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Microsoft Corporation Senior Business Planner - Azure PaaS in Boston, Massachusetts

What our team offers

We are a big picture team at our core that encourages a diverse and inclusive culture. We are respectful, collaborative, honest, accountable, and caring. The right candidate can expect to have opportunities to grow their own experience and career while shaping the future of the Azure business with data-informed strategies.

What I will do for you

  • Champion your success with the team and with leadership

  • Provide opportunities to gain new experiences and build on your strengths

  • Support who you are as your authentic self

  • Make your career development a consistent priority

How you can make an impact

You’ll be working in the Azure Business Planning organization in the group that is focused on building the future of Azure with a focus on developer-oriented offerings. This role is responsible for defining the vnext of our business and pricing strategy for some of the key PaaS offerings from Azure including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Logic Apps and others.

If you have a passion for business model innovation and the intersection of professional developers and cloud platform growth, come join our team! We are looking for a business planning leader to develop business strategies, compelling monetization approaches, and effective packaging and pricing approaches to capture mind share and drive profitable growth of Azure PaaS services.

Responsibilities

  • Develop business model strategy, product pricing/packaging by applying sound marketing principles in segmentation, targeting, and product positioning.

  • Identify emerging trends and innovate strategies to accelerate adoption of Azure PaaS services.

  • Act as a thought partner to the product team and other key stakeholders to ensure optimal monetization and operationalization of product to drive exceptional business results.

  • Drive consensus among cross-functional teams and influence decision-making within senior-leadership audiences.

  • Develop key metrics, forecasts, and reporting in partnership with finance and engineering to monitor business performance.

  • Ensure prices are available in an accurate and timely fashion by working in collaboration with pricing support teams. Ensuring all internal and external business models and packaging content is up to date while driving field education on our networking offerings.

Qualifications

  • A strong track record of working across diverse stakeholders to define and execute strategic initiatives with passion, precision, and excellence.

  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills and be able to synthesize data from multiple sources to drive data-driven decisions.

  • Exceptional business judgement leveraging strong strategic thinking complemented with a bias for action and execution/operational excellence.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to drive projects and build executive buy-in and support for key projects.

  • A minimum of five years in business planning, product management, pricing, or consulting or equivalent practical or functional experience.

  • BS/BA degree is required, MBA or a Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, or equivalent field 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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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