Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053
As a Strategy Manager with Microsoft's Modern Life & Devices Group, you will help define Microsoft's consumer software, consumer services, and 1P device portfolio for the next decade.
Our team helps Microsoft's senior executives make critical decisions. We assess and recommend solutions for the most important topics facing Microsoft's consumer portfolio, including:
Product development: Guide investments in new software, hardware and services based on assessment of industry structures, customer behaviors, and economic opportunities
Business/Corporate development: Lead evaluation of major deals, including large acquisitions
Growth strategies: Develop plans for market/geographic expansions, pricing and business model shifts, and responses to competitor actions
On a daily basis, our work requires collaboration with Microsoft's engineering and business leaders for Windows, Office, Bing, Surface devices, Skype, Cortana, and unannounced product incubations.
We believe our team provides an ideal platform for someone interested in a career in technology, venture capital, and other careers focused on innovation.
1+ year of work experience in corporate strategy, management consulting, corporate development, investment banking, business planning, and/or related experience is required.
Strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis
Financial literacy (familiarity with P&Ls, 10-Qs/10-Ks, discounted cashflow models, etc.)
Experience working across organizational boundaries to drive impact in a collaborative manner
Well-developed executive communication and project management skills
A Bachelor's degree is 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.
Create business plans for new growth initiatives (e.g., new products, geographic expansions)
Analyze markets and industry trends to identify growth opportunities
Build effective relationships with colleagues from both engineering and business organizations
Assist in the identification and evaluation of strategic investment / M&A opportunities
Articulate our long-range strategic plans for executive leaders