Human Resources Business Manager – Corporate Functions HR

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If you want to join a highly collaborative, ambitious, motivated, and fun team of Human Resources (HR) professionals, while seeking to challenge yourself, learn, grow your career, and work with amazing people to drive strategic business outcomes, then we want you!

The Microsoft Corporate Functions HR team is looking for a Human Resources Business Manager who can think strategically in a complex and fast paced environment and quickly operationalize into tangible results that scale through trusted partnerships. You will be a critical member of a high performing, diverse and inclusive team that drives the People Strategy across HR, Finance, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA), Business Development, Strategy, and Ventures (BDSV) and (MCB) Marketing and Consumer Businessas well as Centers of Excellence.

The Human Resources Business Manager will support and report directly to the CVP, Corporate Functions HR and will partner closely with the HR leadership team and other key stakeholders. You will be responsible for day-to-day interactions to impact, shape, simplify and create value across our way of working for our HR team and the business.

Responsibilities:
Business Operations

  • Drives business direction and responsibility for leadership team to manage the planning process ensuring coordination with corporate planning processes as well as planning integration across the broader organization. Drives the architecting, developing, and executing the rhythm of business (ROB). Works with senior leaders to drive outcomes. Provides direction for identifying and determining objectives to execute which are in alignment with the goals of the organization. Drives business review cadence. Ensures adherence to privacy and compliance.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and Microsoft teams to oversee the creation and implementation of execution plans. Sets best practices for strategy leveraging consolidated information, advocating for business cases, and presents cases to leader and business partners. Leads and oversees processes to ensure alignment across groups. Establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) in alignment with strategy to help streamline business strategy. Works with the organization to establish and report against targets, and adjusts targets if necessary.
  • Leverages knowledge of organizational strategy and planned deliverables for the upcoming year(s) to design budgets. Works in partnership with Finance to approve budgets. Develops forecasting plans in partnership with the leadership team. Oversees the development of metrics for budgeting and forecasting. Identifies actions that can be taken to course-correct and drive performance improvement; anticipates business challenges based on forecasts. Works with Procurement team to coordinate future resources. Collaborates with leaders regarding resource management planning. Ensures that the leader is aligned on the headcount strategy.

Maximizing/ Extending the Leader

  • Leverages knowledge of the leader’s goals and approach to ensure team activities are aligned with the leader’s objectives . Supports the leader in communicating key goals, priorities, and definitions. Maximizes a culture to support and represent the leader and team. Participates in and provides perspective and a point of view to the leader on specific areas within or external to the organization, and with regard to communications, budgets, people, and the team pulse. Informs tactical and strategic business decisions for leader.
  • Leverages or continues to build broader networks to foster strong relationships that support execution across the business. Manages and cultivates relationships with leaders and peers of internal teams.

Organizational Health

  • Monitors team/organization health and supports the leader in responding to team culture issues, as well as promoting culture initiatives (e.g., Diversity and Inclusion [D&I], hiring, onboarding). Tracks Employee Listening Systems responses and assists with action planning. Tracks the use of role-based compliance training and new training. Ensures a healthy compliance scorecard for the team/organization.
  • Identify , analyze, and drive insights around key metrics that help measure the success of our people investments.
  • Oversees HR budget and efficiently manage and spend within the budget throughout the year in accordance with the company’s budgeting process.

Special Projects/Programs and Initiatives

  • Contributes to cross-team projects as needed to meet the changing business environment and manage business needs. Engages in well-defined projects/programs while executing aspects of projects/programs for larger areas, including work on strategic efforts that require hands-on experience which may be across multiple disciplines.

Specialty Responsibilities

  • Leads executive-level communication with a variety of internal audiences. Optimizes the manager’s time by organizing the daily communications of the leader; performs triage and ghostwriting on behalf of the leader to expedite leader’s time responding to emails. Develops presentations and messaging related to the team’s mission and key projects. May perform executive-level communication with a variety of audiences. Ensures alignment with business priorities. Proactively seeks out relevant content to communicate to the organization.
  • Designs and oversees the creation of foundational and storytelling content within the organization and may do so within the industry. Uses understanding of audience needs to ensure the optimal use of leaders’ time. Synthesizes findings within workstream and identifies links to broader strategic efforts for content and external facing thought leadership. Provides direction for criteria used to break down complex information into actionable steps for audience; organizes executive visits, including global events with customers. Carries out related reporting and exception management as required .

Other

  • Embody our culture and values

Qualifications:
Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 6+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles
    • OR equivalent experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 8+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles
    • OR Master’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 5+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles
    • OR equivalent experience.

Business Management IC5 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,200 – $194,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $142,200 – $213,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

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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