Chief of Staff

Last updated 29 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Teams is the hub for Teamwork in M365. Our mission is to help every person and organization on the planet to achieve more together at work, home, and at school. We do this by helping them connect, organize, and collaborate with one another while encouraging a sense of harmony. Teams Core is responsible for key Communication and Collaboration capabilities, including Chat, Channels, Files, Calendar, Notifications, Search, and Shell for the Mobile and Desktop and Clients as well as all horizontal initiatives and processes such as Fundamentals, Engineering Systems, Accessibility, Privacy, Security, Analytics/Reporting, and Release Management.

We are looking for an articulate, motivated, and dependable Chief of Staff to partner with the VP of Product for Microsoft Teams Core PM.


Responsibilities will include authoring executive communications, driving key activities in our rhythm of business, leading various people and culture initiatives, and driving special projects in partnership with Graham and his LT for internal and external engagements. The Chief of Staff will need to work across the organization with various stakeholders to drive or help facilitate key initiatives. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, detail-oriented, organized, self-driven, and willing to be hands-on to make positive changes across the team and the product.

Leadership Effectiveness

The CoS drives organization ROB processes and agendas. Participate as a valued LT member and offer business perspectives relevant to key strategic decisions.  Maximize the effectiveness of the VP by helping balance priorities, communicate effectively, participate in the most relevant meetings and connect with the team.

Team Development & Culture

In partnership with HR and the LT, shape and drive the people agenda and lead team health initiatives, particularly focused on developing increased diversity, inclusion, and belonging. This is a shared accountability across all members of the LT.

Business Process

Work with the Teams/ODSP Chief of Staff and business operations to lead and coordinate the organization rhythm of the business (ROB) and improve processes to run the business efficiently as the organization scales.  Partner with finance and procurement to ensure effective budget management, headcount management and forecasting.  Partner with staffing team to meet hiring requirements and elevate staffing conversations with the LT.


Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of product management or similar experience including tech industry experience in marketing or engineering

Demonstrated capability in verbal and written communications skills for a geographically dispersed audience

Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with budget and headcount management

Detail-oriented with analytical problem-solving skills

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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