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In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.
The Azure business is a critical strategic monetization and growth lever for the company. This business consists of growing Azure consumption in both our customer base and acquiring new customers across both Microsoft and Open Source technologies.
The Azure Infrastructure Product Marketing Manager (PMM) is responsible for leading the Azure Go-To-Market strategy for their Area to deliver customer & partner success, resulting in revenue, growth and share outcomes for their Azure aligned Priorities.
The PMM must develop strong partnerships across marketing, partner, services and sales to lead and execute the priorities.
Each Azure PMM leads the field business for their solution / motion and has overall responsibilities for enabling each Area teams’ success by :
Build a comprehensive event plan, including locally required events, for the fiscal year to harmonize with CMO.
The PMM is required to have a strong understanding of their solution area and or motion, specifically at the 200-300 level, and a deep understanding of customer solutions and strategies and end-to-end market ecosystem.
This role represents the relevant Azure solutions, within the subsidiary and is the subject matter expert, and is the market facing spokesperson.
In addition, they must be able to articulate the local competitive landscape and develop local compete strategies and product differentiation by leveraging corporate and local research, partner insights and customer feedback.
Own and Land Your Propositions :
Plan and execute activity that promotes Azure services to drive revenue growth; lead key product / services moments / activities / releases
Maintain product knowledge and evangelize the product internally and externally to press, enthusiasts, influencers, sales (for pre-sales and consumption driving) customer and partner scenarios
Act as the voice of the field by ensuring timely updates / feedback to corporate on Azure Priority execution and performance in Area / Subsidiary
Orchestrate adoption and execution of relevant Azure specific sales plays to deliver ACR growth by leveraging MEI data, MSX- Content, and GearUp
Go-to-Market Planning :
Own the local product marketing strategy in accordance with growth and bridge models. Use corporate guidance to align Azure Priorities and Programs & Investments
Orchestrate the creation of local Azure GTM plans and investment decisions. Lead targeting for local market-owned activities, partner with segment / channel teams to prioritize investment decisions for non-product-marketing owned activities.
Develop competitive strategies to drive target market share gains. Respond to new market, product, strategy dynamics
Drive inclusive marketing through the development of approachable, representative, accessible, and localized marketing strategies and tactics.
Business Outcomes :
Monitor and understand Azure priority performance; orchestrate execution to deliver on business metrics related to the Rhythm of Connections (ROC) and course correct the GTM plans with the business owners to deliver results.
Actively lead and engage with all stakeholders across the subsidiary for One Microsoft orchestration across sales, partner, marketing, and service
Determine key insights and asks to accelerate adoption of Azure services, qualify inhibitors (with recommendations) to escalate to subsidiary LT and corporate
Best Practice identification and sharing across the Area / Subsidiaries and with corporate to exponentially sale successful performance.
Key Experiences, Skills, and Knowledge :
Several years related experience in presales, product marketing, product management or sales area with focus on cloud products
Evangelist and subject matter expert for product
Deep customer focus and understanding
Strong analytical skills
Track record of strong influencing and stakeholder management skills
Bachelor’s Degree preferred, MSC / MBA a plus, relevant fields of study include Marketing, Business, Computer Science and / or equivalent experience