Analyst, Business Planning, Google Express

Google - Mountain View, CA4.3

Full-time
As an Analyst for Business Planning in Google Express, you will own the business planning model and lead related discussions and processes for Google Express. Working with cross-functional teams, you will establish long- and short-term business performance targets, build analytical models for the feasibility and implications of these targets, and enable cross-functional teams to achieve these targets. With exposure to leadership, you will play a key role in helping Express achieve its strategic goals while delivering excellent customer experience and minimizing cost.

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Responsibilities
  • Own Express’ business planning model: design, build and maintain Express’ business planning model based on key business drivers, stakeholder inputs and sound analytics principles; run supporting analyses to understand the feasibility of business plans and their implications on Express’ financials, partnerships, operations, and product; leverage various modeling techniques, such as scenario modeling, market research, historical trend analysis, customer segmentation, etc.
  • Drive cross-functional agreements over business plans: lead cross-functional discussions on business planning and target setting; establish the right process and cadence for the review and revision of these targets; drive cross-functional stakeholder agreement; help leadership team prepare for budgeting and business outlook discussions.
  • Work with cross-functional leaders on project performance and course correct as needed: work with cross-functional business teams (e.g., marketing, growth, product, operations, engineering) to establish measurable and achievable weekly metric targets that aggregate to Express’ overall target; develop a deep understanding over each business functions’ tactical plans and their effect of metric measurements; build strong working relationships with cross-functional leaders; provide tracking and analysis on metric performance against targets; lead constructive discussions over course correction actions, and escalate to executive team as appropriate.

Qualifications Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business or a quantitative field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience in an analytical or business management role, e.g., business planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), management consulting or business analytics.
  • Experience in independently building and maintaining business models (e.g., forecasting model, financial planning model, and etc.). Experience in spreadsheet software and SQL.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional stakeholder relationships.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's or Doctorate's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving and structuring skills.
  • Ability to adapt communication style to different audiences. Ability to drive alignment across teams with conflicting interests. Strong executive presence.
  • Ability to self-start and to self-direct work in an unstructured and fast-paced environment. Comfort dealing with ambiguity. Ability and desire to work in a fast-turnaround environment (e.g., analysis turnaround within a day).

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