Director – Integrated Business Planning

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

As theDirector– Integrated Business Planning atMicrosoftyou will have enterprise wide responsibility formanaging and orchestrating the Integrated Business Planning process for AzureCore (Compute or Storage or Networking).You will have the opportunity to work with a cross functional team of business leaders and planning process owners on our journey to world class performance through the application of IBP principles, tools, and methodologies. This position requires a hands-on experienced individual with a good balance of technical, business, and leadership competencies.  This position will also require a significant level of independent thought and an ability to challenge existing strategies, processes, and execution elements toachieve goals and objectives ofAzureInfrastructure.


This position is responsible for implementing and monitoring a sustainable IBP Strategy and IBP processto include:

IBP/ S&OP monthly discipline

Integration and alignment of New Product Development,Field, Finance, Demand andCapacityPlanning calendars, processes, and tools.

Alignment and integration withMicrosoftCapExand financial processes

Developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting oncross-functionalKPIs to ensure effective execution, integration and performance of IBP process.

Driving/sustaining change within the organization through stakeholder management, developing/implementing organizational-wide training sessions and overseeing IBP processes and meetings

Facilitating the integration of new product commercialization calendars and requirements,customer planning, and strategic initiatives into the IBP process

Participating in shaping Supply and Demand Planning strategies, capabilities and processes to improve IBP integration and performance

Continuously improve the monthly IBP cycle including timeliness of the demand and supply plan submissions, robust alignment with financial budgets and projections and critical meetings such as Demand (unconstrained and net) and Supply Reviews and well as IBP and Executive IBP meetings.


A minimum of abachelor’sdegree in Supply ChainManagementor related business disciplineis required. An MBA or a Master’s in Supply Chain Management is highly preferred.

10+ years of experience in theSupply Chain,Operationsorcommercial organization

7+years ofspecificexperience in Finance Planning, Supply Chain or PlanningManagement

5+ years of S&OP/IBP experience

Experience in theHigh-Techindustryand hyper scale supply chainpreferred

Demonstrated leadership through success at senior level positions in leading teams and project initiatives

Demonstrated ability to successfully manage change in the organization and to influence others

Good analytical skills and capable of using models for optimization purposes

Strong project management/process improvement skills

Proven/excellent verbal and written communication skills

Prior experience in managing by influence across multiple teams/groups across an organization is required

APICS certification is preferred. Musthave understanding ofend to end supply chain interactions and interdependencies.