Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at Axon

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Our mission is to protect life.
We’re out to make the world a safer place by solving big problems and taking on the public safety challenges of our time. From our company's inception building the TASER device to a full suite of hardware and software solutions, we are focused on providing police agencies with the state-of-the-art devices and services they need to successfully serve and protect us. In the next few years, we're going to eliminate the burden of paperwork in policing, so officers can increase the time they spend building relationships and serving in their communities. We’ll put video at the heart of the police record so our justice system can get to the truth faster. And we won't stop innovating until the bullet is rendered obsolete.
It’s a big mission, but it’s one we’ll pursue relentlessly every single day. 
Your Impact
Axon’s Strategy and Corporate Development team focuses on evaluating and executing acquisitions, strategic investments and partnerships. The team also plays a critical role in formulating the company’s long-term strategic direction as well as in capital and resource allocation decisions. We develop informed positions on big questions that drive the value and long-term competitive advantage of Axon’s business. We are a small but high-impact team and we are currently seeking a Senior Director of Corporate Strategy to be based in either Seattle, WA or Scottsdale, AZ. You will work closely with Axon’s executive team and key product leaders across the company on high impact projects spanning everything from strategic growth initiatives to performing due diligence on partnership, investment and acquisition targets.

Your Day to Day

  • Help Axon decide where to deploy its capital and resources to maximize long-term strategic value
  • Tackle hard, ambiguous questions with rigor and independence, owning projects from problem definition to final recommendation
  • Clearly define the opportunity and risk of Axon’s current and future product, customer, and geographic footprint, helping company leadership to spot trends with impact to the company’s overall strategy and financial objectives
  • Evaluate adjacent channels and product categories such as market-sizing and growth trends and competitor dynamics and go-to-market alternatives
  • Drive strategic decisions, crisply framing a problem space, potential paths (e.g., buy vs. build vs. partner) and corresponding tradeoffs, enabling Axon to move quickly based on sound and objective analysis
  • Lead commercial due diligence for major partnership, investment and acquisition opportunities
  • Work with Axon’s leadership team to ensure the company is positioned to execute on its strategy in the near- and long-term
  • Build thought leadership on strategic direction and priorities for Axon’s industry peers and competitors
  • Take on high degree of ownership, directly framing and influencing Axon’s most strategic decisions with a win right attitude
  • Dig deep into the data and drive complex financial analysis, thinking from first principles, and delivering the best results

Basic Qualifications

  • MBA or equivalent degree from a top tier program
  • Minimum of 3 years' post-MBA experience as a management or a strategy consultant at a top tier global firm
  • Excelling at hypothesis-driven problem solving and bringing structure to quantitative and qualitative insights
  • Experience and ability to quickly grasp software and business technology markets, trends, and dynamics
  • Proven track record working well across teams and with external partners to solve challenging problems
  • Success in understanding markets, competition, and how to leverage core competencies to create defensible strategies
  • Proven experience synthesizing and communicating complex analysis and ideas with ease both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and advance numerous mission critical projects simultaneously
  • High energy with low ego and a “can-do” attitude
  • Passion for Axon’s mission and values and enthusiasm to learn and grow with the company

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a high growth technology company, corporate strategy, corporate development/M&A, and/or product management

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and 401K with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • A supportive parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, get inspired
  • And more...

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Downtown Seattle: easy opportunities to get outside, enjoy south lake union, popular bars & restaurants, workouts, multiple transportation options

An Insider's view of Axon

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Healthy work environment, tons of snacks and drinks, laid back attitudes with performance aspirations. I am astounded at the culture that has been grown here.

Beth

Sales

What does your typical day look like?

There isn't one person who isn't passionate about the work the company is doing. Whenever there might be a slow or grueling day/project, you quickly become reminded of the importance of your work. Leadership cares about the employees, and ensures a healthy/fun environment. Values are well defined and drive the culture.

Suraya

Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Co-workers care about your well being, and want to win together. Very strong company mission that makes it easy to buy into. Long established company that is entering a massive growth spurt. With massive change comes some uncertainty. But Axon has shown more proactive coaching and training than any company I've seen in my short tenure.

Cliff

Inside Sales

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is bigger than just cameras or weapons. We're working every day to make the bullet obsolete. To make this a reality, we live and breathe six core values that serve as guiding principles: BE OBSESSED. AIM FAR. WIN RIGHT. OWN IT. JOIN FORCES. EXPECT CANDOR.

Rick Smith

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast-paced. Large company with a small company feel.
High decision velocities. Empowered, small, high-performance teams doing intellectually stimulating work with a purpose. It’s a great combination of doing good and doing well.

Sahil

Finance

What are Axon Perks + Benefits

Axon Benefits Overview

We take care of your health, mental & physical wellbeing, paid parental leave. In fact, we believe that mental health is even more important now. All Axon employees have 24/7 access to on-demand therapists, coaches, or psychotherapists via the Ginger platform. They can access help when they need it, privately with licensed professionals.

All Axon employees have access to: Real-time behavioral health coaching within seconds
* Virtual therapy & psychiatry sessions within hours that have been clinically proven to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
* Personalized skill-building activities curated by your coach

Also, we encourage you to take care of yourself, your families, and remind you to take breaks. We work hard, yes, but we want to sustain your health, creativity, and drive.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Axon hosts company sponsored family events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Orca Pass
Company Outings
Star Wars premiere movie night, annual Grand Canyon trip, summer time BBQ's and much more!
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Monthly happy hours and town hall meetings with leadership
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
GymPass discounts
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

plus --> financial wellness programs, locker rooms & showers, discounted entertainment tickets, discount mobile phone plans, stocked fridge & pantry, embedded customer learning, annual company trip.

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