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Risk Manager

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

We are seeking an experienced professional 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.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:  

•      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. Support additional ad hoc activities related to business compliance.

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


•      Minimum 7 years’ professional experience in risk management, compliance, regulatory, or other governance and control related roles.

•      Knowledge of Licensing/Services businesses required.

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

•      Ability to build strong and impactful collaboration with stakeholders that enhances a culture of compliance is required.

•      A proven track record of success in 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 an advantage.

•      Central and Eastern Europe Languages an advantage.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief

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