People Strategy & Operations Manager - Location Flexible

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Role Description
As the People Strategy & Operations Manager, you’ll work closely with the Head of People Strategy & Operations and Analytics as well as the VP of People to drive key business initiatives and change across the People team.
We are looking for someone with a strong executive presence, business mindset, and the aptitude to drive rigor and critical thinking into key People related initiatives across Dropbox. You will own the operational engine, helping us anticipate needs, use data for decision making, and streamline processes and create efficiencies. You must have the capacity to balance multiple priorities, influence internal partners, and possess excellent communication skills that can be tailored to cross-functional audiences at every level. You’ll also be responsible for leading the small but mighty Strategy & Operations team (1 direct report), providing clear guidance and setting the team roadmap, as well as supporting growth and development for your direct report.
This role will be intimately involved with the strategic direction of the People Team, requiring you to drive projects and dialogue around HR strategy, goals, and reporting. You will also be required to successfully develop plans, proposals, and manage key stakeholders to do the same!
You will have the opportunity to roll-up your sleeves and help the People function move from strategy to execution.
  • Work in partnership with People leadership team to identify key strategic projects with company-wide impact and then help build operational plans to execute against these strategic projects. This can include M&A, strategic People-wide projects related to retention and budget, and the future of work
  • Drive operational excellence for the People team through driving the People team annual planning with the HR Leadership team (HRLT) as well as quarterly and annual OKR/budget/headcount planning and tracking
  • Manage the People Strategy & Operations team, developing the team roadmap and OKRs as well as developing and managing 1 talented FTE
  • Build strong peer-level relationships with Dropboxers across the People organization and in partnership with key internal stakeholders (FP&A, Staff Operations, Legal)
  • Create a sense of cohesion across the People team, through driving content for People team events (all hands, offsites, social events), supporting People team development professional development, and supporting HRLT cohesion
  • Prepare presentations and dashboards as needed for executive-level audience
  • 6-10 years experience in a management consulting, strategy, operations, and/or human resources role 
  • Excellent project management skills with a proactive mindset
  • Ability to translate between strategic business decisions and their operational implications
  • Ability to shift from high-level strategic thinking to stepping in and helping to drive implementation alongside functional teams
  • Comfort with ambiguity, uncertainty, and a rapidly evolving business landscape
  • Analytical, comfortable with large data sets, and able to extract business insights from analysis
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies 
  • Experience with managing a small team and/or highly visible, high impact cross-functional projects
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and how to apply DEI principles into People Strategy & Operations programs and initiatives
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Technology we use

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*Dropbox Studios are collaborative spaces designed for teamwork and community-building. Employees will not be able to use them for solo work.

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.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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) 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
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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:

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