Marketing Communications Manager

Posted 28 days ago
Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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About the team: 
The Microsoft Global Media Team is responsible for planning, activating and fiscally managing all media spend across Microsoft.  The team works across a broad group internal Microsoft product and business groups, driving business impact by leading the development of innovative and world-class media strategies designed to meet our stakeholders’ unique business goals. The team’s responsibilities extend to driving market intelligence and contributing to Microsoft’s media innovation across media channels and ad tech.   
Microsoft’s Global Media Team is a diverse, collaborative, solutions-oriented team committed to infusing diversity and inclusion principles into our hiring, our communication, our innovation, and the way we connect with our customers through advertising. We are seeking a passionate media professional to join our team and manage the planning, execution, and operations of Microsoft’s agility campaigns (paid media desk). You should have a growth mindset, be curious, eager to learn by embracing diverse perspectives, and have expertise across the media landscape, with a focus on direct response media.   

 

What our team will do for you: 

  • Give you the opportunity to gain new experience and improve upon your strengths
  • Support who you are as your authentic self
  • Make career development a consistent priority
  • Champion your successes at every level of our leadership 
Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and create a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full and authentic self, where all voices are heard, and where everyone does their best work as a result.
  • Help internal Microsoft stakeholders achieve their business goals by leading the development of innovative media strategies and plans, working with our agency to ensure accurate media execution and optimization, and partner with analytics leads to deliver campaign reporting and insights.  
  • Educate and guide stakeholders through the media requirements and campaign process, ensuring their business goals and media expectations are properly aligned. 
  • Build strong relationships with internal Microsoft marketing teams, engineering teams, and product teams to learn and understand their business objectives and campaign goals.
  • Apply your knowledge of paid media channels like Display, Paid Social, SEM, Out of Home, Broadcast, and Print to recommend efficient media mix plans that achieve campaign goals.
  • Drive efficiency by developing or improving media operations and standards for Microsoft’s agility campaign (paid media desk). 
  • Ensure fiscal compliance by partnering closely with internal and agency finance and media partners to ensure all campaigns stay within budget parameters and comply with finance requirements.
  • Ensure accurate campaign creative delivery, tagging, naming conventions, and brand safety protocols by coordinating closely with stakeholders, ad operations, and agency teams. 
Qualifications

Required Qualifications 

  • 5 or more years of marketing experience, preferably in a technology industry
  • At least 3 years of marketing experience specifically in media, agency or client-side.
  • Experience developing and executing media plans across digital and traditional media channels including: Display, Paid Social, SEM, Out of Home, Broadcast and Print 

Helpful Experience: 

  • Have a growth mindset, be curious, and embrace diverse perspectives as a way to learn
  • College BA/BS or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience working in direct response marketing 
  • Proven competency working across diverse teams with varied business goals
  • Able to work across a highly matrixed organization that includes internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and continued change
  • Strong communication skills. This position is a liaison to many teams and is responsible for media storytelling
  • A believes that success a shared accountability across the whole team
  • Experience using Microsoft technology and devices
  • Ability to be agile and work in a dynamic environment 

 

 

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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Marketing Communications Manager
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