April 26

Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation

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Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. 

At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Senior Program Manager

Job Number: 1320412

Location: Lagos

Employment type: Full-Time

Profession: Program Management

Role type: Individual Contributor

Travel: 0 – 25 %

Overview

  • The Emerging Markets team is responsible for research, incubation, product engineering, and strategic partnerships that drive cross-company strategy as well as value creation in emerging markets for Azure.
  • The team drives engineering strategies and solutions, focusing on opportunities to catalyze the next areas of growth for Azure maximizing utilization of our regions globally covering India, Middle East & Africa, LATAM, and SE Asia.

Responsibilities

  • We are looking for an energetic Principal Program Manager who has customer-first mindset and passion for cloud technologies to manage our external customer and partner relationships in Nigeria.
  • The ideal candidate is someone who is on top of industry trends, ready to dive into tech and has a proven capability working with partners.
  • In this role you would drive and manage some of Microsoft’s most strategic partnerships in the region and this would require collaborating with teams and executives across Microsoft and partners, understanding technical and milestone details – staying focused on the big picture, all the while continually pushing the teams toward success.
  • You will also work closely with some of our strategic customers to help define technology strategy and drive development and adoption of our solutions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, similar Engineering discipline, or equivalent industry experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to tailor presentations to different audiences
  • Working knowledge of performing market analysis, competitive tear-downs and customer research to validate project priorities and direction
  • Self-starter who can work in ambiguous environments, keeping the shared goals in mind.
  • Experience driving technical strategic partnership and business development with key stakeholders
  • Proven experience engaging customers and partners
  • Technically proficient in Azure
  • Strong negotiation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior PM or engineering experience
  • Prior experience in working in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated customer focus and end-to-end thinking for technical projects
  • Highly effective communication with senior stakeholders including General Manager level audience.

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience driving technical strategic partnership and business development with key stakeholders.
  • Proven experience engaging customers and partners
  • Technically proficient in Azure
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Self-starter who can work in ambiguous environments, keeping the shared goals in mind
  • Be a trusted advisor representing our strategic customers’ requirements to inform and influence product planning and feature prioritization.
  • Deliver Strategic Plans in partnership with technology subject matter experts to define Azure EM priorities based on analysis of customer patterns, industry trends and product investments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to tailor presentations to different audiences
  • Working knowledge of performing market analysis, competitive tear-downs and customer research to validate project priorities and direction.

 

 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

Note

  • 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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