Senior Business Planner, Marketing on the Office 365 product in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Business Planner
CategoryMarketing
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMarketing
ProductOffice 365
Date AddedJanuary 6, 2015
Open Positions1

Office/Office 365 Commercial Business Planning
Sr. Business Planner
Position Location: Redmond, WA

Office 365 is at the core of the company's strategy, and this role will play a vital part in how we evolve and transition this business to the cloud. The Office client is central to this transition, and this role is an opportunity to drive decisions that will shape our long term monetization model. You will be responsible for looking after a $10B+ business that is critical for the company's success.

The Office Business Planner owns packaging and pricing for Commercial Office, working with other business planners, engineering, and finance to build and implement SKU plans. Our team is energetic, collaborative and entrepreneurially minded. This is a high visibility role that requires energy, passion, business acumen, the ability to manage complexity and a strong desire for excellence.

Key responsibilities:
Commercial Office pricing & packaging - you will own what offers we take to market, both in the cloud as well as on premises
O365 Business Planning - this role requires a strong relationship with both the Commercial and Consumer Office 365 planners to build revenue & margin maximizing solutions across our stack of services
Engineering stakeholders - you will need strong technical product expertise to support your packaging decisions and influence senior engineering partners as they develop product roadmaps
Finance partnership - a deep understanding of the business fundamentals and a strong partnership with finance is essential to landing the right strategy
Research - you will drive research projects that provide the data we need to make decisions
C&E / Windows partnership - work with other Business Planning teams on Partner with C&E and Windows Business Planning to drive joint initiatives

Qualifications:
5-7 years marketing / business planning experience
Excellent business analysis and strategic thinking skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to influence at the CVP level
Strong problem identification and resolution skills
A BA/BS in Marketing, Business or related discipline is required, MBA preferred
Technical expertise or background a plus
Management consulting experience is a strong plus

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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