Senior Channel Marketing Manager Retail Experience Center, Services & Support in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Channel Marketing Manager Retail Experience Center
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionServices & Support
Date AddedJanuary 9, 2015
Open Positions1

You've got a passion for technology, you're a motivated ambitious marketer and you thrive working in a fast paced, frontline, dynamic business. Good news! We're a perfect match for each other.

Microsoft's Corporate Worldwide Retail Channel Marketing Organization is a critical division of the Consumer Channels Business and is responsible for delivering world leading retail experiences that span Windows, Office, Xbox, Surface and an extensive hardware line up. It's at the heart of the business, sitting between the Corporate Business groups for those consumer products and the subsidiary based retail sales and marketing teams based around the world.

With a clear mission to build innovative retail experiences around the world that are the envy of our competition while delivering incremental sales impact for the business, this is the space to be in if you're looking to make a real difference in a company that has true global presence and the desire and passion to push boundaries and win.

The Worldwide Retail Channel Marketing Organization is searching for a senior channel marketing manager to oversee the strategy, planning and operations of the Microsoft Retail Experience Center. The position will oversee the management of the facility, operations, and planning, including the development of the retail technology journey to demonstrate frictionless and seamless customer journey across all touch points.

You'll have very strong collaboration skills, keen eye for storytelling, an innovative thinking with a passion for technology and a talent for influence and impact through others. The candidate will have strong presentation and demonstration skills, well-honed executive presence skills and the ability to bring others along to your point of view. You'll be excited by the task of driving the day-to-day operations of a state-of-the-art facility and not daunted by the fast pace and continual evolution. You'll be a relationship builder with a strong attention to detail that enables stellar project management.

This is not a role for someone that wants to come along for the ride, it's an opportunity to shape the way we do retail and drive the Worldwide Retail Channel Marketing business forward. Sound like a match for you? If it does, then don't procrastinate, opportunities like these don't come along often.

Key responsibilities include:
1. Direct accountability for managing and driving the evolution of the Retail Experience Center (REC), leading expansion, improvement and increasing internal and external value
2. Steering the execution planning and deployment of category retail programs and campaigns at the REC including in-store visual merchandising, digital / online merchandising, experiential programs, training programs
3. Responsible for driving a unified REC planning approach across groups to maximize collaboration, cooperation, impact and influence including the development and management of project plans, scope, schedules, communication plan, post mortems
4. Through the REC and associated initiatives, providing leadership, direction and guidance related to the future of retail, including the integrated product purchasing process, consumer decision-making process, retail assortment and merchandising strategy
5. Managing REC day to day operations including tour scheduling, budget management, maintenance
6. Managing REC vendors including operations coordinator, facilities and agencies

The ideal candidate will have a 4-yr college degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 10 years' experience in consumer electronics marketing, business development or a related field. Prior experience in the retail industry is a definite bonus, being a self-starter, and a passion for technology is a must.

Minimum Qualifications
o 10 years' experience in consumer electronics marketing, business development or a related field
o People and vendor management experience

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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