Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.
The Corporate Account Manager (AM) role adds value tMicrosoft by delivering a well-managed, profitable and growing business produced through relationship excellence and sales excellence practices where the customer views the AM as trusted advisor.
The Corporate AM role is responsible for delivering a well-managed business of customer accounts that meets or exceeds revenue targets through demonstrated value tthe customer, relationship and sales excellence practices and representing One Microsoft in the Enterprise.
The success of the business is measured in the following ways:
Requirements for the role:
Embodies Microsoft core values of:
The EPG Account Executive - Corporate manages a small portfolio of Microsoft’s largest enterprise customers. This role is responsible for delivering a well-managed, profitable and growing book of business that includes: revenue, annuity relationships, and the consumption of Microsoft cloud products. This role executes great account planning and team leadership that results in strong relationships with both IT decision makers and line of business decision makers in each account. The Account Executive is unique in the EPG sales organization because it is this role that is responsible for leading and orchestrating all of the other roles involved in selling to and supporting the customer - as one unified team. Superior execution of team selling ensures that Microsoft is a strategic business partner to the customer and demonstrates that Microsoft has the technical and sales capabilities and capacity to lead our customers in transforming to digital businesses by delivering unprecedented experiences and results.
Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:
Would you like to have an impact on one of the fastest growing SMSG segments for Microsoft? The SMSP segment represents a significant opportunity for Microsoft to become the market leader in revenue, share and customer satisfaction. This role requires outstanding sales and business leaders who want to make an impact.
As a Large Opportunity Manager, you will lead the sales process for Strategic / high value opportunities, working with customers and partners, driving deals to closure. Your actions will have immediate results on Microsoft’s revenue, market share and customer & partner satisfaction. Your key responsibilities will include:
(Strategy) Strategic Opportunity Sales Plan - proactively drive the planning and orchestration of key strategic opportunities in assigned territories to meet scorecard and revenue goals. Align resource investments (specialist, partner, BIF, etc.), ensure sales pipeline is full, and scorecard strategies with identified territory revenue opportunity are identified. Identify strategies to take share from Microsoft’s top competitors, including: Google, Oracle, Open Source/Linux, Salesforce.com, VMWare. This planning will produce an Opportunity Map with prioritized strategies and approaches to focus efforts to achieve operational and sales goals faster.
(Working with Others) Collaboration - taking ownership for driving Microsoft towards trusted advisor status with partners and customers and building relationships with key executives. Fostering relationships internally in Microsoft and externally with partners and customers, coaching internal teams and partners on key Microsoft offerings including EA, EAP, ECI, and Online Services. Collaborating with internal teams & partners to maximize opportunities and drive velocity in customer engagements. Co-sell with partners, coaching them throughout the sales cycle, and enabling them to represent Microsoft to mid-market customers.
(Execution) Opportunity Management - Own execution of large opportunities that are valued over $50K USD or strategic sales efforts in assigned territories through closure for Commercial and Public Sector customers. Partner with Inside Sales & Marketing counterparts to engage top net new annuity targets, qualify opportunities, and ensure healthy sales pipeline. Ensure internal and external resources are engaged appropriately, co-selling with partners, and using sales excellence techniques to ensure all opportunities are tracked in pipeline management tools through to closure and conducting win/loss reviews. Evangelize Microsoft’s innovation roadmap by aligning customer business priorities to Microsoft value offerings, such as: How Microsoft Can Save Customers Money, Hosting Solutions, Software + Services Solutions, and Industry Solutions. Introduce Software Asset Management to customers and uncover any Unlicensed PCs. Uncover Dynamics cross-sell opportunities to increase Revenue per Socket per Account. Support CPE initiatives within your assigned account list Maintain accurate pipeline & forecast.
The Large Opportunity Manager engages and owns Licensing, Infrastructure, Application Platform, and Business Productivity Optimization sales efforts from the Develop (20%) through Close (100%) stages of MSSP for Commercial and Public Sector, large or strategic opportunities including Online Services within SMS&P. Large Opportunity Manager engagement is recommended for opportunities that are valued over $50K USD or that strategically improve Microsoft’s competitive position in the market (e.g., the customer is recognized as a leader in their industry and where there is considerable up/cross-sell opportunity or the opportunity would result in a high-profile and reference-able competitive win). LOMs might only need to be engaged on key strategic Education CPM accounts based on capacity, this should be agreed to in advance.
When engaged, Large Opportunity Managers takes full ownership of individual opportunities; driving opportunity planning, resourcing, and execution in accordance with MSSP with partner and Microsoft resources (PAM, Tele, LSS, SSP, etc.) and ensuring opportunity data is updated in the pipeline management system (Seibel, PSM, or GSX). Large Opportunity Managers are leading the Opportunity for Microsoft, while keeping partners in the forefront to maintain the ongoing relationship with the customer.
Experience: 5 - 8 years of related experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.S./B.A.) / MBA
Knowledge / Skills:
Translating technology into business value across a wide variety of solutions (UC, BI, CRM/xRM, IT desktop/systems management, IT Security, business process automation). Resource management to ensure target ROI on sales engagement. Strategic negotiations.
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