Senior Product Planner

Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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NExT is the big bet factory for Microsoft, charged with delivering new research powered technologies, products & experiences (eg: foundational machine learning techniques like RESNET, next-gen experiences like Skype speech translation, bots, crypto) and businesses (eg: Health, Silicon) for the company. Led by the Chief Product Officer of the AI&R New Experiences & Technologies (NExT) organization, we are a small, very diverse team of cross-disciplinary experts - focused on accelerating and enhancing our organization’s capabilities from conception to go-to-market execution.

We are looking for an experienced product planner with a strong scientific/technical background and Microsoft product experience for our Healthcare NExT initiative, where they will play a critical role in defining and executing our unique product planning process across our investments in key areas of healthcare (including defining our precision medicine roadmap for investments across immunomics, genomics and metagenomics)

  • Design and refine the product planning process for product offerings within the healthcare vertical.
  • Lead product planning work going from research to incubation to new product development.
  • Competitive analysis, value prop & business model development, revenue projections and customer requirements
  • Develop what-if scenarios and tradeoff analyses across investment options, partnership opportunities.
  • Drive clarity on investment priorities and deliver business insights that will inform short and long term product roadmap.
  • Support commercial strategy and partner model for new product development
  • Shape the ISV/SI ecosystem strategy for each product area.

Required Qualifications 

·        5+ years of experience in product planning, product management, consulting or related relevant experience. 

·        3+ years of experience building and shipping software. 

·        BS/MSc in technical field


Preferred Qualifications  

·        MD or Graduate degree in Immunology, Biology, Chemistry or some other Science/Life Science degree  

·        MBA or equivalent degree 

·        Experience driving product and business planning for minimum of one Microsoft product shipping cycle 

·        Experience in product commercialization in a technology or healthcare space. 

·        Product management/marketing experience (Outbound marketing/PR/communications experience is not required, but a focus on translating technical/scientific product to a consumable format, understanding how product marketing process works) 

·        Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment with significant ambiguity as projects evolve. 

·        Has clear and well-thought communication; can build trust with stakeholders and manage expectations.

·        Interested in impact and driving change in healthcare.  

·        Highly analytical and well versed with Microsoft’s product development lifecycle 

·        Working experience with forecasting, economic / statistical models.  


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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Senior Product Planner
Microsoft Corporation