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Microsoft Corporation Director Business Planning in Bellevue, Washington

In this high visibility role, you will lead a team of responsible for developing new pricing, packaging and promotion strategies in our expanding portfolio of commercial products and services.

You and your team will partner with engineering to deeply understand and influence product design and value, work with finance to model scenarios and create forecasts and targets, and work with product marketing and sales on go to market strategies. Finally, you and your team will engage with operations to launch new pricing, SKUs, and business models. This role requires strategic thinking, business leadership & acumen, strong team management, cross-group collaboration, analytical skills, and solid executive communication skills.

This is a tremendous opportunity to drive measurable impact on some of the of the company’s fastest growing and strategically significant solutions.


People Management

  • Elevate team members and deliver success through empowerment and accountability by modeling, coaching, and caring

  • Model – Live our culture; Embody our values; Practice our leadership principles

  • Coach – Define team objectives and outcomes; Enable success across boundaries; Help the team adapt and learn.

  • Care – Attract and retain great people; Know each individual’s capabilities and aspirations; Invest in the growth of others

  • Coaching, mentoring, and elevating team members on leveraging data to create clear business strategy, optimized monetization, customer-centric packaging and pricing, and operationally sound business models

Role Responsibilities

  • Define business strategy in partnership with engineering, product marketing, finance and sales.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to create, implement, and refine business models and business strategy.

  • Partner with engineering, product marketing, finance, and other teams to drive cross-discipline initiatives for exceptional business results.

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


  • 5+ years of experience in business development, strategy consulting, finance, product marketing and management, or relevant engineering experience is required.

  • Undergraduate degree required or equalivant experience; Masters preferred.

  • A deep passion for coaching, mentoring, and guiding teams.

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

  • Demonstrated ability and prior experience in leveraging data to create business strategy, determine optimal monetization approach, and deploy packaging and pricing to customers.

  • 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.

What we will do for you:

  • Champion your success at every level of our leadership

  • Give you the opportunity to gain new experience and improve upon your strengths

  • Support who you are as your authentic self

  • Work with you in building an inclusive and diverse culture everywhere

  • Make growth and career development a consistent priority

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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