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Microsoft Corporation Azure Infrastructure Sales Specialist in Calgary, Alberta

As an Azure Infrastructure Sales Specialist, you are a business leader with deep technical and business knowledge within our enterprise sales organization, working with our most important customers. A core competency of the role is to advance the engagement process to achieve/exceed quarterly Azure Infrastructure consumption targets for related workloads in your assigned accounts. You possess executive presence, you are able to engage with decision makers to uncover digital transformation initiatives, and an interest for learning how Azure cloud services can deliver digital transformation. You will lead a virtual team of sales, technical, and services resources to help customers realize the digital transformation through cloud computing. You will develop and maintain Azure Infrastructure migration and modernization knowledge, able to identify projects, build a compelling business case, and drive the consumption project to production. You will build and maintain relationships with customers, influence long-term strategic direction and act as a trusted advisor driving engagement at the CXO level with business and technology decision makers. You will help customers evaluate their cloud strategy, determine approaches to application and data migration and modernization, and recommend solutions that meet their requirements. You will remove roadblocks to deployment and drive customer satisfaction.

Microsoft’s Commercial Solution Area (CSA) sets the sales strategy, leads technical sales, and operations as a hub for the Commercial Solution Areas and Support Services that power the Microsoft Cloud. We work closely with other Microsoft teams and partners, especially Customer Success, Marketing, and the Specialist Team Unit (STU), to ensure those solutions meet our customers’ needs.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Responsibilities

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 to determine the quality of the opportunity and whether to proceed and educate the customers on how to best address their needs.

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 Global Partner Solutions (GPS) 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 Knowledge

  • 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

Sales Excellence

  • Builds and transforms new markets by leveraging technical and industry knowledge, partners, and resources. Leads a team to explore business and emerging opportunities to optimize the portfolio and facilitate customer innovation.

Embody our culture and values

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years technology-related sales or account management experience

  • OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field AND 6+ years technology-related sales or account management experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 9+ years technology-related sales or account management experience

  • OR Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, or related field AND 8+ years technology-related sales or account management experience

  • o OR Master's Degree in Business Administration (i.e., MBA), Information Technology, or related field AND 5+ years technology-related sales or account management experience.

  • 6+ years solution or services sales experience.

  • At Microsoft, you will be working in an integrated fashion with colleagues around the world. To facilitate this collaboration, knowledge of English is required for this role. Proficiency in verbal and written communication in French is an asset.

Solution Area Specialists IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across Canada is CAD $141,000 - CAD $212,000 per year.

Find additional pay information here:

https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/canada-pay-information.html

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until June 18, 2024

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .

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