Director – Integrated Business Planning

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Redmond, WA, United States
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As the Director – Integrated Business Planning at Microsoft you will have enterprise wide responsibility for managing and orchestrating the Integrated Business Planning process for Azure Core (Compute or Storage or Networking).  You will have the opportunity to work with a cross functional team of business leaders and planning process owners on our journey to world class performance through the application of IBP principles, tools, and methodologies. This position requires a hands-on experienced individual with a good balance of technical, business, and leadership competencies.  This position will also require a significant level of independent thought and an ability to challenge existing strategies, processes, and execution elements to achieve goals and objectives of Azure Infrastructure.   


This position is responsible for implementing and monitoring a sustainable IBP Strategy and IBP process to include: 


IBP/ S&OP monthly discipline 

Integration and alignment of New Product Development, Field, Finance, Demand and Capacity Planning calendars, processes, and tools. 

Alignment and integration with Microsoft CapEx and financial processes 

Developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on cross-functional KPIs to ensure effective execution, integration and performance of IBP process. 

Driving/sustaining change within the organization through stakeholder management, developing/implementing organizational-wide training sessions and overseeing IBP processes and meetings 

Facilitating the integration of new product commercialization calendars and requirements, customer planning, and strategic initiatives into the IBP process 

Participating in shaping Supply and Demand Planning strategies, capabilities and processes to improve IBP integration and performance 

Continuously improve the monthly IBP cycle including timeliness of the demand and supply plan submissions, robust alignment with financial budgets and projections and critical meetings such as Demand (unconstrained and net) and Supply Reviews and well as IBP and Executive IBP meetings. 


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related business discipline is required. An MBA or a Master’s in Supply Chain Management is highly preferred. 

10+ years of experience in the Supply Chain, Operations or commercial organization 

7+ years of specific experience in Finance Planning, Supply Chain or Planning Management 

5+  years of S&OP/IBP experience 

Experience in the High-Tech industry and hyper scale supply chain preferred 

Demonstrated leadership through success at senior level positions in leading teams and project initiatives 

Demonstrated ability to successfully manage change in the organization and to influence others 

Good analytical skills and capable of using models for optimization purposes 

Strong project management/process improvement skills 

Proven/excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Prior experience in managing by influence across multiple teams/groups across an organization is required 

APICS certification is preferred. Must have understanding of end to end supply chain interactions and interdependencies. 

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Director – Integrated Business Planning
Microsoft Corporation