Senior Business Planner

Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 4 weeks ago

Developers are key to Microsoft's growth and long-term success. If you have passion around business model innovation and digital transformation, we'd like to talk to you!

We are looking for strategic thinker and problem solver to drive business model and pricing innovations for key developer offerings, including Visual Studio and Azure services. In this role you'll work closely with our partners in marketing, finance, and engineering to ensure that we're creating shareholder value by creating new business models with optimal pricing, licensing, and packaging.

Aptitude and passion for both strategy formulation and program execution are key. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:

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

  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen to drive data and customer driven decisions

  • A minimum of five years in product management, finance and/or consulting

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA or equivalent experience preferred

  • Experience or knowledge in software development lifecycle, developer tools, and applications services or related field a plus

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.

As a Senior Business Planner you'll be responsible for:

  • Driving monetization strategy of developer and application service offerings

  • Implementing and optimizing competitive business models and pricing

  • Creating promotional offers to create sales opportunities and facilitate competitive wins

  • Developing market and customer insights to formulate business model recommendations

  • Leading cross-functional teams including engineering, product marketing, operations and finance

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