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MBA Intern, Business Operations

Company: Samsara
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Samsara, founded in 2015, is a leader in Industrial IoT and our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Our solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across various industries. Samsara's fast-growing team is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. Our team has raised $930M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, AllianceBernstein Holding LP, Franklin Templeton, General Atlantic, Sands Capital Management and Warburg Pincus LLC. At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. 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. About the role: Samsara is looking for a high caliber, high achieving MBA candidate for a summer internship as a Business Operations Manager in our Operational Excellence team for Global Technical Support. In this internship, you will work closely with the Global Technical Support Leadership team to scope, develop, and lead cross-functional execution for high impact projects. Your deliverables will have visibility from and tie directly into VP-level business objectives. The ideal candidate will have a passion for scaling organizations, streamlining operations, and is eager to lead a variety of projects in a fast-moving environment. Validated project management skills, strong business acumen, the ability to lead cross-functional teams, and a technical background are important. The role reports to the Head of Global Support Operations, a team responsible for Service and Operational Excellence for Samsara's Technical Support organization.-- In this role, your project areas will include:

  • Best Practice Research : Lead industry research of best practices to ensure Samsara is building upon cutting-edge technologies and management practices to build a world-class Technical Support organization
  • Project Development and Prioritization : Identify our toughest operational problems through engagement with our customers, frontline teams, and leadership, and prioritize the most impactful projects
  • Program Management : Examples of Ops Excellence programs include Support Technology Roadmap, Process and Workflow Optimization, Business Continuity Planning, Resource and Capacity Planning, Cost Management, Global Expansion Planning, and many others
  • Cross-Functional Management : Work with cross-functional leaders to scope projects, align objectives, and coordinate stakeholders to deliver outcomes for Samsara and our customers Minimum requirements for this role:
    • Currently pursuing MBA--
    • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to influence and lead complex projects with a wide variety of stakeholders
    • Comfort working with ambiguity, with experience implementing program management best practices
    • 3-5 years of experience in a top consulting firm, PMO at a top tech firm, leadership roles at a start-up, or similar Working at Samsara has its perks: for all full-time global employees, we provide private medical and dental insurance plus growth and development opportunities, as well as regular virtual team and company events. In the US we offer flexible vacation time, EMEA employees receive 25 vacation days plus national bank holidays. Post-COVID we'll be back in our global offices with numerous in-office perks. Accommodations Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations for your interview (e.g., sign language interpreters, reading assistance, facility access, device or equipment modification, etc.) Regarding COVID-19 With the spread of COVID-19, Samsara's global offices will remain closed until further notice except for employees that require access to hardware and lab equipment.-- Our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our employees as well as candidates. We have transitioned all interviews and onboarding to be conducted virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Employees are also able to work from countries and states where Samsara is a registered entity through June 2021, full list of locations here . All employees are expected to return to our offices when they reopen except for field-based and fully remote roles. If you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to contact us at jobs@samsara.com. How did you hear about this opportunity? (Check all that apply) --*
      Samsara Employee (list name below)
      Friend / Coworker / Family Member (not working at Samsara)
      Jumpstart Platform / Event
      On Campus / University
      Conference (ie. Grace Hopper, LWT, O4U)
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      Glassdoor
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      AngelList
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      Other
      Will you now or in the future require Samsara to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you? --*
      Please list the Samsara employee who referred you, if applicable.
      Employee referred. At Samsara, we encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work (this includes applicants, too!) Feel free to share your preferred name and pronouns (she/her, they/them, he/him, ze/zir, etc.).
      Demographic Questions (US, EMEA, Mexico, Canada) Diversity is critical at Samsara . Creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace is an important part of our mission that fosters greater creativity, innovation, and connection to the communities we serve. And we will not compromise ---to the detriment of that mission. So whatever your size, color, culture, gender, beliefs, religion, or age, know that you are welcome here. It is what makes you unique that makes Samsara stronger. That mission starts here by building a robust, diverse talent pool across every team at Samsara. Below is a set of demographic questions for you to review. While your decision to provide demographic information is entirely yours, please know that we use the data that we collect internally to better track against our mission of creating a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. Your responses will not be associated with your specific application and will not in any way be used in your specific hiring process. The responses will also be anonymized and aggregated to help us comply with regulatory requirements (e.g., federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity and other compliance requirements in the United States; the UK Equality Act 2010; the French Code du Travail; the German Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz within Europe; etc). Thank you in advance for helping to make Samsara the diverse and inclusive environment we strive to be.-- How do you identify? (gender identity) *
      I don't wish to answer
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      If you are based in the US, what is your veteran status? *
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