Microsoft is empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We have set ourselves three bold ambitions: reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud, and create more personal computing. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day.
The Microsoft Global Talent Acquisition (GTA) team serves to acquire, develop, and retain the talent that will push Microsoft to grow and thrive as a company. We know that acquiring the best talent is the biggest asset to help shape an aspirational, inclusive and global culture that enables people across the company to do their best work.
The GTA Excellence Programs Team contributes to the all-up mission by enabling productivity and impact through global programs. We deliver the overall programs strategy and roadmap for the organization & then see that strategy through to execution.
We don't do it alone, so be ready to work closely with excellent partners like HR Services, Corporate Functions Engineering (CFE), Marketing, Legal, and more! We are a collaborative and creative group of people who enjoy spending our time on ways to continue transforming Microsoft through talent.
This Sr. Manager position is accountable for the oversight of our system applications, managing a team of business product owners, and working closely with internal product teams, 3rd party SaaS providers, and CFE to provide the user base with quality and cost-effective solutions.
To ensure the continuous delivery of high-quality data, this role will be accountable for the development and oversight of a new data quality program to define, monitor and measure data outputs. This will include working closely with leadership, data managers, and data consumers to incorporate data stewardship into our standard Rhythm of the Business. Additionally, this role will work closely with reporting analysts and HRBI business partners to plan, prioritize and deliver complete, accurate, timely and consistent outputs.
Minimum 5 years of proven experience in leading and managing people
Minimum 5 years driving programs/projects and deadlines as a leader and with inclusion.
Minimum 5 years of proven experience in risk management (identification & mitigation plans) and change management processes.
Demonstrated track record of managing and leading people, teams, and multiple programs & projects end-to-end (strategy to execution).
Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Experience with communicating effectively, being highly organized, possessing strong problem-solving skills and solving complex issues that may arise.
Ability to recognize areas for internal improvement and develop plans for implementation.
Excellent prioritization and organization skills required to meet deadlines.
Able to work well in tight deadline-driven, cross-group situations to develop solutions and communicate common results.
Understanding macro view of planned delivery, actual delivery, and expectations.
Experience in mid-large scale technical programs or projects, preferably at global scale, driving third-party partnerships/relationships.
Ability to work effectively in ambiguous situations and respond favorably to change.
Proven creative problem solving with a lens on candidate or customer experiences.
Staffing or recruiting experience a plus, but not required.
PMP Certification or equivalent project management experience a plus, but not required
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.
Operating as an outstanding people leader, with a proven track record of attracting, retaining, and cultivating high performing talent.
Leading prioritization decisions for specific programs and systems, working closely with CFE to ensure capacity and resources reflect the business priorities and experiences.
Building & managing strong relationships with internal business groups across Microsoft and HR to facilitate the sharing of information to ensure informed business prioritization and decisions making.
Driving alignment across all dependent and joint groups to ensure a holistic "One HR" approach to delivering with the highest quality and speed to value.
Driving strategic transformation initiatives, including proactively identifying and solving roadblocks in the process, to get ahead of changes in our business and industry.
Driving articulate messaging and communication of work across all levels of the organization to drive awareness, understanding and alignment on vision, plans, roadmaps, execution, status, and associated implications.
Identifying thematic risks/blockers in delivery and communicate through escalation process.