SMC Culture Lead

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  • United States, Redmond, WA View on Map
  • Post Date : October 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2020
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Job Description

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We will only achieve our mission if we live our culture. We start with becoming learners in all things—having a growth mindset. Then we apply that mindset to learning about our customers, being diverse and inclusive, working together as one, and—ultimately—making a difference in the world.

Our team culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, investing in our people, customer obsession, living digitally and celebrating diversity and inclusion, encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Having fun along the way! If you have a passion for digital and want to be part of the greatest digital revolution, we want to hear from you.

We are seeking an individual with a passion for driving diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, employee recognition, and setting standards for all employee related interests on a global scale.

The Culture Lead will drive people initiatives that ensure a high-performing environment where a diverse and inclusive mindset is at the forefront of culture. You will shape and operationalize mentoring, career development and new hire programs. You will also help lead employee recognition for SMC. In addition, the Culture Lead will drive, track, and help define employee training. You will work in close partnership with our most senior SMC leaders globally.



  • Culture: work closely with the Chief of Staff building the Culture strategy and executing it across SMC
  • Employee Engagement: oversight of MS Poll plans across SMC as well as key development initiatives such as mentoring and career development working in partnership with HR and other key stakeholders
  • Communities: work across SMCs various community groups ensuring each are thriving
  • In partnership with HR and our Leadership team, shape and drive the people agenda and lead the team health initiatives, particularly focused on developing increased diversity, inclusion, and efficiently
  • One Microsoft: Collaborate with SMC business groups to create scalable and unified efforts across SMC



  • 7+ years’ experience in leading teams and/or people excellence related leadership roles
  • Strong management skills with a passion for people and proven track record of successfully driving work-group effectiveness and positive, inclusive cultures
  • Experience in working across matrixed and complex business environments encompassing multiple roles and communities

  • Proven communication skills and ability to effectively influence across a dynamic organization
  • Experience working in distributed virtual teams
  • Demonstrated collaboration and negotiation skills that result in positive outcomes for multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and to manage through ambiguous scenarios as needed
  • Strong attention to detail and program management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • BS/BA degree required, or equivalent work experience

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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