Remote Job Description

A problem isn’t truly solved until it’s solved for all. That’s why Googlers build products that help create opportunities for everyone, whether down the street or across the globe. As a Program Manager at Google, you’ll lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish — working with stakeholders to plan requirements, manage project schedules, identify risks, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company. Your projects will often span offices, time zones, and hemispheres. It's your job to coordinate the players and keep them up to date on progress and deadlines.

Our goal is to build a Google that looks like the world around us — and we want Googlers to stay and grow when they join us. As part of our efforts to build a Google for everyone, we build diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the company.

As a Product Cost Manager, you will act as a broad reaching partner within the Global Commodity Management team and be trusted as the single point of contact for all activities related to product level cost tracking, analysis and reporting, with the ultimate responsibility of delivering financially healthy products. You will coordinate and drive cross-functional efforts to make sure that products progress through development and into mass production at cost and margin goals.
Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $125,000-$193,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.


  • Oversee the development and tracking of accurate product level cost models from inception/concept design stages through entire product lifecycle.
  • Utilize industry knowledge, analytics, competitive industry data, should cost analyses, and inputs to identify cost inefficiencies and opportunities to optimize costs.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders to identify design, feature, and operational cost opportunities and track them through to execution; challenge the status quo and decision-making when it comes to discussions that impact device cost.
  • Deliver effective presentations of findings and recommendations to multiple levels of leadership to communicate cost status, trajectory, and goals. Build tools and dashboards to provide insights at scale.
  • Work on global projects with key stakeholders, including New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Global Manufacturing Operations, Finance and Global Commodity Managers, while keeping them focused on delivering financially healthy products.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in data center or consumer electronics hardware operations
  • Experience in product cost, program management, and working with cross-functional teams to manage goals and decision-making.
  • Experience with slide presentations and presenting to executives.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 4 years of experience within data center and/or consumer electronics hardware operations and supply chain.
  • Experience building cost models, analyzing cost trends, and assessing opportunities and risk for early-stage product development.
  • Experience creating and applying should cost models.
  • Ability to manage multiple/complex projects and changing priorities, make sound decisions with constraints, and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to apply market intelligence, cost reduction opportunities, and historical cost data to set and meet cost goals.

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:

In-office locations: Sunnyvale, CA, USA.
Remote location(s): United States.