Sr. Business Strategy Manager

Microsoft - Redmond, WA (30+ days ago)4.2

The Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations group is an exciting and fast evolving group within Microsoft whose mission is to optimize and deliver industry leading cloud infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s cloud services used by our Customers around the world. The organization is responsible for strategy, delivery and operations of all data centers globally powering Microsoft cloud properties. [MCIO] supports over 200 online businesses including Bing, O365, OneDrive, Xbox and Windows Azure branded services.

Cloud Infrastructure Sourcing and Supply Chain organization manages sourcing and supply of IT hardware for the data centers. Well-defined and executed sourcing and supply chain management ensures reliable on-time performance, optimized cost, prevents urgent and unplanned investments, and provides accurate and timely information across the supply base and internally across the infrastructure organization. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy supply chain professional to help build create sustainable advantage through supply chain.

The role of Supply Chain Strategy manager provides thought leadership across IT supply chain. S/he will be part of a hand-picked team of internal consultants with high visibility within [MCIO] executive leadership team. Work is typically organized around project-based engagements across sourcing, supply chain, logistics that deliver advantaged economics, controlled capita, industry-leading innovation and quality

Key roles and responsibilities

Driving key strategic initiatives for the organization along with a project team
Collection, synthesis, and communication of analytics and insights to drive strategies and decision making for executives
Working with top executives / senior leaders across the organization to shape and drive strategic agendas
Typical strategic initiatives may involve but not limited to the following topics:
Build category strategies and support project teams in business case development to ensure all stakeholders alignment with financial goals
Optimize supply chain footprint and logistics strategies across different countries for cycle time and / or cost
Analyze key market trends and come up with recommendations to executives
Program manage key initiatives and drive results


Core skills:
Proven capabilities in operating in a growing, fast-paced, results-oriented environment
Distinctive problem solving leadership and analytical thinking
Strong influencing skills and ability to build lasting relationships across multiple layers in the organization
Familiar with business tools (e.g. word, excel modeling, power point slides) and able to generate quality outputs
Strong leadership skills and an ownership mindset
Strong skills in financial business case analysis and cost modeling
Excellent communication and synthesizing skills of both written and verbalMajor experience:

Top MBA or graduate degree in related field preferred
~3 years experience in Procurement, Supply chain, Operations, and / or logistics for high tech industries
Having 1-3 year working experience at a top-tier management consulting firm, professional service firm, investment banking, or internal consulting team within tech companies is preferred
High-Tech or operations knowledge / experience a plus

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