Business Manager (Display)
Bellevue , Washington
October 23, 2017
Are you passionate about contributing to Microsoft’s transition to the Intelligent Cloud and the Intelligent Edge and the intersection of data, AI, and advertising? Join the team of digital advertising professionals charged with leading the Microsoft digital display advertising business, a key component of Microsoft’s consumer monetization strategy.
Microsoft Display Advertising is looking for an experienced and motivated business manager to join the ranks of our leadership team.
Display advertising is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world and is becoming a proving ground for true Digital Transformation with the intersection of data and AI to deliver true audience marketing. Microsoft’s strategy for capitalizing on this market opportunity is to partner with two world-class demand and technology partners, AOL & AppNexus, to bring the best technology, demand, and advertising solutions to the Microsoft ecosystem.
We are focused on enabling the optimal monetization strategy for our 1st & 3rd party publishers; MSN,, Skype, Xbox, and Windows App Developers. Our vision is to make display advertising a meaningful contributor to Microsoft preference for both developers and consumers alike by managing a growing & profitable display advertising business for our publishers. If you enjoy the business challenges related to managing a large-scale advertising business and if you’re comfortable working with distributed and agile teams across partner organizations, come talk to us!
This Business Manager is an opportunity to be a critical member of the Display Advertising team and support the management organization. In this role, you will be responsible for helping to define and execute the team’s ROB rhythm, including monthly & quarterly business reviews with partners, publishers, and the Display Advertising executive leadership team. You will also be responsible for business operational processes and program managing complex/multi-organizational implementation plans, analyzing business performance, and defining new processes for interaction and measurement across all of the teams.
The ideal candidate understands the strategies and tactics necessary to identify display advertising business performance trends, leveraging marketing and operational data, then drive continuous improvement efforts that lead to new levels of revenue performance, internal efficiency, and profitability across Display Advertising. You will work in a rapidly changing industry, tolerate ambiguity, and demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Drive RoB preparation, including monthly/quarterly business reviews with partners, publishers, and executive leadership team.
Manage a holistic list of revenue opportunities and run the prioritization process for evaluation and execution of new opportunities.
Drive revenue analysis, identifying key business metrics and levers, and track progress against them by working with partner management, yield analytics, and finance teams.
Manage the Display Advertising team budget and provide recommendations to continuously improve operations to achieve revenue and profitability objectives.
Support strategic initiatives, lead the execution of these initiatives, and ensure successful implementation of same.

Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of 7+ year of experience in business management

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proven track record of designing and implementing operational performance and quality assessment programs
• Strong problem solving, analytical and data management skills
• Exceptional decision-making , critical thinking, and process improvement ability
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines simultaneously
• Proven relationship building skills to collaborate and disseminate information across multiple organizational functions
• With clarity and persuasiveness, be talented at communicating complex or sensitive business issues to senior management
• Proficient with Excel spreadsheets and other Windows products (Word, PPT)
• Thrive on working in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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