Internship opportunity for students: Business & Operations Working Student
Wallisellen, Zürich, Switzerland
vor 1 Tg.

Location : Wallisellen, Zurich, Switzerland

Start date : October 1st, 2020

Working hours percentage : 40-60%

Internship duration : 12 months

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day.

We believe we should each find meaning in our work and we ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world.

We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities :

  • Team Player : driving digital transformation with our customers is a team sport. We need teammates who can stay maniacally focused on our customers' satisfaction while operating in a highly-collaborative, matrixed global organization.
  • Growth Mindset : your life is truly about learning-it-all. You approach every new piece of information, knowledge, and competency with insatiable curiosity.
  • Ultimately, you're open to the ideas of others, where the success of others does not diminish your own.

  • Resourceful : you have the drive to overcome any obstacle in your work.
  • Customer Focused : you learn about your customers and their businesses with a beginner's mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs.
  • Pure Challenge : demonstrated desire and ability to readily take on complex challenges and work towards solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.
  • Passion for Technology : you're deeply motivated by the incredible opportunity of how technology can inspire and ignite change and renewal.
  • Responsibilities

    To be ready for what is coming, Microsoft is investing heavily in technically upskilling. It is investing equally in its employees, partners, and customers.

    This comes with a large number and a great variety of related projects internally and externally. Therefore, our Business & Sales Operations Lead is looking for someone to support him in this endeavor.

    The following areas are the main job activities you'll have as working student in the Skilling sub-team :

  • Support in organizing subsidiary learning events (i.e. organize trainers and venues, set content etc.);
  • Coordinate between involved internal (different segments & areas) and external (partners / customers) stakeholders;
  • Conduct research / analysis on available resources, trainings & existing learning plans;
  • Independently develop and drive new motions to target identified upskilling potential in the subsidiary;
  • General administrative support of Swiss Learning and Business & Sales Operations Lead;
  • Provide insights and follow-up to our Enterprise Skilling Initiative.
  • The focus of our second working student role will be to support the overall organization and the account teams with market and customer insights.

    The following areas are the main job activities you'll have as working student in the Customer Analytics & Compete sub-team :

  • Compete market recommendations analyze available compete market research data and based on that data conduct market research and analysis for Swiss market and propose recommendations for Compete activities across all Microsoft solution areas;
  • Swiss compete orchestration orchestrate Swiss compete execution activities, align different segments for compete motion;
  • Customer research provide insights on customer, by analyzing annual reports, as well as customer information available internally and externally;
  • Customer insight orchestration support Account Executives and Account Teams to perform customer value analysis, bringing together different parts of the internal organization.
  • Applications to this opportunity are considered for the two available working student roles mentioned above. Please bear in mind you will be assessed for both roles, and assigned to the position we believe is the best fit for you based on your background, career expectations, performance at interview stage.


  • You will be eligible for a working student internship at Microsoft only if you are pursuing a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Business Administration, Consulting, Commercial, Finance, or other business related fields - ideally as a final year student;
  • Passion for the technology;
  • Knowledge or exposure related to the local IT market is preffered;
  • Ability to manage numerous activities, prioritize and adapt to urgent operational needs;
  • Comfortable working in a team as well as independently;
  • Self-motivated, comfortable working with ambiguity and managing complexity in a global, fast-paced organization;
  • Negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills;
  • Well developed communication, presentation as well as analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Willingness and ability to self-teach;
  • Fluent English and local language knowledge - German;
  • Full unrestricted work authorization for Switzerland.
  • Please ensure you are uploading your CV (in English) in order to be considered for the role.

    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.

    Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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