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Product Strategy and Operations Principal



Product, Operations
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Sunnyvale, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Seattle, WA, USA.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience in Operations/Strategy (e.g., supporting Sales, Product) and in technology (e.g., supply chain).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience leading cross-functional operational and strategic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of cloud business.
  • Ability to manage executive stakeholders and communicate with the Technical Management team.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, problem-solving and analysis skills.

About the job

In this role, you will work closely with the Product Management, Engineering, and other cross-functional teams (e.g., Sales, Marketing, Partnership, Professional Services, Support) to develop business-level and product strategies (e.g., multi-year business plan, specific product strategies, new product or market entry business cases, Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy), drive ad-hoc strategic projects (e.g., partner models, Merger and Acquisitions (MA) business cases, incubate new initiatives, provide analytics support (e.g., define key business metrics, perform analysis or market analysis to answer important questions on product trends/business performance), and facilitate running the business (e.g., orchestrate business reviews).

Additional Information:
The US base salary range for this full-time position is $160,000-$246,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.
Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Develop market and strategic analysis, working with Leadership and Product Management team (e.g., market sizing, buy/build/partner assessment, strategy/game theory).
  • Develop commercial models, pricing/packaging strategies, business case, and financial models/projections.
  • Work with cross-functional teams (sales, marketing, partner teams and more) to drive product-specific GTM strategies, strategic partnerships, channel strategy and incentives, customer engineering/solutions architect community/feedback.
  • Provide insightful data-driven strategic recommendations to leadership, based on strategic insights, analysis, experience, technical acumen, and judgment.
  • Lead cadence for managing the business. Define and track key product/business metrics/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), lead monthly and quarterly business reviews, drive annual planning for hiring committee/spend across prioritized initiatives

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