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Microsoft Corporation Sr. HR Business Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

Are you an HR professional seeking a bold, new challenge and an opportunity to enable your HR peers to drive business impact? Come join the MCB, Gaming and BDSV HR Business Management and Diversity & Inclusion Activation team! We are hiring a Sr HR Business Manager to partner with the MBC HR GM, MCB HR team and business teams to drive the people and diversity and inclusion agenda.

As a Sr HR Business Manager, you will be responsible for operationalizing the HR people plan and activating the D&I plan, while running a rigorous and disciplined rhythm for the organization. This is a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned and proven cross-functional HR leader to drive strategic planning, team and leader effectiveness, a diverse and inclusive culture and the operating rhythm of the HR organization.


Develop and Execute HR Team RoB : Develop a coherent and structured Rhythm of the Business for the HR team that enables connections, best practice sharing and further builds HR capability. Develop an engagement plan to team communications including all-hands, offsites, presentations, yearly planning, poll plans and more.

Translate Data Insights : Identify, analyze and drive insights around key metrics that help measure the success of our people investments, with particular focus on D&I.

Manage Operating Rhythm: Drive the business management functions that include developing and implementing quarterly people plan reviews and setting up processes to efficiently get work done.

Drive key diversity and employee engagement discussions throughout the year with business leaders to drive an inclusive culture across the business and drive special projects as needed.

Contribute to the design, implementation and management of D&I and talent programs/processes – ensuring learnings are brought forward to improve programs and processes.

Strategic partner and trusted advisor to the leader who can be provided background, guidance and support areas such as: internal and external communications, operational support and interacting with HR leadership teams and stakeholders in HR and the business.

HR budget management working with the business management team, executive administrator to manage and efficiently manage and spend within the budget throughout the year in accordance with the company’s budgeting process.


The ideal candidate will encompass the following:

  • 8+ years of experience HR, strong generalist capabilities and proven HR business partner experience years of work experience with Human Resources

  • OR 5 + years of work experience with Human Resources or related with Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field

  • Strong business and people acumen, and ability to consult, coach and influence across all levels around complex HR decisions

  • Strong project management capabilities to lead scalable solutions and programs from design to delivery. Ability to influence without direct authority, manage key stakeholders, and analyze impact after implementation

  • Ability to manipulate and analyze HR data and drive solutions or recommendations based on data insights

  • Strong organizing skills. Good time management. Exceptional attention to detail.

  • Excellent cross-group collaboration, negotiation, interpersonal skills and maturity

  • Able to deal with ambiguity, achieve results in a fast-paced, distributed team environment and adapt to changing business needs

  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft and the HR operating model with depth of experience of HR Programs and Processes, driving a consistent Rhythm of the Business (ROB)

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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