Data Science & Analytics Mgr

Last updated 27 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Busines (WCB) is a business unit focusing on commercial segments, spanning across all Microsoft products and services and influencing sales teams worldwide. The WCB Finance team is looking for someone to join the team who loves working with data - and using that data to develop business insights that help to make great decisions on where we invest.

As a Sr. Finance Manager in the FY Planning, Analytics and Deal Economics team, you will be responsible for leading our reporting and analytics workstreams, partnering with the broader team to develop, refine and enhance data models and insightful reporting. A key component of this role is to act as the SME for the data that is owned or widely used by the team.

The successful candidate will be able to proactively partner across a broad range of stakeholders to help identify data and reporting needs, and translate these into relevant, timely and repeatable deliverables. They will also be able to balance competing priorities, be a strong communicator across a variety of audiences and help to drive WW impact through a focus on maximizing revenue, market share and profit.


  • Work across finance data sets, systems and tools to help drive holistic analysis on customer lifetime value and ROI on investments.
  • Develop data models and standard reporting that can be leveraged across WCB finance, Area finance teams and business partners.
  • Connect with engineering and BI teams to support identified enhancements and new business initiatives.
  • Maintain and enhance existing models/database to ensure data is current & aligned with business logic (SHARK).
  • Engage across various teams (CGA, LTV, ABA, WCB finance) to standardize headcount across teams.
  • Partner with the Cloud & AI Customer Growth Analytics (CGA) team to ensure alignment on model updates & use cases.
  • Be a thought leader on data and reporting trends, leveraging best practices across the industry and broader organization.
  • Be a trusted advisor on solving challenging business issues with a data and insight driven approach.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships across the WCB finance, Area finance teams and business partners.


Strong ability to collaborate and comfort in dealing with ambiguity, influencing across multiple complex organizations and creating effective partnerships. Demonstrated ability to achieve results through both individual and cross-team interactions, managing multiple priorities and comfort in working to deadlines:

  • Demonstrated expertise in building PBI and Excel reporting with business-lead modelling and analysis. Experience in working across and connecting disparate data and ‘outside the box’ thinking on new ways of solving business problems.
  • Strong knowledge of R and Shiny.
  • A structured approach to reporting and data management, leveraging best practices to land sustainable and accurate data and reporting for business decision making.
  • Demonstrated experience in R/Python/Shiny SQL and PowerBI tools.
  • Working knowledge of Git and Bash.
  • Understanding of VMs / cloud storage.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience working across varied stakeholder groups within and outside of finance.
  • Excellent Office Suite skills and advanced Excel.
  • 3 years Data Science & Analytics experience
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Statistics, Finance or related degrees.

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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