Business Planner at Microsoft

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Feb. 15, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
Gaming Team at
In the Gaming Team at Microsoft, we aspire to "Reach everyone on the planet to play, watch, communicate, and create together". To achieve this ambition and to strengthen our position in the category, we must make smart bets on how the category will evolve, as well as our approach. Subscriptions organization within the Gaming Team is responsible for driving growth of industry leading services such as Game Pass and Gold. Gaming Subscriptions Business Planning and Management team is looking for a talented and motivated Data Scientist who can help achieve our growth objectives by driving insights, lead growth projects across organizational boundaries, bring analytical discipline to ambiguous questions, and communicate and partner effectively with a diverse set of internal partners and stakeholders, including Product Marketing, Engineering, Business Development and Finance, among others. This role and team provide an ideal opportunity to: Help establish and drive business plans to achieve growth

Deliver deep insights into Game Pass and Gold users, as well as build knowledge of subscription businesses and their drivers Develop hypotheses based on user insights and business understanding Combine insights and experience to identify and advocate for growth opportunities to improve usage, revenue and gross margin Analyze and measure the impact of new initiatives and provide feedback on further enhancements Contribute to the creation of business plans (long range plans, operating plans, budgets and forecasts) Contribute to the creation of business cases and quantitative models, analyzing and
Required Qualification and Experience: 4+ years of experience in a Data Science function Fluency with analytical frameworks, quantitative models Strong analytical and structured problem-solving skills Experience landing analytical recommendations and translating those into actions for the business Fluency in statistical and numerical analysis and methods Excellent executive presentation and business communication skills Background in software and services delivery models Experience with subscriptions businesses MBA or advanced degree in Economics/Statistics preferred Required Skillsets: High degree
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