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2018-12-04T22:20:07-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Strategy Lead, X

Business Strategy

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

Role:

As a Strategy Lead, you will join and support a team of strategists dedicated to a small number of projects and investigations. You will be an integral part of the team as you work closely to better understand business and moonshot potential of relevant ideas and technologies. In this role, you will think through challenging problems and explore ambiguous path to find the best solutions that will set projects up for success. You will be directly involved in various projects and encouraged to approach them with rigor, creativity and critical thinking.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead market sizing, competitive and regulatory analyses and value chain mapping for projects. Lead review and ensure quality of analyses and summary of materials through the project’s lifecycle.
  • Build and review economic models in partnership with product managers and Finance.
  • Help prioritize and focus, foreseeing and addressing future challenges while identify risks and ways to overcome them.
  • Present findings to project teams and executives to guide strategy while effectively managing dialog with key decision makers.
  • Drive recommendations, implementation and results while working cross-functionally to resolve non-technical challenges.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of experience in strategy consulting or other business strategy role with a background in Chemistry, Human Biology, Health, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience leading strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data and turning it into actionable insight.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's of Business Administration and/or degree in a technical, science or engineering field.
  • Experience in Financial modeling.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt quickly to changing priorities and work with a high sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the broader technology industry.
  • Distinctive problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent presentation skills with the ability to influence without authority.

About X, the moonshot factory

X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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