LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedMarch 18, 2015
Open Positions1

Microsoft's Commercial Communications Analyst Relations team is looking for a talented, thoughtful high-judgment individual to take a leadership role in developing engagement strategies with high-profile industry analysts in support of the Skype for Business analyst program. In this role, you will have a tremendous opportunity to be part of one of Microsoft's most exciting divisions in a role that has broad influence across the industry. This role will help define the key perception changes and thought-leadership initiatives required to meet the aggressive growth goals for Microsoft's productivity solutions.

The successful candidate will have strong product marketing, project management and communications background, with experience in quickly demonstrating an aptitude learning complex technology. Additionally, excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders is critical, as is working in dynamic cross-team environments.

Specific responsibilities include:

- Contribute to Microsoft's success by managing Analyst Relations as a member of the Commercial Communications Team.
- Collaborate successfully with counterparts across the company.
- Deliver on-going AR program activities such as analyst briefings, inquiries, reporting and other core program tactics.
- Drive the process for participation in vendor evaluation reports, such as Gartner Magic Quadrants and Forrester Waves
- Work cooperatively with marketing and engineering teams.
- Manage and develop spokespeople, including senior executives.
- Provide feedback on content and prep spokespeople for analyst interactions.
- Defining, measuring and reporting success and learnings.
- Build and leverage ongoing relationships with industry analysts and provide strategic AR guidance to business leaders.
- Work closely with product teams to develop analyst-specific positioning and messaging that result in positive analyst coverage and reviews.
- Collaborate with fellow Commercial Communications AR and PR members to effectively communicate the value of Microsoft's products and campaigns.
- Driving alignment with sales, marketing and product engineering to maximize awareness of customer requirements, existing market evidence, and AR program impact..


- Five years of experience in enterprise software and service oriented solutions- performing in an analyst relations, public relations or related marketing function.
- Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, English, business or related field.
- Proficient with written communication.
- Interpersonal skills to support existing and enhance new relationships with colleagues, executives and industry analysts.
- Proficient project management skills for balancing multiple concurrent projects in a dynamic environment.
- Experience with or passion for commercial enterprise technologies.
- Experience marketing to IT or business audiences.
- Integrated marketing, messaging and positioning proficiency.
- A proven track record of cross-group collaboration, the ability to influence and impact results at multiple levels of the organization, and business maturity.

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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