Careers - Business Development Planning and Operations Lead | Oculus

Business Development Planning and Operations Lead

Business Development & Partnerships | Menlo Park, California

The Facebook Business Development team is responsible partnerships and large strategic deals across Facebook's core business, Oculus, Advanced Machine Learning,, and Music. The BD team looking for an experienced leader to help drive business planning and operational execution across the team. The Planning & Ops leader will partner with cross-functional teams (including sales, partnerships, marketing, finance, product and engineering), with the primary objective of enabling leadership to make effective, analytically driven, and strategic decisions. The ideal candidate will be passionate about Facebook, have a proven track record of operational leadership in a cross-functional environment, a strategic thinker who can drive for results, and able to move fast while keeping focused on high impact projects. This is a full-time position and is located at HQ in Menlo Park


  • Business and Strategic Planning:
    • Support senior management in strategic, operational and financial planning and ensure decisions in line with overall Facebook approach and goals
    • Develop and implement go-to-market strategies for new markets, products or verticals, org restructuring and design
    • Provide business analytic strength to help drive initiatives critical to ongoing growth
    • Lead sophisticated research and analysis (e.g. revenue, customer, market and competitive trends and insights) for senior leadership to support decision-making
  • Operating Rhythm:
    • Lead operational reviews and rhythm of the deals and partnerships to drive decision-making and review progress on regional goals and priorities (e.g. monthly/quarterly business reviews)
    • Drive key leadership meetings and facilitate alignment on key issues and opportunities
    • Develop strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the company and represent the Business Development team with Cross-Functional teams
  • Strategic Projects and Initiatives:
    • Identify, scope and drive critical projects and initiatives for the Business Development team, partnering with cross-functional teams across the organization
    • Lead/facilitate cross functional teams to get work done, driving recommendations through to implementation
    • Drive operational excellence through identification and execution of opportunity areas that create efficiency, remove obstacles, or create improved processes and approaches to the business

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor degree in business, engineering or other relevant / quantitative disciplines from a leading university, MBA a plus.
  • 10+ years of experience in business development, strategic planning and/or business operations in the technology / internet space

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading strategy, operations and process improvement projects at a leading consulting firm or in a relevant strategy/operations team.
  • Distinctive problem solving and analysis skills, ability to solve complex and diverse business problems (commercial, operational, organizational), and to drive projects from strategy to execution
  • Able to develop or oversee advanced quantitative analysis and derive actionable insights
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills – Able to lead / influence stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrable experience working cross-functionally with leadership in developing and executing successful plans
  • Results and detail oriented, with strong commercial/business acumen
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior Excel and Powerpoint skills

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