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Microsoft Corporation Sr. Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, Washington

Do you want to be part of a Marketing team that is working on the next generation of commercial Microsoft devices? Do you want to work with the engineering team to help define the target audience, value proposition and inbound marketing strategy? Are you passionate about the commercial space? The Product Marketing Management organization has a great opportunity for a strong Sr. Product Marketing Manager who can drive the marketing efforts for Surface Hub and other innovative devices as Surface continues to grow and thrive in the commercial sector.

The mission of the Product Marketing Management organization is to help develop compelling product experiences and identify the right target audiences in close partnership with the engineering team. Then work with the greater go-to-market organization to ship these new products to the world. To do so, we focus on understanding the customer needs, market trends and product scenarios and translating those insights into innovative value propositions that delights our customers and earn fans around the world.

In this role, you will be working with a cross functional team of talented people who are developing the next wave of devices. You will lead key Product Marketing Management activities for Surface Hub and accessories. You will be in a high-pace environment that requires strategic thinking while rolling up your sleeves to get the job done.

Responsibilities

  • Understand market sizing and trends of commercial and education categories and synthetize this information into actionable plans

  • Create competitive product analysis to understand the areas of opportunity for Microsoft

  • Help to define target audiences for commercial devices in partnership with the customer research and engineering teams

  • Develop differentiated product value propositions in close partnership with the engineering team

  • Develop rich customer listening systems and work closely with the engineering team to drive feature prioritization and scenario planning

  • Help define business models that support the product experiences and drive value to Microsoft

  • Effectively communicate the value proposition, target audiences and key product scenario to key stakeholders

  • Assess product gaps, working with engineering, planning, teams and propose mitigation plans

  • Partner closely with the Go-To-Market and Brand teams to share the new product strategy and ensure a successful product launch

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in product management or product marketing roles

  • 2+ experience in the commercial channel is required

  • Self-starter who can manage through highly ambiguous situations in a start-up type of team

  • Experience working with engineering and customer research teams

  • Highly motivated and creative team player who thrives in collaborative environments.

  • Strong communication, project management and organizational skills. Solid business acumen with a keen sense of urgency

  • Able to pick up new concepts and technology rapidly; able to explain it to both business and engineering stakeholders

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) or equivalent experience is required, MBA 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. 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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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