Director of Business Planning, Marketing on the Xbox product in Redmond, WA

TitleDirector of Business Planning
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedMarch 14, 2015
Open Positions1

As a Director of Business Planning with the Xbox Global Business Planning Team, you'll drive market leadership for Xbox in key markets and help define the go-to-market strategy for the Xbox business.

You'll manage & build a high performing team, helping grow future leaders at Microsoft. You will lead multiple teams working on high visibility & high impact projects, working closely with business and engineering leadership to optimize strategic go-to-market (GTM) decisions & investments for Xbox. You'll be a trusted partner to key stakeholders in different parts of the Xbox business on a variety of critical questions, including strategic prioritization of markets and GTM initiatives, as well as identifying and leading growth initiatives from strategy through execution. You'll also evolve the go-to-market model for Xbox to address key trends and opportunities in gaming and entertainment. In short, you'll balance strategy and execution to help Xbox drive disproportionate strategic & financial value to One Microsoft. The team provides an ideal opportunity to demonstrate end-to-end business leadership skills and drive a significant impact on a marquee consumer product in a fast-changing category.

o Manage & lead a high performing team and steward thoughtful career planning with employees
o Build effective relationships with senior leaders & colleagues from the field, engineering and business organizations
o Lead and manage multiple project teams in the analysis and assessment of complex business problems
o Identify, frame & land worldwide growth opportunities for Xbox with partner teams
o Lead cross-org execution of key strategic GTM initiatives, with responsibility for delivering project goals
o Attract, retain & develop high-quality talent

Job Requirements:
o Demonstrated end-to-end project leadership capabilities: history of success leading teams on large, high visibility projects to successful outcomes
o Proven track record of establishing strong relationships with senior business leaders/executives, both internal and external
o Demonstrated history of originating & sourcing high impact projects
o Outstanding written & verbal communication skills
o Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities (e.g., Excel modeling, issue prioritization)
o Exceptional oral and written communication skills
o Passion for consumer technology & execution
o BA/BS with strong academic background; MBA Preferred
o 10+ yrs. experience with a top-tier strategy consulting, investment banking or private equity firm, Fortune 500 corporate strategy group or world class marketing or finance team

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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