Business Planning Lead

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 2 months ago

Do you want to play a significant role in the business planning and strategy across the US Commercial business? Do you have a passion for leading across critical functions such as sales, marketing, finance and sales operations to define to support the commercial business growth plan? Are you skilled at influencing and aligning stakeholders with differing perspectives to collaborate on a unified goal? Are you a strong communicator who can convey complex deliverables and timelines? If so, this role is for you.

In the MSUS Business Sales Operations (BSO) Programs & Operations (BPO) team, we are looking to hire a Planning Program Manager business leader with experience and a passion to work across the US Commercial business leaders in marketing, finance, sales and operations to collectively develop and land the Commercial Execution Plan (CEP) in partnership with the MSUS CMO team to achieve the US Commercial business goals with our customers and partners and MSUS as the Commercial Vanguard for the company.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of project/program management experience and/or business planning experience

  • Experience leading complex and phased projects across multiple workstreams with constrained timelines

  • Experience leading business, strategy or financial planning

  • Proven experience collaborating with and influencing leaders to maintain consistency and scale processes across teams

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Other Qualifications:

  • Solution mindset - good judgment, tact, diplomacy, integrity, patience, and professionalism in all transactions

  • Drive clarity, generate energy and deliver results & planned outcomes

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively across multiple groups, responsive with strong customer service orientation.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas, timelines, and mediate between stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and project management with proven ability to drive projects, processes and programs to closure

  • Proficient in the Microsoft suite of products, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, PowerBI, etc

  • Experience managing complex large-scale business or information technology projects

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, or Management 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.

MSUS Planning & Strategy

  • Commercial Execution Planning & Strategy Leadership: Deep partnership with the CMO on the MSUS Commercial Execution Plan (Strategy). This will include building out the framework and project plan across key stakeholders (M&O, Segments, NSO/CDO, OCP and Services
  • MSUS Planning Program Management: The MSUS BPO Planning Lead is responsible for leading the end-to-end US Commercial Execution Plan workplan across critical planning workstreams across revenue & opex budgets, scorecard, blueprint, commercial strategy & execution, compensation and marketing initiatives, etc. Clear workstream owners, deliverables, workback plans and milestones to support MSUS LT alignment and sign-off on the US Commercial plan & strategy for all planning workstreams is a key deliverable for this role.


  • Ensure strong collaboration and alignment between stakeholder teams - including BPO, BSO, Solution Areas, One Commercial Partner, SMC, Enterprise Commercial, Regulated Industries, Inside Sales, Services, WW M&O, Finance and other strategic partners.

  • Execution & Follow Through landing with field: Partner with CMO Team to engage with the US Segment, OU, and Solution Area business management community to ensure alignment and to support timely execution of key business priorities. One key business rhythm this role leads is the coordinating of the GTM readiness and Field execution performance against the fiscal year priory plays. This includes alignment on the business review insights/construct and managing the monthly review rhythm

  • Ongoing alignment and quarterly update to enable/land updates that includes reinforcing and refining execution guidance, reflecting RoC quarterly themes/learnings, and Field insights/Best Practices for improved execution.

  • Lead special projects as needed

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Business Planning Lead

Microsoft Corporation