Director of Business Wrangling (CorpDev)

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18
San Francisco, CA
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18

Automattic, the company behind, Jetpack, and WooCommerce, is looking for an exceptional candidate to lead Business Wrangling.

As Director of Business Wrangling, you will identify, assess, and prioritize new business opportunities; negotiate terms and integrate acquisitions; and partner with internal teams to increase the top lines of our various business units.


  • Conduct market and user research to identify, assess, and prioritize new business opportunities
  • Make buy/build/partner decisions, and evaluate potential acquisition targets
  • Execute deals and oversee their long-term success
  • Help optimize pricing, bundles, and purchase flows for paid products
  • Collaborate with teams across Automattic to ensure success


  • Experience doing market and competitive research
  • Technical background with an understanding of CMS and hosting environments
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills, including the ability to model business opportunities, assess trade-offs, and conduct a due diligence
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Legal, Engineering, and Finance teams
  • Ability to build and scale a team
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