Program Manager / Product and Partnership Manager in London, Westminster, United Kingdom

Microsoft Direct Employer

Do you have a passion for Search Engines and Artificial Intelligence? Are you excited to join a global and collaborative team? Do you love engaging and supporting Partners, finding solutions for maximizing their satisfaction and impact while using our Search-AI technologies? Are you looking to directly influence the product roadmap and be perseverant to meet user needs? If so, the Market Engagement team has a unique opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Program Manager based in London, UK (Munich in Germany or Paris in France are also possible) to make Bing a better product in International markets and grow our Partners ecosystem. Bing is one of Microsofts largest AI-driven services and we are looking at accelerating its growth in user engagement and revenue. The ideal candidate for this job will have technical experience along with proven partnership, collaboration and project management skills. The Program Manager needs to be able to work independently, remove barriers, embrace change and operate effectively with ambiguity. She or he must have a high level of integrity and consistently demonstrate a positive can-do attitude with the ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information and material.



Responsibilities
  • Identify, prioritize and drive new features/capabilities that allow partners to develop break-through end-user experiences
  • Be a keen student of market trends and competition; identify opportunities to continually enhance product value as seen by users, partners and the business
  • Seek and use KPIs and data as a fundamental element to prioritize work, propose action and make decision
  • Act as a liaison between business, engineering teams and partners; drive internal and external partner relationships that are critical to success
  • Collaborate with distributed teams to deliver product enhancements and fixes, share ideas and resources, support strategy and investment decisions

We Value:

  • Strong communication skills including ability to distill information into concise materials, ability to tailor language and engage the audience, and use multiple mediums to distribute information
  • Provide and respond to feedback from colleagues, managers, partners and customers 
  • Passion for continuous learning and applying learning in ways that drive business improvements
  • Ability to take strategic thinking to tactical execution
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead multiple high-profile projects of varying timelines simultaneously
  • Autonomous, self- starter who can work independently and manage confidentiality
  • Adaptability to change of goals and focus areas
  • Embrace and value diversity in personalities, culture, ways of working and communicating and demonstrate inclusive behaviors

Qualifications

We Require:

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts or equivalent technical 4-year degree
  • Full proficiency in English. French or German also required if role is based in France or Germany. Additional languages a plus. • At least 4 years experience in Program Management delivering hardware, software and/or services
  • Comprehensive understanding and practice of software development methodologies, preferably agile
  • Demonstrated ability to define organizational priorities, establish roadmaps, and sustain the process and artifacts
  • Excellent communicator who understands the value of different mediums
  • Ability to deliver meaningful/rationalized results in an ambiguous context
  • Ability to manage confidentiality without exception
  • Experience in search engines or consumer facing mobile and PC experiences
  • Experience with localization (or internationalization) of products
  • Experience in/knowledge of Retail industry, Telecommunication sector and online media/Ads partner landscape is a plus

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. 

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