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Strategic Advisor to Head of International


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Location: 1 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA Posted: Nov 03, 2021

Job Description

Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.
The Strategic Advisor (SA) to the Head of International serves as a senior leader within the International organization at Audible, working closely with the Head of International and other core functional senior leaders across the International marketplaces and Content to support, grow and scale the business outside of the US. You will serve as proxy for the Head of International and serve as a key liaison and consultant to other senior leaders including CEO's directs.
The SA will be a trusted and mature advisor with proven sound judgment, able to handle the most delicate, confidential projects. You will assist in the building, managing and measuring of strategic plans with cross-functional colleagues and driving complex tasks and projects, and will communicate and coordinate strategy and decision-making with the International management team and other key stakeholders. The SA will stay focused on aligning the highest-level priorities for International with effective day-to-day operations, and help ensure immediate initiatives align with longer-term ambitions. You will also help to run and manage the business cadence (meetings, planning, reviews) as needed.
As Strategic Advisor to Head of International, you will...
· Serve as an extension of the Head of International and International leadership team as we move to a global product offering structure across all our marketplaces, re-establish local content hubs in select marketplaces, and expand into new territories.
· Ensure we are moving forward with operationalizing strategic plans, inclusive of change management and organizational restructuring.
· Identify key areas of process and efficiency improvement across International (and between International and the US), in order to maximize revenue, generate cost savings, and align with OP1 goals, our 3-Year plan, and Amazon expectations.
· Assume and drive discrete and complex projects/assignments as directed.
· Use deep professional knowledge and knowledge of Audible to advise senior leadership on key decisions.
· Form deep relationships with leaders across the organization including heads of sub-functions and region leaders; work with all business units and departments to prioritize and execute on strategic imperatives and goals.
· Assist the Head of International with the operating/management cadence including setting up team meetings, off sites, and common goal alignment, headcount planning, OKRs, etc.
· Facilitate core strategic meetings and other related business reviews including Quarterly Business Planning Reviews and work with Head of International to approve and release spend to the Marketplaces.
· Provide or develop relevant materials/prep for key meetings and presentations, ie Global or International All Hands.
· Support the Executive Assistant to Head of International to help prioritize meetings, identify critical people/attendees, and ensure they are included or updated.
· Work closely with the Director, Internal Comms to help provide context and background for key communications.
· Digest and distill relevant tracking reports, data, and budgets and proactively advise the Head of International on key points/takeaways. Work with GIDS and across Marketplaces to compile the MBR readouts and distribute to leadership, including CEO's Directs.
· Problem solve in real time supporting follow-up, ensuring all things are done quickly and making sure the right people are engaged and involved.
· Proactively connect the dots across initiatives to ensure execution and accountability and resolve dependencies. Lead a monthly cross-functional “Leads” meeting with key stakeholders to ensure they are updated with the latest developments and initiatives within International.

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