Microsoft

Business Program Manager

Microsoft

July 21, 2021

Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind one of the world’s largest Cloud Infrastructures, responsible for powering all Microsoft online Products and Services as well as powering Microsoft’s “Cloud First” mission. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide, and we are looking for passionate, high energy program managers to help achieve that mission.
In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day. Responsibilities
The Stage Gate Program Manager within the Datacenter E2E Build Delivery group provides the organization with centralized management of corporate controls and leadership oversight through the life cycle of a project build. Scope of this role includes coordination of gated milestones, global program tracking and milestone analysis against current targets. Today, we have a standardized, but highly manual governance process. The successful candidate will be responsible for keeping the regular Rhythm of the Business while identifying new opportunities to automate and eliminate inefficiencies in the process. In addition, this role will drive project-level accountabilities across our build portfolio by ensuring adherence against critical path milestones and KPIs.
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with executives, administrative staff, and project teams to facilitate leadership review and alignment on project execution strategy across our datacenter build portfolio
  • Deliver business results through a laser focus on global standardization, process consistency, and data integrity
  • Assist with planning and tracking of Stage Gate execution steps and key deliverables
  • Drive quality control reviews at the regional and executive levels to ensure all accountabilities are met and the high bar for leadership approval is met
  • Use gained experience and expertise to improve overall process design and execution activities to achieve an enterprise-level, scalable model
Qualifications
Qualifications:
  • 3 years experience in coordinating and driving project accountability across multiple time zones and geographies
  • Able to work in a highly matrixed regionally dispersed work environment.
  • Self-starter with strong business acumen and the ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • High attention to detail with consistent delivery, all while juggling multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills - ability to communicate clearly and effectively within multiples levels of an organization
  • Must be comfortable working with ambiguity and adept at using data to influence decision making
  • Demonstrated influencing skills, with proven ability to handle multiple stakeholders and work streams across various levels of the organization, and prioritize as needed, including pushing back
  • Experience with building and managing process flows, conducting training as required
  • Demonstrated experience and success at delivering cross functional programs and validated ability to influence without direct management authority, taking ownership and driving results
  • Become a trusted advisor - providing direction and guidance to internal stakeholders answering related questions or issues, while demonstrating a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced environment.
  • Construction related experience is preferred

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft
Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
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