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Program Manager Job at Google Africa
« on: Feb 28, 2012, 02:05 PM »
Job Title: Program Manager, Emerging Markets Operations

Location: Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya

Job Area: Knowledge

Company: Google

The area:

There is always more information out there, and the Knowledge team has a never-ending quest to find it and make it accessible. We’re constantly refining our signature search engine to provide better results, and developing offerings like Google Instant, Google Voice Search and Google Image Search to make it faster and more engaging. We’re providing users around the world with great search results every day, but at Google, great just isn’t good enough. We’re just getting started.

The role:

Google’s projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it’s your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project’s progress and deadlines.


•   Increase effectiveness of staff and tools by recognizing opportunities for development and proactively creating new systems and structures.(eg: developing career ladders).

•   Assist with global processes for budget and forecast management, including coordinating project prioritization, regional headcount and performing budget vs. actual analysis.

•   Cross office and multiple stakeholder collaboration while managing multiple high intensity projects.

•   Manage large projects from conception, setting up large teams including vendor team sourcing/hiring and manage vendor relationships

Minimum Qualifications:

•   BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field (In lieu of degree, relevant skills or equivalent experience).

•   Relevant work experience in a technical role including project and program management.

Preferred Qualifications:

•   Ability to both think strategically and execute tactically.

•   Ability to manage large onsite and offsite vendor management and vendor relationships.

•   Good project management experience, ability to define projects and execute within timelines and with multiple stakeholders and proven ability to deliver projects on time and to budget.

•   Ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment.

•   Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies and their relevance to the marketplace.

Application Link: Google Nigeria Job Portal.

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