Director, Corporate Strategy

Job Locations US-ID-Boise | US
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/5/2022 4:32 PM)


This is a US remote opportunity


Cradlepoint was born in Boise and built for wireless. We are a team of authentic, hard-working, and innovative people driven by a shared vision to Connect Beyond the limits of wired networks. We help customers — big and small, across industries and around the world — utilize LTE and 5G cellular technology to connect people, places, and things, anywhere. We’re at the forefront of the Wireless WAN and 5G — the next big waves in networking — and we remain as hungry and humble as the day we started. If you’re hungry to be part of something big, come join us.


How Will You Contribute to the Company?


As Director, of Corporate Strategy, you will be in a pivotal role working closely with our C-level executive team to shape and enhance Cradlepoint’s strategy. You will run our corporate C-level rhythm and lead a portfolio of x-functional CEO agenda initiatives to accelerate our organic growth, improve how we operate, and support decision-making and execution on our most important issues. This role reports to our SVP, of Strategy and Business Operations who reports directly to our CEO. You will lead multiple strategy project teams (consisting of top-tier Principals, Leads, and Associates) and materially and measurably drive long-term value creation for Cradlepoint  

The ideal candidate is an experienced (Partner-level) Consulting or Corporate Strategy leader who can quickly develop a deep understanding of our business and lead a broad set of strategic efforts. Whether it be honing in on Board-level messaging or driving enterprise-scale operational efficiency projects or intercepting and accelerating growth for specific business lines, this role requires someone who is dynamic, adaptable, and has a passion for solving multi-layered business challenges. We’re looking for someone who is intimately familiar with the value levers in world-class Enterprise Tech companies and knows how to roll their sleeves up, work cross-functionally, and wield influence with a broad set of stakeholders to get things done.  

Given this unique position will directly impact the growth trajectory of Cradlepoint, we are in search of candidates with a first-principles mindset, big-picture thinking, reliable business judgment, transformation experience, executive engagement skills, and an unrelenting will to move the needle. 


What Will You Do?

  • Work closely with our CEO and C-Suite to proactively identify, prioritize, scope, and shape our strategic vision, agenda and initiatives -This may include organic growth projects, M&A support, go-to-market and customer experience efforts, operational efficiency, and more 
  • Lead and deliver major CEO-agenda initiatives in an agile, objective, data-driven, and partnership-oriented manner -This requires influencing and getting buy-in from x-functional leaders and architecting innovative solutions with a first principles mindset 
  • Support our C-level weekly and quarterly rhythm including Board meeting prep, topical CEO reviews, and objective decision-support for complex cross-functional choices 
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner, advisor, and sounding board for our C-level executives as they consider business critical decisions and longer-horizon choices within their own functions 
  • Hire, lead, coach, and oversee teams of Principals, Leads, and Associates that support and drive our Corporate Strategy initiatives 
  • Drive or play a supporting role in other complex x-functional efforts for the company including long-range planning, organizational/structural evolution, x-functional, and x-business line strategic alignment, company-wide operating model design, and others 
  • Own the internal alignment of Corporate Strategy with other parts of the company including Product, GTM, Finance, IT, Legal & People teams 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Six (6+) years of experience in strategy consulting/corporate strategy function with Partner level responsibility in current role OR a combination of top-tier management consulting and in-house Corporate Strategy leadership experience
  • First Principles thinker with a deep understanding of typical enterprise tech models and value levers from a Corporate Strategy vantage point and across multiple disciplines/functions (e.g., Product, GTM, CS)
  • Executive presence and ability to engage with senior leadership in a constructive, collaborative manner and build trusted relationships
  • Experience designing, standing up, and leading complex high-visibility initiatives and programs on both growth strategy and efficiency topics
  • Demonstrable ability to lead cross-functional teams through influence
  • Strong management skills with experience leading multiple strategy teams across several projects and efforts simultaneously
  • A proactive, disciplined, and flexible roll my sleeves up mindset and determination to own outcomes for the company by driving the Corporate Strategy agenda in a self-directed/autonomous manner
  • A track record of consistently delivering measurable results and outcomes, even in trying and changing environment


Note: Did you know that women and other marginalized groups often hold back on applying to jobs if they don’t meet 100% of all listed requirements? We don’t want you to hold back! If you don’t check every single box above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! We’d love to connect and see how you could add to our team.


Why Cradlepoint?

At Cradlepoint, we’re one team - all in on inclusion. Celebrating the uniqueness of our individual team members across the globe helps us build diverse teams where we all can thrive. Our connected, community-focused culture enables each one of us to perform at our best and fully be ourselves.


Our Cradlepoint values drive everything we do:

  • Stay humble and hungry: Be a curious learner, resilient, and competitive.
  • Don’t point a finger; lend a hand: We are one team! Communicate, provide support, and lift others.
  • Make a difference: Prioritize, innovate, differentiate, and think big for customer success. Make a difference in work and in our communities.
  • Keep it simple: Eliminate complexity. Reduce time to value.
  • Enjoy the ride: Celebrate – appreciate – grow.
  • Trust, Respect, and transparency: Be ethical, data-driven, respectful, and straight shooters who share openly.


We are creating the future of global connectivity & community. Come join us. You belong here.


Compensation and Benefits at Cradlepoint

At Cradlepoint, we know that our people are the key to our success. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to help with your individual needs and goals.


Your Pay:

The salary range for this position is listed below. The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.


  • $147,000 - $251,000

Your pay also includes the opportunity for an annual bonus. This variable pay opportunity is dependent upon the attainment of agreed to goals and objectives as determined by Cradlepoint’s Senior Leadership team. Certain eligibility and pro-ration rules apply.


Your Health:

Cradlepoint offers excellent, competitive employee benefits, such as: subsidized, nationwide PPO medical benefit options including a low-deductible Point of Service Plan and a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), with a generous company-provided HSA contribution. For California employees, we offer a subsidized HMO option through Kaiser. Cradlepoint also offers subsidized dental and vision coverage.


Your Financial Security:

We invest in both your short and long-term financial wellbeing. Cradlepoint’s 401(k) plan has a 4% company match and immediate vesting. Employees will also receive company-paid employee basic life and AD&D insurance and company-paid disability benefits.


Your Time:

Your work-life balance is important to us. Cradlepoint provides generous paid time off, including: 15 days of Flexible Time Off (FTO), four paid quarterly well-being days, and 11 paid annual holidays (includes nine company holidays and up to two floating holidays).  Please note that an employee’s FTO balance and floating holidays may be prorated in the first year, based on start date.   Cradlepoint also offers paid maternity-leave benefits and six weeks 100% paid family leave for all employees. 


Additional Benefits:

Cradlepoint offers other company-paid benefits such as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, a free Headspace membership, LinkedIn Learning access, Talkspace mobile therapy, and volunteer paid time off.





Cradlepoint’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging mission is to create an inclusive work environment where all employees’ differences are celebrated, their thoughts matter, and everyone feels safe to bring their authentic selves to work. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to attract, develop, and engage top talent from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy and commitment to provide equal opportunity employment for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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