Climate Innovation Fund Operations Manager

Microsoft

Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time

Posted


As the environmental challenges facing the world grow, so has Microsoft’s commitment to a net zero transition. The CELA Environmental Sustainability (ES) team coordinates overall science-based, measurable, and scalable sustainability investments and outcomes across the company – engaging with business groups on the environmental impacts of business operations and positive environmental outcomes resulting from technology and policy development. 

As part of our Sustainability Investments program, this position has responsibility for the operational program management of Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund processes, Microsoft’s $1 billion climate investment initiative. This position requires the ability to manage multiple workstreams, to facilitate extensive cross-group coordination within Microsoft, and to demonstrate excellent communication skills.  

Responsibilities

Program coordination: 

  • Drive recurring program cadence - Schedule and coordinate the agenda and follow up for meetings and executive updates.  
  • Develop cross-team framework for tracking deliverables, portfolio developments, and status of new initiatives – Apply classic program management tools to ensure delivery of team milestones and commitments across a range of activities associated with opportunity identification, due diligence, investment, and thought leadership in climate innovation.  
  • Facilitate relationships across relevant business groups – Engage with stakeholders across Microsoft, with proactive follow-up to drive value creation and engagement. 
  • Manage contracting of fund advisors and suppliers – Develop scope of work and processes for transactional and programmatic initiatives. 

Materials and Content management: 

  • Draft program collateral and communications – Support cross-program communication needs in drafting presentations and written materials for internal and external audiences and coordinate with business groups on stakeholder meeting content.  
  • Prepare performance management updates - Track program metrics on internal deliverables and performance indicators for program updates and synthesize data to support portfolio level insights.  
  • Prepare deal summaries for corporate development, finance operations, and legal team needs. 
  • Manage due diligence dataroom content and access for internal and external transaction teams. 

Customer and Partner engagement: 

  • Represent the Climate Innovation Fund program team in selected customer and partner engagements. 
  • Coordinate with business groups to establish cadence of program briefings and presentations. 

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Operations, Finance or related field AND 6+ years work experience in program management, process management, process improvement
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in program management 
  • Demonstrated experience working with sustainability professionals and corporate business groups 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of experience in corporate sustainability 
  • Work experience in corporate and/or entrepreneurial work environments  
  • Proactive and self-directed drive for results 
  • Growth mindset with problem solving skills 
  • Work experience in climate finance and investment management  
  • Ability to relocate to Puget Sound area is preferred. Remote candidates will be considered. 

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