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Microsoft Corporation Sr Business Program Mgr, Planning Orchestration, Customer Experience & Success in Edina, Minnesota

Customer Experience and Success (CE&S) is looking for a leader with proven program management to focus on building and executing the planning orchestration to support long and short-term strategic initiatives. This could be your next great career adventure!

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.

With over 35,000 direct and indirect professionals worldwide, the Microsoft Customer Experience and Success (CE&S) o rganization is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of the Microsoft end-to-end customer experience. This newly expanded organization reflects the Microsoft ambition to be known as a customer experience company, ensuring our Microsoft mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more is enabled by delighting customers and consistently exceeding their expectations in every interaction through a connected customer experience.

Microsoft has a tremendous opportunity to exceed customer expectations and drive greater customer loyalty and trust, which leads to greater satisfaction, retention, and growth. The CEnS organization is looking for people with a passion for delivering customer success to help us build a future where customers come to us, not only because we provide industry-leading products and services, and because we provide a differentiated and connected customer experience that is rooted in our commitment to delivering on customer outcomes.

About the role – Sr Business Program Mgr, Planning Orchestration

You will play a critical role in building and executing the CE&S planning governance infrastructure to support long and short-term strategic initiatives. You will bring multiple planning workstream leads together to orchestrate the creation of CE&S annual and semester plans.

Responsibilities

You will function as the PMO for the following priorities:

  • Orchestration of CE&S planning team meetings and agenda– Prioritize, align, assess, and define meeting agendas with key stakeholders and planning leaders to meet overall planning ROB timelines. Must understand include priorities and objectives. Align CE&S project level outcomes recognizing the needs of each workstream. Identify overlaps, gaps, and misalignment between workstreams.

  • Communication and status– Provide progress updates, action item status and final decision criteria to key stakeholders, leaders, and partner teams. Understand the project vision and timelines to ensure delivery happens in line with business requirements and manage communication within and across project teams proactively identify risks and mitigations. Manage schedules for collaborating with team members to track milestone deliverables and drive project management.

  • Change Management and Landing– Align planning workstreams towards deliverables to assist the CE&S change management and landing leads to create field ready materials on time and at high quality.

  • Partnership – Ensure strong collaboration and alignment between CE&S internal stakeholder teams and our partners. Create listening systems to ensure the right business challenges areidentified andaddressed. Strive for environment of continuous improvement, with active feedback loop with field and corporate stakeholders and active plan tracking with a focus on key improvements.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years related experiencein program management, project management, and/or business management within business planning, operations, and/or finance

  • Experience designing, building, and executing multiple programs simultaneously and atscalethrough ambiguity

  • Experience with change or release management, including communications & landing, in a large matrixed global environment with field organizations.

  • Strong oral and written communication,organization,and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work and build strong relationships with seniormanagersand peers

  • Intermediate conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Strong self-motivation, highly adaptable, and a fierce advocate/influencer with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams

  • Focus on providing process optimization by understanding the desired businessoutcome

  • Problem-solving ability, especially in gathering data to drive decision making under stringent timelines

  • History of driving operational discipline as well asinnovation

Location/Travel: You may be based anywhere in the United States, with a preference for the Pacific Northwest. You can expect limited global travel, 0 – 10%, contingent upon Covid-19 restrictions.

Join us and be one who empowers billions! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact on how people work and live all over the world.

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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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