Sr. GD&I Manager

Redmond, WA, United States

Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion - Job Description

At Microsoft, we view diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. We believe that our continued success depends on our ability to leverage the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds that our employees bring to the company. Microsoft’s Global Diversity & Inclusion (GD&I) Team’s initiatives enable the company to compete worldwide for talent and consumers alike by leveraging its workforce globally to improve organizational performance and deliver on the mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  We seek to accelerate the diversity and inclusion mission at Microsoft, one in which we create an environment that helps Microsoft tap into the collective power of everyone at Microsoft and that enables every individual to contribute to their fullest potential.  


The Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion will be responsible for implementing and managing key D&I strategy initiatives and programs across our global engineering businesses. In addition, this individual will provide consultation on the needs of the organization and relevant solutions. The successful candidate will have the ability to think strategically at a global level, be passionate about diversity and inclusion, have strong influencing and negotiation skills and be adept at executing multiple large-scale projects in a timely and effective fashion.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have strong cross-company relationship building skills, possess a strong attention to detail, excel at dealing with and leading through ambiguity, have an ability to understand complex issues and be able to translate them into simple, clear execution plans that help advance the D&I agenda across the go to


Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Translate key strategy initiatives into clear action plans & deliverables that enable the engineering businesses to drive progress
  • Implement, manage and track key D&I strategy initiatives and programs. This will include:
    • Identifying & managing project risks
    • Communicating project status & milestones to all levels of leadership & stakeholders
    • Organizing and leading project managers with the businesses to help execute on initiatives
    • Measuring progress of initiatives relative to desired outcomes
  • Partner and build strong relationships with human resources and business leaders.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, leveraging data and researched best practices.
  • D&I program management.



Qualification Required Skills/Experiences:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

3-5 years D&I experience

Ability to motivate, influence and optimize senior leadership, stakeholders and peer groups.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment

Proven stakeholder management skills, especially in a cross-organizational capacity

Ability to effectively prioritize and coordinate multiple work streams of activities

Excellent communication, collaboration, organizational, time management, presentation, and writing skills

Proactive, self-motivated, and team-oriented

Key Competencies:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Influencing for Impact



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.


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