Director, Strategy and Business Operations at Inspire

| Santa Monica
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Inspire is developing a world-class strategy function as we enter the next chapter of our growth. You will be the first hire specifically dedicated to corporate strategy and business operations, and will be responsible for defining that function and building out the team as Inspire continues to grow. Specifically, you will be responsible for owning key business processes like long-term planning and our stage-gate process to greenlight new initiatives; build data-driven assessments for new opportunities (markets, products, partnerships, etc.); partner with commercial and product leads to develop high-impact strategy; and support our executive leadership in other high-value priorities, from M&A to investor relations.


  1. Develop, refine, and own key business processes to support corporate strategy, such as our long-term strategic planning process, executive offsites, quarterly OKRs, our stage-gate process to invest in new initiatives, and other regular management touchpoints
  2. Build data-driven assessments of opportunities for new markets, product lines, partnerships, or other strategic initiatives
  3. Partner cross-functionally to drive effective strategy that builds toward our overall company goals
  4. Tackle high-value priorities across the organization to drive top-line or bottom-line improvements
  5. Prepare high-impact materials for the executive team, Board of Directors, and investors
  6. Support commercial due diligence on potential M&A opportunities


  • Lead overall strategic planning 
  • Assess organic and inorganic opportunities for product and market expansion
  • Develop process for prioritizing analysis of new opportunities and partnering cross-functionally
  • Redefine stage-gate process and drive better process and accountability for all business processes


  • Entrepreneurial: Self-starter with a bias toward action and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Problem Solver: Excited by tackling new challenges in innovative ways
  • Collaborative: Experience building strong relationships internally and externally
  • Analytical: Data-driven and detail-oriented


  • Must Have
    • 3-5 years in management consulting
    • Managing a team of at least 2 direct reports
    • 6-10 years of experience
  • Nice to Have
    • Direct industry experience
    • Due diligence in support of M&A for corporate or private equity clients
    • MBA
    • Consulting experience prior to MBA preferred

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3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

An Insider's view of Inspire

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It.



What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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