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Microsoft Corporation Business Program Manager in Berlin, Germany

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 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. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.

  • Reach - Microsoft’s resources and scale empowers employees to utilize their skills for lasting impact.

  • Freedom -Microsoft values each individual’s talent and skillset and provides the freedom to explore and enhance them.

  • Inspiration - Inspiration can be found through our products and how they can improve our customers’ lives.

The Business & Sales Operations (BSO) group is the center of excellence for cross-business execution performance, planning, and sales operations. The team helps scale execution, operationalize business & sales programs, drive business, sales, and partner transformation that accelerate Microsoft’s business objectives locally. This role reports to the Business & Sales Operations Lead (BSO Lead) who is manager of the BSO team and thus is responsible for leading, creating, and orchestrating processes across all business groups locally. This means the Business Program Manager (BPM) assists the BSO Lead execute the role in the following areas:

  • Plays trusted advisor and business partner to the local leadership

  • Ensures quality plans in place to drive growth; Takes action based on insights from execution; Strives for excellence in project and process based work, simplifying processes without compromising outcomes; Provides increased transparency and integration across all groups.

The BPM is a senior business partner that leads key decisions across the business as well as marketing planning and governance.

Responsibilities

Key Outcomes:

  • Contributes to German Area performance across Solution Areas for Customer Adds, Consumption and compete.

  • Regarded by the Area LT and stakeholders as an expert, driving execution, growth & deep insights

  • Improve sales discipline and coaching culture via operational excellence and within the frame of Empowering Digital Success

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in PMO for German Area's growth plan, supporting the success of our strategic initiatives

  • Deliver Business Performance Insight: Work across the Area to standardize, simplify, rationalize, and organize reporting to improve local execution by driving analysis and insights to advise the BSO and M&O leader of execution insights.

  • Drive Execution & Resource Management: Lead ROC cycles, Scorecard, Planning, and Operational functions to scale, improve, standardize, and accelerate business outcomes. Drive process simplification without compromising outcomes.

  • Accelerate Empowering Digital Success (EDS) Landing & Support: Improve ROC discipline and enable coaching culture via standardized meeting rhythms, reports, communications, and coaching frameworks for Modern ROC readiness

Qualifications

Experiences:

  • 3-5 years related experience

  • Experience and knowledge within Program Management, Business Planning, Sales Excellence, Sales Operations, and/or Finance

  • Executive exposure and cross-functional stakeholder management

  • Focus on providing process optimization by understanding the desired business outcome

  • Deliver end-to-end deep data analysis and actionable strategic insights

  • History of driving operational discipline as well as innovation

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to work and build strong relationships with senior managers (required)

  • Must have proven skills in financial, marketing, and IT management

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, planning and organizational abilities

  • Intermediate conflict resolution and negotiation skills (required)

  • Must be able to work independently, handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and negotiate and collaborate effectively

  • Must be highly analytical, able to understand business metrics, customer and market trends

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) required and/or experience in relevant fields eg: business, marketing, information technology, operations, finance. Master's degree beneficial.

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.

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