Director Strategy, Business Planning and Operations

Requisition ID
Business & Strategic Planning


HERE enables people, enterprises and cities around the world to harness the power of location and create innovative solutions that make our lives safer and more efficient. We transform information from devices, vehicles, infrastructure and other sources into real-time location services that play a key role in how we move, live and interact with one another.

Maps remain at the heart of the HERE mission. But what we are building today is, of course, very different from our earliest maps. We’ve evolved from static visualizations to cloud-enabled, live representations of a world in constant motion. With the backing of leading automotive companies, we are ready to deliver the next generation of mobility and location-based services for companies big and small.

HERE is packed with smart people from around the world. Our offices foster an open environment where good ideas are encouraged and embraced. There’s also plenty of flexibility within the company, options for achieving an ideal work/life balance and various other extras on offer.


About the job

The Director Strategy Business Planning and Operations role leads the Strategy, Business Planning and Operations team for IoT. SBPO is responsible for driving forward the overall direction, building long term plans, tracking execution and ensuring overall business efficiency of the IoT business group. The role reports into the SVP of IoT and is a key part of the IoT leadership team.

This is a highly visible position and he/she will operate as a strategic partner and key laison to the HERE senior leadership team in all aspects of communication about the IoT group´s plans and execution status.


  • Lead a team of business planners and analysts working directly with unit heads, product managers, finance leads, key operational and other internal stakeholders to provide business decision support.
  • Develop business models for new products and markets in close co-operation with relevant stakeholders (product, marketing, sales, pricing)
  • Own the long-term strategy execution plan as well as long term revenue planning process for IoT. Model, analyze and forecast metrics that drive revenue, costs & margins and help in making business decisions that create maximum value for the organization.
  • Develop and monitor metrics to measure the effectiveness of business strategy, pricing policy and go-to-market effectiveness and suggest necessary changes that form the core of annual business planning.
  • Manage cross-functional execution of strategies developed through extensive analysis between different business units
  • Own and run all operational efficiency programs for IoT, being responsible for the overall efficiency of the IoT group
  • Coach team members and other IoT stakeholders
  • Support on strategic partnership, M&A and industry analyst discussions
  • Collect, analyze and properly represent internal and external data to aid decision-making
  • Proactively develop, maintain and extend strong networks and trust-based relationships


  • 10-15 years of relevant experience in corporate strategy, planning or management consulting
  • A strong IT/software background will be highly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English with a customer focused, professional demeanor
  • Advanced modeling skills including advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to work with senior business partners in a fast-moving business. A passion for delivering results and building trust with more senior leaders
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively (outside the box) and solve problems in ambiguous environments
  • Relevant bachelor's degree. MBA strongly preferred


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