As a Business Planner
on the Xbox Devices Marketing Team
, you will support the Xbox One
businesses. You will work with trusted partners in Product Marketing
, Product Planning
, BI, Research
, and Operations
to help drive critical business, product and marketing decisions. This role requires strategic thinking, analytical rigor, and data driven problem solving.
As part of your responsibilities, you will partner with Product Marketing
to identify growth opportunities, and make actionable recommendations on how best to pursue those. In addition, you will be responsible for driving analysis of, and recommendations for, global forecasts, SKU
mix, pricing, and promotions to maximize business performance. In close partnership with Product Marketing
, you will develop data driven insights and use these insights to make recommendations for new products and product improvement(s). Your recommendations will be based of deep customer understanding, market research, trend analyses, quantitative models, competitive analysis, and industry benchmarks. Your insights will help inform our overall business plan, product, and strategy.
This role must work in close partnership with many, varied teams in order to be successful. We are looking for someone who has phenomenal at cross team collaboration skills, and who has a history of solving tough problems in complex environments.
If you have a natural intellectual curiosity, strong business acumen, deep analytical skills and a great attitude, then we are looking for you. We are excited to talk to people who are passionate about Xbox
, data, and problem solving!
with Product Marketing
leads to drive overall business success
disparate data together for analysis by partnering with Finance
, BI, and Operations
requirements with our partners to create, and/or improve, critical data sets and analytical tools
demand forecasts for new, and existing devices; across geos, products & SKUs
weekly sales results relative to forecast, identify causes of deviation, and recommend actions
opportunities and develop actionable plans to optimize SKUs
research and analysis with the BI team to develop deep consumer understanding and insights
o 3+ years' experience in product marketing, management consulting, data analysis, finance, forecasting, and/or market research
, and/or a degree in Statistics
, or Mathematics
in regression, simulation, forecasting, and data visualization
with advanced Excel
capabilities, R, SPSS
, or other statistical software
communication and collaboration skills
ability to create and articulate a strategy, influence others, and drive planning
strategic thinking, analytical skills and problem identification skills
experience in preparation and delivery of executive level presentations
, and/or the Games Industry
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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