Modern Workplace Business Analytics Director

  • Microsoft
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • May 22, 2020

Job Description

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 modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, brand-new business models, and complex security issues. The right digital tools connect and support employees, wherever they are, to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration. Microsoft 365 powers our global, modern workplace with one integrated platform: a smart, efficient operating system, mission-critical enterprise-grade security tools, and seamlessly integrated workplace productivity apps. The M365 Programs and Insights Team enables success for Modern Workplace Solutions from incubation to scale through targeted programs and holistic insights. We are looking for a Business Analytics Director to lead the Insights team and build this critical capability for Modern Workplace. The Business Analytics Director will evolve Modern Workplace towards an even more rigorous data-driven business, guided by deep qualitative and quantitative insights across the product stack, informed by data science that drives sales impact and accelerates growth. They will establish and lead partnerships across WCB, GSMO and Marketing to enable team and business success. This is a key leadership position that will inform and influence strategy for Microsoft’s largest cloud business. Responsibilities Lead Business Performance analytics strategy for MW across Corp, Timezone sales and field sales organizations Drive a clear and focused analytics agenda based on a deep understanding of the business, future strategy, and relevant needs of stakeholder audiences from Senior Leadership to Specialist Sellers Identify themes and trends from business performance data to inform investments, strategy and correction plans Design, deliver and evolve the Modern Workplace sales dashboard to serve as the single source of truth on MW performance Lead the team to success setting overall vision and priorities, establishing critical cross-company partnerships, and delivering thought-leadership in the application of data/insights/data science to sales Foster a data-driven culture through leadership, readiness, and support to key audiences in adopting and driving insights and action from analytics Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree or higher in data science, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or another quant-focused field 10+ years' experience in Data Engineering, Data Science, Analytics and/or Statistics Able to convert business needs and insights into technical solutions, impactful communications and visualizations Executive maturity, business acumen and cross-functional stakeholder management Demonstrated prioritization, partnership, collaboration, executive maturity and interpersonal skills Demonstrated experience applying data to drive sales outcomes 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. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.