Vendor Analyst and Strategist, Google Play

Google - Mountain View, CA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $90,000 - $120,000 a year
Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Math or other technical field or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of working experience in business analytics, solution modeling, financial analysis or business strategy.
Experience with datasets and proficiency using spreadsheets (such as analytical functions, data visualization and tables), designing business strategy to inspect the business, running quarterly business reviews, and building pricing strategy.
Working experience with querying languages such as SQL and using business intelligence or visualization tools.

Preferred qualifications:
MBA with 5 years of relevant work experience managing large-scale and dynamic operational projects, with competing resources, priorities and changing workflows.
2 years of experience working with vendors, partners or clients as an analyst or in an analytical role.
Industry experience with content review, abuse and security.
Experience with project management and program management.
Ability to create long-lasting relationships with team members inside and outside of Google, manage multiple projects with competing priorities, and present and influence stakeholders and executives.
Exceptional leadership, management, communication and collaboration skills. About the job
The Content Operations and Policy team ensures a safe and high quality experience for Play Store users through continuously improving the scaled operational human review processes, which enforce and remove harmful content while providing support to App Developers.

Our team of operations managers, program managers and process excellence specialists work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to support products across Platforms and Ecosystems (including Play Apps, Games and Media, and Entertainment). We are all about focusing on the user.
You quickly adapt and respond to changes as well as internal initiatives, and thrive in an ever-changing, fast-growing operational environment, making decisions and have the willingness to manage deliverables across teams. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop strong skills in Operations, Vendor Management, BPO Industry, Negotiations, and Influencing.
Google Play offers music, movies, books, apps and games for your devices, powered by the cloud. It’s a Google approach to entertainment, syncing magically across your devices and on the web. As part of the Android and Mobile team, Googlers working on Google Play do everything from engineering our backend systems, to shaping the product strategy, to forming great content partnerships. They make it possible for people to do things like buy an ebook or song on their Android phone, then have it instantly available on their laptop. The Google Play team helps strengthen the overall Android ecosystem by giving developers and partners a premium store where they can reach millions of users. Responsibilities
Manage, develop and refine the Vendor Financial management platform to capture all head count and spend per vendor, track it, produce analysis, insights and business reports that help stakeholders make business decisions, real time.
Co-Lead regular business reviews in partnership with Workflow Vendor Managers, and lead vendor financial reviews to present to senior management and Finance.
Design vendor strategy based on vendor evaluation, scorecards and SWOT analysis.
Lead contracts strategy to obtain desired vendor behavior, and partner with the Procurement and Legal team to finalize/refine contracts.
Understand business requirements, implement new processes, contribute to ongoing process improvements, and manage vendor to deliver service, SLAs and reporting. At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form .