Channel Sales - Enterprise

Channel Sales - Enterprise

9-12 years
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Job Description

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is anchored on embracing a growth mindset, where anyone can change, learn, and grow. Four attributes allow this growth mindset to flourish: obsessing over what matters to our customers, becoming more diverse and inclusive in everything we do and create, operating as one company instead of multiple siloed businesses and lastly, making a difference in the lives of each other, our customers and the world around us. You can help us build our culture and achieve our mission.
The Global Partner Solutions team mission is to: build and sell intelligent cloud and intelligent edge solutions with partners, empowering people and organizations to achieve more. GPS is a sales organization accountable for the commercial partner business at Microsoft. Building on the GPS mission, the Channel Sales Enterprise (CS-E) role is key to Microsoft's channel management strategy as part of the GPS Organization. The seniority of the role evidences Microsoft's deep commitment to building a best-in-class partner ecosystem.
Co-Sell Partnerships
  • Proactively creates, nurtures, and influences a partner ecosystem to drive larger impact for the customer. Facilitates match-making to drive opportunities (e.g., digital transformations), connecting partners to sellers and working closely with account teams to align Microsoft solutions to specific business needs across horizontals and verticals. Delivers and integrates partner expertise and solutions into sales cycles that grow consumption of Microsoft products. Leads the identification of new and emerging partnership opportunities and considers the specific business needs of different verticals to determine which partners can optimally drive solutions for relevant business challenges.
  • Drives collaboration between stakeholders from different parts of the business (account team unit, solution team unit, business groups, customer program management, worldwide inside sales, cloud specialist) to create demand, bring new ideas to market, establish quality partner connections, and orchestrate processes to set expectations and generate trust. Drives leads and opportunities for co-sell-ready partners with internal teams (e.g., Partner Marketing Advisor [PMA] team) and provides feedback on solution/practice map coverage or marketing campaigns. Leads partner strategy efforts, and engages in partner-to-partner collaborations to provide solutions to customers and to scale offerings across geographies.
  • Co-sells partner solutions by creating scale in programmatic partners to drive strategic connections. Supports account teams while navigating within partner processes and policies. Tracks, carries a target on, and drives intellectual property (IP) and/or service co-sell metrics across teams at account level, while also driving subsidiary attainment of co-sell metrics. Connects partners with sales teams and drives increased awareness in new industry solutions that can be applied across accounts to move sales forward.
  • Develops pipelines with co-sellers. Engages partners and co-sellers proactively to ensure right co-sell prioritization and pipeline coverage to support targets. Participates in intellectual property (IP) and service sales forecasting, as well as account/territory planning to identify and address gaps. And drives pipeline reviews with top co-sell partners and Microsoft sellers to evaluate pipeline effectiveness.

Partner Impact
  • Leverages the voice of partners and customers through direct engagements, field surveys, partner events and surveys, listening systems, and social mechanisms, to identify and alleviate key customer and partner success blockers. Drives attendance to partner events and responses to partner surveys. Adapts partner strategies as needed to adjust for scale and complexity. Leverages resources and programs across accounts to support partner co-sell pipeline velocity and alleviate friction points. Brings detailed feedback and industry insights to build-with teams and executes on corrections of errors in response to feedback.
  • Maintains and stays up to date on Microsoft's sales compliance processes. Drives sales with partners in accordance with Microsoft's compliance policies.

  • Embody our and

required/minimum qualifications
  • 9+ years of core sales, channel sales, industry or solution selling, business development experience
  • or bachelor's degree in sales, marketing, business operations, business administration or related field and 6+ years of core sales, channel sales, industry or solution selling, business development experience
  • or master's degree in sales, marketing, business operations, business administration or related field and 4+ years of core sales, channel sales, industry or solution selling, business development experience.
  • application sales experience (preferred)
  • been in a quota carrying role for 5 + years
  • ms cloud sales experience
  • reasonable level of technical proficiency
  • extensive experience of managing virtual teams across functions and geographies:
  • inclusive and collaborative - driving teamwork and cross-team alignment
  • strong partner relationship management and solution development skills
  • strong executive presence including communication and presentation skills with a high degree of comfort to large and small audiences.
  • problem solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources, conflict resolution, and follow through with partners.
  • bachelor degree required (sales, marketing, business operations) mba desired

About Microsoft

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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