Microsoft Canada Is Hiring – Senior Product Manager, Windows 7 & IE8

Here is another GREAT role open at Microsoft Canada.  This one is with the Windows Consumer Team.  With the launch of Windows 7 in the near future, this is a great position to consider if you are an amazing marketing talent!


Purpose: This is an exciting time to be on the Windows business as the brand prepares for the upcoming launch of Windows 7, re-establishes itself as a leading consumer brand, and re-defines the value proposition of its core applications, Windows Media Centre and Internet Explorer. Overall, the purpose of this role is to profitably drive category growth and achieve Windows and Internet Explorer market share objectives by 1) building new growth engines in the consumer channel, 2) driving ecosystem excitement around Windows 7, Windows Live and IE8 with key partners (OEM, Telcos, On line destinations etc.), 3) improving the value proposition of Windows and IE through new relevant content and add-ons, and 4) pro-actively identifying new market growth opportunities through a deep understanding of the PC and browser market.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Build new growth engines in the consumer channel
Partner with the Communications Sector Team to drive business development opportunities in the Telco channel
Drive category growth via netbooks in the consumer channel
Partner with OEM and Telco to deliver a premium PC experience across all form factors
2. Drive ecosystem excitement around Windows 7, Windows Live and IE8 with key partners
Partner with the OEM team to identify opportunities and execute breakthrough holistic marketing across Windows 7
Lead category thinking across consumer PC usage scenarios across OEM, Telco and retail
Identify key growth drivers for IE and identify the right partners to light up the browser experience and distribute the browser
3. Improve the value proposition of Windows by lighting up its applications
Make Media Centre a `Must Have’ feature by pro-actively identifying and securing the right content partners
Maximize the impact of IE8 by identifying the right webslices and accelerators to differentiate the browser vs. competition
Build a marketing plan that drives awareness and trial of Media Centre and IE
4. Pro-actively identify new market growth opportunities in the PC and browser market.
Become the PC and Browser consumer expert for the Canadian subsidiary
Pro-actively identify category growth drivers via deep category and consumer understanding
Recommended Qualifcations:
Degree or Diploma from a recognized post secondary institution required; A Masters in Business Administration preferred as well as:
3-5 years experience in consumer marketing from a top tier company
Strong strategic thinker with strong analytical skills leading to actionable strategies
Strong ability to partner and work with others (internally and externally)
Excellent presentation skills and proven track record to influence others
Strong consumer understanding (target and branding understanding) with a proven track record of results
Experience working with OEM and/ or Telco channel is preferred