Microsoft Corporation Director Business Planning in Redmond, Washington

We are on a mission to make Microsoft THE AI company and are building a world class marketing organization to help accelerate mindshare around our strategy to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence (“AI”). The AI marketing team is leading Microsoft’s AI productization strategy and thought leadership initiatives, delivering Microsoft’s AI story that amplifies our unique, differentiated value proposition with real, outcome-based results that make a cohesive story, personal story that wins the hearts and minds of every person.

In the AI Marketing team, we are looking for a passionate, strategic thinker, and business savvy member to bring AI to every Enterprise. Our CEO Satya shared last year at the Inspire conference an evolution in Microsoft's worldview from a mobile-first cloud-first world, to one that is rooted in the intelligence edge and intelligent cloud. This is the team that's driving that evolution. AI has quickly shot up to become top of mind for Enterprise customers and our competitors are investing heavily to capture that interest.

We are in the midst of a significant transformation in product and business strategy and are looking for a leader to help us craft our path forward. In this role you will lead the following key activities (among others):

Develop deep understanding of our customer, competition, partners and the broader AI ecosystem

Develop business strategies, models, and frameworks to help address key business opportunities and challenges

Build connections across various teams at Microsoft working toward the same goal and build a shared perspective on strategy and priorities

Synthesize diverse set of opinions and experiences, and drive alignment where necessary to move the business forward

You will be pursuing the toughest problems facing our business and present insights and recommendations to senior-most management in the company. If your core strengths are strategic problem solving, deep curiosity, comfort dealing with ambiguity, and inclination to ask questions and learn, you'll fit right in. We’re looking for someone eager join on a diverse team and work in a highly dynamic environment, who is excited to play different roles depending on the needs of the business.

Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of experience in a startup, product management, marketing, management consulting, or strategy roles

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong collaboration and communication skills

Growth mindset - receptive to constructive feedback and eager to continuously improve

Prior experience with or exposure to Artificial Intelligence concepts/technologies/frameworks desired, but not required

BS degree is required, MBA or graduate degree preferred


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to Marketing