[JOB POSTING] Marcom Management, Microsoft – US

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Do you have a challenger mentality, stellar communication skills, and a knack for uncovering compelling story angles?   WWLP marketing is looking for a highly skilled AR/PR Manager to change perceptions of Microsoft licensing worldwide.   We need someone who can build strong relationships with the most influential media & analyst groups; someone to drive thought leadership around innovative and simplified licensing; someone to craft and successfully land a new narrative through analysts, press and social media.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead AR/PR and social media for WWLP’s $45 billion business during a time of significant licensing change
  • Drive thought leadership around multiple innovative and simplified licensing initiatives
  • Proactively target and educate top influential media and analysts
  • Craft and land engaging narratives and a unified story via analyst research, earned media and owned content
  • Secure media opportunities and prepare executives for media interviews and speaking engagements
  • Conduct analyst consults and briefings, leveraging Microsoft executive engagement
  • Skillfully handle reactive inquiries to minimize negative exposure
  • Communicate the role of licensing internally across corp AR/PR, product groups, and channel-facing teams
  • Provide strategic guidance to licensing program/product managers and field stakeholders
  • Use social media to amplify WWLP messages and provide valuable feedback on conversations and sentiment
  • Manage the agency team and overall tactical execution of the plan including PR/AR/social budget for WWLP

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s in Business, Marketing or equivalent with 5-7 years AR/PR management experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft AR/PR communications ecosystem and vendor/agency management experience
  • Familiarity with volume licensing desired
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to creatively solve complex problems
  • Executive presence and impeccable judgement in managing confidential information
  • Proven record in project management, with flawless planning, execution, evaluation and optimization
  • Great cross-group collaboration, people and negotiation skills.   Experience leading cross functional teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, ambiguous environment

Full details and application link available HERE.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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