People Analytics Project Manager, Workforce Planning

Google - Mountain View, CA4.3

At Google, data drives all of our decision-making, and our HR organization is no exception. The People Analytics team acts as an internal innovation lab, using analytical approaches to make sure Google continues to be a great place to work. The team provides critical support to the business around issues of organizational health and is responsible for not just taking the pulse of our Googlers, but harnessing Googler feedback to drive change for the better. As an analyst you'll be detail-oriented and conscientious, analytical and curious. You're a strong problem-solver, who uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to get things done. And on top of it all, you're someone who wonders "What if?" and then seeks out the solution.

As the Program Manager on the Workforce Planning team, you’ll be responsible for shaping our thinking on how we effectively grow the organization over time to achieve key business goals by effectively utilizing the available levers e.g., hiring, organization shape, location strategy, promotion rates, attrition, overall cost, etc. You are strong in strategic thinking and also have a strong execution focus. You will work with a variety of stakeholders across the company (People Operations, Finance, Business leaders, Chief of Staff) to drive projects in this area. You are someone who is comfortable working across boundaries and can lead and influence without authority. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a team that will drive critical efforts with senior leaders at Google.

Great just isn't good enough for our People Operations team (you probably know us better as "Human Resources"). Made up of equal parts HR professionals, former consultants and analysts, we're the champions of Google's colorful culture. In People Ops, we "find them, grow them, and keep them" - we bring the world's most innovative people to Google and provide the programs that help them thrive. Whether recruiting the next great Googler, refining our core programs, developing talent or simply looking for ways to inject some more fun into the lives of our Googlers, we bring a data-driven approach that is reinventing the human resources field.

Drive workforce planning engagements with business leaders to help design healthy organizations using a data driven approach.
Act as the central project manager for cross-functional teams consisting of analysts, finance partners, HR partners and others. Drive changes that lead towards long-term goals and track overall progress of various efforts.
Articulate the vision for analytical work in key domains for workforce planning, e.g. attrition, mobility, location strategy, etc. and work with the analysts to execute on the vision.
Cultivate partnerships with various teams in people analytics and identify opportunities to work with them on various projects.
Be the spokesperson and go-to person for the organization on all things related to workforce planning.

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree in economics, statistics, finance, social science, psychology, or another field that uses quantitative analysis (mathematics, engineering), or equivalent practical experience.
Experience collaborating on projects involving multiple teams, managing relationships with clients, and presenting to audiences.
Experience managing analysts.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience identifying problems using a quantitative or qualitative approach to answer questions or create solutions, and communicating a clear recommendation to senior clients.
Experience using quantitative and qualitative analytical strategies to measure the effectiveness of programs, interventions, and efforts for a large organization.
Experience in workforce planning or organizational health design.
Outstanding leadership presence, with a proven ability to inspire followership across all levels of the organization, and track record of influencing senior leaders.
Ability to work with multiple data sources and combining relevant information to generate insights from analyses; creating effective presentations.
Ability to think big and holistically with a propensity to action and experience with dealing with ambiguity.
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