Chief Of Staff/Strategy & Operations

What will be your role

We have grown revenue by an average of 25% per year for the last 24 years, and we aim to grow by another 10X in the next 8 years. The Chief of Staff (COS) will support the CEO and the senior leadership team in the critical task of formulating and executing the strategy that will get us there. The COS will work with the leadership team to conduct research on markets, customers, and competitive trends for Soliton to open up new customers, products, services, and business models. In short, the COS will act as a catalyst for the innovation required to accelerate and maintain a high growth rate over the next decade.

The COS is expected to not only generate insights for the senior leadership but also advocate the steps with why, what, when and how these will lead to the require growth. Another important responsibility will be the implementation of the necessary governance to ensure that the leadership team and the company follow through in building appropriate business and organizational support actions and mechanisms for the realization of the strategic initiatives. It should be clear by now that this role will provide a unique opportunity to shape and influence the strategic agenda of the company and provide valuable experience of being a critical and integral part of the leadership team steering a technology company through an exponential growth phase. This role will help fast-track the incumbent to top leadership roles in high-growth companies.

Your Day-to-Day

    • Create sustainable processes and mechanisms to strengthen the market and business intelligence of the company
    • Continually develop and advocate strategic choices based on external intelligence and internal capabilities of the company
    • Build processes and structures for continual strategic planning and execution for it to become a well-entrenched activity in the company
    • Develop appropriate mechanisms and processes to track and report to various stakeholders (Board of Directors, leadership team, functional heads, employees) on outcomes (including broader social impact), risks, and returns of strategic choices
    • Oversee strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution – in partnership with the CEO, senior leadership, and functional heads
    • Identify, initiate, and assist the CEO and senior leadership in creating appropriate external partnerships as and when required for specific strategic initiatives
    • Assist, as required, in the efforts to improve critical processes and coordination across teams to ensure that strategic priorities are met
    • Help strengthen the MIS dashboards to improve the translation of information into insights and timely action
    • Assist in the communication of our strategy and priorities across the company and help detect and correct any misalignment

What you will bring to the team

    • Preferably an MBA and a Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Engineering, 4-6 years of work experience in strategy/business consulting with a consulting firm or as part of corporate strategy function in a large corporation
    • Ex start-up founders with skills and experience to scale organizations (1-10 level) are welcome too
    • The candidate should have an independent and entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to provide value-creating insights based on data and intuition; self-confidence to challenge and convince senior leaders, and the drive to get things done on the ground. The candidate should have experience in creating sustainable processes and structures
    • The ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships would be a critical requirement. Should be very comfortable with data analysis with knowledge of contemporary methods
    • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry in a technical and/or business context will be an advantage

Job location

    • Hybrid work model however, flexible to work from office (Bangalore/Coimbatore) in case of business requirements

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