Data & Applied Scientist Manager

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington, United States
Job Type:Full Time

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About the Team:

The GDC: The Global Demand Center Team within Microsoft is responsible for delivering integrated marketing experiences for Microsoft by building, running, and innovating a globally scaled engine to deliver connected journeys that delight customers and create fans.

The Analytics team within that, are focused on supporting this mission by providing measurement and analysis of our marketing assets and how they contribute to customer journey, from acquisition to ROI and conversion.

About the You:

Are you passionate about data, analytics and digital marketing? Would you like to be on a team that is solving the toughest problems in online marketing, in partnership with some of the brightest and most advanced marketers in the world? And all of that whilst working in the dynamic, competitive, customer-focused and data-rich world of cloud based business products (Azure, Dynamics and Office 365)?

You will be an astute, consultative, passionate, individual with a strong analytical and business background. This is crucial as the role, and team, has analytical ownership of high-visibility initiatives across Marketing and Online Advertising, furthering our understanding and driving strategic decisions within a core part of our business.

You will be working closely with all the other leaders in the team, as well as teams across all GDC functions such as top funnel acquisition channels, content generation and management and seller lead qualification and management.


This job is for you if you bring a rare blend of analytical excellence, strong business focus, and exceptional team leadership, and are seeking a challenging and exciting role within a dynamic, fast-paced and fun business.

Responsibilities

  • Learn and understand a broad range of data resources and know when, how, and which to use and which not to at any given time.
  • Design analytics solutions and reports to measure program impact, identify trends and anomalies, and influence marketing program investments
  • Own the delivery of the reporting and insights on a regular cadence to the stakeholders and senior leadership teams
  • Understanding and proactively communicating factors affecting channel performance to stakeholders by partnering with business leaders, other analysts and data engineering teams.
  • Ensuring insights are both actionable and measurable and you should be able to build these insights and hypothesis with awareness of practical implementation and implications for the business
  • Partnering with our Digital Analytics and Data Engineering teams to ensure robust and accurate data capture and continuous improvement of data available for both analytics and the wider business
  • Developing and defining analytical vision, strategy and roadmap for the business area, coordinating with leaders to ensure alignment with business goals
  • Supervise the creation and implementation of new reporting and analyses: data integrity, test design, analysis, validation, and documentation.
  • Be a “doer” as well as a leader – be a data and analytics expert that your team can turn to for inspiration and hands-on guidance. Be able to produce individual analytics work products as needed while continuing to manage the work of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with and influence Business Leadership teams in order to drive alignment
  • Knowledge sharing through presentations at regional, channel and business wide events, as well as building relationships with analytics teams across the group.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of related work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an analytical area such as Computer Science, Management information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or similar field
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large scale projects or programs including work prioritization, planning, and coordination
  • Experience leading a diverse team of greater than 10 people, providing coaching and performance management.
  • Solid communication and data presentation skills, experience analyzing data and communicating the results to senior business leaders
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, building and maintaining trust with internal stakeholders
  • Solid SQL skills are a requirement – hands on use of big data in large projects using Power BI, Azure, Data Bricks, Presto or Spark
  • Proven experience of using R (or similar tools) to structure, transform and visualize big data
  • Solid understanding of online marketing, preferably in a past or current role, with experience of Search Engine Marketing, Revenue Optimization required
  • Proven ability to solve complex quantitative business challenges; experience in the development of web analytics, anomaly detection or multi-touch attribution is a plus.

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