Senior Operations Program Manager, MBS in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Operations Program Manager, MBS
CategorySupply chain & operations management
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedMarch 27, 2015
Open Positions1

Organization Summary:
If you love the pursuit of excellence and are inspired by the challenges that come through driving innovations that impact how the world lives, works and plays, then we invite you to learn more about Microsoft Operations - and the value we deliver across Microsoft and to our customers and partners. We offer unique opportunities to work on interesting global projects in an environment that appreciates diversity, focuses on talent development and recognizes and rewards great work.

We make doing business with Microsoft easy.

Position Description:
Do you love having a significant, positive business impact? Do you think there's nothing better than using your creativity to break down large complex challenges into small manageable components? Can you do this quickly and easily? Are you agile and an expert planner who can manage and re-design plans successfully in a dynamic, ever changing environment? Do you have a natural bias for action? Does the pride you take in what you do mean management of risk is built into your DNA? Does this mean you always spot potential problem areas, make plans to avoid them and use your natural rapport with people to keep your stakeholders informed?

If you recognize yourself here then Program Management in Microsoft Operations may be the role for you. The team works alongside Microsoft's development, licensing and marketing teams to help bring products and services from a concept to reality. The Program Managers are the bridge from the technical to the business world. They understand client needs, design business process and leading edge automation, all of which delivers a great customer and partner experience.

Our vision is to build a simple, agile and scalable end to end Operation function, one which delights our customers and partners and is an enabler for Microsoft's growth ambitions. We have a clear case for change and scale in our desire to be the best. We know our current processes, systems, tools, and controls that we have in place today need to be able to scale to volumes we are forecasting in the future. Therefore, we are investing in our future systems and processes. Do you want to be part of it?

o Lead moderate to complex projects (as complex as you can handle) from initial scoping through to delivery
o Develop and implement a program of continuous improvement work for systems and processes to ensure that the parameters of cost, quality and customer satisfaction improvements are always maintained
o Use customer insights and your own to define global solutions which meet the needs of multiple programs and customer groups
o Ensure that all our systems and processes are designed and built to scale and grow
o A career that can develop on a local, regional or global basis depending on your desire

Basic Qualifications:
o Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
o A minimum of 8 years of program or project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
o Program or project management of Agreement-to-Cash systems and processes, gained in a high-tech multinational, top tier consulting or similar organization preferred
o Possess the ability to understand diverse customer or partner feedback and knowledge to optimize the design of our Agreement-to-Cash systems and processes
o Proven track record of delivering complex changes
o Demonstrated ability of delivering global changes with dependencies across many teams
o Experience leading major cross organizational projects to implement new business models, ideally on a global scale
o Involvement in a significant product being launched into a market
o Design, implementation and improvement of business processes with a track record of ensuring continued compliance
o Exposure to developing operations strategy, capability and processes
o Exposure to Six Sigma / other process improvement methodologies
o Possess self-starter mentality, problem solving skills, a drive for results, an eye for simplicity, and the ability to work equally well across, up and down a diverse organization
o Strong communication and presentation skills will be self-evident
o Design and implementation of new ideas for new solutions and project managing the ideas through to implementation
o Engagement with IT teams and partnering with them to deliver automation
o MBA is a 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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