Microsoft

Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Education Cloud Solutions

Microsoft

June 11, 2021


Do you have a passion for global education? Are you interested in helping to define how cloud, data and AI technologies can empower every student in their learning journey? The urgency for education to transform at scale has never been greater. We are bringing together common data models, standards, cross-cloud connectors, workflow and APIs to support our mission to empower every student on the planet to achieve more.
We are looking for an experienced product marketing manager (PMM) to help define our long-term vision for our education cloud solutions, define differentiated positioning and value proposition. You will be strategic in identifying the most critical areas to build in the product experience to drive engagement, build fans, and increase differentiation. You will cultivate deep insights into learners, educators and education decision makers and their experiences, synthesize insights creatively and create compelling and passionate stories to influence broadly. You will be highly collaborative in your work, will champion a user-centered design approach across a broad range of projects and consistently bring in the voice of the customer to everything you do.
In this role you will have the opportunity to showcase and grow your leadership skills in key education portfolio projects, work across a broad set of Microsoft teams and partner with talented colleagues across the marketing, engineering, and design organizations.
Our PMM team is customer obsessed, energetic & creative. We are self-motivated, autonomous, and accountable and get energy from driving clarity and alignment in complex or ambiguous projects. We are highly adaptable and have an ability to wear many different hats. We are synthesizers of information and influencers for change! Join us if this sounds like you.
Responsibilities
Areas of responsibility include:
  • Identify and prioritize customer and buyer needs partnering closely with market and user research, design, engineering, data and analytics and other customer listening systems.
  • Deeply understand the education user experience across the cloud portfolio.
  • Define the value proposition for education cloud solutions and prioritize the feature set to drive most impact to deliver on business goals.
  • Partner with the design, research, and engineering teams to envision the user experience for journeys to support product value proposition.
  • Deeply understand market trends and develop competitive product positioning.
  • Identify target market and drive areas of product growth for the education cloud portfolio, and provide inputs into the product roadmap creation.
  • Partner with business planning to evaluate business models, addressable market, conduct business analysis and create pricing and packaging strategies.
  • Work closely with outbound product marketing and audience marketing to ensure that messages and product truth is differentiated.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 5+ years of work experience in business roles such as product management/ product marketing.
  • Experience working with cloud or AI technology preferred.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Experience in education or education technology preferred.
  • A track record of exceptional partnering across a wide array of internal business groups, agencies, engineering teams, executive stakeholders and execution partners.
  • Strong customer empathy; human-centered design experience & mindset.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Qualifications
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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