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HP Labs Strategic Planning Manager (CoS)

Company: HP Inc
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The CTO and Labs organization is a diverse organization which includes HP Tech Ventures and Strategy, 4 Research Labs, and HP's Chief Engineer. Our focus is to accelerate profitability and growth for HP through technology innovations, invent for the future with new-to-world innovations, and to build new businesses by leveraging our core assets and external partners.

In this role, you will report to the CTO and work side by side with the CTO and his support team in driving operational efficiency and effectiveness, strategic alignment, and integration of activities with all organizational functions across the org and the larger HP.

The Senior Strategic Planner will also lead strategic projects on an as-needed basis - anything that is required to keep the organization running smoothly and to ensure the team is working towards the same objectives/outcomes.

In summary, this is a highly dynamic and scalable role that serves a trusted go-to resource to get things done and work effectively across the organization.

The specific responsibilities may vary and will be guided by the CTO business lead. Responsibilities will fall in two primary categories:

  • Responsible for staff operations

o Accountable for leading all staff meetings and operations including weekly huddles, quarterly F2F, QRR, MBOs/metrics management, and staff engagement.

o Equip the CTO to lead effectively in key internal and external executive meetings

o Coordinate with stakeholders across the organization and larger HP on materials needed for all executive forums and meetings, including all CEO-level reviews and planning sessions and meetings with HP Inc Board of Directors

o Planning and execution of HP Labs all-hands meetings and other internal/external executive events, including timing, agenda, logistics and content with the support of a Business Planner.

o Track action items from key reviews and follow-up with owners to ensure action items are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for setting, gaining alignment, and communicating the org strategy and priorities

o Partner with the leadership team to make proposals on the org priorities and investment decisions, gain alignment with the HP Labs business lead, and align and communicate with the staff and the broader organization

o Partner with Finance Operations on the Labs investments strategy, tradeoffs, and budget management.

o Drive and/or support strategic cross-functional programs that could include but are not limited to: driving the annual Long-Term Business Planning process in partnership with Finance, location strategy, or external funding strategy.

o Efficiently and effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels to ensure success of these programs.

o Contribute to continually improving how these programs can be managed, executed and transitioned.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelors or Master's Degree or equivalent
  • Relevant experience, including experience in Program Management, Staff Operations, Business planning.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven track record of project/program leadership including leading global, cross-functional initiatives that impact the organization
  • Strong analytical thinking, analysis, problem solving skills, process orientation, and business acumen skills
  • High degree of flexibility and the ability to work within a fluid, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to pull together external, and internal Executive level presentations
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite and Smartsheet (or similar business management) SW skills
  • Highly developed collaboration, relationship building, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work with/influence across all levels and functions within the organization to achieve actionable results through others
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and quality of deliverables; demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities (both long and short term) simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation and influence skills, and group facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate complex or abstract ideas clearly and succinctly.


  • Strong Business Acumen: The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to identify customer needs and use end-user knowledge to evolve services and create effective strategies and programs to drive business growth. This person must have the skills, experience, and market/customer insight to identify and capitalize upon emerging business trends and opportunities and exceed customer expectations.
  • Setting Strategy: The successful candidate will have the ability to set a vision, communicate that vision, and develop the goals and objectives to enable that vision. He / She will be able to combine their strategic acumen with their operating strength to ensure strategies and programs are grounded in a deep understanding of customer needs. This person provides clear direction, sets clear priorities, and allocates resources to the highest value opportunities. Further, they understand how to optimize decision making and track / measure success to maximize value and drive revenue.
  • Results Driven: The successful candidate will set compelling goals and will be tenacious in accomplishing them. He / She has an ability to set priorities, allocate resources, take accountability, and achieve results.
  • Leading People: The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence who inspires, manages, coaches and respects people. He / She will have an inclusive style; they will build trust, frank dialogue and respect, and foster teamwork. This person will also have a clear commitment to developing key talent and building future leaders. He / She empowers team members and fosters a culture of accountability.
  • Collaborative: The successful candidate will have experience collaborating across a matrix as part of driving best practices.

About HP

You're out to reimagine and reinvent what's possible-in your career as well as the world around you.

So are we. We love taking on tough challenges, disrupting the status quo, and creating what's next. We're in search of talented people who are inspired by big challenges, driven to learn and grow, and dedicated to making a meaningful difference.

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world united in creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Our history: HP's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion - it's just who we are.

From the boardroom to factory floor, we create a culture where everyone is respected and where people can be themselves, while being a part of something bigger than themselves. We celebrate the notion that you can belong at HP and bring your authentic self to work each and every day. When you do that, you're more innovative and that helps grow our bottom line. Come to HP and thrive!

Keywords: HP Inc, Palo Alto , HP Labs Strategic Planning Manager (CoS), Other , Palo Alto, California

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