Solution Sales Specialist--Modern Work

Solution Sales Specialist--Modern Work

Microsoft
7-10 years
Not Specified

Job Description



Microsoft is on a mission 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. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.

Are you inspired to help customers empower their employees to do great work using the apps, devices and solutions they love, and accelerate the digital transformation of their businesses Come and help us transform the work environment using our solutions to create a workplace that is loved by users, loved by IT, and trusted by all.
As the Modern Workplace Specialist, you will be responsible for working with Business Decision Makers to understand their unique business needs. You will be on point to orchestrate an extensive v-team covering multiple solution areas including modernize communications, employee experience, transition to cloud, hybrid meetings, frontline workers, and discover business insights, selling solutions that will empower their employees and drive their business and work in a team, enabling and accelerating the customers through digital transformation.

Sales Execution
  • Brings impactful industry insights into customer engagements and closes deals with customers. Acts as a thought leader across solution areas to advise customers across business functions on digital transformation. Leads virtual transformational shifts to drive deployment and create business value for customers. May lead partner integration into account/territory planning and customer engagements. Provides thought leadership.
  • Orchestrates with team members on conducting personal campaigns to discover new opportunities and generate new leads. Leads conversations with strategic/high-potential customers (e.g., high budget, global account, highly competitive) along with account teams or partners. Facilitates the account team unit (ATU) and/or Specialist Team Unit (STU) to build pipeline in collaboration with partners and services. Guides others on social selling. Applies Microsoft's sales process (MSP) to determine the quality of the opportunity and whether to proceed, and educate the customers on how to best address their needs.
  • Drives consumption and grow business with existing strategic customers by initiating conversations, guiding others on demos or quotes, and the collaboration with partners or internal teams (e.g., Technical Sales Professionals, Global Black Belts). For licensing transactions and project engagements, ensures rapid and robust deployment plan at point of sale that is validated by services and partners. Drives advanced workloads and usage.
  • Explores and assesses the needs of strategic/high-potential customers. Articulates business value and long-term implications for customer business. Collaborates with internal teams, partners, and services to lead the proposal or development of solutions that align with customer and Microsoft priorities. Analyzes market trends to identify opportunities for new solutions.
  • Proactively builds and governs external stakeholder network and leverages internal partners to engage external stakeholders. Acts as a thought leader and subject matter advisor to the executive-level business decision makers at the customer's/partner's business. Guides others on identifying and engaging decision makers and stakeholders to expand the relationship with customers/partners.
  • Develops strategies for driving and closing strategic and/or prioritized opportunities. Collaborates with account teams to ensure alignment with the account strategy and plan. Leads deal execution with the deal teams across the organization. Coaches others on the implementation of close plans (e.g., how to map timeline, engage the customer, get customer buy-in and commitment) to de-risk and drive predictable deal closure.

Scaling and Collaboration
  • Leads the planning and execution on opportunities with resources and partners to cross-sell and up-sell. Identifies, leverages, and coordinates partners and resources across solution areas. Validates partner solution relevance for customers. Provides input and feedback to One Commercial Partner (OCP) on developing partner strategies and connects the partner ecosystems to scale business results.
  • Leads the sales orchestration with internal stakeholders and partners (e.g., Enterprise Operating Unit). Applies a holistic approach to build network across territories. Positions opportunities to promote collaboration and participation.

Technical Expertise
  • Leads conversations and sets up events within Microsoft. Mentors others and develops strategies for best practice sharing across subsidiaries. Contributes ideas that can be instituted across Microsoft.
  • Posts information or speaks at external events, drives conversations with prospective customers/partners as a thought leader across solution areas.
  • Leverages and shares competitor knowledge across solution areas as a subject matter expert to inform decisions on pursuit or withdrawal. Collaborates with the compete global black belts (GBB) to proactively provide analysis of the competitive landscape in supported solution area. Leads the communication to provide feedback to other teams (e.g., sales, marketing, engineering) on future product trends or sales blocker.

Sales Excellence
  • Builds and transforms new markets by leveraging technical and industry expertise, partners, and resources. Leads a team to explore business and emerging opportunities to optimize the portfolio and facilitate customer innovation.
  • Reviews feedback report and sets long-term strategies aimed at maintaining levels of client satisfaction. Coaches others on ensuring customer/partner satisfaction and decreasing dissatisfaction by establishing recovery action plans to improve clients overall experience. Manages and/or orchestrates sales and delivery success through the account team and pursuit team.
  • Engages with internal and external stakeholders on business planning, Rhythm of Business (ROB) meetings to review and plan for strategic accounts across territories.
  • Collaborates with extended sales team, partners, and marketing to lead business analysis (e.g., whitespace analysis, identify industry trends) to pursue high-potential customers and develop a target list of potential business. Acts as a thought leader and clears opinions and perspectives from business analysis.
  • Manages the end-to-end business for strategic accounts across the organization. Leads forecasting for accounts and develops a portfolio and territory plan to drive intentional selling with on-strategy engagements in high propensity accounts. Mentors junior team members.
  • Completes required training and obtains relevant product and role certifications aligned to the role and workload/industry. Proactively seeks training, including information that adds to the understanding of customers business, and shares it with team members.


7+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience
or bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, business administration, or related field and 6+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience.
sales execution: skilled in leading bdm and itdm conversations with high-potential customers, building pipeline and developing and presenting solutions that meet customer requirements & strategy, and leading deal execution through closure.
business value selling: skilled in building economic justification of modern work solutions, assessing business opportunities and needs, and validating business value analysis with customers to drive intention to buy
scaling and collaboration: skilled in identifying, leveraging and coordinating a holistic, collaborative and participative approach with internal stakeholders, including global partner solutions, telco operators and partners across solutions areas to scale business results.
technical expertise: skilled in understanding modern work solutions and products, developing strategies to share best practices across subsidiaries, collaborating with global black belts (gbbs) and other stakeholders on compete scenarios and providing insights on future product trends and sales blockers.
sales excellence: skilled in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on business planning, leading forecast, account and territory plan discussions to drive intentional selling in high propensity accounts.
deliver results and model microsoft values: skilled in identifying customers operational needs and building account plans accordingly. partnering and collaborating with internal/external stakeholders on related deliverables and work streams models compliance to microsoft values, and shows empathy and compassion.

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