Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240 data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.
At Equinix, we help the world’s digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and transform people’s lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.
We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.
Job Summary: Serves as a trusted advisor, partner and source of leverage to the EVP, General Manager, his leadership team and the executive team. While the role has clearly defined areas of responsibility, it is also fluid and this individual will need to be able to dive into any area of the business, understand business needs, and facilitate executive decisions based on changing priorities. Ability to build the trust vital to manage sensitive and delicate matters, but also to be able to speak up, step up and offer alternative viewpoints with credibility while being in service to the entire BU bringing thoughtfulness, creativity, humility, and levity to all work efforts. The successful candidate will have strong ability to build deep partnerships, analyze nuanced issues, synthesize, and strategically communicate, and lead through influence.
Leadership Alignment & Efficiency
Own the design, cadence, agenda prioritization, actions and follow-up for Digital Services leadership team’s operating mechanisms & OKRs
Lead BU leadership team staff meetings
Act as a confidant and adviser to the EVP bringing wholistic enterprise perspectives without specific organizational agendas
Drive planning and content for any leadership team or extended leadership team offsite/events
Maintain ability to see what pressures the organization is facing and raising to the leadership team where appropriate to address
Act in an empowered way to identify areas of misalignment across the leadership team and work with execs to formulate resolution
Lead and drive specific initiatives as determined by the Digital Services’ EVP
Serve as “eyes and ears” in meetings that the EVP cannot attend; ensure any relevant items are summarized for the EVP
In partnership with Corporate Communications, advance “voice of the EVP” through consistent communication to ensure clarity, alignment, accountability, and delivery
Engage as an effective integrator of the leadership team to influence efficiency, connectedness and outcomes of critical projects and actions
Able to ingest complicated cross-functional, interdependent org structures
Ability to engage senior leadership to drive transformation at scale
Partner with HR team in support
Team health efforts – both for the leadership team and the broader organization
Proactively addressing organizational and personnel issues, supporting change management efforts and talent strategy as needed
Keep a pulse on our business, maintain a strong feedback loop on organizational needs, and update the EVP and HR as needed
Manage the employee recognition program (at BU leader level) and ensure that our workforce is motivated and engaged
Partner with the Digital Services Communications team to develop and operate the communications strategy to drive consistent communication across the entire BU to ensure clarity, alignment, accountability, and delivery
Build content for EVP (in partnership with Communications teams, as needed) to present at internal and external events
Amazing organizational, prioritization, and facilitation skills
Dive into any area of the business, understand business needs, and facilitate executive decisions based on changing priorities
Agility in making decisions
Ask the hard questions to ensure projects and investments have true impact to Equinix; including Return on Risk-Adjusted Capital
Operate with a high level of integrity and discretion
15+ years equivalent experience
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
Enterprise-wide initiative experience
Experience with enterprise IaaS/cloud software/services
Previous budget management experience
Experience operating in an enterprise BU structure
Business or Management consulting strategy experience; Enterprise product strategy strongly preferred
High EQ with ability to mentor senior leadership
Strong collaboration skills with the ability to form deep and trusted relationships, across organizations, to achieve common goals
We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more.
For CO residents: In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for this role is $134k – $187k per year with 30% bonus target.
For NYC residents: In accordance with NYC Pay Transparency Law (https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3713951&GUID=E7B03ABA-8F42-4341-A0D2-50E2F95320CD&Options=Advanced&Search= ) the salary range for this role is $148k – $264k per year with 30% bonus target.
Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.
Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer).