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Strategic Research Supplier Manager Role (Microsoft)

Published: 24 August 2015

ID: G00341176

Analyst(s): Market Insights and Analytics Research Team


Market Insights functions face intensified supplier challenges as they assume more of a consultative role to business partners. The Microsoft Customer and Market Research (CMR) team has a designated strategic supplier manager (SSM) to address those challenges. The SSM works closely with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure the entire supplier ecosystem is in harmony and aligned across the company. This profile outlines the job responsibilities of the strategic supplier management role at Microsoft.

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