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Business Planner

Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA
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We are innovating and evolving the Windows business model in the mobile first, cloud first era and we are looking for a highly motivated and strategic business planner to drive the evolution of the Windows business model, SKU strategy & pricing. This is a highly strategic & impactful role and an amazing career opportunity to learn, have an impact, and transform the Windows business.

This role requires curiosity, strong business acumen and deep analytical skills to be successful. The role sits at the center of gravity for business insights inside Windows and Microsoft. You will partner closely with product marketing, engineering, segment teams, finance, legal, and other teams to develop holistic data driven recommendations for the Windows business strategy, packaging & pricing to set up Windows for success in a highly competitive marketplace over the next few years.

Responsibilities include:

• Use customer, competitive, industry & financial insights to identify new business, product and market opportunities for Windows

• Act as a v-team leader to define and frame strategic options for Windows product packaging, pricing & licensing constructs and drive for executive decisions

• Lead Windows SKU & pricing strategy and implementation for pilots/proof of concepts to help inform long-term business strategy

• Lead planning and implementation of new Windows business model and pricing initiatives across segment teams, ops, etc.

• Drive program design customized for key regional markets to monetize Windows genuine sockets

• Provide leadership for ongoing primary customer research and market landscape in partnership with research team and other groups

• Represent Windows Business Planning in cross-company business planning forums, field events, etc.


• Strong communication, business acumen and collaboration skills

• Proven ability to create and articulate a strategy, influence others, and drive planning & implementation

• Demonstrated strategic thinking, executive framing skills, analytical skills and problem identification & solving skills

• Strong quantitative skills and experience from quantitative research & financial modelling

• Proven experience in preparation and delivery of executive level and field presentations

• 5+ years’ experience in business planning, management consulting, corp strategy, finance and/or market research

• Strong passion for Windows

Preferred qualifications:

• MBA or a Master’s degree in Economics, Mathematics

• Experience from business planning, management consulting, business development or corporate strategy, preferably on Microsoft products

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.


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