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Facebook Workforce Planning Program Manager, Mission Control 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.


Are you passionate about resource and growth strategy for technical teams? Excited about a role where you could take on high visibility, cross-functional program management responsibilities? If this sounds interesting, we want to talk to you. In this role, you will see a direct link between your work, company growth, and our ability to transform over time. You could work on some of the most challenging workforce growth issues at a scale that few companies can match.

The Mission Control team is a group of people at Facebook responsible for workforce planning and resource allocations for the technical and product teams. We are looking for a program manager to drive operational change management and centralized projects in order to keep the headcount story across engineering, product, infrastructure and AR/VR connected. Demand accuracy is imperative, and you will need to dig deeply with tech leaders, finance partners, & human resource partners to ensure that our demand-supply processes are set up for success. We are looking for a data driven program manager. The ability to dive into analytics details and tell a data driven story is imperative.

This is a full-time position based in our main office in Menlo Park.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage headcount allocations to accelerate tech growth. Primary focus is on balancing the supply & demand of headcount. This requires cross-functional collaboration with partners across Finance, Recruiting, HR and the technical teams.

  2. Facilitate change management and escalation process with Finance counterparts for requested changes to headcount targets. Work to minimize downstream impact and communicate appropriately. Partner with Recruiting team on shifting priorities for hiring.

  3. Use data to collaborate with Workforce Planning Program Managers, HR Business Partners, and org leaders to drive organizational design (org mix, location strategy).

  4. Partner with Mission Control & Recruiting analytics teams to develop in depth Excel and Tableau reporting. Leverage analytics to ensure data-driven decisions are being made.

  5. Develop, execute, and manage yearly headcount planning cycle as well as end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery.

  6. Understand tooling needs and partner with internal tools teams to design and later roll out features.

  7. Regularly meet with org leaders, Finance, HR and Recruiting partners to present headcount updates. Ability not only to point out month-over-month changes but also explain “why” the changes occurred and how they affect the big picture.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.S. or B.A., 4+ years problem-solving and program management experience.

  2. Communication experience and experience working with technical management teams and presenting to executive audiences, sometimes on notice.

  3. Organizational and coordination experience along with multi-tasking.

  4. Knowledge of headcount and position management.

  5. Analytical and problem-solving experience.

  6. Experience interpreting forecasts.

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.