2021-08-30 Waymo
Strategic Sourcing Manager, Information Technology
Mountain View, California, United States
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Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the World’s Most Experienced Driver in hopes of improving the world's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

Our Driver may be autonomous, but Waymo’s finances are steered by experts like you. The Finance and Accounting group manages all aspects of our finances and serves as trusted advisors for all our strategic and enterprise endeavors. Along with managing compilation of our financial statements, looking after our cash and overseeing compliance, we partner closely with the business in overseeing company wide resource allocation, developing cutting edge compensation initiatives and generating detailed financial analyses to drive the business forward. We also develop advanced capital strategies to support the company’s short- and long-term future.   In this role, you’ll:
  • Build, manage and evolve strong partnerships to support Waymo’s business objectives
  • Develop business and partnership strategies 
  • Structure and negotiate custom / first of their kind partnership agreements with win-win incentives and balanced terms
  • Evaluate and maintain partner engagement by building trusted relationships with partners and developing a thorough understanding of their priorities and challenges
  • Communicate and collaborate with a broad range of constituents (e.g. internally with Operations, Product, Engineering, Marketing, Legal, and Finance teams, and externally at both the executive and working levels) to drive significant business impact
  • Articulate business & product requirements in collaboration with technical stakeholders, taking into consideration Waymo’s overall strategy and objectives

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • 5+ years of work experience in business development or strategic partnerships or a similar partner-facing role in the technology or transportation sector
  • Experience structuring and negotiating strategic partnership or other custom agreements
  • Experience operating within and leading cross-functional efforts (with Product, Engineering, Legal, Policy, Operations, etc.), including on highly sensitive, complex and / or confidential initiatives
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including articulating key business, legal and technical points with both partners and internal teams, including at the executive level
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including an entrepreneurial and creative approach, attention to detail, and demonstrated collaboration instincts
  • Self-motivation and a sense of urgency and ownership around delivering on team goals
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity, strong desire to build something that has not yet been built before, and an ability to manage through the ups and downs of this uncertainty
  • Experience developing and successfully implementing scalable solutions to complex problems within a rapidly-evolving organization
  • Experience bringing new technology to market
 

 

 

                                              Our Driver may be autonomous, but Waymo’s finances are steered by experts like you. The Finance and Accounting group manages all aspects of our finances and serves as trusted advisors for all our strategic and enterprise endeavors. Along with managing compilation of our financial statements, looking after our cash and overseeing compliance, we partner closely with the business in overseeing company wide resource allocation, developing cutting edge compensation initiatives and generating detailed financial analyses to drive the business forward. We also develop advanced capital strategies to support the company’s short- and long-term future.               To enable screen reader support, press ⌘+Option+Z To learn about keyboard shortcuts, press ⌘slash                                                                                                            
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