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Manager of Business Strategy

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USA - USA - Remote, Weston - Florida - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


The Manager of Business Strategy will be a critical part of the team tackling UKG’s most important long-term strategic questions, specifically responsible for connecting market insights to strategy. This function exists to aid our leadership team in key strategic decision-making, working alongside Product leaders to identify, scope and size transformative commercial ideas and opportunities. He/she assists our leadership team in formulating a point of view as to where resources should be deployed to maximize long-term strategic value. He/she will contribute to the evaluation and prioritization of growth initiatives and influence the product development roadmap.

This role is intended to be at the Manager level, due to the level of autonomy and overall performance demanded. However, this function may or may not have direct reports.

This role is primarily responsible for analyzing market data and interpreting UKG portfolio data to inform the development of market and portfolio expansion strategies. He/she is also expected to build accountability for distribution and ingestion of these insights in our products. This individual is expected to tackle hard, ambiguous questions with rigor and independence, owning projects from problem definition to final recommendation.

Overall, this person will assist our leadership in driving long-term strategic direction, evaluating net new opportunity areas, and analyzing existential threats. This role will interface with Product Management, Marketing, Alliances, Finance, Services, and Sales to accelerate growth across our company and develop informed positions on big questions that drive the value and long-term competitive advantage of our business.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:
• Define the opportunity and risk of UKG’s current and future product, customer, and geographic footprint, helping spot trends with impact on UKG’s overall strategy.
• Evaluate white space business, product, and partnership opportunities in adjacent markets, crisply framing a problem space, potential paths, and tradeoffs.
• Conduct deep dive analysis into portfolio expansion opportunities analyzing data, extracting insights, and developing a strategic roadmap for market and portfolio expansion.
• Perform detailed and comprehensive market analyses including industry TAMs, competitive landscapes, valuation, and business case modeling that size opportunities and their ease of their execution internally.
• Establish a robust understanding of new markets, industry trends, competitive positioning, and emerging companies.
• Analyze UKG sales data and product usage data to develop key business insights to build strategies to drive growth (e.g., Who’s buying what? Who’s using what? Where do we have opportunities to create more customer value?)
• Identify, incorporate, and analyze external secondary research to supplement our internal data (e.g., government research, analyst reports, public company financials)
• Measure product performance, set goals for improvement, and work with the responsible teams to systematically report, monitor, analyze, and improve performance in the market.
• Build thought leadership on the future state of the industry and potential impact to UKG’s overall strategy.
• Communicate insights and vetted opportunities with clear, concise, and persuasive artifacts.


Required Qualifications:
• BS or BA in Management, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Business, Computer Science, or other rigorous discipline.
• 4 - 8 years of experience in consulting, corporate development, venture capital, private equity, or analytical product development experience.
• SaaS, consumer or B2B internet, or enterprise software experience.
• Excellent Excel skills – ability to clean, blend, and prep large quantities of data.
• Ability to create and present data in a visual format and explain insights clearly and concisely.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Understanding of markets, competition, and how to leverage core competencies to create defensible strategies
• Experience building customer research, including conjoint surveys
• Excels at hypothesis-driven problem solving and bringing structure to quantitative and qualitative insights
• Track record for working well across teams and with external partners to solve hard problems
• Passion for technology and an understanding of software and business technology markets, trends, and dynamics
• Comfort working with large data sets to solve unique and complex problems
• Problem solver, self-starter, able to scope a problem and execute to answer those big questions
• Demonstrated ability to work in world-class product organization in a high-growth software company providing data insights and analyses
• Ability to prioritize and demonstrate relentless discipline in defining goals and achieving results
• Ability to distill big data sets into actionable insights that drive business value

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

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