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Internal Strategy Consultant

The Internal Strategy Consultant reports to the Chief of Staff and works to support the Chief of Staff and the CEO. Internal consultants can quickly gather and analyze all data related to a problem and present next steps. They are the internal strategy consultants of GitLab who move from problem to problem in different functional areas. This is a rotational role lasting 18 to 24 months.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Chief of Staff in their mission to compliment the CEO through being the cross-functional linchpin for GitLab when it comes to strategy and operations
  • Drive cross-functional results through leading iniatives–big and small
  • Execute on projects and ongoing assignments for the Chief of Staff, as directed
  • Demonstrate GitLab values in all work

Requirements

  • Demonstrated excellence in previous responsibilities
  • Evidence of operating as as a team of 1 to drive results
  • Strong communicator–both written and verbal
  • Experience at a strategy consulting firm is preferred
  • Experience working cross-functionally in high growth startup environments
  • Familiarity with the industry is a strong plus
  • Ability to use GitLab

Levels

The Internal Strategy Consultant

Job Grade

The Internal Strategy Consultant is a grade 8 role.

Please note this role is equivalent to the "Staff" level in terms of base salary and stock. The compensation calculator below intentionally only shows staff level compensation.

Responsibilities

  • Fill in knowledge gaps of the Chief of Staff
  • Identify procedural gaps in existing workflows and work to resolve with optimization, automation, and data
  • Support the creation of prepared materials (documents, decks) for the Chief of Staff and the CEO
  • Translate practical needs into technical and/or business requirements
  • Support special projects that are urgent and important
  • Execute on projects and ongoing assignments for the Chief of Staff, as directed
  • Demonstrate GitLab values in all work

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented forward thinker
  • Excellent written, verbal, and technical communicator
  • Experience making data-driven decisions
  • Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
  • Track record of leadership independent of role
  • History of working cross-functionally to move projects forward
  • Evidence of success in leading key business initiatives. Demonstrated ability to take a project from ideation through to implementation
  • Experience at a strategy consulting firm is preferred
  • Ideally, 2+ years experience in high growth startup environments
  • Familiarity with the industry is a strong plus
  • Ability to use GitLab

Performance Indicators

Specializations

Internal consultants will almost always have specializations that support the gaps in knowledge of the Chief of Staff

Data
  • Experience stepping into a new data source and preparing new analyses
  • A familiarity with proxy metrics where actual measurements aren’t available
  • Ability to guide conversations related to strategic choices of performance indicators
Operations
  • Experience leading ongoing projects and initiatives
  • Proven ability to manage cross-functional projects
  • Track record of moving key initiatives from idea to delivery
  • Experience in setting goals and driving toward quantifiable results

The Internal Strategy Consultant Director

Job Grade

The Internal Strategy Consultant Director is a grade 10 role.

Responsibilities

  • Support special projects that are urgent and important. For example, market entries, pricing and packing projects, and organizational realignments
  • Drive key organizational processes. For example, OKRs and strategic planning exercises
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with senior counterparts throughout the business
  • Identify opportunities to improve business efficiency and make changes to improve the business
  • Prepare materials (documents, decks) for the Chief of Staff and the CEO
  • Translate practical needs into technical and/or business requirements
  • Execute on projects and ongoing assignments for the Chief of Staff, as directed
  • Demonstrate GitLab values in all work

Requirements

  • Track record of leadership independent of role
  • Ability to work collaboratively and drive results with senior leadership
  • Strategic and operational work experience
  • Detail-oriented forward thinker
  • Excellent written, verbal, and technical communicator
  • Experience making data-driven decisions
  • Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
  • History of working cross-functionally to move projects forward
  • Evidence of success in leading key business initiatives. Demonstrated ability to take a project from ideation through to implementation
  • Experience at a strategy consulting firm and/or working across multiple functions at a fast growing company
  • 8+ years of work experience. Ideally, 4+ years experience in high growth startup environments
  • Familiarity with the industry is a strong plus
  • Ability to use GitLab

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

This is a cross-functional role, so team members will have exposure to broader parts of the organization. They may choose to join other teams. They may also be considered for the Chief of Staff role as the Chief of Staff completes the rotation.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our global recruiters
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 50 minute interview with a current Internal Strategy Consultant
  • Then, candidates will be invited to schedule a 50 minute interview with the Chief of Staff and be asked to complete a homework assignment
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 50 minute interview with a member of our Engineering team and be asked to complete a product assessment
  • Then candidates will be invited to schedule a 50 minute interview with our CLO or another member of the executive team
  • Finally, candidates will meet with our CEO who will conduct the final interview

As always, the interviews and screening call will be conducted via a video call. See more details about our hiring process on the hiring handbook.

Compensation

Components

Compensation at GitLab consists of:

  1. Base salary
  2. Options
  3. Bonus in some functions
  4. Discretionary bonus
  5. Retirement contributions in eligible regions
  6. Pay for equipment
  7. Remote work
  8. Unlimited time off
  9. Benefits

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.

Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:

  1. Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
  2. Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
  3. Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
  4. Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
  5. Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
  6. Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
  7. Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
  8. As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
  9. Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
  10. Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.

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