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Director, Strategic Planning

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About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

We’re looking for a strategic, pragmatic, and experienced leader to own and drive cross-company operating rhythms at Pinterest. You will take a results-oriented approach to support the leaders across the company in ensuring alignment from strategy to execution, with clear accountability, fast follow-through, and ultimately accelerating path to impact. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, and be challenged to take on work that pushes our strategy forward. This role reports to the Chief of Staff to the CEO and VP, Strategic Operations.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive company-wide annual planning processes, working in close collaboration with the executive team and leaders across the company (in product, engineering, sales, marketing, BD, etc.). In doing so, ensure processes are clear and outcomes-oriented, tensions and questions are surfaced quickly, and key decisions are made efficiently
  • Own and support the running of cross-company operating rhythms, including monthly business reviews and senior leadership forums, to drive alignment and accelerated follow-through as well as surface emerging opportunities or risks facing the business
  • Facilitate and present in C-level forums, including to the executive team, product and business leaders, and other cross-functional partners, including working with product and business owners to ensure tradeoffs and decision points are clearly presented
  • In collaboration with the Office of the CEO, identify, scope, and drive critical cross-functional projects and initiatives with speed and attention to detail
  • Support management in ongoing strategic and operational planning to ensure that decisions are in line with overall company strategy and goals

What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience leading strategic planning, budgeting and/or OKR processes, ideally in a large publicly traded company
  • Strong business judgment, with an owners’ mindset and the ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Highly skilled at facilitating productive meetings at senior leadership levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to absorb and synthesize a large amount of information, and develop recommendations that advance our strategy
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to see the big picture and to manage the small details as well as a proven track record of managing complex projects and meeting deadlines
  • Ease with navigating a global organization structure and building strong collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

Relocation Statement:

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only
$172,550—$355,000 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.

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