Senior Business Planning Manager, Marketing in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Business Planning Manager
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Are you interested in driving business planning for high-growth cloud solutions from Microsoft Azure? Are you passionate about business models, customer acquisition strategies, and data to support business decisions? Are you an analytical problem solver who can work across teams to get great things done and deliver quantifiable impact? If you said yes to all of these questions, we want to talk to you!

The Microsoft Azure Business Planning team is looking for a great individual to join a great team focused on leading the growth of the Microsoft Azure business. As a Senior Business Planner in the C+E Marketing organization, you will own the strategy and pricing models for a set of Azure products and services including media services and customer support. In this role you will set the business model strategy for these offerings, as well as determine pricing, service meters, and SKUs where appropriate. You will also serve as the product manager for the paid Azure support offerings, and will be drive end-to-end strategy and execution of launching new offerings, growing existing offerings, and building continuous improvement in the customer and partner experience.

Areas of responsibility include:
Leading cross-function teams to evolve current Azure paid support offerings and introduce new offerings targeted at partners.
Partnering with CSS to continue to improve customer support experience and drive tool improvements with engineering.
Owning the Azure customer support steering committee meetings and providing regular updates to senior leadership.
Defining and delivering the business model decisions for new and existing Azure media services offerings including video on demand and live streaming offerings.
Developing key metrics to monitor the customer experience and business performance and providing monthly reporting.
Ensuring all internal and external related content is up to date while driving field education on Azure support policies and offerings.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of working with a large group of internal partners to define and execute strategic initiatives with passion, precision, and excellence. The ideal candidate will also have excellent analytical problem solving skills and be able to develop solutions meeting competing requirements, using data to drive decision making. Excellent communication and leadership skills are a must to drive projects and build executive buy-in and support for key projects. BS/BA degree required; MBA or equivalent experience preferred. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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