Microsoft Corporation Operations Program Manager in Dublin, Ireland

Organization Summary:

If you love the pursuit of excellence and are inspired by the challenges that come through driving innovations that impact how the world lives, works and plays, then we invite you to learn more about Microsoft Operations - and the value we deliver across Microsoft and to our customers and partners. We offer unique opportunities to work on interesting global initiatives in an environment that appreciates diversity, focuses on talent development while recognizing and rewarding great work. Come help us enable the Worldwide Operations team to leverage the power of data and deliver an amazing, first in class business experience as part of the Microsoft transformation to Mobile and Cloud First. We make doing business with Microsoft easy.

Position Description:

Business Analytics and Data Insights are critical to increasing Microsoft’s operational efficiency and is key to the successful execution of both our current and future business strategies. This role will be an integral part of the team responsible for enabling the organization to put analytics at the heart of Channel Incentive Operations.

This role provides a great opportunity to experience Microsoft E2E, to partner across organizations and to operate at a global scale. The focus of the PI Operations Business Analytics role is to enable business analytics as a competitive asset for the PI Operations, its customers and partners. The scope of the role includes early stage envisioning to the implementation and delivery of intelligence findings via reporting solutions. Fundamental to the success of this role and the overall team is close collaboration with a broad variety of Microsoft internal groups and external partners to understand, define and evaluate opportunistic scenarios.

We’re seeking an energetic, curious self-starter with an analytical disposition who thrives on tackling significant business problems and influencing decision makers at all levels. This role is responsible for driving world class insights and reporting that rapidly evolve impacting both partner experience and operational strategies, while retaining focus on organizational performance, goals and targets. Enriching our knowledge and understanding of our customers and partners is key, and crucial to our ongoing success.

Ideal candidates will have a blend of business and deep technical experiences, must have a learner mindset, and be willing to both share and teach best practices with others.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Drive data analytics, and trend analysis for an end to end partner experience by providing insights that inform our execution plan, and results that help achieve business development, growth, and compliance.

  • Automate ad-hoc reporting and analysis performed by CI Operations into stable, repeatable, and performance-ready reports, metrics, and dashboards

  • Understand end-to-end scenarios and ensuring solutions are compliant, cost effective and delight our customers and partners

  • Build an expert-level knowledge of our underlying data streams to spot anomalies and synthesize data appropriately for translation into business meaning

  • Align engineering efforts to the goals of CI Operations to become a data driven organization

  • Partner across Microsoft to leverage MS Business Analytic partnerships

  • Deliver business requirements with business analysts, SME’s, IT partners, solution managers, and end-users to drive and document needs including business use cases and scenarios as well as non-functional requirements

  • Collaborate with data modelers, data analysts and business partners to design conceptual and logical data models that represent the information needs of the business and ensure alignment to the intended business requirements

  • Ability to evaluate business processes and data from transactional systems to derive understanding of the information needs, insights, data quality issues and dependencies across the ecosystem; ability to work with large, disparate data sets and utilize analysis skills to trend and interpret information, and turn them into compelling business proposals

  • Develop relationships with BI SME’s, business leads, delivery partners, end-users that facilitates a “we-team” culture for shared business outcomes.

  • Collaborates effectively across the ecosystem to manage dependencies, change and mitigations that may impact the BI assets

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required

  • 4 years' minimum experience in Operations, Program Management, or Project Management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated Program Management experience (including resource planning, risk/mitigation, roadmap/capability development and execution)

  • 7 years' minimum experience in business intelligence, data warehousing and data analysis

  • 5 years' minimum demonstrated Project Management and relevant business experience (including business analysis and strategic problem solving)

  • MBA is a plus

  • Certified Business Intelligence professional (CBIP, CDMP, etc.)

  • Advanced level understanding of BI architectures, data modeling, dimensional modeling concepts.

  • Strong Experience in Microsoft BI stack, SSIS, SSAS, or SSRS Experience or participation in a BI/Data platform architecture design

  • Strong Experience or knowledge of SQL server optimization & performance

  • Experience managing large vendor contracts or managed services

  • Experience working with Business Analysts communities

  • Experience with large internet scale distributed systems, content delivery networks, billing systems, ecommerce, web services, and APIs

  • Ability to communicate requirements to and from both business and technical teams

  • Proven ability to articulate a project's vision and benefits, providing a solid rationale to a multitude of partners

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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