Product Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA, United States

 

 

“It's safe to say CEO Satya Nadella's           transformation efforts are paying off in a big way. Microsoft absolutely crushed 2017 and is picking up right where it left off so far this year…Microsoft's cloud sales get much of the attention, and for good reason.” – The Motley Fool

 

Today, customer journeys begin on the web, irrespective of the channel customers end up buying a product. Do you obsess about customer journeys and love continuous experimentation to make them better? Do you love bringing competitively differentiated value propositions to life for customers in ways that are believable, compelling and relevant to them? If so, then this is exactly the role for you.

 

 

The Cross-Azure Marketing team is focused on telling the end-to-end Azure customer story that is competitively differentiated, backed by persuasive evidence, with the right nurture and try-to-buy opportunities. We are looking for a strong product marketing manager that can own the messaging and positioning of Azure on the web. This role will influence and enable processes to drive alignment across engineering and marketing to make Azure easier to discover, consider and evaluate. Bringing a blend of web and core product marketing, this is a highly visible role with direct impact on the business and Azure’s story on the web.

You are a great story-teller passionate about cloud computing. A technologist at heart, you have a knack for creating high quality marketing deliverables that crisply convey value propositions. You obsess about customer journeys and want to make customer experiences with technology more approachable and easy to navigate and try. You are an excellent communicator, are able to connect dots across different disciplines, and drive alignment across marketing and engineering to support the business. You like to have fun doing what you do and are willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact.

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Responsibilities

 

  • Make Azure.com the primary asset that accelerates the path from discovery to trial to purchase. This means curating value propositions, experiences, and stories that resonate with TDMs, IT Pros, and developers – surfacing what matters to them and championing that throughout their journey into the product.
  • Partner with core product marketing, partner marketing, integrated marketing, and engineering teams to create compelling stories and messages that strike a balance between the why and the how.
  • Experiment and execute on breakthrough and innovative marketing activities that reach target audiences effectively, accelerating free trials or purchase. Learn what works best by audience - product videos, customer success stories, demos, whitepapers, presentations, how to guides, and more. Share those learnings back with stakeholders so collectively we get better.
  • Own the process to enable experimentations and iteration on the web partnering closing with the engineering team. Define the best practices and support adoption of these processes across the broader team to grow the mindset of evolving through experimentation.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum experience of 5 years in product marketing, product management or consulting for a technical product
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or computer science; MBA preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience delivering customer-facing messages on complex topics in creative and compelling ways
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging trends
  • Ability to deeply assess the competition and drive perception-shifting efforts that differentiate Microsoft in credible, compelling ways
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This role is based in Redmond, Washington and has some light-to-moderate global travel requirements throughout the year. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

 

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