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Senior Business Planner - OS and Software
Job locationUS-WA-Redmond
Date posted3 weeks ago(7/30/2019 4:09 PM)

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Job category
Product Marketing


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Role type
Individual Contributor


Are you passionate about working on a growing multi-billion dollar product that empowers millions of commercial customers? Are you interested in driving business planning for the largest enterprise operating system and driving Microsoft s broader OS strategy? If you are passionate about business strategies, business models, and data-driven decision making we want to talk to you!

The Cloud Marketing team is looking for a talented individual to join a great team focused on creating business models to drive revenue for the C+E business. As a Business Planner on the Core Platform Business Planning team, you will own the business strategy and pricing models for our operating system business spanning Linux and Windows Server across Azure, hybrid, and on-premises scenarios. You will lead a virtual team of passionate peers from engineering, product marketing, finance and sales with accountability to develop and deliver the monetization strategy for your products. You will be on a highly supportive and inclusive business planning team, where coaching and resources are prioritized to ensure your growth and success.


On the Core Platform team, we are looking to break new ground in how we leverage our strengths in the Windows OS and our partnerships with multiple Linux providers as a key growth driver for Azure. Areas of responsibility in this role include:

Identify emerging trends and potential areas of growth for Windows Server and Linux on Azure and hybrid environments

Drive market intelligence and customer insights to formulate strategic vision and inform business model and pricing recommendations

Leading cross-functional teams with engineering, product marketing and finance teams to develop product monetization strategy and price points

Create business model requirements and lead workstreams across product and commerce teams to drive change and impact

Evangelize and land new business model and pricing strategies with field and partners

Develop key business performance metrics and reporting in partnership with Finance


The ideal candidate will have a track record of working with a large group of internal partners to define and execute strategic initiatives with passion, precision, and excellence. The ideal candidate will also have excellent analytical problem-solving skills and be able to develop solutions meeting competing requirements, using data to drive decision making. Excellent communication and leadership skills are a must to drive projects and build executive buy-in and support for key projects. A minimum of five years in product marketing, finance, and/or business planning required. BS/BA degree required; MBA or equivalent experience preferred.

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 .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Associated topics: application, backend, c#, develop, developer, devops, matlab, programming, sde, software programmer

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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