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          <h1><strong name="__jobTitle">Director, Open Source Desktop Strategy</strong> at <span class="miniprofile-container http://www.linkedin.com/companies/1035?miniprofile=&trk=job_post"><strong><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/companies/1035?trk=jobtocomp" rel="nofollow" title="Visit LinkedIn's Company Research page on Microsoft" class="co-miniprof-lnk"><span>Microsoft</span></a></strong></span></h1>

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        <p><strong>Location:</strong> <span name="__locationDesc">Greater Seattle Area</span> </p>
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      <dl><dt>Type:</dt><dd><span name="__jobType">Full-time</span></dd><dt>Experience:</dt><dd><span name="__jobExperienceLevel">Director</span></dd><dt>Functions:</dt><dd><span name="__jobFunction">Consulting, Strategy / Planning, Product Management, Business Development </span></dd>
<dt>Industries:</dt><dd><span name="__jobIndustry">Computer Software </span></dd><dt>Posted:</dt><dd>February 5, 2009</dd></dl>

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      <h2>Job Description</h2>
      <p>The
Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team member
to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it relates
to open source competitors. Our team mission is to gather intelligence,
create business strategies, and drive action in the marketplace for the
Windows Client business. In this job, you will be asked to think
strategically, put yourself in the mindset of our competitors,
influence multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, and drive
high-level executive thinking around business strategy. <br>
As the Director of Open Source Desktop Strategy you will need to drive
research and build holistic strategies across dynamic market segments
like PCs, NetBooks, and mobile internet devices. You will be
responsible for bringing our business strategy to life by discovering
and sharing the market insights that set the foundation for our
platform value dialogue with customers and the industry
<br>You will need to work directly with customers and partners across
the globe, other product groups, field sales & marketing
organizations, and industry analysts to influence internal, external
and partner marketing efforts with a focus on consumer scenarios. <br>
Responsibilities
<br>
In this role you will be expected to:
<br>
       Drive our business strategy by delivering strategy reviews to Microsoft executives
<br>
       Drive primary and secondary market research activities to inform marketing strategies
<br>
       Manage technical analysis of competitive platforms
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       Create a rational set of proof points that promote Microsoft's comparative value
<br>
       Build a fact-based marketing plan that articulates the Windows Client value proposition to partners and customers
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       Collaborate with the owners of outbound marketing channels, such as PR, advertising, analysts, field, and partners
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       Manage a marketing budget and influence worldwide subsidiary participation to drive our strategy</p>

        <h2>Skills</h2>
        <p>Qualifications:
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The candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter, with a proven
track record of successful execution. Successful candidates must be
able to think strategically and creatively about business issues on a
global scale, while developing and executing detailed marketing plans.
Building collaborative relationships across organizations and
motivating and leading virtual teams to achieve collective impact will
be essential, as will the ability to juggle multiple work streams at
one time. Experience working with international teams is desirable.
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<br>A BS/A in a technical field is strongly desired and an MBA is
preferred. Familiarity with Open Source products is required. Working
knowledge of x86 and ARM architectures a plus, but not required for
candidates with strong aptitude. 5+ years experience in a related field
working on projects that require strategic thinking, broad market
impact, and business / technical marketing message development &
delivery preferred.</p>



        <h3>Additional Information</h3>
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