The Cloud Corporate Strategy team is chartered with defining the strategy for Microsoft's Cloud and AI business. The team has built a track record of spotting trends early and using those insights to drive Microsoft's strategy and direction.The group broadly focuses on three sets of activities:+ Thought leadership on the major shifts in the technology industry such as Digital Transformation (e.g., this was the team that originally pushed for Microsoft's strategy shift towards the cloud -The Economics of the Cloud () )+ Translating strategy into product reality across Azure, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Mixed Reality and SaaS including big bet M (e.g., the team drove the recent GitHub acquisition).+ Engaging with our top customers to help them formulate their Digital Transformation strategy.For this particular role we're looking someone with a background either in strategy/consulting or product management/product architecture to enhance the teams depth. You will play a key role in not only the continuing transforming of one of the world's largest software companies but also in transforming whole industries as we help customers charter their digital transformation journey. You'll contribute to the teams projects with your expertise and experience while also being a strategic advisor who looks across the portfolio of Microsoft's Cloud and AI products and influences the direction of Microsoft's current and future products.**Responsibilities**+ Contributes to one or multiple defined Strategy project(s), with guidance as needed with increasing independence.+ Develops an understanding of Microsoft's product portfolio, strategic priorities, competitive position, gaps, and potential opportunities. Investigates and provides an analysis of the merger and acquisition (M), venture funding and public market environment and trends.+ Synthesizes findings into insights within a project, including implications that inform business decisions; leverages insights to support strategic recommendations for Microsoft, with guidance from project leads.+ Communicates and advocates insights to business leaders and conveys viewpoints through written documents (e.g., memos, reports) and influence models (e.g., meetings, presentations). Delivers project findings, recommendations, and implications to business partners to facilitate senior discussions and decision making.+ Establishes and maintains key points of contact with internal teams (e.g., Finance, Marketing, Engineering). Builds working relationships with project stakeholders and businesspartners. Shares knowledge with business leaders on a particular area of expertise, leveraging and broadening deep technical/product knowledge and market awareness for a domain to inform strategic business decisions.**Qualifications****Required/Minimum Qualifications**+ Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, or related field AND 1+ years of marketing, strategy, business planning, consulting, banking, finance, economics,and/or partner organization experience+ OR equivalent experience (e.g., scaling a business, incubation, driving change in a large company, entrepreneurship).**Additional or Preferred Qualifications**+ Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, or related field AND 5+ years of marketing, strategy, business planning, consulting, banking, finance, economics,B2B or B2C technologyproduct management,and/or partner organization experience+ OR Master's Degree in Business Administration or related field AND 3+ years of marketing, strategy, business planning, consulting, banking, finance, economics, and/or partner organization experience+ OR equivalent experience (e.g., scaling a business, incubation, driving change in a large company, entrepreneurship).+ 2+years experiencein Strategy, Management Consulting, and/or Finance.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.Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.