The Worldwide Enterprise Services Strategy team is looking for a talented Business Strategy lead. This unique and rare leadership opportunity includes responsibility for Business Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Services, a multi-billion-dollar business. You will have a critical and measurable impact in helping Microsoft win the market by redefining how Services, Consulting, and Support is designed, delivered and implemented across our customer solutions.
We are looking for a strategy lead who can understand broad market trends, identify strategic insights and develop them into business strategies while delivering thought leadership around our business priorities. This is a high impact / visible role that will drive future strategy development and design across our business models, sales, delivery, and Go-to-Markets (GTMs). You will work closely with the extended team across marketing, sales, segment, field, Business Groups, engineering, and finance to understand competitive market dynamics, identify key emerging trends, and propose innovative ideas to maximize our strategic investments.
We want a bold and strategic leader, an outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude, and a thought leader to take this group and business to the next level. Already in place is a diverse and experienced team executing successfully against objectives so integrating and taking the team to the next level is necessary for success.
•Analyzing key competitive trends identifying new revenue and share growth opportunities
•Analysis of business models and how they perform in the market as offers and programs
•Orchestrating impact analysis and recommendations across sales/marketing, delivery, legal, & finance
•Develop strong relationships, embracing cross-boundary collaboration to influence peers and senior executives across the company
•Driving our overall business strategy and alignment partnering closely with the Business Groups (Windows, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft Office Division) business planning teams.
Develop strategic capabilities working closely with operations and offerings design teams in order to optimize tools and processes as needed to meet evolving business needs.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of:
•Business and strategy leadership with excellence in technology planning and marketing
•High degree of numeracy, highly developed quantitative and analytical skills
•Understanding of industry business metrics, financial analytics and proficiency with financial calculations
•Functional knowledge of Microsoft technology, cloud computing, and support business models
•Attention to detail, self-discipline and self-motivation
•Experience in a complex multi-team and strategy fast paced business environment
•Razor sharp intellect, coupled with problem solving, judgment, decision making and strategic capabilities
•A minimum of 5+ years of experience in technology marketing, strategy, or business consulting
•An advanced understanding of technology business models is a requirement
•You must be willing to take on a big challenge with significant growth potential
•Most importantly, you must be balanced in both strategy development and program execution
•BS/BA required or equivalent work experience; MS / MBA strongly preferred
Microsoft Digital, Services & Success, with over 22,000 employees worldwide, is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are the voice of support services, the trusted advisor of consulting services, and the source of the world’s best enterprise strategies. Simply put, Services helps customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/Services.
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