Workforce Planning Central Program Manager, Mission Control

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA, United States

Posted Date 2/19/2020

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 (PM) to lead key initiatives that cut across how we serve the technology organization. You will serve as a central PM responsible for understanding how our entire team operates so you can work cross-functionally on complex and highly impactful projects, such as the annual headcount planning process overall. Project management expertise is a must and experience specific to headcount planning and with recruiting, HR, and finance is a plus.

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


  • Understand Mission Control Planning processes by role/pillar in order to execute programs which address the needs of all of FB tech

  • Develop program charters including scope, timelines, deliverables, roles and responsibilities and align with cross-functional partners

  • Drive multiple complex programs simultaneously including stakeholder meetings, project plan/action tracking, and status communications

  • Facilitate end-to-end change management including development of impact assessments and mitigation strategies

  • Establish high quality measurement and tracking, including long term monitoring plans

  • Deliver leadership presentations on program progress

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

  • Communicate updates to key, cross-functional stakeholder groups and support the development and execution of roadshows to educate the business on processes and systems

  • Drive key projects geared towards continuous process improvement, stakeholder education and accountability and team branding/communications


  • B.S. or B.A., or equivalent project/program management experience

  • 5+ years experience managing complex, cross-functional programs

  • Knowledge of end-to-end workforce planning concepts including headcount planning and allocation management

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment

  • Advanced organization skills

  • Analytical skills, problem-solving skills and experience interpreting forecasts

  • Communication skills

  • Intermediate Excel skills


  • PMP or other accredited project management certification

  • 3+ years workforce planning experience including headcount planning and position management

  • Experience with finance and recruiting processes

  • Experience working with highly technical management teams

  • Experience with complex data/analytics models and tools (e.g., Tableau)

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