Business Strategy Manager

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Manager, Experiences + Devices Strategy

Wearelookingto drivenew vectors of growthfor the Experiences & Devices(E+D)groupby building a dedicated strategy teamto focus on cross-product opportunities and partnerships.WhileE+Dhasstrong teamsin placedrivinggrowthforindividual productsand solution areas,there isagrowingopportunity for adedicatedteam toidentify,nurture, and championan emerging set ofstrategic growthbetsthatstretch across traditional product boundaries.

Thisnewteam willhave the opportunity tolook 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 Microsoftfor E+D. The teams charterwillinclude 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.


TheE+D Strategyteamwillhavethe followingresponsibilities:

  • 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, theSenior Leadership Team(SLT), Leadership Summit, and more
  • Build trusted advisor relationships with and partner closely with individual engineering leaders from across E+Din defining mid- and long-term strategy for E+D
  • Drivekey strategy projects and orchestrate workstreams across E+D and our partners; own overall efforts, including project plans, recommendations, impact, and drivingalignment between leaders andcommitment to deliverbetween individual productorganizations
  • Identify,seek out, and develop opportunities for commercialpartnerships or M&A opportunitiesthat 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 andabilityto execute 


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