Senior PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, Marketing in Redmond, WA


TitleSENIOR PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER
CategoryMarketing
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMarketing
Date AddedMarch 28, 2015
Open Positions33

Are you passionate about being a key player in leading the transformation to Cloud services? Are you passionate about connecting with customers and audiences through deeply immersive experiences, flawlessly executed and using leading edge technologies? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment with many moving parts? If so, becoming the leader for our third-party events strategy and planning for Cloud + Enterprise could be a great opportunity for you.

This role works across business groups, and product/service teams to:

- Drive thought leadership and excellence in event marketing for Microsoft through creation of impactful, all-encompassing event marketing experiences
- Develop and drive strategy and execution of third party and industry event programs to increase reach, awareness and shape positive perceptions
- Analyze event, industry and competitive data to drive strategic recommendations and improve effectiveness and efficiency of events
- Develop and drive strategy and execution of a high-value customer engagement program in relation to our first-party event to drive business impact
- Lead and manage a virtual team with comprehensive responsibility for event marketing delivery, including project management, logistical and operational elements, experiential and digital components, site selection, sponsorships, and exhibits
- Work closely with core product management teams, integrated marketing, and field marketing teams to develop and align experiential marketing programs
- Create shared vision across multiple stakeholder teams and provide confident leadership to teams with recommended business outcomes
- Project management including budget management, vendor sourcing and management, project plan management, prioritization and issue escalation

The Cloud + Enterprise marketing team is looking for a self-starter and great cross-group collaborator to develop and drive our experiential marketing, event strategies and plans. We're looking for someone with cross-channel integrated marketing experience and a passion to develop and drive both strategy and execution excellence in experiential marketing.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of:
- Strong strategic project management experience and organizational skills including the ability to set and drive requirements across multiple functional areas
- Understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers and emerging trends
- Outstanding cross-group collaboration
- Ability to adapt to a quickly changing business environment
- Experience managing global marketing programs and campaigns
- Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, verbal and written communication, problem solving and executive presentation skills are required
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally to support industry and first party events

The candidate must also have:

- Strong ability to manage ambiguity with unwavering persistence and driving workgroups to consensus and meaningful outcomes
- Strong team-player and proven collaboration skills and experience in successfully working across multiple groups to achieve business goals
- Self-motivated and directed person, requiring minimal supervision for successful assignment completion

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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Are you passionate about being a key player in leading the transformation to Cloud services? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment with many moving parts? Do you have an interest in learning about the end to end innovations in the Cloud + Enterprise business and also influence how we release our services in market? If so, becoming a release marketing manager for Cloud + Enterprise could be a great opportunity for you. This role works across business groups, and product/service teams to:

o Act as Integrated Marketing's key contact point between product marketing and channel marketing
o Own and manage Cloud Platform release marketing and disclosure processes
o Offer SME expertise and coach product marketing in their creation and execution of disclosure plans and use of marketing channels
o Understand cloud product value propositions to enable building of cohesive marketing stories for related releases
o Partner with release operations to monitor status and provide reporting on disclosure plans, schedules, and scope
o Manage relationships and coordinate product marketing's efforts across channel activities including PR, AR, field communications, and partner readiness
o Maintain a rolling six month view of disclosure calendar across all Cloud Platform conversations and solution areas
o Author and manage Cloud Platform news publications and communications, both internal and external
o Oversee and review field disclosure announcements managed by the field readiness team
o Undertake projects to advance the marketing planning and execution process and tools as needed, to enhance team capabilities and performance
o Lead and manage additional integrated marketing projects and initiatives as needed, based on team priorities
o The Cloud + Enterprise marketing team is looking for a self-starter who enjoys leading cross-functional teams. If you are one of those people who thrives on managing many moving parts, who can organize and drive groups toward common goals in a productive way, and who is capable and comfortable engaging with execs and individual contributors alike, we want to hear from you.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

o The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of:
o Ability to drive complex and large processes and tasks in parallel with strong strategic project management experience and organizational skills.
o Strong execution and ability to operate comfortably between 10,000 feet and 10 feet.
o Being detail oriented, and able to work with a diverse number of groups across the company.
o Ability to adapt to a quickly changing business environment
o Comfort with high levels of ambiguity with a proven ability to have impact and influence
o Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, verbal and written communication, problem solving and executive presentation skills are required
o Qualified candidates will have at least 7-10 years in marketing or consulting roles with commercial audiences. Experience within the Technology sector is also a must. A BA or equivalent degree is required; a relevant Master's degree is a plus.

The candidate must also have:

o Strong ability to manage ambiguity with unwavering persistence and driving workgroups to consensus and meaningful outcomes
o Strong team-player and proven collaboration skills and experience in successfully working across multiple groups to achieve business goals
o Self-motivated and directed person, requiring minimal supervision for successful assignment completion.

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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Are you an outstanding story teller that can craft compelling value propositions? Do you want to work in a cloud services business that is growing multiple fold annually? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? Do you have great context with application development and know how to market to the needs of developers and business users? If so, we want to talk to you!

Microsoft Azure is our public cloud offering that will lead a generational shift in the industry, as well as within Microsoft. Our team, Azure Product Marketing, is at the center of this exciting journey. We play the role of solution centric story tellers and marketing quarterbacks in a fast paced bi-monthly innovation ship cycle.

As a member of Azure product marketing team, you will lead core product marketing efforts for one of our Services. With the proliferation of devices and our platform neutral approach, we have an unprecedented opportunity for Azure to be the platform for modern application development.

Areas of responsibility include:

o Making our solution and product value propositions real for customers, partners, and field by delivering product positioning, messaging, storytelling and core content for the portfolio of Azure Services.

o Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
o Serving as a solution/workload subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
o Defining the Go To Market strategy including sales strategy, product packaging and incentives in close partnership with key stakeholders
o Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
o Leading co-marketing activities with partners
o Designing and executing digital marketing and customer lifecycle marketing initiatives
o Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
o Be the marketing execution hub and co-own launch decisions with business and engineering teams
o Synthesize a deep understanding and point-of-view on competitor offerings in the space and teach the broader organization how to compete and win
o Engage and win-over influencers with excellent product advocacy, evangelism and thought-leadership
o Work with the peer teams to determine and influence the Go-To-Market models
o The ideal candidate has a deep passion for technology, and a good understanding of cloud services and application development.

Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

o At least 7 years' experience marketing commercial software to business users, developers and IT
o Excellent communication skills, high degree of accountability with willingness to take measured risks and set bold goals
o Proven capability to deliver world class marketing content, including value proposition, evidence, blogs, whitepapers & presentations for identified scenarios, products/features and segments/audiences
o Drive for results and action oriented
o Ability to translate solutions understanding into a compelling story for customers' that clearly articulates Microsoft's strategy, benefits and differentiation when using Azure's services
o Ability to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action
o Desire to be involved in a development stage business with an entrepreneurial bias
o Proven capability to develop strong working relationships with customers, senior executives, engineering teams, and other product and marketing groups across Microsoft

The candidate must also have:

o B.A./B.S in Computer Science, Marketing or related field Computer Information Systems, preferred
o M.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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Do you have a passion for marketing technology, and have strong strategic marketing and business skills? Do you want to influence the growth of the fourth largest business at Microsoft and drive transformation across the industry? Do you want to be at the heart of Microsoft's transition to the Cloud? If so, then the SQL Server Marketing team has an opportunity for you.

The Data Platform Product Management team is looking for a strong business leader to help the shape the marketing strategy for our hybrid offerings, scenarios which utilize Microsoft Azure and add compelling value for our on-premises SQL Server customers. This is an end-to-end product management role that requires strategic thinking, business leadership skills and storytelling as well as a passion for technology and data. As a Senior Product Manager you will work with engineering and business leaders to drive our messaging and positioning for our hybrid story and the roadmap for key hybrid offerings to drive value to SQL Server customer and win net new share against key competitors.

You will help define new consumption models and shape product strategy as customers evolve from traditional to hybrid environments. You will collaborate with product planning, technical product management, engineering, integrated marketing, and other Microsoft product groups to achieve success.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

- Deeply understand customer needs, market dynamics, competitors and product levers to help grow the SQL Server business. Develop competitive insights to deliver the right solutions and messaging to market.
- Own value propositions, messaging frameworks, and guidance for the field, partners, press, and analysts.
- Lead disclosure strategy in partnership with product planning and communications/AR/PR. Work with our customer marketing, press relations and analyst relations teams to ensure breadth & depth coverage.
- Manage naming and branding for key hybrid offerings and features.
- Build content to address customer conversations and land compelling business value and scenarios.
- Understand customer adoption of SQL Server, and partner with Outbound marketing on strategies to drive market penetration and satisfaction.
- Work with our field and partner readiness teams to ensure your strategy, roadmap, value proposition, positioning & messaging is effectively communicated.
- Provide feedback into product planning to guide future product roadmaps.
- Partner with technical product management to deliver the right technical guidance.

Qualifications:

- Candidate should have 5+ years of related work experience.
- Additional qualifications include minimum 3-5 years of product planning, product management, technical product management or program management experience.
- We are looking for a highly motivated, results-driven marketer, who has strong technical aptitude, leadership skills and business acumen.
- Candidate must be able to generate high-impact ideas, clearly prioritize, manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion.
- Candidate must have a proven ability to work across virtual teams and motivate others within and across Business Groups.
- This position requires excellent oral and written communications abilities, and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with technical and business leaders.
- The candidate should be familiar with database technologies. MBA is 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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The Cloud + Enterprise (C + E) business, one of Microsoft's largest and fastest growing, is in the midst of an important transitional shift to Cloud computing. The exponential growth of devices, data, and apps is creating a substantial need for more computing power. At the same time, companies are already struggling to deal with increasing IT complexity and cost, and finding it difficult to balance the operational aspects of IT with delivering innovation. In this environment, integrated systems and cloud services are two key technology trends that can help customers greatly simplify IT.

By integrating and tuning the software and hardware via appliances and reference architectures, Microsoft can deliver a fully integrated package to help customers and partners reduce investment, accelerate time to value, and enable staff to focus on addressing business challenges. Integrated systems further help Microsoft deliver on the Cloud Platform vision by helping customers and service providers deploy optimized cloud environments that are synergistic with Microsoft Azure. Based on this value proposition, analysts forecast integrated systems will drive the largest portion of growth in the server market over the next 3 years. Microsoft is investing to capitalize on the opportunity, as are key competitors like Oracle, IBM, and VMware. Come join the Integrated Systems Marketing Team to have an impactful role in defining and growing this nascent and strategically important business.

The Integrated Systems Strategy and Planning Lead will take a pivotal role in helping set the future course for Microsoft's Integrated Systems business. The product portfolio includes the Analytics Platform System, Cloud Platform System, as well as the Fast Track program. Core responsibilities include:

Strategy:

Framing of the overall the C + E division integrated systems strategy. Engaging key stakeholders and executives in engineering, finance, marketing, and sales, to validate and support the strategy.

Business model:

Establishing short and long term business targets, developing and refining the business model and monetization plan, and working with operational teams to implement.
Market insights: Understanding market trends and potential impact on the business by working with analysts, customers, partners, and others.

Qualifications:

- You have passion for developing winning strategies and lucrative business models, helping transform large technology businesses as the market evolves.
- You have exceptional business analysis competencies and enjoy finding the relevant pieces of insight within large streams of information.
- You are an excellent communicator and connector, able to drive consensus on the strategy across a wide and passionate set of stakeholders and executives.
- And you are able to dig down deep in the details to validate and support the modeling and execution of the strategy.
- Above all, you are a self-starter that likes to take on big challenges with significant growth potential.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of:

- Business and strategy leadership, with deep strategic planning and insight skills.
- Data modeling and analysis, with a solid command of numbers and attention to detail.
- Building trusted relationships and able to drive decision making across stakeholders in marketing, sales, operations and engineering, including at the executive level.
- Strong entrepreneurial skills to excel in a complex and rapidly evolving environment.
- Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
- 7+ years relevant business experience, ideally with knowledge of server, database, and cloud computing business models.
- Bachelor's Degree required, MBA 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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Are you a self-starter with a track record of delivering results? Do you want to be part of one of Microsoft's biggest strategic bets http://www.techtimes.com/articles/5658/20140416/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-talks-ambient-intelligence-announces-big-data-analytics-platform.htm>? Are you a creative marketer that likes to think out of the box? Do you want to be part of a fun and high-energy team? If so, we want to talk to you!

The Cloud and Enterprise (C&E) Integrated Marketing team is looking for a Sr. Product Marketing Manager to help shape value proposition the Microsoft's Data Platform & Big Data offerings and to execute marketing campaigns that differentiate Microsoft in the data marketplace. This is a high visibility role that requires collaboration with stakeholders throughout the C&E organization, including other product marketing teams, digital marketing, advertising, and engineering teams.

The key responsibilities for this role include:

oAnalyzing competitor strategy, including understanding competitors' product portfolios
oIdentifying opportunities to differentiate Microsoft's Big Data offerings, both in the short and long term
oCommunicating Microsoft's unique value proposition to customers throupelling storytelling and content
oCreating bold and effective marketing plans that differentiate Microsoft's Big Data offerings from other providers
oPartnering with members of other teams, including advertising, digital, communication, integrated marketing and product marketing teams to put marketing plans into action
oHelping train Microsoft sales teams have successful conversations with customers

Key Qualifications:

oAt least four years' experience in marketing of software and/or cloud solutions
oExperience with customer-facing messaging and content
oDemonstrated bias for action and driving results
oProven capability to collaborate with and influence a large and varied group of stakeholders
oExcellent oral and written communication skills
oAbility to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action

The candidate must also have:

oB.A./B.S in Computer Science / Comp. Engineering (preferred), Marketing or related field
oM.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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Do you have a passion for marketing technology, and have strong strategic marketing and business skills? Do you want to influence the growth of the fourth largest business at Microsoft and drive transformation across the industry? Do you want to be at the heart of Microsoft's transition to the Cloud? If so, then the SQL Server Marketing team has an opportunity for you.

The Data Platform Product Management team is looking for a strong marketer to help the shape the marketing strategy for our core SQL Server business. This is an end-to-end product management role that requires strategic thinking, business leadership skills and storytelling as well as a passion for technology and data. As a Senior Product Manager you will work with engineering and integrated marketing to evangelize our messaging and positioning for SQL Server, the cornerstone of our overall data platform. You will help communicate our value proposition to key audiences including database administrators and IT Pros and drive adoption of the latest version of our platform. You will help to drive momentum and planning for future versions of the database and as well as develop competitive positioning relative to the current landscape and future trends. You will collaborate with product planning, technical product management, engineering, integrated marketing, and other Microsoft product groups to achieve success.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Deeply understand customer needs, market dynamics, competitors and product levers to help grow the SQL Server business. Develop competitive insights to deliver the right solutions and messaging to market.
Build value propositions, messaging, and guidance for the field, partners, press, and analysts.
Support product disclosures in partnership with engineering, integrated marketing and communications.
Manage naming and branding for SQL Server offerings and features.
Build content to address customer conversations and land compelling business value and scenarios.
Understand customer adoption of SQL Server, and partner with Outbound marketing on strategies to drive market penetration and satisfaction.
Work with our field and partner readiness teams to ensure your strategy, roadmap, value proposition, positioning & messaging is effectively communicated.
Provide feedback into product planning to guide future product roadmaps.
Partner with technical product management to deliver the right technical guidance.

Qualifications
Candidate should have 5+ years of related work experience. Additional qualifications include minimum 3-5 years of product planning, product management, technical product management or program management experience. We are looking for a highly motivated, results-driven marketer, who has strong technical aptitude, leadership skills and business acumen. Candidate must be able to generate high-impact ideas, clearly prioritize, manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion. Candidate must have a proven ability to work across virtual teams and motivate others within and across Business Groups. This position requires excellent oral and written communications abilities, and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with technical and business leaders. The candidate should be familiar with database technologies. MBA is 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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Senior Product Marketing Manager - Service Delivery & Cloud Consistency
Are you interested in driving product marketing for emerging hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure? Are you passionate about enterprise technologies in the datacenter such as virtualization, operations, and cloud computing? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? If so, we want to talk to you!
The Cloud Platform product marketing team is focused on driving the transformation of the technology industry and delivering against the Cloud + Enterprise mission to cloud-optimize every business. The promise of the cloud computing makes it easier for our customers to deliver IT services with a combination of our on-premises software and our online services in a way that only Microsoft can deliver.
As a member of datacenter Core Product Marketing team, you will play a key role in delivering new and innovative solutions to the market. You will lead core product marketing for our solutions in the area of Service Delivery and Cloud Consistency that span the Windows Server, System Center, and Microsoft Azure products. This includes driving expanded scenarios as well as launching new still-confidential capabilities and offerings to the market. To make big impact happen, you'll be collaborating across teams and functions including engineering, technical product marketing, go-to-market teams, and more.
Areas of responsibility include:
Delivering product positioning, messaging, and core content for the key solutions.
Serving as a product subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
Partnering with technical product marketing as well as go-to-market teams to help drive perception and bring the product message to life in the market.
The ideal candidate will be skilled at thinking big and delivering big. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. Product experience specifically in the networking or security area is a plus. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries. Strong leadership and excellent written communication skills are a must! 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.

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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Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Enterprise Cloud Platform
Cloud computing is the most disruptive trend to hit the corporate datacenter in 20 years. If you're excited about showing companies the way forward in datacenter computing, then this may be the opportunity for you.

As a central part of our Mobile First, Cloud First vision, Microsoft has one of the boldest and most comprehensive visions for datacenter and management modernization. By taking the technologies developed and hardened in our global Azure datacenters and delivering them as part of the new releases of Windows Server & System Center, we will deliver a hybrid datacenter solution that is unique in the industry.

As a member of the Enterprise Cloud Platform Technical Product Marketing team, you'll be charged with defining and evangelizing the technical value proposition of these solutions. Your innovative work will be the foundation of how we approach our sales organization, partners and customers in ways that scale to drive worldwide growth in this multibillion dollar business.

This role will have the opportunity to focus on the heart of cloud computing, specifically the way we virtualize compute resources.

This will include working with our Hyper-V and System Center technologies, but it will also mean defining how we go to market with our new container technologies and other forthcoming advancements. If you're up for the marketing challenge of translating a complex and exciting set of technologies into a simple story for our customers, then this job may be just the position you've been looking for.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

- Be a great storyteller - Define the technical value proposition for our solutions and create the canonical technical content to help sell it
- Enable the sales motion - Land your message in the right go-to-market vehicles and ready our sellers and partners to make the pitch
- Evangelize the solution - Sales training, high profile customer briefings, industry event keynotes ... you can be the gold star example of how best to promote our solutions
- Change perceptions - Through engagement with analysts as well as your own thought-leadership initiatives

Key Attributes and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

- Passion for technology - This role requires you to be hands-on with our technology and that of our competition. The best technical marketing comes from fundamental technical knowledge.
- Passion for customers and selling - Can you inspire a sales organization? Can you be on the main stage with an executive at a major event to demo our solutions in a compelling way? This role may require you to do both.
- Passion to compete - Be ready to go toe to toe with top competitors ... and WIN!!
- The ability to work across teams (engineering, marketing, sales and services) to ensure we create and promote the right messages through the right vehicles
- Knowledge of the datacenter computing landscape is a big plus with a particular focus on core virtualization & cloud technologies across key providers such as Microsoft, VMware, OpenStack and AWS
- Minimum 5 years of experience in roles such as technical marketing or sales, program management, technical evangelism, etc. Degree in computer science or related area 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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Are you a self-starter with a track record of delivering results? Do you want to be part of one of Microsoft's biggest strategic bets? Are you a creative marketer that likes to think out of the box? Do you want to be part of a fun and high-energy team? If so, we want to talk to you!

The Cloud and Enterprise (C&E) Integrated Marketing team is looking for a Sr. Product Marketing Manager to help shape Microsoft Azure's value proposition and to execute marketing campaigns that differentiate Azure in the cloud marketplace. This is a high visibility role that requires collaboration with stakeholders throughout the C&E organization, including other product marketing teams, digital marketing, advertising, and engineering teams.

The key responsibilities for this role include:
Analyzing competitor strategy, including understanding competitors' product portfolios
Identifying opportunities to differentiate Azure, both in the short and long term
Communicating Microsoft's unique value proposition to customers throupelling storytelling and content
Creating bold and effective marketing plans that differentiate Azure from other cloud providers
Partnering with members of other teams, including advertising, digital, communication, integrated marketing and product marketing teams to put marketing plans into action
Helping train Microsoft Azure sales teams have successful conversations with customers

Key Qualifications:
At least six years' experience in marketing of software and/or cloud solutions
Experience with customer-facing messaging and content
Demonstrated bias for action and driving results
Proven capability to collaborate with and influence a large and varied group of stakeholders
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action

The candidate must also have:
B.A./B.S in Computer Science / Comp. Engineering (preferred), Marketing or related field
M.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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Dream of entertainment, especially movies and TV from the iconic Hollywood studios? Passionate about marketing? Want to market new release movies and TV shows to 40+ million Xbox Live fans on their Xbox consoles and Windows devices? If so, this is an invitation for you - to join the Xbox tribe and be part of one of the most iconic brands and teams in the world.

This is a cool role that will empower you to earn fans for Xbox and for Microsoft - through designing, developing, and delivering awesome marketing programs and promotions for Xbox Video (Movies & TV), as part of Xbox Store and Xbox Live. And in the process, you will contribute to and grow from almost all aspects of marketing - spanning campaign ideation, branding and creative, planning, discounting, campaign operations, outbound marketing across Xbox console, social, Xbox.com, e-mail/CRM, and PR, and campaign ROI/strategic learnings.

Who We Are: The Xbox Store & Xbox Video Global Product Marketing Team

The Xbox Store team's charter is to offer consumers the gaming and entertainment content they most desire, where and when they want it. This spans not just games, but also new release movies and TV, often from the top Hollywood Studios. The Xbox Store Global Product Marketing team's charter is to acquire, engage, and monetize new and existing Xbox customers through great marketing initiatives. We do this through driving customer insights, partnering with engineering on commerce platform requirements, evangelizing content monetization best practices to content studio partners, and driving marketing programs and promotions through Xbox. This particular role is around Xbox Video marketing programs and promotions.

Desired Qualifications

The right candidate will bring proven expertise for the following:
o 7+ years of product marketing or relevant experience required.
o 5+ years of entertainment industry domain knowledge and experience, especially in movies/TV business.
o Ability to gain customer insights across the customer journey from awareness to purchase consideration to advocacy, both qualitative and quantitative.
o Ability to turn customer and competitive insights into marketing strategy, such as engineering requirements, campaign design and campaign execution.
o Deep expertise in executing global marketing campaigns end-to-end - from designing campaigns based on customer insights to operationalizing campaign content to marketing through owned and earned channels (Xbox console, social, Xbox.com, e-mail/CRM, and PR), to ROI analysis post campaign.
o Strong written and verbal communication skills and executive presence to present campaign results to senior leaders.
o Relentless pursuit of marketing excellence through customer/fan-centricity, competitive knowledge, strategic thinking and data-driven decision making (working with BI/decision science teams), ability to deal with ambiguity, team work and collaboration, and drive for business impact.
o BA/BS required. MBA preferred.

Core Responsibilities

o Evergreen Xbox Video Marketing Programs - Partnering with Xbox Video business planning teams to market evergreen programs such as .99 cent rental and free movie weekend. Work spans ideation, branding/creative, partnering with business planning and Studio partners for discounting rates, campaign launch through Xbox console, PR, social, xbox.com, e-mail, and partnering with BI on post campaign ROI analysis.
o Seasonal Xbox Video Marketing Promotions - Designing, planning and executing seasonal Xbox Video global marketing campaigns for movies and TV, such as January Sale, Fall TV Guide, Anime Month. Also contribute to key Xbox Store games + video promotions such as Black Friday, Binge Summer Watch and Play, Countdown to New Years. Work includes marketing the campaign through owned channels such as Xbox 360 and Xbox One Dash, social, Xbox.com, e-mail/CRM, and PR.
o Customer Nurture and Retention Campaigns - Driving customer nurture and retention campaigns for 1st time purchasers to Xbox Store/Xbox Video.
o Post Campaign ROI analysis - Providing post campaign ROI and analysis to report against KPIs such as purchasing unique users, mix of 1st time vs. repeat purchasers, average revenue per purchasing user, incremental revenue, and so on.
o Voice of the Customer/Fan - Synthesizing customer and fan feedback from forums such as Xbox Listening Systems, social buzz, PR feedback, retail partners, customer service, and customer insights surveys. Providing strategic recommendations to evolve Xbox Store marketing programs and promotions.
o Marketing best practice presentations to Top Studios in Los Angeles (Hollywood), New York, and London - Meeting with and presenting to marketing executives from top studios WW - Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, BBC, Canal+, Discovery, and others.
o Strategic Recommendations through Executive Presentations- Providing campaign ROI, voice of the customer, contributions to engineering roadmap, and other strategic recommendations to senior leaders through weekly business reviews, monthly marketing reviews, and key executive meetings.

This position will require travel, both domestic and international, a few times a year, especially to Los Angeles, New York, and London.
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.

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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Are you passionate about being a key player in leading the transformation to Cloud services? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment with many moving parts? Are you a motivated and energetic marketing leader who has vision and big ideas to modernize our cloud and enterprise product releases? Do you enjoy cross team collaboration and influencing others? If so, then the Cloud OS Integrated Marketing team is the place for you!

The Cloud + Enterprise Marketing Group is looking for a self-starter and who enjoys leading and thinking through big strategic challenges and the desire to drive projects across our product and service releases that require impact and influence across many levels at Microsoft. This high profile role is responsible to plan, develop and execute integrated marketing strategies supporting our priority product releases throughout the year. If you are one of those people who thrives on managing many moving parts, who can organize and drive groups toward common goals in a productive way, and who is capable and comfortable engaging with execs and individual contributors alike, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:
In this role you will:
Design and deliver modernized product release strategy and best in class orchestration and execution model
Design and deliver key marketing strategy programs to drive awareness, perception and engagement with products at time of release milestones
Lead cross C+E, BG and M&O coordination on plans to support priority product release milestones
Build and deliver communications plan for internal stakeholders across key milestones and manage key communication points internally and to the field through team sites, newsletters, and other communication vehicles
Lead the workstreams through key phases of strategy, planning, execution, implementation and learning for key product release milestones
Drive delivery of execution plans, collateral, BOMs, and marketing programs and offers supporting the product release key milestones
Own cross-workstream landscape to provide deep insight to C+E LT to influence and impact C+E marketing execution
Manage the rhythm of the business cadence with C+E LT to inform, review, seek decisions and resolutions across the planning and execution phases

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of:
Strong strategic project management experience and organizational skills to manage complex and large projects
Outstanding cross-group collaboration
Ability to adapt to a quickly changing business environment
Comfort with high levels of ambiguity & proven ability to have impact & influence
Experience managing major product release, global marketing programs and campaigns
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, verbal and written communication, problem solving and executive presentation skills are required

The candidate must also have:
Strong ability to manage ambiguity with unwavering persistence and driving workgroups to consensus and meaningful outcomes
Strong team-player and proven collaboration skills
Ability to influence and experience in successfully working across multiple groups to achieve business goals
Detail oriented & thorough, with ability to think "big picture" and understand the key trends and levers that drive Microsoft's Cloud + Enterprise business
Self-motivated and directed person, requiring minimal supervision for successful assignment completion

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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Technical Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Azure
If you know that the Cloud is the Future and you want to be at the center of the action - this job is the one you want.
Azure - Microsoft's public cloud platform is at the very heart of how we at Microsoft will evolve to deliver amazing value and services to our Customers and Partners. The pace of innovation in this space is just incredible, new services appear every few months, we are always learning, we are always pushing forwards. It's exciting, it's challenging, it's complicated. As a member of the Technical Product Marketing team, you'll be charged with defining and evangelizing the technical value proposition of everything that is Azure. You will own building the stories and technical content across services and features - content that customers need to solve business problems and content that our field and partners need to do the technical sale. If you're up for the marketing challenge of translating a complex and exciting set of technologies into a simple story for our customers, then this job may be just the position you've been looking for.
In this specific TPM role, we are looking for someone with a passion for Linux and Open Source technologies - have you heard - Microsoft LOVES LINUX. We need a TPM who really does. You will understand this world and you will intuitively know how to talk to developers and ITPro's in Enterprises who love things that are NOT .NET, Visual Studio and even Windows...
Key Responsibilities
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
* Be a great storyteller - Define the technical value proposition for our
solutions and create the canonical technical content to help sell it
* Enable the sales motion - Land your message in the right go-to-
market vehicles and ready our sellers and partners to make the pitch
* Evangelize the solution - Sales training, high profile customer
briefings, industry event keynotes ... you can be the gold star
example of how best to promote our solutions
* Change perceptions - Through interactions with analysts as well as
your own thought-leadership projects

Key Attributes and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
* Deep knowledge of Microsoft Azure.
* Passion for technology - This role requires you to be hands-on with
our technology and that of our competition. The best technical
marketing comes from fundamental technical knowledge - your desire
to "understand technology" should be a bright light.
* Passion for customers and selling - Can you inspire a sales
organization? Can you be on the main stage with a vice president at a
major event to demo our solutions? This role may require you to do
both.
* Passion to compete - Be ready to go toe to toe with the likes of
Amazon Web Services, Google, OpenStack and others ... and WIN!!
* The ability to work across teams (engineering, marketing, sales and
services) to ensure we create and promote the right messages
through the right vehicles
* Minimum 3-5 years of experience in roles such as technical marketing
or sales, evangelism, program management, etc. Degree in computer
science or related area strongly encouraged.

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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Are you an outstanding story teller that can craft compelling value propositions? Do you want to work in a cloud services business that is growing multiple fold annually? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? Do you have great context with application development and know how to market to the needs of developers and business users? If so, we want to talk to you!

Microsoft Azure is our public cloud offering that will lead a generational shift in the industry, as well as within Microsoft. Our team, Azure Product Marketing, is at the center of this exciting journey. We play the role of solution centric story tellers and marketing quarterbacks in a fast paced bi-monthly innovation ship cycle.

As a member of Azure product marketing team, you will lead core product marketing efforts for one of our Services. With the proliferation of devices and our platform neutral approach, we have an unprecedented opportunity for Azure to be the platform for modern application development.

Areas of responsibility include:
Making our solution and product value propositions real for customers, partners, and field by delivering product positioning, messaging, storytelling and core content for the portfolio of Azure Services.
Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
Serving as a solution/workload subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
Defining the Go To Market strategy including sales strategy, product packaging and incentives in close partnership with key stakeholders
Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
Leading co-marketing activities with partners
Designing and executing digital marketing and customer lifecycle marketing initiatives
Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
Be the marketing execution hub and co-own launch decisions with business and engineering teams
Synthesize a deep understanding and point-of-view on competitor offerings in the space and teach the broader organization how to compete and win
Engage and win-over influencers with excellent product advocacy, evangelism and thought-leadership
Work with the peer teams to determine and influence the Go-To-Market models

The ideal candidate has a deep passion for technology, and a good understanding of cloud services and application development. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 7 years' experience marketing commercial software to business users, developers and IT
Excellent communication skills, high degree of accountability with willingness to take measured risks and set bold goals
Proven capability to deliver world class marketing content, including value proposition, evidence, blogs, whitepapers & presentations for identified scenarios, products/features and segments/audiences
Drive for results and action oriented
Ability to translate solutions understanding into a compelling story for customers' that clearly articulates Microsoft's strategy, benefits and differentiation when using Azure's services
Ability to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action
Desire to be involved in a development stage business with an entrepreneurial bias
Proven capability to develop strong working relationships with customers, senior executives, engineering teams, and other product and marketing groups across Microsoft

The candidate must also have:
B.A./B.S in Computer Science, Marketing or related field Computer Information Systems, preferred
M.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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Do you want to be at the epicenter of one of the most critical areas for Microsoft? Do you want an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of Windows 10 and its Universal App Platform? Do you enjoy intellectual challenges, passion for technology and thrive by being part of new business opportunity? We're looking for an exceptional senior technical marketer to shape the future of the Windows ISV ecosystem. You will be responsible for defining, executing global marketing programs and campaigns aimed at driving adoption of the Windows 10 platform amongst the most relevant commercial ISVs.

This is an end-to-end product management role that requires strategic thinking and business leadership skills, as well as a passion for technology. As a Senior Product Manager you will work with engineering and business leaders to drive our messaging and positioning to ISVs. You will collaborate with technical product management, product planning, engineering, segment marketing, and other product and marketing groups to achieve success.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Deeply understand the commercial ISV ecosystem, competitors, product levers and developer needs to help grow the data platform business. Develop insights to deliver the right solutions and messaging to market.

Launch developer and service provider-specific product offerings owning value propositions, messaging, and related launch content to the field, development community, partners, press, and analysts.

Lead disclosure strategy in partnership with product planning and communications/AR/PR. Work with our customer marketing, press relations and analyst relations teams to ensure breadth & depth coverage.

Partner with EPG and our evangelism resources and enable operational excellence for the field teams to execute customer engagements, as well as tactical field level marketing related to promoting developers and their applications

As a qualified candidate you will have to be able to demonstrate:

1) A keen empathy and clear passion for developers, ISVs and developer platform technology and tools.
2) Very strong, proven and high stakes cross-group collaboration and launch/marketing project management skills
3) Deep technical software product knowledge and education coupled with a deep personal or vocational understanding of the developer audience and the ISV space
4) Proven ability to build, document, implement and measure progress against integrated marketing plans
5) Substantial experience in effectively partnering with, supporting and equipping a sizeable globally-scoped sales and field marketing organizations to land marketing strategies and achieve sales goals.
6) Strong communication skills: you should be a clear, concise and direct communicator (written & verbally), with the ability to actively listen and effectively articulate your point of view and successfully influence and collaborate with others.

This is a totally unique opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial and technically passionate leader to own our developer community outreach efforts.

Professional Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have an MBA, a CS/EE undergraduate and at least 5-7 years of experience in product management/marketing in sector-leading organizations whose success depends upon developer platform adoption with a proven track record of formulating and driving marketing strategy, business management, and field sales execution campaigns through multiple channels and global geographies.

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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Senior Product Marketing Manager - Security and Networking

Are you interested in driving product marketing for emerging hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure? Are you passionate about enterprise technologies in the datacenter such as virtualization, operations, and cloud computing? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? If so, we want to talk to you!

The Cloud Platform product marketing team is focused on driving the transformation of the technology industry and delivering against the Cloud + Enterprise mission to cloud-optimize every business. The promise of the cloud computing makes it easier for our customers to deliver IT services with a combination of our on-premises software and our online services in a way that only Microsoft can deliver.

As a member of datacenter Core Product Marketing team, you will play a key role in delivering new and innovative solutions to the market. You will lead core product marketing for our solutions in the area of security and networking that span the Windows Server, System Center, and Microsoft Azure products. This includes driving expanded scenarios as well as launching new still-confidential capabilities and offerings to the market. To make big impact happen, you'll be collaborating across teams and functions including engineering, technical product marketing, go-to-market teams, and more.

Areas of responsibility include:

Delivering product positioning, messaging, and core content for the key solutions.
Serving as a product subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
Partnering with technical product marketing as well as go-to-market teams to help drive perception and bring the product message to life in the market.

The ideal candidate will be skilled at thinking big and delivering big. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. Product experience specifically in the networking or security area is a plus. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries. Strong leadership and excellent written communication skills are a must! 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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Do you want to help define Microsoft's global go to market strategy with developers? Are you passionate about the importance of developers for the future success of Microsoft platforms?

The Developer Platform marketing group is responsible for business strategies and go to market plans to increase adoption and sales of Microsoft's development tools, technologies and services across the global developer ecosystem. As the go to market leader, you'll lead defining our all up developer narrative and campaign strategy in the mobile-first, cloud-first world in alignment with our business goals: 1) retain and modernize our existing .NET developer base and 2) attract new developers to our tools and our platforms. Our developer campaigns need to spark the imagination of developers showcasing the possibilities of our differentiated development platform highlighting scenarios that range from building complex business applications to creating apps across Andriod, iOS and Windows devices to programming small IoT devices - all backed by our cloud services. You will lead the creation and execution of our all up developer campaign, creative and launch plans for future releases of Visual Studio and .NET. You will work in close partnership with developer platform and C+E marketing, engineering and DX teams to ensure our campaign investments accrue to our goals, align with our flight plan and drive developer engagement. You will work closely with the field to ensure our campaign investments land and achieve target outcomes in addition to identifying field best practices to scale globally. You will define and track the key business and adoption metrics to understand the impact of our campaign investments and drive the team iterate on campaigns based on data driven insights and learnings.

The GTM Marketing Manager will be accountable for:
Defining our vision for our global go to market strategy and building campaign plans to increase engagement with existing developers and attract new developers to our ecosystem.
Lead the launch of future releases of Visual Studio and .NET - motivating a vteam of marketing, engineering and field leaders to achieve defined goals and outcomes.
Partner closely with C+E and DX corporate teams to define, develop and land developer campaigns and initiatives in the field.
Build our annual flight plan based on business goals, product roadmap and marketing generated moments in time.
Collaborate with marketing team members to define, track and evolve campaigns based on learnings and results.

You will:
Be a strong marketer who's creative, thrives on pushing the boundaries and understands the nuances of marketing activities based on target audiences.
Understand developers and the opportunity Microsoft can bring to the broad developer ecosystem.
Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to engage and influence senior leaders across the organization.
Show a relentless drive for continuous innovation and improvement and for changing the status quo when there exist opportunities to do things more effectively and better.
You can be an awesome individual contributor and a great collaborator.
You are a people leader - people will follow you for your passion, thought, and execution leadership...and your ability to impact and influence them as a leader.

Role Readiness Prerequisites
5-10 years of developer marketing or product management experience
Experience building go to market initiatives and working with creative agencies to develop campaigns that achieve business goals.
Understanding of Microsoft developer tools and platforms.
A bachelor's degree in Business Management, Computer Science or some related discipline is required.
A profound sense of ownership and accountability is absolutely required alongside the ability to influence, inspire large and sometimes skeptical audiences.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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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Microsoft is making investments into the fast-growing Advanced Analytics market. We're looking for an exceptional senior leader and cross-organizational collaborator to 1) manage the sales integration of a recent advanced analytics acquisition & 2) incubate a new business. This includes: deep immersion and analysis of existing sales motion & translation into new sales motion, executive relationship management, field awareness and readiness, and integration support and execution management. All with the goal of achieving maximum impact and alignment with our EPG, SMS&P, C+E and corporate executive sponsors.

Specific responsibilities include:
Conduct deep immersion and analysis of current sales model, processes, roles & responsibilities, and aligned business priorities.
Formalize & validate integration recommendations & roadmap with cross-organization stakeholders and established sponsors
Design profile & job description for new Advanced Analytics sellers, and ensure initial hires align as planned
Design/land compensation + target plan for Advanced Analytics sales by incubation AA blackbelt sellers
Design/land/refine new sales motion for Advanced Analytics sales by Advanced Analytics & IOT incubation sellers, with plans to evolve to include mainstream Data Platform & Azure sellers
Partner with Business Planning to design partner sales/enablement strategy
Partner with Business Planning & Technical Marketing on packaging a Microsoft SKU bundle for FY16 integration
Maximize sales synergy and knowledge transfer by working across Microsoft and Incheon sales team to develop and drive collaborative business practices and communication planning
Lead the cooperative efforts across teams to ensure sales teams and customers realize the full value of the integration between the acquired company + Microsoft
Optimize the current sales engagement with Microsoft sales engines to drive new sales in FY16, which contribute toward achievement of revenue goals
Build appropriate Microsoft field awareness with relevant stakeholders and introduce processes to profile qualified prospects to the current sales organization
Drive synergies with the broader Microsoft sales ecosystem, including SI & service provider leadership
Ensure effective account management across legacy + Microsoft accounts and limit conflict that may arise due to differing selling methodologies
Build and conducts jointly approved and executed awareness & readiness plan Academy Lives, Executive Briefings, S4/MGX etc.

Qualifications include significant experience in Microsoft sales and channel management (SI, hoster, telco). Strong understanding of the Microsoft segment, customer, partner, and services sales engines with demonstrated success in driving revenue growth in new business models. Strong understanding of data platform sales challenges a must; experience in sales to data scientists a huge plus.

The candidate will have 10+yrs of experience in account management, product sales and/or product marketing, should work autonomously, be results-driven, and demonstrate the ability to influence cross group agendas (including at an executive level) while driving non-reporting teams to perform. Account management, product marketing or field sales experience within Microsoft is a plus. Candidate must be willing to take on big challenges with significant growth potential. Most importantly, the candidate will be a strategic thinker able to identify opportunities and alternatives while influencing a large team to execute on them.

BS/BA required; MS / MBA 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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Do you have a passion for marketing technology, and have strong strategic marketing and business skills? Do you want to influence the growth of one of the largest cloud businesses at Microsoft? Do you want to be at the heart of Microsoft's transition to the Cloud and help developers build the next generation of hybrid cloud applications? If so, then the Data Platform Marketing team has an opportunity for you.
The Data Platform Marketing team is looking for a passionate product marketer to drive our engagement with the developer community for building modern apps with Azure SQL Database as well as work with our engineering and business planning teams on releasing new Azure SQL Database developer capabilities to the market.

This is an end-to-end product management role that requires strategic thinking and business leadership skills, as well as a passion for technology and/or data. As a Senior Product Manager you will work with engineering and business leaders to drive our messaging and positioning to developers to win against other cloud database alternatives.

You will own the roadmap for key investments, help define new consumption models, and shape product strategy as customers evolve from traditional, to cloud-based environments. You will collaborate with technical product management, product planning, engineering, segment marketing, and other product and marketing groups to achieve success.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Deeply understand cloud market dynamics, competitors, product levers and developer needs to help grow the data platform business. Develop insights to deliver the right solutions and messaging to market.
Launch developer and service provider-specific product offerings owning value propositions, messaging, and related launch content to the field, development community, partners, press, and analysts.
Lead disclosure strategy in partnership with product planning and communications/AR/PR. Work with our customer marketing, press relations and analyst relations teams to ensure breadth & depth coverage.
Manage naming and branding for developer- and service provider-focused Azure SQL Database offerings and features.
Build content to support our marketing conversations and land compelling business value and scenarios.
Understand customer adoption of Azure SQL Database, and partner with Outbound and DX marketing on strategies to drive market awareness and developer and ISV adoption.
Work with our field and partner readiness teams to ensure your strategy, roadmap, value proposition, positioning & messaging is effectively communicated with a focus on new cloud ISVs.
Provide feedback into product planning to guide future product roadmaps.
Partner with technical product management to deliver the right technical guidance and readiness content.

Qualifications
Candidate should have 5+ years of related work experience. Additional qualifications include minimum 3-5 years of product planning, product management, technical product management or program management experience. We are looking for a highly motivated, results-driven marketer, who has strong technical aptitude, leadership skills and business acumen. Candidate must be able to generate high-impact ideas, clearly prioritize, manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion. Candidate must have a proven ability to work across virtual teams and motivate others within and across groups. This position requires excellent oral and written communications abilities, and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with technical and business leaders. The candidate should be familiar with data or cloud technologies. MBA is 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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Passionate about gaming? Passionate about marketing? Want to witness your sizzle campaigns being enjoyed by 40+ million Xbox Live fans on their Xbox consoles? If so, this is an invitation for you - to join the Xbox tribe and be part of one of the most iconic brands in the world.

This is a cool role that will empower you to earn fans for Xbox and for Microsoft - through designing, developing, and delivering awesome marketing programs and promotions for Xbox Store & Xbox Live. And in the process, you will contribute to and grow from almost all aspects of marketing - spanning campaign ideation, branding and creative, planning, discounting, campaign operations, outbound marketing across Xbox console, social, Xbox.com, e-mail/CRM, and PR, and campaign ROI/strategic learnings.

Who We Are: The Xbox Store & Xbox Live Global Product Marketing Team

The Xbox Store team's charter is to offer consumers the gaming and entertainment content they most desire, where and when they want it. The Xbox Store Global Product Marketing team's charter is to acquire, engage, and monetize new and existing Xbox customers through great marketing initiatives. We do this through driving customer insights, partnering with engineering on commerce platform requirements, evangelizing content monetization best practices to content studio partners, and driving marketing programs and promotions through Xbox. This particular role is around Xbox Store marketing programs and promotions.

Desired Qualifications

The right candidate will bring proven expertise for the following:

o 7+ years of product marketing or relevant experience required.
o 5+ years of gaming industry domain knowledge and experience, either in console or casual games.
o Ability to gain customer insights across the customer journey from awareness to purchase consideration to advocacy, both qualitative and quantitative.
o Ability to turn customer and competitive insights into marketing strategy, such as engineering requirements, campaign design and campaign execution.
o Deep expertise in executing global marketing campaigns end-to-end - from designing campaigns based on customer insights to operationalizing campaign content to marketing through owned and earned channels (Xbox console, social, Xbox.com, e-mail/CRM, and PR), to ROI analysis post campaign.
o Strong written and verbal communication skills and executive presence to present campaign results to senior leaders.
o Relentless pursuit of marketing excellence through customer/fan-centricity, competitive knowledge, strategic thinking and data-driven decision making (working with BI/decision science teams), ability to deal with ambiguity, team work and collaboration, and drive for business impact.
o BA/BS required. MBA preferred.

Core Responsibilities

o Evergreen Xbox Store/Xbox Live Marketing Programs - Partnering with Xbox Live Gold team to drive Deals with Gold marketing programs. Driving it end to end, spanning ideation, branding/creative, partnering with publishers for discounting rates, campaign launch through Xbox console, PR, social, xbox.com, e-mail, and partnering with BI on post campaign ROI analysis.
o Seasonal Xbox Store Marketing Promotions - Designing, planning and executing seasonal Xbox Store global marketing campaigns for games, such as Ultimate Game Sale, Black Friday, and Countdown to New Years. This also includes marketing the campaign through owned channels such as Xbox 360 and Xbox One Dash, social, Xbox.com, e-mail/CRM, and PR.
o Customer Nurture and Retention Campaigns - Driving customer nurture and retention campaigns for 1st time purchasers to Xbox Store.
o Post Campaign ROI analysis - Providing post campaign ROI and analysis to report against KPIs such as purchasing unique users, mix of 1st time vs. repeat purchasers, average revenue per purchasing user, incremental revenue, and so on.
o Voice of the Customer/Fan - Synthesizing customer and fan feedback from forums such as Xbox Listening Systems, social buzz, PR feedback, retail partners, customer service, and customer insights surveys. Providing strategic recommendations to evolve Xbox Store marketing programs and promotions.
o Marketing best practice presentations to Top Game Publishers - Meeting with and presenting to marketing executives from top game publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, and others.
o Strategic Recommendations through Executive Presentations- Providing campaign ROI, voice of the customer, contributions to engineering roadmap, and other strategic recommendations to senior leaders through weekly business reviews, monthly marketing reviews, and key executive meetings.

This position will require travel, both domestic and international, a few times a year.

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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Are you an outstanding story teller that can craft compelling value propositions? Do you want to work in a cloud services business that is growing multiple fold annually? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? Do you have great context with application development and know how to market to the needs of developers?
If so, we want to talk to you!

Microsoft Azure is our public cloud offering that will lead a generational shift in the industry, as well as within Microsoft. Our team, Azure Product Marketing, is at the center of this exciting journey. We play the role of solution centric story tellers and marketing quarterbacks in a fast paced bi-monthly innovation ship cycle.

As a member of Azure product marketing team, you will lead core product marketing efforts for one of our Services. With the proliferation of devices and our platform neutral approach, we have an unprecedented opportunity for Azure to be the platform for modern application development.

Areas of responsibility include:
Making our solution and product value propositions real for customers, partners, and field by delivering product positioning, messaging, storytelling and core content for the portfolio of Azure Services.
Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
Serving as a solution/workload subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
Leading co-marketing activities with partners
Designing and executing digital marketing and customer lifecycle marketing initiatives
Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
Be the marketing execution hub and co-own launch decisions with business and engineering teams
Synthesize a deep understanding and point-of-view on competitor offerings in the space and teach the broader organization how to compete and win
Engage and win-over influencers with excellent product advocacy, evangelism and thought-leadership
Work with the peer teams to determine and influence the Go-To-Market models

The ideal candidate has a deep passion for technology, and a good understanding of cloud services and application development. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 7 years' experience marketing commercial software to developers and IT
Excellent communication skills, high degree of accountability with willingness to take measured risks and set bold goals
Proven capability to deliver world class marketing BOM, including value proposition, evidence, blogs, whitepapers & presentations for identified scenarios, products/features and segments/audiences
Drive for results and action oriented
Ability to translate solutions understanding into a compelling story for customers' that clearly articulates Microsoft's strategy, benefits and differentiation when using Azure's services
Ability to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action
Desire to be involved in a development stage business with an entrepreneurial bias
Proven capability to develop strong working relationships with customers, senior executives, engineering teams, and other product and marketing groups across Microsoft

The candidate must also have:
B.A./B.S in Computer Science, Marketing or related field Computer Information Systems, preferred
M.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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Do you want to help define the future of software development in the cloud era?
Do you want to be on the cutting edge of data-driven SaaS marketing where you can see your direct impact on the business each and every day?
Are you looking for a role that will allow you to unleash your inner developer and at the same time have a big impact on Microsoft's cloud marketing strategy?

The Developer Tools Marketing & Sales group is responsible for creating the business strategies, product plans, and go-to-market plans to increase adoption and sales of Microsoft's Development Tools and Cloud Services across the global developer audience.

We are building a fun, fast paced, innovative team to help developers accelerate their transition through the cloud through Visual Studio Online (VSO) and Microsoft Azure. As a Product Marketing Manager on the VSO team, you will be responsible for creating and executing end-to-end outbound marketing strategies to increase adoption and usage of our premier cloud-based services for developers. You will partner with engineering & product marketing to reach the right customers, where they are online and around the world to maximize service adoption & usage.

The Product Marketing Manager will be accountable for the full go-to-market (GTM) strategy development including:
Designing creative, data-driven marketing experiments to test channels, methods, and messages to identify the most effective way to drive high quality leads into the funnel.
Partner with product marketing, product engineering and digital agencies to deliver go-to-market content, including product positioning, product roadmaps, competitive assessments and sales enablement content such as whitepapers and demos.
Scale our content through our customer, field and partner channels to accelerate sales and adoption of our technology.
Working hand-in-hand with our sales team to ensure our field marketing & sales leaders understand our strategy, value proposition and competitive position to successfully grow the business.
Representing the strategies and business impact of the virtual team's work in front of Senior Executives in the Cloud + Enterprise division.

You will:
Have a deep understanding of the overall developer story for our primary platform technologies with a special emphasis on cloud-based developer services in Visual Studio Online and Azure.
Be able to stand up in front of customers, press and analysts and take them through an overview of the product, how is unique in the market, how it is supported, and where we plan on taking it in the future.
Be smart, be agile, fail fast, and drive iterative improvement every single day.

Role Readiness Prerequisites
5-7 years of outbound marketing and GTM strategy experience required
Excellent communication skills with experience in leading technical and non-technical discussions with engineers, internally at Microsoft and externally at public forums and conferences.
A profound sense of ownership and accountability is absolutely required alongside the ability to influence, inspire large and sometimes skeptical audiences
Deep technical understanding of our developer tools and platforms, especially cloud development & testing tools is preferred
A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Business Management, Marketing or a related discipline is 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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Are you passionate about brands and brand strategy? Do you want to work with one of the most valuable communities for Microsoft and in the industry? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen?
If so, we want to talk to you!
The MSDN Subscriptions team is looking for an enthusiast Senior Product Marketing Manager to lead a major brand shift to evolve and elevate MSDN to the Cloud. In parallel, the community and the business model for our developer subscription model will transform and evolve in the upcoming months to deliver the right set of services, tools, training and benefits developers need today and in the future. The MSDN Subscriptions team is at the center of the developer business for Microsoft, and a tremendous leader in the broader developer ecosystem. As our company evolves, transforms, reinvents and thrives in a new cloud-first, mobile first era... developers everywhere will expect MSDN to move alongside this change and support them in their own evolution and transformation. This team is responsible for making that journey clear, valuable and easy for them.
MSDN subscriptions provide developers and organizations cost effective and convenient access to wide range of resources that help you succeed on Microsoft platforms by providing comprehensive access to everything developers and dev-related roles need to build high-quality applications for the web, desktop, cloud, server, and phone. All resources, services, tools, software, training developers need to develop and interact with the Microsoft platforms and products are in MSDN Subscriptions. As a senior member of the MSDN Subscriptions product marketing team, you will lead core product marketing and branding efforts to drive awareness, value, adoption and usage of MSDN Subscriptions and benefits in the market.

Areas of responsibility include:
- Defining and leading the evolution of the MSDN brand to support business transformation, while aligning with related brands and the Microsoft brand.
- Making our Subscriptions value propositions real for customers, partners, and field by delivering offering, services and benefit positioning, messaging, storytelling and core content.
- Work with the peer teams to determine and influence the business models and brand integration and hierarchy.
- Creating offerings, benefits and services names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
- Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core content.
- Serving as a subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
- Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the Subscriptions lifecycle.

The ideal candidate has a deep passion for developers, a good understanding of cloud services. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing and branding is essential. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
- At least 5 years' experience marketing commercial software
- Excellent communication skills, high degree of accountability with willingness to take measured risks and set bold goals
- Proven capability to deliver world class marketing BOM, including value proposition, evidence, blogs, whitepapers & presentations for identified scenarios, products/features and segments/audiences
- Experience in managing a brand and its evolution

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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Do you want to help define the future of software development? Are you passionate about helping customers deliver successful software projects? Are you looking for a role that will allow you to unleash your inner developer?
The Developer Platform & Sales group is responsible for creating the business strategies, product offerings, marketing technical content, and go to market plans to increase adoption and sales of Microsoft's Development Tools and Azure cloud services across the global developer audience. The Technical Product Marketing team within the Developer Platform & Sales group is responsible for designing the messaging, creating the content for the marketing and sales teams in Microsoft, defining the communications with the developer community and representing both internally and externally the Visual Studio product family.
As a Product Marketing Manager in the team specialized in .NET development, your goal will be to help make .NET successful with developers and drive its adoption through all audiences, from individual app developers to large corporations. By becoming a member of this team, you will partner with product teams, go-to-market teams and business strategy teams in Developer Tools and across Microsoft organization, playing a critical role in the best developer platform on the planet by defining the messaging, creating the content and telling the story for our .NET platform.
The Product Marketing Manager will be accountable for the full platform development including:
Driving the creation of our go-to-market content, including platform positioning, roadmap, competitive assessments and sales enablement content such as website content, whitepapers, demos, battle cards and decks.
Working alongside the go-to-market team to scale our content through our customer, field and partner channels to accelerate sales and adoption of our technology.
Regular communication with our customers, partners and analysts to understand the needs of software teams. Own the synthesis of these needs into the related market opportunity assessments and market requirements documents.
Working hand-in-hand with our field teams to ensure our field roles scale our strategy, value proposition and competitive position to successfully grow .NET adoption.
Becoming the subject matter expert of competitive technologies, with a special emphasis in Java.

You will:
Have a deep understanding of the overall developer tools for our main platforms with a special emphasis on .NET development across all platforms, including server platforms such as Windows and Linux, as well as client platforms such as Windows, iOS and Android.
Be able to envision a set of tightly connected products that still have their own unique value proposition.
Understand what it takes to support Microsoft platforms and grow their market share while defining a set of experiences that we can monetize to continue to drive forward the industry state of the art.
Be able to work closely with a very senior product development team, act as their partner and be able to convince them to change their plans radically with a collection of influence strategies.
Be able to stand up in front of customers, press and analysts and take them through an overview of the product, how is unique in the market, how it is supported, and where we plan on taking it in the future.

Role Readiness Prerequisites
3-5 years of product management or program management and execution experience.
Excellent communication skills with experience in leading technical and non-technical discussions with engineers, internally at Microsoft and externally at public forums and conferences.
Deep technical understanding of our developer tools and platforms, especially Visual Studio and the .NET platform.
A bachelor's degree in Business Management, Computer Science or some related discipline is required.
A profound sense of ownership and accountability is absolutely required alongside the ability to influence, inspire large and sometimes skeptical audiences

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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Are you interested in driving product marketing for hybrid cloud management solutions? Are you passionate about enterprise management technologies that extend across the datacenter, on-premises and public cloud scenarios? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? If so, we want to talk to you!

The Enterprise Cloud product marketing team is focused on driving the transformation of the technology industry and delivering against the Cloud + Enterprise mission to cloud-optimize every business. The promise of the cloud computing makes it easier for our customers to deliver IT services with a combination of our on-premises software and our online services in a way that only Microsoft can deliver.

As a member of Enterprise Cloud core product marketing team, you will play a key role in delivering new and innovative solutions to the market. You will lead core product marketing for our solutions in the area of Enterprise Cloud management and operations that span Windows Server, System Center, and Azure Pack products as well as Microsoft Azure. This includes driving new modern management strategy and directions for Microsoft System Center, as well as launching new still-confidential capabilities and offerings to the market. To make big impact happen, you'll be collaborating across teams and functions including engineering, technical product marketing, go-to-market teams, and more.

The Senior Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Cloud Management will bring the next generation of System Center solutions to market with world class product value proposition creation, storytelling and evangelism. Core responsibilities include:
Thought leadership in datacenter, on-premises and public cloud management through evangelism, community and influential engagement.
Serving as a subject matter expert in current product, competitor, and partner solutions.
Building differentiated product value proposition, positioning and messaging, and supporting 3rd party evidence and proof points processes.
Driving disclosure and roadmap across the product and launch lifecycle.
Creating narratives, content and demos to bring the product truths to life.
Forming product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
Engaging key stakeholders across the Cloud + Enterprise marketing group, engineering, planning, and field sales.

The ideal candidate will be skilled at thinking big and delivering big. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. Product experience specifically in infrastructure and/or cloud management is a plus. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries. Strong leadership and excellent written communication skills are a must! 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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Windows is on the threshold of its next step forward with Windows 10. A big part of this next step is innovation in helping Windows customers discover and experience apps, games and content created by developers and publishers through the Windows Store. We've started that journey, are growing, and looking for passionate professionals who want to create, market and run this new experience with us.

The Windows Store team is looking for an experienced marketer to create and lead partner co-marketing programs to grow the Windows Store ecosystem, working hand-in-hand with a diverse set of existing partners and courting new ones. The ideal candidate has experience building and scaling co-marketing programs with a wide range of partners (including app publishers, device makers and retail partners), specifically creating opportunities for increased user engagement and partner monetization. We are looking for a go-getter who wants to make an immediate impact.

Specific job responsibilities include:
Establish strategy and plan to maximize user engagement and partner revenue
Build the case for investment by performing financial and market opportunity analysis
Develop program execution and deployment plan, including creating operational plan and partner value proposition and pitch materials
Create go to market plans and marketing/promotional strategies to drive partner participation
Extend reach by influencing adoption of GTM strategy and marketing plans of Microsoft field- and partner-facing organizations
Develop the business model and tracking mechanisms to maximize ROI over time
Build recommendations to influence product direction to support program expansion and scale

As a qualified candidate you will need to demonstrate:
Track record with partner co-marketing and metrics-driven marketing programs (financial and business metrics)
Aptitude for deriving insights from partner, market and competitive analysis
Business modeling experience
Experience driving new programs from strategy through execution to sustained management
Ability to create internal partnerships and influence disparate groups with competing priorities to take action
Strong written and verbal communications skills to break through with a global audience
Creative problem solving to quickly adapt plans in a changing environment
Passion for and avid user of apps and games (Windows and competitive platforms)

Professional Qualifications:
This individual should have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a senior product marketing, partner marketing or business development role in the mobile or online services industry. Experience with actionable, metrics-driven marketing programs (e.g. web advertising, email, affiliate) is preferred. Apps or game marketing experience is 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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Windows is on the threshold of its next step forward with Windows 10. A big part of this next step is innovation in helping Windows customers discover and experience apps, games and content created by developers and publishers through the Windows Store. We've started that journey, are growing, and looking for passionate professionals who want to create, market and run this new experience with us.

The Windows Store team is looking for an experienced product manager to launch and scale the Windows Store for business and organizational customers. The ideal candidate has experience gathering insights to drive product direction and execution for business and organizational customers (small business to enterprise), is comfortable working to influence engineering, operational and marketing teams and is an avid user of apps across phones, tablets and PCs. It's an exciting, ground-floor opportunity to make your mark and we want someone who can begin making a difference immediately. If you have the experience and contextual knowledge, this could be the ideal position.

Specific job responsibilities include:
Drive creation of Windows Store for business vision and strategy
Build the case for investments by gaining business customer insights, stakeholder feedback (e.g. enterprise sales and business development) and market opportunity analysis
Develop Store business requirements and collaborate with engineering partners to set product direction
Prioritize and manage to closure issues reported by and impacting the existing customer base
Lead creation of value proposition and messaging to be leveraged across communications channels
Orchestrate creation of policies and operations across the organization to support business and organization customers and their users
Develop go to market plans and marketing/promotional strategies to drive app engagement and support developer success metrics
Extend reach by influencing adoption of GTM strategy and marketing plans of Microsoft field- and partner-facing organizations

As a qualified candidate you will need to demonstrate:
Deep understanding of business and enterprise app requirements and purchase cycle
Success in setting product vision and strategy
Experience defining and documenting product requirements and priorities that can be easily consumed
Talent for influencing and motivating diverse audiences to take action including engineering, operations, corporate business groups and field organizations that manage relationships with enterprise, developer, device maker and carrier partners
Aptitude for deriving insights from research and analysis to craft product value propositions, positioning and messaging
Experience crafting and executing go to market and promotional plans
Strong written and verbal communications skills to break through with a global audience
Organized approach to execution that can be scaled and adopted by many
Creative problem solving to quickly adapt plans in a changing environment
Passion for and avid user of apps and games (Windows and competitive platforms)

Professional Qualifications:
This individual should have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a senior product management or product marketing role focused on business or enterprise. Mobile or online services industry experience preferred. Apps or game marketing experience 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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We are the team responsible for the Developer ecosystem for Windows. Our mission: to have the best app ecosystem and the most loyal developers of any mobile platform. We're looking for an exceptional senior technical marketer with experience/deep knowledge of industry app development platforms to shape the future of the Windows developer ecosystem. You will be part of an amazing journey that will end when we achieve the best app ecosystem and the most loyal developers of any platform. We are a fast pace group full of talent a passion and we are looking for someone who lives and breathes developers, someone with experience in app development who lead our industry outreach efforts.

Your key responsibilities will include:

1) Positioning, Messaging & Storytelling: Create core content and collateral for the bill of materials (BOM) for multiple solutions. Materials must articulate the solutions value propositions and messaging frameworks and are relevant to and will resonate with industry developers
2) Create the appropriate vehicles to identify developer adoption behaviors and technology trends. Create innovative approaches to harvest best practices from external engagements and replicate for new opportunities.
3) Drive marketing execution plans and programs targeting audiences based on understanding of market, strategy, competitive landscape, voice of the developer and economic dynamics. Monitors existing business metrics and augments strategies that ensure ROI.
4) Monitor the industry to provide insight and input to program management during the solution planning process in order to create competitive differentiation
5) Be a core team member supporting Microsoft's developer evangelism efforts in partnership with DPE
6) Track and manage reporting of industry developer engagement metrics relative to goals
7) Dynamically represent Microsoft and the Windows developer platform at public events and speaking opportunities with the developer community.

As a qualified candidate you will have to be able to demonstrate:

1) A keen empathy and clear passion for developers and developer platform technology and tools.
2) Very strong, proven and high stakes cross-group collaboration and launch/marketing project management skills
3) Deep technical software product knowledge and education coupled with a deep personal or vocational understanding of the developer audience.
4) Proven ability to build, document, implement and measure progress against integrated marketing plans
5) Substantial experience in effectively partnering with, supporting and equipping a sizeable globally-scoped sales and field marketing organizations to land marketing strategies and achieve sales goals.
6) Strong communication skills: you should be a clear, concise and direct communicator (written & verbally), with the ability to actively listen and effectively articulate your point of view and successfully influence and collaborate with others.

This is a totally unique opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial and technically passionate leader to own our developer community outreach efforts.

Professional Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have an MBA, a CS/EE undergraduate and at least 5-7 years of experience in product management/marketing in sector-leading organizations whose success depends upon developer platform adoption with a proven track record of formulating and driving marketing strategy, business management, and field sales execution campaigns through multiple channels and global geographies.

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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Do you want to be at the epicenter of one of the most critical areas for Microsoft? Do you want an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of Windows and its app platform? Do you enjoy intellectual challenges, passion for technology and thrive by being part of new business opportunity? We're looking for an exceptional senior technical marketer to shape the future of the Windows developer ecosystem. You will be part of an amazing journey that will end when we achieve the best app ecosystem and the most loyal developers of any platform. All of the traditional product management responsibilities for the developer tools, application platform, and breadth outreach, developer marketing and field enablement fall on this team. We are a fast pace group full of talent a passion and we are looking for someone who lives and breathes developers, someone who can engage and lead our developer community outreach efforts.

Your key responsibilities will include:

1) Build, launch and maintain our windows development platform value proposition, positioning and messaging
2) Lead our game developer outreach efforts in partnership with our evangelism teams.
3) Engage and communicate effectively to developers the capabilities of Windows as an enterprise and gaming platform.
4) Partner with EPG and our sales resources and enable operational excellence for the field teams to execute customer engagements, as well as tactical field level marketing related to promoting developers and their applications
5) Be a core team member driving and executing our game developer evangelism efforts in partnership with DPE
6) Track and manage reporting out of performance of our community engagement metrics relative to goals
7) Dynamically represent Microsoft and the Windows developer platform at public events and speaking opportunities with the developer community.

As a qualified candidate you will have to be able to demonstrate:

1) A keen empathy and clear passion for developers and developer platform technology and tools.
2) Very strong, proven and high stakes cross-group collaboration and launch/marketing project management skills
3) Deep technical software product knowledge and education coupled with a deep personal or vocational understanding of the developer audience.
4) Proven ability to build, document, implement and measure progress against integrated marketing plans
5) Substantial experience in effectively partnering with, supporting and equipping a sizeable globally-scoped sales and field marketing organizations to land marketing strategies and achieve sales goals.
6) Strong communication skills: you should be a clear, concise and direct communicator (written & verbally), with the ability to actively listen and effectively articulate your point of view and successfully influence and collaborate with others.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial and technically passionate leader to own our developer community outreach efforts.

Professional Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have an MBA, a CS/EE undergraduate and at least 5-7 years of experience in product management/marketing in sector-leading organizations whose success depends upon developer platform adoption with a proven track record of formulating and driving marketing strategy, business management, and field sales execution campaigns through multiple channels and global geographies.

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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Do you have a passion for marketing technology, and have strong strategic marketing and business skills? Do you want to influence the growth of the fourth largest business at Microsoft and drive transformation across the industry? Do you want to be at the heart of Microsoft's transition to the Cloud? If so, then the SQL Server Marketing team has an opportunity for you.
The Data Platform Product Management team is looking for a strong business leader to help the shape our data warehousing marketing strategy across on-premises and cloud and to help lead the data warehousing marketing though this industry evolution. This is an end-to-end product management role that requires strategic thinking and business leadership skills, as well as a passion for technology and/or data. As a Senior Product Manager you will work with engineering and business leaders to drive our messaging and positioning and the roadmap for our data warehousing workload to win against Oracle, Amazon and other alternatives. You will help define new consumption models and shape product strategy as customers evolve from traditional, to cloud-based environments. You will collaborate with technical product management, product planning, engineering, segment marketing, and other Microsoft product groups to achieve success.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
Deeply understand customer needs, market dynamics, competitors and product lever to help grow the SQL Server business. Develop competitive insights to deliver the right solutions and messaging to market.
Own value propositions, messaging frameworks, and guidance for the field, partners, press, and analysts.
Lead disclosure strategy in partnership with product planning and communications/AR/PR. Work with our customer marketing, press relations and analyst relations teams to ensure breadth & depth coverage.
Manage naming and branding for SQL Server offerings and features.
Build content to address customer conversations and land compelling business value and scenarios.
Understand customer adoption of SQL Server, and partner with Outbound marketing on strategies to drive market penetration and satisfaction.
Work with our field and partner readiness teams to ensure your strategy, roadmap, value proposition, positioning & messaging is effectively communicated.
Provide feedback into product planning to guide future product roadmaps.
Partner with technical product management to deliver the right technical guidance.

Qualifications:
Candidate should have 7+ years of related work experience. Additional qualifications include minimum 3-5 years of product planning, product management, technical product management or program management experience. We are looking for a highly motivated, results-driven marketer, who has strong technical aptitude, leadership skills and business acumen. Candidate must be able to generate high-impact ideas, clearly prioritize, manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion. Candidate must have a proven ability to work across virtual teams and motivate others within and across Business Groups. This position requires excellent oral and written communications abilities, and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with technical and business leaders. The candidate should be familiar with database technologies. MBA is 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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Did you ever want to own a global marketing program end to end? These opportunities don't come around very often and this one is a very important program within the cloud and enterprise division. The immersion program is a global sales tools used to demonstrate our solution capabilities to customers in the pre-sales process. Customers go through a one day experience that is delivered by the field and includes both powerpoint decks, hands-on experiences on the products and lab scripts.

There are immersion experiences centered around:

1) Enabling application innovation

2) Transforming the datacenter

3) Data Insights

4) Enterprise mobility

You will be the global program owner for the immersion program. You will manage a significant budget, have multiple vendor resources at your disposal and will be responsible for the platform, new development, marketing materials, reporting, event presence and driving global usage of the immersion platform.

Key areas of focus in the next 6 months include:
1) Adding Windows Server vNext capabilities to the platform
2) Updating Transform the Datacenter with additional cloud capabilities
3) Improving the base platform capabilities and determining the most cost efficient approach to delivering immersion in the future.

Key skills required for this role are:
1) You are detail oriented and process centered
2) You are strong at cross group collaboration both within Microsoft and across multiple vendors.
3) Understanding of the technologies is helpful in resolving problems.
This role is part of the ACDC (application, cloud & data center) integrated marketing team. Our team delivers conversations, gtms and programs to IT Pros and developers centered in application innovation and transforming the datacenter. We are a team of optimistic achievers who make others great.
If you are looking for visibility, career growth, and clear measurable impact of the work you do every day - this is the role for you.
Higher education degree required and 3+ years of marketing 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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Are you an outstanding story teller that can craft compelling value propositions? Do you want to work in a cloud services business that is growing multiple fold annually? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? Do you have great context with application development and know how to market to the needs of developers and business users? If so, we want to talk to you!

Microsoft Azure is our public cloud offering that will lead a generational shift in the industry, as well as within Microsoft. Our team, Azure Product Marketing, is at the center of this exciting journey. We play the role of solution centric story tellers and marketing quarterbacks in a fast paced bi-monthly innovation ship cycle.

As a member of Azure product marketing team, you will lead core product marketing efforts for one of our Services. With the proliferation of devices and our platform neutral approach, we have an unprecedented opportunity for Azure to be the platform for modern application development.

Areas of responsibility include:

o Making our solution and product value propositions real for customers, partners, and field by delivering product positioning, messaging, storytelling and core content for the portfolio of Azure Services.
o Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
o Serving as a solution/workload subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
o Defining the Go To Market strategy including sales strategy, product packaging and incentives in close partnership with key stakeholders
o Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
o Leading co-marketing activities with partners
o Designing and executing digital marketing and customer lifecycle marketing initiatives
o Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
o Be the marketing execution hub and co-own launch decisions with business and engineering teams
o Synthesize a deep understanding and point-of-view on competitor offerings in the space and teach the broader organization how to compete and win
o Engage and win-over influencers with excellent product advocacy, evangelism and thought-leadership
o Work with the peer teams to determine and influence the Go-To-Market models

o The ideal candidate has a deep passion for technology, and a good understanding of cloud services and application development. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:-
o At least 7 years' experience marketing commercial software to business users, developers and IT
o Excellent communication skills, high degree of accountability with willingness to take measured risks and set bold goals
o Proven capability to deliver world class marketing content, including value proposition, evidence, blogs, whitepapers & presentations for identified scenarios, products/features and segments/audiences
o Drive for results and action oriented
o Ability to translate solutions understanding into a compelling story for customers' that clearly articulates Microsoft's strategy, benefits and differentiation when using Azure's services
o Ability to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action
o Desire to be involved in a development stage business with an entrepreneurial bias
o Proven capability to develop strong working relationships with customers, senior executives, engineering teams, and other product and marketing groups across Microsoft

The candidate must also have:
o B.A./B.S in Computer Science, Marketing or related field Computer Information Systems, preferred
o M.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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Are you an outstanding story teller that can craft compelling value propositions? Do you want to work in a cloud services business that is growing multiple fold annually? Are you a creative, "roll-up-your-sleeves" problem solver looking to drive impact and make great marketing happen? Do you have great context with application development and know how to market to the needs of developers?
If so, we want to talk to you!

Microsoft Azure is our public cloud offering that will lead a generational shift in the industry, as well as within Microsoft. Our team, Azure Product Marketing, is at the center of this exciting journey. We play the role of solution centric story tellers and marketing quarterbacks in a fast paced bi-monthly innovation ship cycle.

As a member of Azure product marketing team, you will lead core product marketing efforts for one of our new Services. With the proliferation of devices and our platform neutral approach, we have an unprecedented opportunity for Azure to be the platform for modern application development.

Areas of responsibility include:
Making our solution and product value propositions real for customers, partners, and field by delivering product positioning, messaging, storytelling and core content for the portfolio of Azure Services.
Owning core content strategy and delivering exceptional "first and best" core product content.
Serving as a solution/workload subject matter expert within internal corporate and external customer and partner events and briefings.
Driving product disclosure and roadmap across the product lifecycle.
Leading co-marketing activities with partners
Designing and executing digital marketing and customer lifecycle marketing initiatives
Creating product and feature names while aligning with broader branding initiatives.
Be the marketing execution hub and co-own launch decisions with business and engineering teams
Synthesize a deep understanding and point-of-view on competitor offerings in the space and teach the broader organization how to compete and win
Engage and win-over influencers with excellent product advocacy, evangelism and thought-leadership
Work with the peer teams to determine and influence the Go-To-Market models

The ideal candidate has a deep passion for technology, and a good understanding of cloud services and application development. Experience and a track record of success in product marketing is essential. The ability to drive with autonomy in a high-visibility environment is a must-have skill, as is the ability to collaborate across org boundaries.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 7 years' experience marketing commercial software to developers and IT
Excellent communication skills, high degree of accountability with willingness to take measured risks and set bold goals
Proven capability to deliver world class marketing content, including value proposition, evidence, blogs, whitepapers & presentations for identified scenarios, products/features and segments/audiences
Drive for results and action oriented
Ability to translate solutions understanding into a compelling story for customers' that clearly articulates Microsoft's strategy, benefits and differentiation when using Azure's services
Ability to analyze and diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate solutions, and then motivate the broader organization to pragmatic action
Desire to be involved in a development stage business with an entrepreneurial bias
Proven capability to develop strong working relationships with customers, senior executives, engineering teams, and other product and marketing groups across Microsoft

The candidate must also have:
B.A./B.S in Computer Science, Marketing or related field Computer Information Systems, preferred
M.B.A (or equivalent in related work 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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