Microsoft Corporation Workshop Management Specialist, Business Excellence & Ops, Microsoft Services in Fargo, North Dakota

If you thrive on creating trusted relationships that provide opportunities to support and improve the lives of others, influencing and collaborating with others to drive change and improvements, we have a career opportunity for you!

Microsoft Services’ mission is to empower our customers and partners as they realize their fullest potential in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Key to transformative customer solutions is building and maintaining world-class operations. In Enterprise Services Operations , our charter is to build a people and process capability that enables our sales and delivery teams to execute with confidence and achieve more for our customers. Our priorities are to deliver valuable services and insights, identify and solve for simplification opportunities, and plan and deliver new operational motions to accelerate our digital transformation.

In the role of Workshop Management Specialist, you will perform the role of Incident Manager, defined below, as well as managing Dedicated and Open Workshop requests to support Public Sector customers on behalf of the Technical Account Managers (TAMs).

Incident Management is a newly defined role to manage and support the reactive portion of Microsoft Premier Support contracts for the Public Sector by overseeing case health and progress, developing relationships with customer stakeholders, and gathering account intelligence that can feed into other processes in support of the customer.


The Workshop Management Specialist / Incident Manager is responsible for the delivery of end to end reactive support, including healthy reactive case progression. Resources aligned directly to customer accounts / TAMs and own escalation handling, reporting, trending, and customer communications. Some customization may be required to help tailor the experience for each customer. In this role, your responsibilities will include:

Workshop Management tasks

  • Coordinating and securing lab and venue resources

  • Developing relationships w/stakeholders, & gathering resource management intelligence

  • Delivery of logistics knowledge assisting all processes in support of the TAMs to set up the workshop

Ongoing oversight of reactive case s

  • Regular case reviews of reactive cases owned by internal support organizations to assess health and status

  • Partnership with account TAM on high-risk escalations and to gather/analyze information as needed to support the customer

  • Situational awareness & tracking

  • Proactive risk mitigation

  • Administrative casework

Driving cases to a healthy state

  • Communication with internal Microsoft resources for case updates and action requests

  • Direct communication with customers to promote case progress where necessary

  • Assisting to set the proper expectations with customers for support

  • Facilitation of meetings between customers and internal support organizations to expedite actions plans and progress


  • Customer facing reports

  • Produce regular reports on case health metrics and status to be delivered to customers

  • Participate in and prepare content for regular customer meetings

Case Trending (People, Process, and Technology)

  • Identify the root cause of reactive support incidents and categorize in line with ITIL methodology.


Please note, Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.


  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with others. Recognizes different values and styles, and respects others' unique characteristics or strengths.

  • Initiates collaboration with others; invites others to meetings and presentations to share information. Seeks support for collaborative activities from upper management.

  • Acts confidently in uncertain circumstances; works effectively in ambiguous situations. Stands behind his or her decisions.

  • Consciously develops influence strategies

  • Anticipates the reactions of others

  • Adapts a presentation or discussion to appeal to the interest of others

  • Takes well thought-out action to achieve a specific impact.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the impact that his or her behavior and communications has on relationships with customers/peers

Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a technical support and/or operations environment

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience

  • US citizen located in the US, Public Sector Guidelines

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Positive, energetic, enthusiastic attitude

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent at multi-tasking & task prioritization

  • Skilled use of the Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc

  • Ability to apply judgement in high pressure situations with minimal external guidance

  • Strong ability to comprehend written communications

  • Understanding of reactive case lifecycle and troubleshooting methodology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft products/services

  • Track record in successfully coordinating activities that involve cross-team of internal/external contacts

Location: You will be based in Las Colinas, TX, with minimal travel required.

Microsoft Services

With 15,000+ employees globally, Microsoft Services is one of the company’s largest groups, serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. Simply put, we​ ​help customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments by delivering their voices back to our business groups to make our technology even better—and by accelerating their transformation journeys to become digital businesses. For more information, visit

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