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Facebook Research Manager, Foresight Strategy in Helena, Montana


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Come join and support a diverse and collaborative team of foresight strategists and researchers who work to deliver forward-looking, human-centered, and market-informed insights that shape the future of Facebook App. Foresight Strategy at Facebook App spans every step of the strategy and product innovation lifecycle, from understanding long term market shifts that inform App strategy and vision, to understanding people's evolving needs to inform product direction, to assuring the products we build deliver on the strategy, to measuring the impact of our strategy and monitoring evolving market dynamics over time. For this position, we are looking for a Research Manager, Foresight Strategy with strategy, foresight, research, communication and people management skills. We’re looking for someone who has experience developing strategy and vision for large impactful organizations, who has experience in uncovering and translating foresight into business implications for the short- and long-term, and someone who has experience leading exceptional research. The ideal candidate understands the balance between urgency and rigor, and ultimately how research translates into strategy, design, and product decisions. It's not enough to answer interesting questions about the future or about user behavior; our team focuses on strategy impact. You will oversee a team of world-class foresight strategists and researchers across multiple research disciplines.

Required Skills:

  1. Build and manage high-performing teams with researchers of different disciplines.

  2. Independently manage day-to-day activities and complex situations. Identify problems and solutions around escalations.

  3. Set clear expectations and goals for direct reports and collective team while holding individuals and team accountable for success. Contribute to a foresight strategy research playbook and toolkit that extends across all levels of complexity.

  4. Contribute to a foresight strategy research playbook and toolkit that extends across all levels of complexity.

  5. Successfully partner and build strong relationships with other research teams across the Facebook Inc. organization.

  6. Become a trusted, strategic partner to product stakeholders by communicating and demonstrating the value of foresight and research, and by delivering tangible product implications/recommendations that lead to demonstrable business value.

  7. Partner with the recruiting organization to build diverse teams and inclusive environments.

  8. Provide clear, actionable feedback and support to develop and grow individuals

  9. work closely with underperformers to help them meet expectations.

  10. Determine team composition, placement decisions and hiring strategy.

  11. Mentor other managers (research or cross-functional) at multiple levels.

  12. Resource Allocation - ensure we are always focusing on the highest priority things, focusing both on the short term needs as well as looking ahead to the next big challenge.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or significant experience conducting foresight and/or strategy research with meaningful business impact

  2. 10+ years of experience conducting, managing, and/or studying research post-Bachelor’s degree

  3. 2+ years of experience directly managing, coaching and developing full-time researchers, strategists, or futurists

  4. 2+ years of foresight experience in a product company with demonstrable impact on product/company strategy

  5. Experience directly managing across different research and foresight methodologies

  6. Experience directing or directly conducting primary research (either qualitative or quantitative) end-to-end (i.e., designing, fielding, analyzing and reporting out data)

  7. Experience building teams over time through hiring, growing, and retaining high-performing researchers, strategists, or futurists

  8. Track record of translating research, market insight, and foresight into business impact

  9. Experience working with a variety of cross-functional peers and stakeholders (e.g., product managers, data scientists, designers, engineers, policy, communications, marketing)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree

  2. Experience with strategy development, foresight, and primary research

  3. Experience with technology product business or other large, forward-looking organizations

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at