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Senior Director, Product Finance Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Senior Director, Product Finance

ElasticSearch, Inc. - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 8/8/2022 - Expires: 11/6/2022

Job ID: 245480294


Job Description

At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We're a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn't just a way of doing business-it's a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are hiring a senior leader to be the key Finance business partner to the Chief Product Officer and serve as a strategic advisor to the Engineering (Product) leadership team.  This role will be particularly critical in enabling our engineering team to navigate the company's transformation to Cloud and set up the organization for scale and growth.
What You Will Be Doing:

Lead Finance for the Engineering organization and provide financial modeling, analytics, and insights to enable strategic decision making
Drive the annual planning process for the Engineering organization
Support company wide initiatives to profitably grow the Cloud business
Work with the Finance team to produce monthly summary packages for the CFO that illustrate progress against targets and prior forecasts
Partner with other Finance teams (Accounting, A/P, Investor Relations, and Tax) to support month-end close, flux review processes, and financial reporting
Acquire comprehensive understanding of Elastic's technologies, products, and market segment

What You Bring Along:

10+ years of experience in FP&A and/or other Finance Business Partner equivalent role, preferably in a SaaS company
Strong leadership skills; highly motivated self-starter with a very strong work ethic who is willing to work both autonomously and as part of a growing team
Public company quarterly close and reporting cadence experience
Ability to operate at multiple altitudes, prioritize workload and lead multiple projects and tasks
Maintaining relationships and communicating with a wide range of partners across functions and countries
Expertise in understanding and analyzing product cost drivers, including Public Cloud hosting expense modeling
Proven track record to evaluate and tackle sophisticated problems and understand the strategic implications of different business approaches
Exceptional social skills, able to establish strong rapport and partnerships at all levels of the organization

If that's you, hopefully you also have:

Very strong proficiency with financial modeling and spreadsheets (Excel or Google Sheets)
Remarkable analytical skills and the ability to distill sophisticated information
Ability to work independently in a distributed, fast-paced environment
Attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable presenting to executives

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People
As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity.  Whether you're looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn't matter if you're just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
Generous number of vacation days each year
Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave


The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $184,500 and $253,800, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role.  The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

  Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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Full Time Employee
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Federal Contractor
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