Strategy Analyst, Senior-IEB-XBOX (826597) Job
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Job Category: Marketing
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job ID: 826597-103931
Division: Interactive Entertainment Business

Description of Position:
As a Strategy Analyst with the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), you will be part of the team that is defining Microsoft’s consumer entertainment vision for the next decade. You will partner with our engineering and business leaders to guide IEB’s product and business roadmap for the Xbox, Kinect, Xbox LIVE, first-party and third-party media (games, music, video), interactive TV, and cutting-edge product incubations. You will be a trusted advisor to our senior executives, and will help them make decisions about R&D investments, new market entries, business development and M&A opportunities, and other critical strategic issues. In short, you will help shape the future of entertainment by bringing innovative Microsoft technologies to consumers around the world. The team provides an ideal platform for someone interested in a career in consumer technology, VC, startups or who is interested in going on to business school.

Responsibilities:
- Analyze, understand, and structure complex business problems
- Deliver insightful analysis of market opportunities for both current and upcoming products
- Build effective relationships with colleagues from engineering and business organizations
- Assist in the identification, evaluation, negotiation and execution of strategic partnership, joint venture and M&A opportunities

Job Requirements:
- Ability to formulate insights around complex business problems with limited supervision
- Distinctive quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities (e.g., Excel modeling, issue prioritization)
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Commitment to excellence and sense of humor

Experience:
- BA/BS with strong academic background
- 1-3 yrs. experience with a top-tier strategy consulting, investment banking or private equity firm, or Fortune 500 corporate strategy group

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