Senior Audience Marketing Manager, Sales in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Audience Marketing Manager
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedMarch 14, 2015
Open Positions1

Category Manager, Financial Services & Manufacturing

The Developer Experience and Evangelism (DX) organization is looking for a Category Manager who will establish category thought leadership for Financial Services and Manufacturing verticals to ensure differentiated go-to-market programs for our ISV partners. You will be responsible for ensuring ISV partners are most successful on our modern platform in Financial Services and Manufacturing vertical, while owning the overarching strategy for how this will be achieved.

You will be responsible for unifying cross-company efforts and leading the internal stakeholders in a consolidated vertical ISV strategy across global and emerging partners. You will work with internal and external teams to influence offers, programs and promotion activities that drive success for Financial Services and Manufacturing partners.

You will ensure success by showcasing our partner's solutions with key Financial Services and Manufacturing influencers and at Tier 1 industry events. You will ensure our Marketplace meets the needs of Financial Services and Manufacturing partners in order to drive ROI and success of partner's solutions. The ideal candidate will have Financial Services and Manufacturing experience and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills with a combination of business development and product management expertise.

In this role, you would be responsible for:

o Creating a strategic plan for Financial Services and Manufacturing ISVs designed to accelerate the ROI for partners developing solutions on Microsoft's platforms
o Evangelizing our Financial Services and Manufacturing ISV partner thought leadership and differentiation at internal and external forums
o Identifying new GTM programs and Marketplace enhancements based on feedback from partners and industry influencers
o Collaborating closely with marketing, developer teams, and partner organizations to drive discoverability and awareness of Financial Services and Manufacturing partner solutions
o Working with global field and marketing teams to ensure Financial Services and Manufacturing partner solutions are promoted in relevant regions
o Delivering ongoing industry, trend identification, and competitive insights to the organization
o Having exceptional professionalism and executive presence in dealing with both internal and external senior leaders

The ideal candidate will have:

o Minimum of 7 years of experience in marketing and sales or business development with a proven record of influencing and defining partner programs to grow new businesses.
o Industry Expertise: Extensive experience working with customers and partners in Financial Services and Manufacturing.
o Technical Skills: Experience in Cloud computing and Mobile industries, with an understanding of industry technologies, business drivers, and emerging trends. Deep knowledge and passion for driving adoption of Microsoft Mobile and Cloud technologies.
o Professional Skills: Executive presence and a proven record of building trusted relationships with and influencing senior executives. Exceptional leadership and community building skills. Cross-group collaboration skills with exceptional verbal and written communication. Highly motivated, results-driven with exceptional decision-making and follow through. Strong organization / prioritization and analytical skills are essential.
o Qualifications: bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent discipline required. 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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