Microsoft - Risk Manager

Our Commercial Solutions Execution Team (CSET) sits within the Worldwide Commercial Finance team and owns the foundational operational and execution strategy as well as policy and compliance infrastructure for the organization.

We are seeking experienced professionals to join our Global High-Risk Deals Desk (HRDD). The HRDD has been established to manage a robust set of controls and provide compliance oversight to drive improvements in Microsoft’s exposure for high risk deals. The HRDD team member will be the first line of defense for anti-corruption controls by performing compliance checks for Microsoft’s highest risk deals. This role will require significant coordination with multiple internal stakeholders to gather information on the deal and ensure all risks are effectively managed. The role also involves driving significant process and program improvement to further reduce risk exposure.

Responsibilities

  • Own and drive key strategic pillars around controls, people, processes, systems, reporting and policy.

  • Own area and Corporate relationships up to CVP level to evangelize the role and impact of HRDD and to drive the right compliance culture across the company

  • Risk Management: Perform compliance controls to make meaningful reductions in Microsoft’s risk exposure in high risk deals. Recommend corrective actions to resolve non-compliant deals. Manage communications and escalations, provide deep insight into outcomes of deal reviews.

  • Risk Management: Identify and drive improvements in HRDD controls and deal review processes. Work with policy owners to drive program improvements to further drive improved compliance.

  • Program, Process and Project Management: Own global process, system and compliance projects.

  • Cross-functional collaboration: Build relationships with multiple internal stakeholders across the deal lifecycle (e.g. Commercial Executive, Commercial Manager, Licensing Executives, Account Executives, Program Owners, CELA, Controls and Compliance groups, Operations) to help advance a strong culture of governance and compliance in Microsoft.

  • A mentor, coach and escalation point to other members of the HRDD team for processes, controls and tools you own.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years’ professional experience in risk management, compliance, regulatory, or other governance and control related roles.

  • Fluency in Russian, written and spoken

  • Experience working in global roles, managing stakeholders, processes and working with teams across multiple time zones and cultures

  • Knowledge of Licensing/Services businesses required.

  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong judgement to make decisions in ambiguous situations required.

  • Ability to own and drive strong and impactful collaboration with senior stakeholders up to CVP level.

  • A proven track record of success in leading large-scale and global business process development, process engineering, project management, consulting, or related operational functions required.

  • Experience in deal risk management, legal / regulatory controls, policy creation, or enforcement

  • Operated roles involving leading people or global processes and projects

  • Exceptional ability to identify compliance, process, program gaps and work with senior stakeholders and process/solution owners across global teams to enable the required change.

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.

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