Senior Product Marketing Manager - SQL Server Marketing Group - in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Product Marketing Manager - SQL Server Marketing Group -
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

The data explosion is happening at every level across every imaginable device, application and individual. As the foundation to the cloud-ready information platform, HDInsight, Power BI and SQL Server 2014 help customers unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and approach cloud opportunities, private or public, on their terms backed by advanced capabilities for mission critical confidence.

The IT ecosystem is faced with balancing the proliferation of applications, globalization, increasingly powerful commodity hardware, demand for accessible insights, and new form factors such as the cloud, appliances and mobile devices. And they have to do this with an uptime and level of compliance that is simply expected. These converging trends create greater challenges for IT to deliver rich, interactive experiences across the organization with secure, real-time access to data inside and outside the firewall all while paramount pressure is put on IT to conserve budgets and resources through this explosive growth.

The SQL Server Marketing Group is seeking Technical Product Manager for Business Analytic on the Cloud. Primary responsibilities include technical creation of core technical content, readiness, competitive teardown analysis.

You will partner closely with the Power BI engineering organization as well as developer platform evangelism and Office marketing and the field to help establish internal and external technical leadership on business analytics.

Specific responsibilities include:
- Thought Leadership - drive industry and customer perception via participation in analyst relations, direct customer & partner engagement, Industry events and broad community outreach including our blog, web, etc.

- Core Technical Content- Drive the development of core product BOM including 300L training, tools and demos to support the Go To Market strategy through the field and Microsoft partners.

- Technical Readiness and Enablement - drive technical readiness and enablement of the Microsoft and Partner technical communities on Business Intelligence.

- Depth Customer Engagement - support the field and partners in sales and marketing activities to drive adoption of our data platform and solutions. Capture customer feedback and integrate into product planning process.

- Technical Compete - analyze our position (SWOT) relative to key competitors throubination of competitive research and product teardowns. Influence competitive product strategy and develop competitive materials for partners and the field, and define/manage competitive escalation process.

A successful candidate is required to have solid subject matter expertise on Business Intelligence of Microsoft competitive products. A strong marketing sense and "Storytelling through demo/visualizations". Great script production capabilities along with experience presenting to senior managers, customers and at industry events including.

Success in this role will require the development of strong working relationships and interactions with customers, senior executives, technical leaders, and other product & marketing groups across Microsoft. This is a very high visibility position which requires an individual with a strong understanding of industry trends and competition. Strong analytical skills, excellent listening and problem resolution skills, and written and verbal communications skills are necessary.

Qualifications include: Marketing experience is required: 2+ years' of product management and/or product planning experience; a BA/BS in a business, design and or technology field; a deep passion for technology and business analytics or big data.

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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