Google Site Program Manager (Non Eng) in Munich, Germany
Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.
As Site Program Manager you will act as the glue for a Google site. Reporting to the Site Lead(s), you will be responsible for bettering the quality of life at work for Googlers by advising/guiding our leaders, delivering strategy, executing programs and managing information flows to improve morale, build efficiency and create community.
You will work for the benefit of Google and Googlers by supporting the Site Lead(s)/Country Manager in providing advice, ideas and plans to help them be even more effective and informed leaders. You will also be a key member of the local leadership team, You will have an awareness of internal and external issues and be able to incorporate data and intelligence into plans to make improvements for the site on this basis. You'll also develop and drive execution of programs and initiatives to harness the spirit of Googlers. All in all, working with, and influencing cross-functional teams at their site (and some external stakeholders), you will have a positive impact on the attitude and understanding of our Google community as well as the communities in which we operate.
- Be the trusted advisor to the Site Lead(s) by staying informed on external and internal issues that face the site and its leadership and advise the Site Lead(s) on strategy and plans to address them.
- Conceive, initiate and execute programs to tackle issues, challenges and opportunities that face a Google site - and be able to manage a number of projects, priorities and budgets at any one time.
- Measure impact and establish metrics for programs which, by their nature, often focus on harder-to-measure intangibles - and, using this data, make informed decisions on subsequent actions.
- Coordinate, collaborate and influence across functions and teams within sites (working cross-functionally with Engineering, Product, GBO, People Operations, REWS, Communications, Public Policy, Legal, and PR etc).
- Engage directly with leadership inside and outside Google - and have the gravitas required to be able to represent them where appropriate.
- Experience with project management (e.g. from initiation, to planning, monitoring and controlling, execution and closing).
- Ability to speak and write in English and German fluently and idiomatically.
- Experience working on a team with a rapidly changing environment.
- Experience influencing cross-functional partners to deliver results.
- Ability to think on a large scale, be action-oriented, have exemplary problem-solving skills and extraordinary attention to detail.
- Superior leadership presence, with excellent cultural sensitivity, a global mindset and a proven ability to influence across all levels of the organization.