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Program Manager

 Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business is revolutionizing entertainment. IEB has a rich set of entertainment products like Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and more with a highly active and engaged customer base. Our newest innovation, Kinect, has sold over 19 million units since its launch in November of 2010. The set of services making up the Xbox Live cloud is optimized around social, casual and hardcore gaming, and modern entertainment experiences. We're fun. We're social. We're interactive. And, we’re growing!

Are you passionate about bringing your software acumen to create and implement cutting edge capabilities for the Manufacturing Supply Chain? Do you want to work on building enterprise level solutions that support product platforms such as Xbox Live and Kinect? Join the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) MSCIS (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Information and Services) team as a Principle Program Manager to lead programs and initiatives that enable our connected entertainment offerings. If you have a track record for delivery and a solid background of systems analysis, planning and leadership we are looking for you!

You will fit right in if…
• You thrive in an ambiguous start up like environment
• Responsibilities between Business Architect/Solution Architect/Dev/Test/PM/SM and Support will blur. Everyone stretches beyond their current role to ensure the team succeeds as a whole
• You are passionate about delivering great business capabilities and experiences. Everyone in the team is expected to constantly push the envelope to create the experience the best it can be
• Passion for Microsoft physical supply chain as well as software quality, delivering high scale services and achieving engineering excellence are some of your core values
• You are proactive, self-motivated, driven and results oriented

• Plan and articulate cross group technical solutions for complex programs for the Manufacturing Supply Chain by identifying resource requirements, preparing program roadmaps, proactively managing program risks and issues, managing end user expectations and ensuring that scope is built for success in achieving world class enterprise solutions
• Strong analytical, strategic business and technology skills to communicate business direction and need to execution team as well as back to business partners for credibility and championship
• Excellent verbal communications and negotiation skills. Excellent cross group collaboration skills with proven leadership experience of managing multiple virtual/global teams
• Great problem solving skills and high intellectual horsepower. Understanding technology at an architectural (and code) level with ability to communicate capabilities at partner levels across functions will be key to success
• Drives through ambiguity, self-motivated and thrives on minimal supervision. Sound judgment, decision-making skills, and ability to work under continual deadline pressure in an extremely volatile and high paced environment
• Confident, takes ownership, willingness to “do what it takes” to get the job done with proven experience leading complex programs/initiatives to successful completion.
• Be a self-starter and a leader that can maintain focus and deliver results consistently that drive business capability value that has a 2-5 year return on investment with no quality issues
• Assist in scoping and planning new programs - identifying degree of fit of with MS technologies and estimating overall timeline/cost for an implementation

Approximately 5-10 years of proven ERP (SAP or other ERP) experience;
5+ years proven supply chain (physical or digital) experience
10+ years of related experience in systems implementation, program/initiative management, process analysis and applications delivery
Experience implementing systems using Microsoft technologies (SQL Server, BizTalk, Dynamics AX, .NET, SharePoint, etc.)
Experience using UML modeling of business requirements and functional designs a big plus

BA/BS or equivalent degree/experience in Engineering, Computer Science, Manufacturing Supply Chain or a related field is preferred

A Strong Candidate:
Understands what it takes to develop for the company from a physical supply chain, manufacturing and software perspective
Can be a leader and dive deep on/in program and project teams to educate and remove obstacles to delivery
Can bridge gaps in understanding between Solution Managers, Engineering execution to enable and improve business value of capability delivered
Strong negotiating skills and ability to present to all levels in Executive management as well as ICs in the organization
Be able to work autonomously and provide direction that is in alignment with organization and business priorities
• 10+ years overall professional career experience
• 5+ years of experience in a software and/or services focused Program Management role
• A track record of taking a vision, defining a strategy, and delivering tangible and measurable results
• A passion for data, analysis and deeply understanding customer behaviors
• A demonstrated unwavering persistence, commitment, and passion to the business, customers and technology
• Experience developing relationships with senior-level internal and external business partners and customers
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