Microsoft Corporation Senior Business Strategy Manager - Services Strategy in Redmond, Washington

The Microsoft Services Strategy team is looking for a talented strategy leader. This unique and rare opportunity includes responsibility for business strategy and planning for Enterprise Services, a multi-billion-dollar business. You will have a critical and measurable impact in helping Microsoft win the market by redefining how Services and Support are designed, delivered and implemented.

We are looking for a proven Senior Business Strategy Manager who can understand trends in technology Services, identify strategic insights and develop them into executable business strategies.


This is a high impact / visible role that will drive strategy development, design and strategic business planning. Collaborating across multiple teams including marketing, sales, delivery, operations, systems development, Business Groups, licensing, legal, tax, and finance is an essential part of the job.

Responsibilities include:

  • Defining the multiyear business strategy and roadmap for Services

  • Leading cross-functional teams to create, implement, and refine aspects of our business models

  • Partnering across marketing, sales, delivery, operations, Business Groups, and others to drive cross-discipline initiatives, including analyzing issues and providing recommendations

  • Creating cross-functional business requirements as needed to execute on new strategies

  • Developing and using key cross-functional business outcome measures, tools, and process in partnership with other teams to drive customer and business success

  • Driving our overall business strategy and alignment across the broader organization

  • Contributing to and fostering an exceptional and supportive work environment

To be a strong candidate, you will have a demonstrated track record of:

  • Working with a large group of internal partners to define and execute strategic initiatives with passion, data-based decision making, and process excellence

  • Building support, by utilizing excellent communication and leadership skills in driving projects

  • Demonstrating business strategy leadership, with excellence in technology planning and marketing

  • Using industry business metrics, and governing achievement of target outcomes

  • Leveraging knowledge of Microsoft technology, cloud computing, and support business models

  • Displaying great attention to detail, self-discipline and self-motivation

  • Success in a complex, multi-team, and fast paced business environment

  • Displaying razor sharp intellect, coupled with problem solving, judgment, and decision-making skills


  • 7+ years of experience in marketing, strategy, business planning or consulting

  • Strong consulting skill set, including issue disaggregation, analysis, presentation creation, and stakeholder management

  • Balanced expertise in both strategy development and program execution

  • Desire to take on a big challenge with significant growth potential

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience required; MS / MBA strongly preferred

Location/Travel – You will be based in Issaquah, WA, with Microsoft HQ teams. You can expect limited global travel, less than 10%.

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