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Viva Horizontals PM Manager


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


The average person spends 90,000 hours of their life working. With Microsoft Viva, our mission is to make that time more meaningful, more balanced, and more engaging for the world’s 3 billion+ workers.  With this in mind, Microsoft is investing deeply in the employee experience space to address the fundamental shift in how people work today, how they build their careers, and how they find meaning in the workplace. Microsoft Viva is a suite of apps – Insights, Engage, Topics, Goals, and many more – and the Viva Horizontals team is charged with delivering experiences and services that connect these apps for customer-centered journeys and experiences.

We are looking for a PM Manager who is passionate about coaching and growing a set of team members to their fullest potential while producing high value customer and business impact.   In this manager role, you will lead a team to deliver some of the key innovations for Viva Horizontals, inclusive of end user-facing experiences and back-end services that drive adoption, usage, and engagement of Viva through every part of a user and admin lifecycle.

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About this job 

As a PM Manager, you will lead key scenarios at both the platform and the user experience layer connecting individuals across their organization and increasing employee connectedness and belonging to work. You will create and execute the product roadmap for your areas, partner with your PM, engineering, research & design peers to define and launch product improvements, and work alongside data scientists to identify and drive key measures of success.     

This role will require strong partnership with other product teams within Experience + Devices as well as great collaboration with the Microsoft field, and marketing. Candidates' attributes include strategic thinking, customer obsession, a learning mindset, bias for action, and generating energy across a diverse team.


  • Develop a strong product team with a clear focus on customers that delivers strong customer and product value. 
  • Establish successful partnerships across the Viva constellation and suite of products.
  • Craft product strategy and vision informed by customer and partner research as well as data driven analysis.
  • Develop product Roadmaps based on strategy and vision. 
  • Partner with Engineering, Design, Research and Data Analytics team as well as peer PMs across Yammer, Viva and Microsoft to deliver seamless end to end experiences. 
  • Deliver results in an environment of ambiguity. 
  • Demonstrate attention to detail. 
  • Own the product lifecycle for your areas: deliver and deploy features, learn from user adoption metrics and feedback, and effectively communicate broadly product strategy, tactics, and operations.   


Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ experience in product management or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience with ability to take products from ideation to shipping, quickly 
  • Demonstrated focus on customer value and a deep commitment to creating products that deliver delightful user experiences.  
  • Proven experience shipping complex features in consumer or commercial products. 
  • Creative and inventive problem solver – delivering innovation for both product experiences and team leadership.   
  • Outstanding collaboration and partnership skills, with proven ability to drive results across teams. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • The ability to think creatively and critically about product features, architecture, and capabilities 
  • Innate curiosity and ability to self-start in an ambiguous and rapidly changing startup environment 
  • Strong project management, leadership, and cross-group collaboration skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills through all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical 
  • Solid understanding of web and mobile technologies, service operations at scale, and ability to go deep in technical areas 
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically 

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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