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Microsoft Corporation Federal Transformation Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Microsoft Federal delivers a single unified organization centered around our customer: All critical customer functions are brought under the same organizational umbrella. Bringing together the breadth and depth in our space with a razor sharp focus on serving the U.S. Government. Our federal customers’ expectations of how to contract, interact, and partner with us are changing, and they need to evolve at the pace of the private sector. Launching a nimble, empowered organization with comprehensive resources allows us to work hand in hand with our customers to accelerate their technology innovation, whether through R&D or through direct contracting.

Microsoft Federal serves the U.S. Government (USG), allowing Microsoft to support the growing government business. The organization supports the capabilities and requirements to service USG through direct sales, contracting, and billing with the USG. Microsoft Federal entity will meet obligations of manage contracts with the USG through six business teams and three enablement teams.

We are committed to empowering our teams, building upon our strategic investments, and delivering the technology to achieve federal missions. As our federal customers pursue their work, from defending the nation, to serving its citizens in challenging times, they look to Microsoft to help them innovate, and they expect end-to-end engagement tailored to their needs.

Microsoft has been committed to and continues to heavily invest in supporting our Federal Government. Microsoft Federal offers our full spectrum of products and services, including hardware, software, online products, and consulting and services.

Join us and be one who helps to empower the US government! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact.

The Federal Marketing & Operations Group (Federal M&O) is the center of excellence for cross-business execution across Microsoft Federal. The Federal M&O team drives helps scale execution and drives clear business and market insights that result in Microsoft Federal achieving its business objectives.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a great team in a high impact position? Microsoft Federal is looking for a collaborative team member with a growth mindset to shape and lead key transformation programs for Microsoft Federal.

As part of the Team, this position isresponsible for leading successful Federal transformation (change) planning, orchestration, strategic communication and change management for Microsoft Federal through various aspects of the organization and business lifecycle stages.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a single, integrated change plan across new fiscal year planning and Empower Success, deploying practical frameworks, tools and templates (®PROSCI) to make fast progress, adapting and implementation resources to increase efficiency and business agility

  • Deeply understand the Commercial Execution Playbooks and the Empower Success Release Guide to foster ideation, leveraging innovation to drive continuous strategic business change

  • Advise, guide and direct Federal Leadership and vTeams on change management strategy, planning and execution (secure sponsorship)

  • Drive execution excellence of the Federal change plan

  • Work closely with all change management stakeholders, Program Leads and Federal Engineering to coordinate landing and adoption for key programs and releases

  • Lead reinforcement and surface feedback and insights through planning rhythms

  • Partner with Landing and Adoption Leads to align and prioritize resource, agree on KPIs, execute and support change

  • Make informed decisions and set Federal Pulse Improvement plans leveraging global best-practice research, trends and expert advice

  • Identify Federal initiatives with growth potential by exploring unmet pain points; ideate new ways to solve them; develop the business case for change; and identify possible partners to develop the solution.

  • Drive end-to-end change program and manage and coordinate CM LT, Provide CM status, reporting and escalation to Executive Sponsors

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of Program Management / Operations experience and should be self-motivated, confident in working with Senior Leaders and comfortable working in a matrix organization.

  • Able to achieve results through influence across multiple organizations. Executive exposure and cross-functional stakeholder management

  • Proven stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong cross-group collaboration skills to access creative solutions in a highly complex, fast-moving business.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and coordinate multiple work streams of activities.

  • Experience collaborating with multiple distributed teams in order to drive initiatives on time, within budget and with quality.

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

  • Proactive, self-motivated, and team-oriented with strong capabilities to lead and thrive in start-up type organizations

Citizenship Verification: The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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