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Sr. Manager, Strategy & Innovation

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: February 21, 2021

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  • Job number 987316
  • Date posted Feb 13, 2021
  • Travel 0-25 %
  • Employment type Full-Time We are the office of the CTO for Microsoft. Whether it is providing insights to the SLT, giving meaning to an "AI First" company, building and contributing to an incubation program, or helping to define the true impact of "Edge Computing", the Office of the CTO is down in the trenches, working with our engineering and business teams across the company. We gather information, synthesize recommendations, drive cross company workstreams and cross industry partnerships and engage in activities that inform the CTO and move the needle on Microsoft's strategic and technical direction. The Office of the CTO has a broad range of responsibilities, and this talented staff need your help! As a Sr. Manager for Strategy & Innovation, you will help us ensure the company's technology strategy is aligned with its business objectives and that our technology has a positive impact on society. You will help to define the strategic lens through which we view our technology imperatives, including identifying gaps and opportunities, and tracking our progress against our technology goals. This role also includes partnering closely with the Central Innovation Framework (CIF) team. You will help CIF curate a strong portfolio of incubation teams and help multiple incubation teams with market analysis, strategic framing, and the overall business case. You will also have the opportunity to help the CTO with thought leadership. You will be a vital member of this small team, exemplifying Microsoft culture and values, while demonstrating the highest professional standards. Responsibilities
    • Partner with Technical Advisors to provide business strategy leadership and guidance for priority cross-company technology opportunities and challenges. This includes assessing market opportunity, competitive dynamics, Microsoft strategy, and building business cases.
    • CTO thought leadership: Help CTO translate his technology vision for key areas into memoranda for the company that recommend practical implications for Microsoft's business. This includes anticipating and understanding the potential social impact of technology.
    • Help establish a new corporate innovation and incubation program with the goal of nurturing new-to-world business ideas in strategic areas that are aligned with Microsoft's mission to: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achievemore.
    • Partner with CIF Sr. Director to serve as a key strategy advisor for the program and strategic thought partner to the CTOs leadership team on the continuous improvement of system-level incubation approaches
    • Quickly assess new ideas, prioritize them for the program, identifying relevant prior work and thinking at the company that may be relevant, and help teams test their hypothesis and translate insights into experimental product plans
    • Provide guidance and coaching to teams on how to take experimental, customer-behavior driven approaches
    • Act as a connector between the small, fast-moving product teams and our cross-functional partners and their extended teams, improving collaboration Qualifications Required
      • 5+ years of experience in product management or product strategy at leading venture development firm, technology company, startup accelerator/incubator, or VC firm

        • Experience with:
          • market assessment and developing business cases
          • financial modeling and financial research
          • hypothesis-driven, and structured thinking
          • senior executive engagements and in influencing executive leadership across businesses
          • Experience partnering with cross-functional leadership to turn insights into actions
          • Experience working in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
          • Knowledge of entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship and/or product innovation best practices
          • Ability to wear multiple hats, juggle multiple balls, learn quickly and lead a change in direction when needed 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 . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. Save save Sr. Manager, Strategy & Innovation to job cart This site is hosted for Microsoft by Phenom People

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