Strategic Planner – Projects

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

About the role:

Samsara is seeking a Strategic Planner – Projects to support our growing WW Planning team. In this role, you will partner with Supply Chain, Fulfillment, Sales, Sales Operations, Finance, Product, RD, and other teams to understand our full product manufacturing and sales cycle. You will work with cross-functional teams to identify go-to-market, deliver market insights on customer trends, evaluate key sourcing assumptions, and provide subject matter expertise to executive stakeholders and the rest of the Planning team. Ideal candidates should be curious learners with experience in SaaS pricing analytics and benchmarking, be able to drive new processes and tools, and be comfortable translating large amounts of data into actionable insights.

This role is fully remote and can be based out of Canada or the US, reporting to the Director of WW Planning.

You should apply if:

You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.

You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.

You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.

You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best.

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will:

Scope and own high-impact projects that don’t fit neatly within one team’s scope within the Operations org, coordinating with multiple stakeholders to ensure holistic solutions.
Assist in developing the Planning strategic roadmap (demand and supply) over the next 3-5 years, measuring and reporting progress on programs in flight.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing data-driven insights to support strategic decisions and gaining buy-in from key executive stakeholders.
Cultivate long-term relationships with key stakeholders and customers, understanding their needs and how Samsara can meet them.
Contribute to functional strategy, improving processes based on a comprehensive understanding of Samsara‘s mission and strategic goals.
Establish a deep understanding of Samsara’s business, products, and company priorities to assist Demand Planners and Supply Planners with insights for new programs/features, customer trends, and continuous improvement.
Use technical expertise to efficiently gather new data, automate data processing, and implement tools and best practices for data management.
Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices.

Minimum requirements for the role:

Degree in a relevant analytical field (e.g. finance/economics/mathematics/computer science/data science).
8+ years (or 6+ with Masters) of combined experience in consulting and supply chain planning, demand planning, business planning, or project management.
Demonstrated results in creating and implementing scalable standard operating procedures, performance metrics, and feedback mechanisms.
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to clearly lay out assumptions, risks, and opportunities in logical models.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize information in a digestible format for a wide variety of stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to structure problems, focus on detail and accuracy, and ability to respond creatively with flexibility to issues.
Ability to define best practices for data collection processes, translate data into insights, and drive impact.
History of collaboration across technical non-technical teams with strong relationship-building skills.
Proven strategic business thinker who keeps the desired outcome in mind while driving results.

An ideal candidate also has:

Passion for building a world-class customer experience (internal and external).
Prior experience using Databricks, NetSuite, Salesforce, and e2open.
Proficiency with applied SQL/data querying languages, BI/visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI), Excel/Google Sheets, R, Python, or other analysis tools.
Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, preferably within SaaS-based technology companies.

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles. For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.

We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$94,775$122,650 CAD

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

Benefits

Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.

Accommodations

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email [email protected] or click hereif you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working

At Samsara, we embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

Fraudulent Employment Offers

Samsara is aware of scams involving fake job interviews and offers. Please know we do not charge fees to applicants at any stage of the hiring process. Official communication about your application will only come from emails ending in ‘@samsara.com’ or ‘@us-greenhouse-mail.io’. For more information regarding fraudulent employment offers, please visit our blog post here.

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