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Senior Business Planner

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Take a quick look at how you can get the most out of the new experience. Senior Business PlannerSaveShare job Date posted Aug 21, 2023 Job number 1594440 Work site Up to 50% work from home Travel 0-25 % Role type Profession Marketing Business Planning Employment type Full-Time Overview Do you love games? The Xbox Games Business Planning Team is seeking a Senior Business Planner to drive critical business, product and marketing decisions & strategy for our first party games business. Our 23 game development studios across Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks focus on delivering great games for everyone, wherever they play - on console, portable computer (PC), cloud, or mobile devices. We're responsible for developing and publishing some of the biggest franchises in history: Age of Empires, Forza, Gears, Halo, Minecraft, Fallout, Microsoft Flight Simulator, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and many more. We believe that play unites everyone, because when everyone plays, we all win. As a Senior Business Planner you will work closely with team members in marketing, studios, finance, research, marcom, data services and more, to develop, guide, implement and optimize business planning, studio support and strategic initiatives. How we work:

  • Team first: We're selfless, focused on supporting the Games team & business above all
  • Industry leaders: Deep knowledge of the industry, gameplay and trends
  • Insightful Communicators: Telling stories with data is paramount to bring industry and internal insights to our partners in game development, finance, and other teams to shape the games business to succeed in the future.
  • Innovative Advisors: Focsued on internal and external ideas and trends to help our stakeholders and partners succeed. Incubate and experiment with new modeling or capabilities to grow our offerings as a team or to help our partners improve their work.
  • Collaborative: Work hand in hand across Xbox teams to drive the business forward with data analysis and insights to form key strategic and executional business decisions Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. Qualifications.Required/Minimum Qualifications
    • 5+ years product management, strategy consulting, finance, business/corporate development, or related experience
      • OR equivalent experience.Additional or Preferred Qualifications
        • 8+ years product management, strategy consulting, finance, business/corporate development, or related experience AND Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Computer Science, Economics, Business, or related field
          • OR 6+ years product management, strategy consulting, finance, business/corporate development, or related experience AND Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), or related field
          • OR equivalent experience.
          • A member of the gameing community and interest in the games industry.
          • Experience analyzing data and telling a story with the resulting findings, and translating this into actionable, impactful recommendations. Business Planning IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $101,200 - $194,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $130,000 - $213,200 per year.

            Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: The Senior Business Planner will work across the studios team and be aligned with a set of Studio partner teams to:
            • Apply games industry knowledge for successful cross-organizational execution of plans. You'll drive and help ensure the actual plan is executed, land overall strategy, and drive alignment to that strategy.
            • Conduct games marketing effectiveness analysis, including evaluation of marketing trends and tactics (examples: fiscal year revenue, player and engagement forecasting and targeting; pricing strategy; player behavior analysis; marketing plan consulting, etc.).
            • Perform portfolio intelligence insights & analysis for first party games, including user behaviors in spend and engagement (examples: Monthly Business Review reporting; pre-launch and launch reporting; microtransactions spending behavior; development milestone support; title performance within Game Pass, etc.).
            • Develop future games business strategy and opportunities across consumers, devices, business models, geographies (examples: long range planning; concept/pitch evaluations and mock reviews; machine learning total addressable market and audience segmentation analysis; games industry 3-5 year outlook; growth markets to target; etc.). Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. Industry leading healthcare Educational resources Discounts on products and services Savings and investments Maternity and paternity leave Generous time away Giving programs Opportunities to network and connect Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations .

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