Manager, Market and Competitive Intelligence, YouTube

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Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Physics) or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a equity research, investment banking, consulting, and/or corporate strategy role at a media related company
  • Experience in financial modeling and analytics.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA or Master's degree in related field, CPA, and/or CFA.
  • Experience in consumer Internet and media industries.
  • Experience communicating and influencing a range of audiences, including senior executives.
  • Experience with using SQL, R, or Python to extract and manipulate data.
  • Comprehensive understanding of finance functions, including operations, accounting, processes, risks and controls.
  • Exceptional business judgment, with financial modeling, spreadsheet software, databases, and presentation software skills.

About the job

The YouTube Strategy, Business Operations and Analytics (SBA) team’s mission is to make YouTube commercially sustainable and more valuable, by identifying and steering the business towards the biggest opportunities, guiding the organization to make the best possible decisions, and enabling effective implementation and operations. With teams in San Bruno, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Singapore, the SBA team works closely with YouTube leadership across Product, Engineering, and business organizations to address challenges and opportunities across the company, help chart the long-term direction for YouTube, and provide analytics and decision support for business planning and steering. SBA is a multi-specialist team, with several capabilities across all three pillars of the team: Strategy (Market and Competitive Intelligence, CEO Office and Corporate Strategy, Product and Business Strategy), Business Operations (Global, AMER, EMEA, APAC), and Analytics and Decision Support (Data Infrastructure, Business Intelligence Products, Commercial Analytics). As a Manager of Market and Competitive Intelligence for YouTube, you will become the authoritative source of industry data and trends, run proactive and ongoing research, and become an expert at seeing around corners. You will also identify opportunities and assess strategic rationale for YouTube external investments. Further, you will apply critical thinking, analyze data, formulate and synthesize recommendations on major business decisions to senior leadership across various departments. Finally, you will be an integral part of the Strategy team, investing to further build the Strategy community.

At YouTube, we believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share, and build community through our stories. We work together to give everyone the power to share their story, explore what they love, and connect with one another in the process. Working at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and boundless creativity, we move at the speed of culture with a shared goal to show people the world. We explore new ideas, solve real problems, and have fun — and we do it all together.


  • Work on the strategic priorities of YouTube’s executives and determine the best way of solving problems, which include structuring, launching, and driving projects that focus on supporting decisions based on financial models, analyzing market/competitive trends, business drivers, and operational metrics.
  • Prepare presentations and communicate findings to YouTube’s executives (CEO, CBO, CPO, Chief Engineer) and the broader organization.
  • Develop comprehensive three-statement, driver-based models and forward-looking projections for key competitors in our coverage universe. Provide financial insights and regular updates to leadership.
  • Work on strategic projects for leadership, including analyzing business plans and the overall portfolio. Drive thought leadership, industry analysis, competitive tracking, and earnings coverage.
  • Collect and consolidate data from primary sources (Census information, company filings, etc.)

Company Info.


YouTube is an online video platform owned by Google. In total, users watch more than one billion hours of YouTube videos each day, and hundreds of hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube servers every minute.

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    901, Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California, United States
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