Business Manager - Microsoft Studios - Soho Productions Job
|Job Title||Business Manager - Microsoft Studios - Soho Productions Job|
|Job Description||Job Category: Software Engineering: General Management
Location: London, GB
Job ID: 826943-104116
Division: Interactive Entertainment Business
Interactive Entertainment Business: Europe, Middle East, Asia
Location: Soho Productions - Soho, London
Package: Competitive Salary + Bonuses + Benefits
Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business has a rich entertainment portfolio like Xbox LIVE, Xbox Video, Xbox Music, and more with a highly active and engaged customer base. The set of services making up the Xbox LIVE cloud is optimized for both social, casual and hard-core gaming and modern entertainment experiences around film, TV, and music.
Our latest innovations include unique 2-way television experiences that are only possible when watching TV on our platforms. With partners like Sesame Street and National Geographic, we are reinventing television. We're fun. We're social. We're interactive. And, we’re growing!
At the forefront of this revolution is a television studio in London. As part of Microsoft Studios, Soho Productions is pushing the boundaries of Xbox LIVE to bring a new channel of 2-way television experiences to the world. Working with leading global entertainment partners, we are creating experiences that are not bound by the traditional definitions of television or gaming. Experiences where watching and participating are inseparable that will delight and enrich the lives of families everywhere.
The Business Manager will be a member of the senior team responsible for both strategic thinking and business development together with clear attention to detail and process and organization around financial planning, forecasting, and reporting.
•Own the “rhythm of the business” financial planning, forecasting and reporting and delivery of business reviews
•Partner with Finance on a monthly basis taking ownership of the fiscal year operating expenditure budgets
•Partner with Finance team to create P&Ls for business streams and for studio as a whole.
•Identification and analysis of key business and technological trends in the entertainment industry to drive insights that inform our business
•Develop the business case for new products and initiatives focusing on key strategic business and technology drivers and the Studio’s long term and strategic competitive advantages
•Partner with Microsoft Studios’ Business Development team to identify and engage with external parties for product development, IP partnerships, etc.
•Partner within the studio and the wider IEB organisation to develop shared KPIs, plans, process, and performance evaluation mechanisms to drive usage of Microsoft entertainment products
Key Success Criteria
•Will be recognised as an integral part of the Studio Leadership team and as a strategic advisor. Successfully manages assigned budgets, ensuring plan and budget targets are met
•Engages with a variety of strategic partners to ensure the Studio agenda is known and part of wider organisation planning
•Manages “rhythm of the business” reporting so deadlines are met and leadership team is equipped with the right information to drive the organisation forward
•Delivers informed business development strategies that demonstrate a deep understanding of the games and wider entertainment industry
•Exceptional candidates will also have business development experience, able to identify external parties for partnership, negotiate deals, and manage partner relationships in collaboration with the business development team.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
•Must have experience of working in a global market and with external international partners.
•Strong analytical problem solving skills and strategic thinking that drive business and product insight
•Must be an excellent communicator that can work effectively with multiple stakeholders from different disciplines and organization
•Experience successfully communicating up to senior executives and out to broader IEB org
•Ability to operate in a highly creative and innovative environment
•Experience in building relationships with remote teams and an ability to influence these teams from a distance
•Strong leadership and motivational skills
•A passion for changing the world through technology and entertainment
•Drive and an entrepreneurial mind-set driving business model innovation
•Experience of working on multiple products simultaneously
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.
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|Salary||Competitive Salary + Bonuses + Benefits|
|Recruiter||This job is advertised on behalf of Microsoft Studios (UK) using their internal reference 826943-104116.|
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