Strategic Program Manager, Legal Operations

GoogleSan Francisco, CAFull TimeRemote

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in leading projects.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
  • Ability to present to senior executives. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to meet important deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial approach to recognizing needs, solving problems, anticipating issues, and developing solutions. Excellent business acumen and strategic thinking.

About the job

Our Legal team needs more than attorneys to keep things moving. Our Legal Operations team is charged with improving and maintaining the Legal team's internal processes, systems and tools. Responsible for tracking objectives, coordinating financial planning and solving technology challenges, you are entrepreneurial, proactive and highly organized. You keep costs down, engage third-party vendors and make the Legal team's services better, faster and more efficient.

As a Strategic Program Manager, you will be accountable for planning, launching, project managing, and reporting all day-to-day activities for large, cross-functional efforts and high-priority strategic initiatives led by the Legal Department.

You'll get stuff done and will be trusted to drive tasks to completion. You'll lead complex and often time-sensitive cross departmental strategic initiatives across teams. In this role, you will be both strategic and tactical. With a broad view of how the Legal Department supports the business strategy, you will be relied on as a thought partner and solutions-finder, utilizing your resourcefulness and your creativity to connect people and drive progress. You'll persuasively communicate to senior-level leaders, roll-up your sleeves to help drive implementation, and will be detail oriented to ensure progress. You will collaborate closely with stakeholders throughout Legal and other parts of Google including Product and Engineering teams where applicable. You'll be entrepreneurial, proactive, highly organized, and comfortable with ambiguity. You'll create stability within chaos, with little direction.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.


  • Work with the Legal Department leadership to define, launch, and drive strategic cross-product initiatives.
  • Structure and lead execution of initiatives: develop implementation plans, governance models, communication plans, and provide overall project management leadership to drive to completion and success.
  • Develop strong relationships with working group leaders to ensure programs and communications remain aligned with Legal’s priorities and outcomes.
  • Facilitate critical decision making while also managing timelines.
  • Influence a broad range of stakeholders including executives. Lead large, global, cross-functional working groups.
Google is 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. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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