years at a top firm such as McKinsey, BCG, or Bain. This experience or equivalent is considered crucial to the role.
  • Track record of successful strategy development and implementation from direct ownership, agency implementation, and/or advisory. 
  • Outstanding,proven skills at problem disaggregation, analysis, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated drive toward leadership, recommendations, and solutions. 
  • Strong ecommerce network of technology solution providers, agencies, and/or merchants.
  • Ability to collaborate across functions and seniority levels, influence effectively, and build conviction behind recommendations.
  • Strong ability to think and problem tackle from both a theoretical and an analytical standpoint.
  • Driven to win and do so by out-innovating and outperforming our competition.
  • Global expansion experience and personal familiarity with one or more non-US ecommerce markets.
  • Strong business proficiency in terms of P&L management, operational excellence, and organization dynamics.
  • Ability to exemplify and lead BigCommerce values:
    • Customers First
    • Team on a Mission
    • Think Big!
    • Act with Integrity
    • Make a Difference Every Day
  • Ability to exemplify and lead BigCommerce culture with “bucket 2” personal contributions

This description is intended to serve as a summary of key duties and responsibilities and may not contain a comprehensive list of activities


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
 
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at https://careers.bigcommerce.com.

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Location

Our HQ is set amongst trees and nature trails in the beautiful hills of Austin. We also have a location downtown at 211 E 7th St Suite 500, 78701.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

BigCommerce Benefits Overview

We empower our employees to think big and do great work by offering a positive work environment and outstanding benefits.

For your health: We offer multiple national medical insurance plans including PPO and HDHP options. We also offer a PPO dental plan and vision insurance.

For your wealth: We offer a 401(k) retirement plan, a Health Savings Account (HSA), a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCRA) as pre-tax benefits. We also offer company paid life insurance up to 3 times your annual salary, as well as company paid short-term & long-term disability insurance.

For your resilient self: We care about your wellbeing in addition to your health and wealth. To assist with that, we offer paid vacation leave (15 days PTO for hourly employees and open vacation for our salary employees). All employees receive paid sick leave, paid volunteer time, and a paid wellness day. We have multiple family benefits for caregivers including paid parental leave, newborn child sick leave, adoption assistance, and a flexible return to work policy. We also offer educational reimbursements, a free BigCommerce ecommerce store, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Last, but definitely not least, we like to enjoy ourselves at work. We have company-sponsored employee programs including Employee Resource Groups, culture clubs, even virtual events.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We encourage our employees to give back to our local communities through volunteer work. BigCommerce provides two paid Charity/Volunteering Leave days per calendar year to all permanent employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Each year, the BC family partners with Partnerships for Children to help kids in the Austin area who have been taken from their homes and are living in protective custody during the holidays.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We empower employees to define our culture in the areas of Wellness, Community/Volunteering and Team Building through our BigCommerce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
BEmpowered for women, non-binary people, and allies; BProud for LGBTQ+ and allies; B-United for Veterans and allies; BCinColor for people of color and allies; BigFamily for caregivers and alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
National United HealthCare PPO & HDHP plan options with deductibles as low as $500, coverage up to 100% for in-network services and low monthly premiums
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
BigCommerce offers equity to employees through a number of different occasions, including an annual equity performance review period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Unlimited vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for non-exempt team members.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees parking in a garage on the property.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
BigCommerce offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development from training sessions and workshops, to different conferences to attend.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Career mentorship is available.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs that help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work.

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs to help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. Additionally, we use programs to support our learning culture including our Learning Through Sharing Program, Lightning Talks, Lunch and Learns, Book Clubs, and guest speakers. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work

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