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Finance Manager, EDG

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about Microsoft's growing first party personal computing and devices strategy? Are you a strategic thinker, skilled cross-functional collaborator and motivated problem solver? If so, this opportunity as the Surface and PC Accessories Pricing Lead could be right for you!

Pricing is a critical function in the highly competitive devices landscape, and requires a thorough understanding of unique market dynamics around the globe to maximize our revenue and profit opportunity. This role is responsible for partnering with our Sales and Marketing organizations, as well as our field sellers and category managers to develop and execute strategic creative pricing strategies to propel accessories sales around the globe.

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 2+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
  • OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field
  • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or graduate degree
  • Ability to act as trusted advisor and partner to marketing, sales and planning. Executive maturity and balanced self-awareness.
  • Robust analytical/problem solving and communications skills
  • Results driven with strong organizational skills including ability to multi-task within tight timelines
  • Highly detail orientated with affinity for process excellence

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.

We are looking for a Finance Manager to lead the Pricing function for our Consumer and Commercial Accessories business. The role will center around solving complex customer problems using pricing solutions, collaborating with a diverse group of internal stakeholders to make recommendations on growth initiatives, and managing processes and business changes in a fast-paced environment.

This is an impactful role that requires strong technical, analytical, and communication skills, with proven ability to influence and drive business decisions through financial analysis and effective business partnering. Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Partnering closely with Surface Accessories Marketing and Sales to determine pricing frameworks throughout the product lifecycle from launch to end of life, including effective discounting and bundling strategies
  • Driving business insights to support assumptions and inform pricing strategies through competitive benchmarking, elasticity modelling, and analysis of sales and market data
  • Landing new product pricing and go to market programs with the field
  • Finding ways for efficiencies and improvements in our pricing processes and tools and looking for alignment with devices and warranties activities
  • Developing dynamic pricing models and compliant processes to support pricing integrity and speed to market
  • Building compete analytics and monitoring mechanisms for pricing/promo trends across the world (including FX changes)
  • Optimizing share gains and profitability of the Accessories portfolio globally
  • Driving alignment between Surface and PC accessories businesses

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Finance Manager, EDG, Other , Redmond, Washington

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