BUSINESS STRATEGY ANALYST - MICROSOFT RETAIL, Retail Stores in Redmond, WA


TitleBUSINESS STRATEGY ANALYST - MICROSOFT RETAIL
CategorySales
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionRetail Stores
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

SUMMARY:

Technology enhances your life - your job should too. At Microsoft Retail Stores, that is what we believe. We are the hub of Microsoft's cutting-edge devices and services, here to provide customers with a world-class experience in this mobile-first, cloud-first world. We serve as centers of innovation, connecting customers with technology that simplifies their lives and inspires their creative potential. As a member of the Retail Stores team you will cultivate the skills to pave the way for your ultimate career path. Your unique talents, perspective, and abilities will help inform our journey and transformation as a company. We are seeking teammates who are dedicated to finding deeper meaning and purpose in their work. Join our journey - find your passion.

Does identifying and creating new business opportunities excite you? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect consumers to our first-party products (such as Xbox, Surface, and most recently, the mobile phone business acquired from Nokia) while also growing a product's reach?

The Microsoft Online Store has become one of the largest resellers of Microsoft products worldwide and is poised for significant growth for FY15 and beyond. To fuel our continued growth, we are looking for a strong candidate to drive strategic initiatives. This is a unique opportunity for a top performer seeking a high impact, high visibility position and influence over the future course of Microsoft's direct consumer channel. The Microsoft Online Store Business Development team creates opportunities, business transactions, partnerships and industry insights together with key innovation partners while contributing to a culture of excellence in the business development discipline across Microsoft.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop, manage, and execute on a global portfolio of business initiatives in support of the business strategy of the Microsoft Online Store Group.
- Partner deeply and coordinate activities across Engineering, Marketing, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Finance, Product and Field teams (Regional Store Managers, Online Store Managers).
- Consistently and efficiently deliver on high-value business initiatives, you will need to demonstrate the following traits:
- Analytical Problem Solving: Identify trends and inconsistencies in data to provide perspective and business solutions, break complex problems down into clear and simple terms and identifies effective solutions, and systematically considers the implications of a decision or action before providing a solution.
- Strategic Insights: Effectively prioritize work to align with Microsoft's short- and long-term goals and objectives, use industry trends to capitalize on opportunities that add value to Microsoft, and assess and manage risk to develop insights and make appropriate decisions that support Microsoft's competitive strategy.
- Trusted Advisor: Inquire about the expressed and unexpressed needs of others to more accurately understand underlying issues, provide advice within area of expertise, and act as a trusted advisor to Online Store Leadership.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

- 5+ years of business experience
- 1-2+ years of management consulting in top tier consulting firm and/or Corporate Strategy experience
- Superb relationship, communication, and negotiation skills in working with senior executives, external constituents, and other business functions
- Understanding of the competitive landscape for consumer devices including mobile phones, gaming, PCs/Tablets, etc.
Key interpersonal traits include: motivation, passion for technology, creativity, adaptability, unquestionable ethics and integrity, and a willingness to take calculated risks
- BS/BA degree required; previous retail experience and an MBA preferred

Microsoft 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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