Business Administrator

Microsoft East Renton Highlands, WA 2019-07-11
The Cosine PM team is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Business Administrator to support the Partner of Program Management as well as provide team support.

As the BA working on the Cosine PM team you will operate in a variety of capacities, working with a senior team demonstrating excellence in administrative functions. You will be responsible for director-level interfaces, contact with customers, partners, and all levels within Microsoft. The ideal candidate must be able to maintain a cool and focused persona, accommodate different work styles, demonstrate sound and consistent judgment, make timely decisions in relatively complex situations and set priorities among multiple projects.


Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Proactively manage and prioritize complex calendars, resulting in the Directors staying focused on their business priorities, working efficiently and ensuring they are fully prepared and timely for meetings
  • Anticipate needs; make administrative decisions and requests for information on behalf of the Directors based on understanding of business group priorities.
  • Domestic and international travel logistics management, trip preparation and expense reporting
  • Forecast and manage budgets and team procurement
  • Acting as interim approver on team expense reports, ensuring coding accuracy.
  • Manage Headcount and aliases
  • Coordinate department facility operations, including space planning and office moves
  • Daily team support including: new hire set up; purchase of goods & services, process invoices
  • Ensure compliance with administrative operations policies and procedures


Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 3+ years of demonstrated work experience supporting leaders in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong planning, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive material with tact and professionalism
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to react with appropriate urgency to situations and requests
  • Strong cross-team collaboration and organizational skills
  • Consistently demonstrate a can-do and customer service attitude
  • Ability to lift and move standard office equipment (i.e. computers and peripherals)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft productivity software including, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and Excel, SharePoint.
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.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings:
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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