Workforce Planning Program Manager

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. Specifically, this candidate will lead demand planning and scaling for new grad hires, leadership hires and various technical hires who work directly on our products. Demand accuracy is imperative, and you will need to dig deeply with hiring managers, & recruiting analytics/managers to ensure that our demand-supply tools & processes are set up for success. Ability to dive into analytics details and tell a data driven story is key.
This is a full-time position based in our main office in Menlo Park.


  • 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 Tech teams.
  • 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.
  • Use data to collaborate with HR Business Partners and Tech Leaders to drive organizational design (org mix, location strategy).
  • Partner with Mission Control & Recruiting analysts to develop in depth Excel and Tableau reporting, which is leveraged by all cross-functional partners. Leverage analytics to ensure data-driven decisions are being made.
  • Collaborate with Mission Control Programs team on shared initiatives for technical onboarding and training (like the team selection process).
  • Develop, execute, and manage yearly headcount planning cycle as well as end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Regularly meet with technical executives, managers, 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.
  • Consult on best practices for workforce planning (location strategy, experience & talent mix of organization).
  • Focus on internal tooling adoption for technical orgs to provide more defined mobility and team selection opportunities. Understand tooling needs and partner with internal tools teams to design and later roll out features.
  • B.S. or B.A. in a technical discipline, 7+ years problem-solving, technical and/or program management experience.
  • Communication experience and experience working with technical management teams presenting to executive audiences, sometimes on short notice.
  • Organizational and coordination experience along with multi-tasking experience.
  • Knowledge of headcount and position management.
  • Analytical and problem-solving experience.
  • Experience interpreting forecasts.
  • Knowledge with Technical Recruiting, specifically University, Product and Leadership pipelines.
  • Excel experience.
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