Principal Program Manager

Are you interested in working for one of the most exciting teams in Microsoft? A team relentlessly focused on customer needs, market expansion and advancing Microsoft Cloud first strategy? Interested in a start-up like environment, passionate about Cloud Computing technology and driving growth in one of Microsoft’s core businesses? Then look no further than the Azure Global Ecosystem Team!

Azure is the fastest-growing business in Microsoft’s history and is the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services. Azure differentiates itself as the only hyper-scale, enterprise-grade Cloud that has a true hybrid story. Customers and analysts recognize Azure’s tremendous momentum which continues month over month. To help customers achieve their goals, Azure continues to build the largest global footprint of any Cloud provider. We are hiring an exceptional leader to help drive our hyper-scale Azure business forward globally in top industries, such as Health and Life Sciences, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Gaming, Retail, Media, Telecom, Semiconductor, etc.

To succeed in this role, you need to not only dream big business opportunities with passion, but also turn them into business reality with rigor and precision. You must be a thought leader, a driver, and help shape the direction as well as the deliverables for our industry vertical strategy and offerings.

More specifically, we are seeking leaders with deep experience and demonstrated ability to:

-Bring deep industry experience and insights to recommend ways of reshaping our business eco-system, the way we sell our product, engage with our key partners and customers along the value chain.

-Drive large strategic and complex projects, with executive visibility and many critical dependencies.

-Develop a deep understanding of how lead customers use Azure platform and use of Compute, Storage, Database, and Networking services in Azure to architect their applications and enable their business transformation.

-With an Execution focused mindset, ability to roll up your sleeves, working with various engineering, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and field teams to drive top customer/partner success and turn those learnings into scalable programs.

-Drive rhythm of business activities within the team and across the org to ensure end-to-end success of expansion initiatives.

-Drive the designs and product strategies that will become the benchmark for innovation, and establish the pattern for high potential industry scenarios in Cloud and Hybrid scenarios

-Drive ecosystem partnerships and alliances to enable solutions and faster time-to-market for customers

Success in this role requires being able to:

-Deep industry experience and insights in one of the industries mentioned above in terms of key players along the value chain, network effects in the industry and digital transformation opportunities and challenges.

-Close opportunities with top tier customers in respective verticals/industries

-Broad understanding of the Cloud Services industry; including key competitors, and global market and geo-political trends impacting top industry transformation.

-Structure and solve complex problems, communicate to senior decision makers in a clear, compelling way, and drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large organization.

-Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements, scenarios into products and services, ability to deliver results in an environment of ambiguity.

-Stellar cross group collaboration, able to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large organization, and deliver results that depend on other divisions and external partners.

-Excellent communication skills, strong leadership and influencing skills. Ability to work independently in highly ambiguous environments, with both technical and business groups internally and externally.

Skills & Qualifications:

-BS or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance.

-MBA preferred

-Candidates must have 5+ years of experience in Product Management, Business Development or Management Consulting.

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.

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