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Director, Launch Program Management Job in Grove City, Ohio US

Director, Launch Program Management

ElasticSearch, Inc. - Grove City, OH

Posted: 8/12/2022 - Expires: 11/10/2022

Job ID: 245692699


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're looking to add a new node to the Product Marketing cluster, focusing on the launch process and broader program management responsibilities across Product Marketing at Elastic. In this role, you will be a trusted innovation leader, working closely across product marketing, product management, field enablement, campaigns, web, AR/PR, and other marketing teams to deliver outstanding launches on a regular schedule, with maximum impact and greatest team efficiency.

To be successful in this role, you will need to become comfortable with clearly defining launch processes, driving projects across multiple teams, using tools to supervise collaboration and stage content, and partnering with the product marketing and product management teams to help prioritize launch efforts appropriately. In the age of continuous delivery and cloud services, you should become comfortable with defining evergreen processes that move seamlessly from one launch to the next, and with handling ambiguity in a highly ambitious and innovative company
What You Will Be Doing:

Own it: define and lead the strategic launch process across the entire Elastic portfolio
Craft it: help distinguish between release management processes that are always running in the background versus launch planning crafted to drive impact with executive decision makers
Plan it: develop and implement detailed project plans and documentation to supervise and track progress against a schedule.
Lead it: run a small but growing launch PMO team and work collaboratively with the team to get it (launches and releases) done
Scale it: identify efficiencies and priorities that allow Elastic to scale rapidly and introduce new products and initiatives over time
Support broader Product Marketing initiatives that extend beyond the launch process, especially around demand generation and campaigns, bringing the most impactful content to market across channels
Introduce and implement tools to be responsible for the launch process and drive collaboration across teams
Communicate optimally with executive collaborators on PMO priorities

What You Bring Along:

Curiosity about the "how" of technology to tell compelling stories about the "why"
The ability to ambitiously prioritize and think about scale and impact at all times
Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience
7+ years of experience in program management. Strong organizational skills with a shown ability to successfully support projects and see them through completion plus making time to contemplate and reflect on where and how to improve.
Comfort working in a very cross functional role, with a highly distributed team
Excellent spoken and written communication skills
Strategic, critical thinker who is comfortable getting into the weeds when needed, but is also able to view projects from a larger perspective and connect with executive teams; real passion for problem solving.
Ability to build effective work relationships at all levels of the organization, influence behavior, and lead change.

Bonus Points:

Experience using project management tools such as: Google GSuite Tools, GitHub,, AirTable, Slack, etc.
Work experience in a cloud services and/or subscription business, familiar with the release cadence and go-to-market strategy for SaaS/PaaS.
Metrics driven and analytical, experience with Google Analytics, Salesforce, or other tools a bonus.
Experience with sales enablement, and how to work with teams that train field representatives about product updates.

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 $163,100 and $224,300, 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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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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