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Microsoft Corporation Business Manager - Federal Defense Customer Success in Boston, Massachusetts

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

The Microsoft Federal organization was established to address the unique mission, legal/regulatory requirements, and procurement rules and processes of the United States Government (USG). Microsoft Federal is committed to ensuring its resources – including appropriately qualified, experienced, and certified personnel (with necessary security clearances or otherwise) are available as needed to meet USG evolving needs. To that end, Microsoft embraces, as a mission-critical philosophy, flexibility in the recruiting, hiring, and workforce assignment of Microsoft Federal personnel. Microsoft Federal personnel can expect to serve in various roles in the Microsoft Federal organization during the course of their career to meet evolving USG needs, regardless of segment – Civilian, Defense, or intelligence community.

The Business Manager for the US Federal Defense Business Unit Customer Success team plays a pivotal role in accelerating revenue, market share and strategic business outcomes by establishing and fostering collaborative partnerships within the business unit and with other Federal and Microsoft organizational leaders and stakeholders, role owners, Finance partners, HR partners, talent management, CELA/Government Affairs and other appropriate stakeholders in the U.S. and across the globe.

Responsibilities

Support and execute rhythm of business activities; includes driving the overall cadence, preparation of materials and presenters, and post-event surveys and feedback for all-hands, business reviews, offsites and other events

Business operations management: work across a wide group of stakeholders to ensure timely, high quality and consistent completion of business operation activities across the org to achieve overall business priorities

Budget and financial management; Manage the discretionary team budget, in collaboration with finance controllers and budget stakeholders, and in full compliance with Microsoft policies

Support people related business processes such as talent discussions, MS Poll action planning, and other cultural and morale initiatives

Develop high impact communications for executive, manager-level, and organization-wide audiences

Partner with other Federal stakeholder groups such as DoD Chief of Staff and other Business Managers within Federal (CIV & Intel)

Qualifications

5 plus years of business program management, business operations and/or consulting.

Outstanding project management skills to organize a busy workload and deliver projects on time

Ability to partner with cross-functional teams in highly matrixed and global environment

Impeccable attention to detail and a relentless focus on execution with the highest degree of quality

Excellent written and interpersonal communication and collaboration skills

Ability to work with a variety of people across the organization, including senior leaders, individual contributors and support staff

Ability to translate ideas into clear, high impact communications

Ability to maintain good judgment in fast-paced, high-stress environments

Ability to excel in an ambiguous environment and effectively triage several competing priorities

Experience in building effective business processes for diverse teams

Bachelor’s degree or 8 years’ equivalent experience. MBA preferred.

US Citizenship:

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and the ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation.

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.

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