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Business Strategy Manager

Redmond, WA, USA

This job was posted on:

August 31, 2020









$ - $



We are looking to drive new vectors of growth for the Experiences & Devices (E+D) group by building a dedicated strategy team to focus on cross-product opportunities and partnerships. While E+D has strong teams in place driving growth for individual products and solution areas, there is a growing opportunity for a dedicated team to identify, nurture, and champion an emerging set of strategic growth bets that stretch across traditional product boundaries.


This new team will have the opportunity to look left to right across the E+D portfolio, partner horizontally with existing product teams in E+D and more broadly with teams both inside and outside Microsoft, and think proactively and strategically about opportunities to drive growth as One Microsoft for E+D. The teams charter will include both specific, project-based cross-E+D growth opportunities as well as an evergreen focus on looking external to Microsoft to identify partnership and extensibility opportunities more broadly.



The E+D Strategy team will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Proactively identify, define, and champion new growth opportunities for E+D based on market/TAM, competitive, and customer insights
  • Create strategy framework and content for high profile forums including the Board of Directors, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Leadership Summit, and more
  • Build trusted advisor relationships with and partner closely with individual engineering leaders from across E+D in defining mid- and long-term strategy for E+D
  • Drive key strategy projects and orchestrate workstreams across E+D and our partners; own overall efforts, including project plans, recommendations, impact, and driving alignment between leaders and commitment to deliver between individual product organizations
  • Identify, seek out, and develop opportunities for commercial partnerships or M&A opportunities that span E+D



Required / minimum qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, strategic consulting, investment banking, economics, finance, business planning, and/or equivalent experience (e.g., scaling a business, driving change in a large company) 
  • Demonstrated project management, leadership, and cross-group collaboration skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills through all levels of the organization 


Additional or preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated hypothesis-driven, problem-solving orientation with ability to leverage both quantitative and qualitative analyses to drive decision making
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to formulate and deliver insights around complex business problems in a thoughtful and persuasive manner  
  • Exceptionally strong personal initiative, good business instincts, and comfort with ambiguity 
  • Deep understanding of software and business technology markets, trends, and dynamics 
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in an innovative, startup-like, fast-paced environment, with rapid exploration and ability to execute  


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.


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