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Microsoft Corporation Franchise Business Manager in Redmond, Washington

343 Industries (343i) manages all aspects of the Halo franchise, from video games to books, toys, apparel and video. The Franchise Business Management team provides business leadership, thoughtful portfolio management and strategic business management to the ongoing development of our games, entertainment and franchise. We work every day with Production, Creative Leadership, Business Development, Finance, Business Intelligence, Marketing and studio leadership to make Halo one of the top franchises in the video game industry.

As a Halo Business Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the business management of Halo Infinite. You will do everything you can to help make Halo Infinite an ongoing success that our players love by helping to evolve and grow our business strategy in close partnership with our game design and analytics teams. From working with executive producers on product design strategy, developing business models, forging distribution and promotional partnerships, to driving production efficiency, you will ensure that all stakeholders are building a successful product our players will love.

You won’t do this work alone, you will do it in collaboration with some of the best designers, producers, analysts, technologists and marketers in the industry.

Responsibilities

Your unique blend of skills and passion could come from a broad range of disciplines: production, business development, business affairs, marketing, product planning or finance. The key accomplishments you bring are having:

  • Created complex financial models that drove business innovation and profitable performance in the entertainment industry

  • Worked with designers and producers to formulate short (1-3 yrs.) and long-term (3-10 yrs.) business strategies for entertainment products

  • Experience with executive presentation skills and the ability to distill and synthesize complex information

  • Founded new initiatives and garnered internal momentum to do something new within a matrixed organization

  • Worked with product teams to make the right production decisions, optimizing costs while delivering quality products on-time and on-budget

  • Developed key performance indicators to deliver business intelligence and evaluate performance to optimize and iterate for better customer experiences

  • Forged partnerships and negotiated contracts with external partners.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Partnered closely with creatives, providing clear guidelines and thought leadership to inspire innovation and creativity

Qualifications

  • You have a deep understanding of the video game industry, consumer products and technology.

  • You’ve accomplished great things in this field for 5-10 years and have a never ending curiosity in how business is evolving at the intersection of entertainment and technology.

  • You have a passion for creative organizations, gaming, entertainment and the Halo franchise.

  • You are extremely detail oriented, a strong team player, you have experience with complex business negotiations and financial models and you can do advanced Excel work, but that’s not why you will be successful.

  • It’s your amazing ability to impact and influence, to lead by serving others and building trust, your relentless preparation, the power of your clear and persuasive communications, your financial acumen and fact-based insight that wins the day.

If you want to be part of the team taking Halo to the next level and driving the future of entertainment at Microsoft, please reach out.

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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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