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Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning at Dropbox (Remote)

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Role Description 
Dropbox is looking for an experienced Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning to join the newest sub-team within Dropbox’s People organization. You will lead a small team to define and drive our workforce planning priorities by deeply understanding Dropbox’s business strategy, the internal/external landscape, and talent supply and demand. You’ll partner with the Head of Workforce Planning and Global People Services & Technology to build the long-term vision and roadmap for workforce planning and location strategy to develop new capabilities, establish new processes, and deliver projects with company-level impact. This role is ideal for someone who is “scrappy,” analytical, able to forge cross-functional partnerships, and is energized by the opportunity to build from the ground up. 
Responsibilities
  • Company Planning: Represent the Workforce Planning pillar of Dropbox’s annual company planning process in conjunction with Strategic Planning and Financial Planning. Drive the development of materials/resources and continuously optimize company planning processes. Strengthen cross-functional partnerships to ensure an integrated experience for Dropbox leaders and budget owners. 
  • Workforce Strategy: Partner closely with HRBPs and Dropbox leaders to define workforce strategy and plans; establish a regular cadence and process for refreshing and refining workforce plans; roll-up and share outcomes/action plans with relevant stakeholders, including Talent Acquisition, Learning & Organization Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion teams 
  • Headcount Management: Be an active member of the Central Headcount Management team in partnership with Dropbox leadership, Finance, Business Operations, and Recruiting to set and manage quarterly headcount targets across the business. Support the development of workforce dashboards and reporting processes (e.g., weekly headcount tracker, location tracker, capacity planning dashboard for recruiting, etc). Facilitate change management as workforce needs or headcount targets change, partnering closely with the Recruiting team on shifting priorities for hiring. 
  • Location Strategy: With support from the Location Strategy Lead, drive the evolution of Dropbox’s location strategy and roadmap for global expansion. This includes market assessment, market selection, and implementation planning/operations for market entry.
  • Workforce Planning Technology: In partnership with Finance and ITS, co-lead requirements gathering, building, testing, and implementation for WFP technology initiatives (e.g., Workday Adaptive Insights, requisition management, skills mapping). 
  • Workforce Analytics: Partner with the Finance team to conduct supply and demand analysis, business scenario planning, and forecasting. Track ROI of investments and identify ways to report key metrics (e.g., cost savings, efficiencies gained). Partner with People Analytics team on workforce analytics projects, including predictive analytics, dashboards/data visualization, and identifying trends and recommendations. Conduct external benchmarking research and refresh key workforce metrics via Radford’s Global Workforce Analytics (GWA) portal to support HRBPs and business leaders with WFP discussions.
  • Strategic Workforce Planning: Define the long-term vision and three-year roadmap for Dropbox’s Workforce Planning team, including building our capability to conduct long-range talent planning, leverage talent intelligence to inform people strategy, and provide expertise in org design. 
Requirements 
  • 8+ years experience in a global, corporate organization in a combination of Workforce Planning, Analytics, Finance, and/or Consulting roles
  • Experience partnering with Finance/FP&A on headcount management, long-range planning, and forecasting; experience with company-level planning processes required
  • Location strategy and globalization experience preferred 
  • Prior people management experience required 
  • Collaboration: Able to establish and maintain key cross-functional relationships across the organization (e.g., Finance, Recruiting, Chiefs of Staff); able to work effectively in a global, matrixed organization and in a virtual environment 
  • Communication: Able to package and present complex analysis and recommendations; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Agility: Able to adapt to shifting priorities and the changing demands of business, manage ambiguity, drive results with a sense of urgency, and thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Business Acumen: Breadth and depth of experience working with business leaders across functions; able to deeply understand the talent and financial implications of a company strategy
  • Analytics: Able to create modeling tools, dashboards, and data visualizations; ability to analyze multiple sources of information/data, identify trends, translate data into insights, and develop recommendations based on analysis
  • Technology: Foundational experience with Workday data/reporting and technology implementation required 
  • Project Management: Able to lead complex cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders or be the single driver of a project 
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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our Unlimited Vacation Policy, Dropbox also has one companywide PTO day a month
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We began a new 'Perks Allowance' in 2021 when we went Virtual First. Dropboxers are provided a generous individual allowance to spend on what perks really matter to them while at home- whether that's wellness, caregiver support, productivity, ergonomics, learning, food services, afterschool programs for kids, or something else! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uM0gG3

An Insider's view of Dropbox

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In the first time in over a decade, I’ve been able to actually have work life balance and to develop healthy habits because of Virtual First. My commute time is now filled with a morning workout and the end of my day now looks like being able to cook for myself. I also was able to move closer to family, which means the world to me.

Caitlin

Diversity Program Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In a world that’s radically shifting virtual, it’s exciting to be at a company aiming to solve a lot of the problems at the crux of the transition. I’ve been working on projects that help small businesses using Dropbox collaborate and improve their overall user experience.

Micah

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Dropbox has provided me a great opportunity to work with some of the top talent in the industry. The amount of creativity and innovation I have been apart of has been amazing. Whether you’re an individual contributor or a VP, Dropbox provides amazing opportunity, training, and support for your career.

Latane

Head of Physical Infrastructure

What is your vision for the company?

I see the 40-hour office workweek becoming a thing of the past. Employees will escape grueling commutes and gain more control over their day. The workplace will now be wherever work happens, and the workweek will be whenever work happens best for each person. We'll grow stronger as we integrate dispersed talent with diverse perspectives.

Drew

Co-founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s always an opportunity to pivot and learn new skills or internally transfer to a team that’s outside your normal scope of work. The humility and empathy that Dropboxers have is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. There’s always going to be someone on the other side willing to bring you in on a project or mentor you.

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Content Marketing Operations

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