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The Partner Sales team has an opening for a Partner Technology Strategist.
To be successful in the market, Microsoft needs to develop presales and delivery capacity through enabling our partners. The PTS presents significant opportunities for Microsoft to win in the market through a deep and richly varied Partner ecosystem.
The PTS role is responsible for the technology enablement of all products with which we can build ‘active’ practices and growth and utilization of the Virtual Technical Solution Professional community.
Top Responsibilities Include:
• Enable partner technology capacity and capability that results in skilling of the individuals in the targeted partners as demonstrated by 3 successful sales wins per targeted workload at the partner
• Drive the Virtual Technical Solution Professional (V-TSP) Initiative in SMS&P through their targeted partner portfolio to allow scale co-selling in Corporate Accounts
• For those targeted on SMB: be inclusive of Distributor and VAR on product enablement in alignment with Cloud Enablement goals
The Partner Technology Strategist will
• Assess Capability: Determine the technology sales capacity and maturity of Partners by using a consistent assessment process
• Plan Capacity: Apply an established set of criteria to provide a foundation for the Microsoft Partner’s development plan, and establish “gives and gets” with the partner to enable execution
• Collaboration & Team Work: Help support the Partner business planning process, partner portfolio development, sales pipeline reviews, periodic business reviews. Key roles would be Partner Sales Manager, Partner Practice Recruiter, and Partner Sales Lead.
• Self-Development: PTS’s required to be Subject Matter Experts on stated workload and own V-TSP community
Key competencies required for this role include: Adaptability, Collaboration, Customer/Partner Focus, Drive for Results, and Influencing for Impact and Judgment. As this is an evolving role and mission, the most successful PTS will be creative in uncertain situations, have a thirsty curiosity, be a flexible team player, and possess a strong competitive and entrepreneurial spirit.
A proven track record of developing, implementing, & representing cross-group initiatives is critical. A BS/BA is required along with 10 years’ experience in a related field. Management Experience is a plus. Must be able to accommodate 30%+ travel requirements and the ideal location would be in WECA.
Microsoft Devices Group helps customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. We are a global team of exceptional people who deliver world class services with partners, earning customer confidence, trust, and loyalty by Improving the overall Customer and Partner Experience, Serving as the customer advocates within Microsoft and driving customer-centric product improvement.
Have you got what it takes to keep us ahead in an industry that’s moving at break-neck speed? Sounds fun? Sounds challenging? If so, join us!
Our Near East and North Africa (NENA) unit is looking for a highly motivated, successful sales leader to run their Sales operations business for the region as the Head of Sales Operations, Africa Region.
•Together with Area Implement selling excellence framework in Area in line with Global guidelines
•Work with relevant global / region functions to ensure that all aspects of retail management are implemented effectively. Ensure that there is alignment with global guidelines. These activities include but are not restricted to city mapping, business modeling, partner selection and management, retail marketing, merchandising, sales capability (training), reporting, retail execution evaluation (REE), store deployment.
•Monitor channel health and drive implementation of upstream projects wherever necessary to drive effectiveness and efficiency
•Drive channel data completeness / quality and manage/resolve local data collection challenges, Ensure proper data analysis and provide business insight to the sales teams.
•Take lead to roll out common Sales processes and support deployment of Sales and Retail competencies in Area.
•Provide support to Area head / sales teams in developing and driving necessary channel and sales KPI’s and merchandising needs and providing support for effective sales planning including SMR..
•Develop and Deploy process, framework and governance for effective utilization of sell-out rebates. Together with sales teams and Merchandising optimize ROI on rebate spending.
•Drive special projects (Value & Volume) in Area aimed at improving effectiveness and efficiency in Retail, Distribution and Sales processes.
•Use LTC, Mystery shopping, RSS, Retail Audit data to identify gaps and develop and implement necessary corrective action plans
•Have full accountability of Channels and work cross functionally with sales channels and other functions to ensure necessary SLA’s and KPI’s are delivered and take lead in cross channel governance .
•Share best practices within the SOPS community.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Bachelor graduate, with post grad preferred but not essential. Strong Sales, Marketing and Channel understanding and good insights into key support functions including branded retail management experience; Broad understanding of Operator, Retail and Distribution channels.
At Microsoft Devices Group there are unlimited opportunities across the globe. We cultivate employee ownership and leadership at all levels. This is your opportunity to be part of a high performing team that evolves, learns, and has fun together. It’s about learning from, and being inspired by, colleagues who help you succeed in your current role and future career. One thing is certain: you’ll never stand still at Microsoft Devices Group. Come join the team to maximize our company’s commercial performance by offering the customers solutions that support their differentiation and commercial success in this fast growing region.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.