Vice President Innovation and Strategy - Siemens Comfy | Enlighted Job Opportunity

Job Description

Vice President Strategy and Innovation

About Us

Building Robotics, Inc. is a Siemens-owned business founded in 2012, as Comfy | Enlighted. Our mission is connecting employees to the people, places, and things they need to do their best work. Our SaaS platform combines building intelligence, space analytics, and a consumer-grade mobile app technology to improve the workplace experience for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, our fast-growing team balances the dynamic energy of a small company with the backing of a global powerhouse.

"Are you ready to create disruptive new products and bring them to market?"

  • As VP of Strategy and Innovation you will be responsible for driving our innovation program by conducting customer research, prioritizing product initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of existing, near term and future product strategies.
  • You will be reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer of Comfy | Enlighted
  • You will oversee the development of significant enhancements to existing product lines and handing over responsibilities for these product lines to the Head of Product at an appropriate stage 
  • You will be responsible for developing a strategic plan to oversee the long-term development of our product offerings and go-to-market through organic (build) and inorganic (buy, M&A) means


  • Establish a strategic plan that incorporates inorganic growth, where applicable, and lead efforts to identify and execute on required M&A, partnership and integration opportunities.
  • Develop strategic roadmap for build vs buy / partner decisions on technology & go-to-market
  • Be the key evangelist of our product vision both internally and externally to clients and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee a portfolio of innovation projects acting as an entrepreneur in residence by driving the commercial development of new product offerings together with the VP Research

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as product and/or innovation strategy leader in a similar technology leadership role in a scaled IoT or SaaS software company environment.
  • Experienced in B2B and B2B2C product practices.
  • 10+ years of experience in client-facing product management roles. Prior engineering experience is a plus.
  • A strategic mindset and ability to develop, inspire, and implement a change management agenda.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience in product companies targeting healthcare, manufacturing or retail verticals will be looked upon favorably, but is not strictly necessary
  • Expertise in agile & lean product development preferred

Our Benefits Include

  • Market-leading software application centered on improving the workplace experience, Comfy : )
  • Bright, airy office in sunny downtown Oakland just steps away from BART
  • Take-what-you-need vacation policy
  • Competitive compensation
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Monthly wellness subsidy
  • Frequent happy hours and lots and lots of snacks

Our Promise to You

We believe your work is an extension of yourself. At Comfy, we hire many sorts of selves and that’s what makes us exceptional. We value diversity of thought, always asking tough questions, committing to solutions—and we do that best when we have and nurture every point of view. We value you, and we want to hear you, learn from you, and move forward together.



Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Building Robotics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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