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Facebook Strategic Operations Lead - Business Development in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The Business Development team is seeking a Strategic Operations Lead to assist with strategic initiatives, communications, and project management supporting the VP of Business Development and his team. This person will possess the flexibility to juggle a range of tasks, including, but not limited to, internal and external communications, preparation for executive meetings, coordination of critical projects and support for strategic initiatives across the organization. This is a full-time position based in Menlo Park and will report to VP of Business Development.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner closely with the VP of Business Development and internal stakeholders on key business initiatives, programs, resource planning, and special projects

  2. Work closely with internal communications and HR teams to ensure leadership is communicating constantly and transparently across Facebook organizations

  3. Develop a strategic understanding of the business and be the person that can connect the dots between teams to identify areas for improvement, efficiency, and collaboration

  4. Look for opportunities to build culture and help strengthen the organization

  5. Frame decisions and contribute a strong point of view

  6. Conduct primary research and work with cross-functional colleagues to prepare background for meetings with key partners (e.g., identify goals and talking points, provide background on attendees, analyze the current business relationship, and summarize opportunities for FB to work with partners)

  7. Analyze data, surface insights, summarize information, and identify business strategies that allow the team to improve execution and efficiency

  8. Stay up-to-date with trends in business, technology, and advertising including knowledge of current/potential clients and partners

  9. Compile and edit briefing materials and presentations

  10. Help facilitate external meetings as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 7+ years’ work experience in a strategic or analytical role, or experience supporting or advising executive teams

  2. Experience leading cross-functional projects

  3. Experience building presentations in PowerPoint and/or Keynote and compile briefing materials

  4. Experience in shifting priorities while maintaining organization and control

  5. Communication, project management and decision-making experience

  6. Experience working with people at all levels

  7. Proven track record handling confidential information with discretion

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Consulting background

  2. Experience in an advisory role

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.