Microsoft Corporation Business Manager in Redmond, Washington

Are you interested in being part of a high-energy, fast-paced entrepreneurial team focused on driving partner success all around the world? Do you desire to lead a historical business transformation with partners and customers to the Cloud? If your answer is yes to both, then the Microsoft One Commercial Partner (OCP) Corporate team is the place to be!

The OCP team is committed to the strategy that partners are the growth engine for Microsoft, and Microsoft is the growth engine for partners. Dedicated to empowering partners from around the globe to do more, this high performing team has been delivering compelling Microsoft Cloud solutions, industry leading partner programs and tremendous growth opportunities, and transforming all aspects of Microsoft and its partners’ business models of the future worldwide while growing Microsoft revenue, share and CPE at the same time.


The OCP Services Build With organization is looking for a thought leader to be a key member of the leadership team. As the Business Manager to the GM, you will be directly responsible for helping drive business strategy, finance and resource management, internal and external communications, people agenda, and the rhythm of the business (ROB). This role works alongside the GM and interacts on a regular basis with the leaders across OCP, Business Groups, and directly with business partners. This role requires a balance of leadership and influence skills to support the broader strategic and operational needs of the team.


  • Owning and driving the rhythm of the business, including SLT reviews, support in Field QBUs, Leadership Team meetings, off-sites, and ensure strong cross collaboration within teams and with key stakeholders and alignment on partner strategy and execution.

  • Partnering with finance and drive the financial management process, including financial planning and execution, cost management, and fiscal planning.

  • Enhancing leadership time effectiveness by setting effective agendas, and driving high-quality content and output, including prep and readiness for key engagements and field visits.

  • Engaging the Build-With community leaders worldwide, helping land the new operating model and executing on FY19 priorities, gathering of key insights on the execution of our programs, and identification of key issues and challenges we need to solve to meet our objectives.

  • Developing and executing internal communications strategy.

  • Driving the execution of strategic initiatives and participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement and incremental efficiencies.

  • Partnering with human resources to build a solid people agenda to develop the Services Build with team culture and visibility.

  • Act as the trusted advisor for the Services Build with GM and the LT.



  • Strong cross-group coordination across all levels as well as the ability to work independently and take initiative to drive projects forward, including the ability to deal with ambiguity and provide structure for others.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely and senior executives both within Microsoft and with partners - both verbally and in written form.

  • Strong organizational, planning and analytical experience, resourceful at sourcing right stakeholders and driving stakeholder workstreams, driving influence among the senior leaders across a highly-matrixed organization.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret business performance measures and to communicate the performance measures consistently across OCP, business partners, and field.

  • Ability to effectively influence others across multiple MS groups, extended virtual teams, and with field, to achieve specific objectives. Ensures organizational readiness for business demands and meets challenging timelines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven track record of leading transformation while delivering on-target results.

  • Fosters an environment where people can thrive, do their best work and feel appreciated and recognized.

  • Knowledge of core MS technology, product and technical strategies 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.

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