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Program Manager, Strategic Planning Operations - 23andMe

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Job Title
Program Manager, Strategic Planning Operations
Job Location
Sunnyvale, California
Job Description

Are you driven to getting the right things done at the right time? 

23andMe is looking for a Program Manager to facilitate our corporate goal setting processes and support our strategic planning operations. This role will report to the Director of Strategic Planning Operations.

You are an active listener with the ability to understand different points of view. You can discern nuances. You have a “glass half full” mentality and actively seek win-win. You are self-motivated and comfortable working in a lean team with lots of cross-functional collaboration. You hold yourself accountable and lead by example. You are a pace setter and can rally others to hit milestones and deadlines. You are a skillful diplomat; tactful and driven for the greater good.


Who We Are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.


What You’ll Do


  • Manage the quarterly OKR check-in process for both Company and Department OKRs: manage the logistics, coordination, and preparation of OKR Town Hall decks; work with the PGMs dedicated to each OKR.
  • Build out and refine our Smartsheet OKR infrastructure. Automate and templatize where it makes sense.
  • Help functional leaders collaborate to write clear and concise OKRs that inspire employees and help them see the big picture.
  • Identify and resolve dependencies and resource constraints early on that might prevent us from hitting our KRs.
  • Ensure OKRs match up with both the strategic and financial plan, and maximize our annual progress towards achieving our 3-year vision.
  • Sync with Business Analytics team to improve our OKRs dashboards and ensure automated reporting of OKR metrics when possible.

Corporate Calendar

  • Coordinate with teams across the company to ensure key dates are added to the Corporate Calendar for weekly review at Business and Strategy Team.
  • Flag potential issues related to dates or schedules for resolution at BSTM.
  • Build out and refine our Smartsheet infrastructure; support broader adoption / integration across the company with relevant department-level calendars.
  • Create / maintain / improve dashboards and views used by Execs and the Office of the CEO.
  • Continue to improve, right-size, and mature our Corporate Calendar process as the company’s needs evolve.

Office of the CEO

  • Work with Office of CEO team to create informational summaries in preparation for external meetings.
  • Assist as-needed with smaller, short-term projects for the Office of the CEO.

Opportunities You’ll Have

  • Learning about all aspects of the company and how things connect together for us to operate successfully.
  • Working with company leadership to help align corporate goals to long-term strategy.
  • Being an influencing voice to help employees see the big picture and get motivated about what we’re striving to achieve.
  • Building professional network and rapport with a diverse range of people across the company.
  • Operating with high visibility and broad impact. 


What You’ll Bring

  • Proficient with Smartsheet; comfortable creating & managing complex sheets, reports, dashboards.
  • Quick learner and growth mindset, whether it’s acquiring new domain knowledge or expanding technical skills. You pounce up steep learning curves. Not afraid to get into some (python or javascript) scripting or tweaking web pages (HTML or CSS).
  • Amazing interpersonal skills. Ability to work across different backgrounds, functional groups, and work styles. You are frequently complimented on being easy to work with.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and effectively. You know how to distill information appropriately to a range of communication mediums and audiences.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills. You keep the trains on track and on time.
  • Proficient in project management and team communication tools (i.e. Google Workspace, Sheets, Slides, Gantt charting, Lucidchart, Coda, Jira, Confluence, Slack, etc…did we mention Smartsheet). You’re comfortable with many tools; you can figure out how to make the best use of the tools at your disposal.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of training/experience.


About Us

23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

Pay Transparency
23andMe takes a market-based approach to pay, and amounts will vary depending on your geographic location. The salary range reflected here is for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
San Francisco Bay Area Base Pay Range
$102,000$154,000 USD

23andMe Headquarters Location

Mountain View, CA

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23andMe Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

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23andMe Total Amount Raised


23andMe Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $82,500,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,700,000 USD

  • Series E

    $115,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,400,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $9,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $22,220,289 USD

  • Series B

    $14,200,000 USD

  • Series B

    $13,600,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,953,320 USD