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Microsoft Corporation Solution Sales - Data&AI in Hamburg, Germany

“Data is the new currency”

As a Data & AI Specialist you will be a business leader with a passion for data and its ability to generate added value for our enterprise customers.

As an Analytics, Data & AI subject matter expert you will work within our enterprise sales organization supporting our most important customers to guide them through their Analytics-led Azure Data transformation.

Responsibilities

You will need to support customers to remove roadblocks to deployment and drive customer satisfaction. You will help our customers take advantage of our unique hybrid data platform and leading Analytics & AI solutions to realize the value of digital transformation.

  • 50% of your time will be spent with customers identifying and surfacing new engagements that align with the customer’s business strategy. You will work with partners and others at Microsoft, as well as use our core tools, targeted account lists to identify and engage prioritized customers. You will be required to be disciplined in business-management, adaptable to a culture of accountability and build a strong and active business network.

  • 40% of your time will be spent on being the key technical leader, trusted advisor and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy and adopt Microsoft Data & AI solutions. You will own winning the technical decision at customers for sales opportunities and usage scenarios, through tailoring your message, bringing ideas to customers, engaging with them to show our technology differentiation, and guiding them in decision making. You will lead presentations and solution demonstrations to explain and prove to our largest customers the capabilities of Microsoft's Data & AI solutions, and how we can make their businesses more successful.

  • 10% of your time will be spent on influencing the Microsoft Data & AI go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers. You will be recognized for sharing, learning and driving work that results in business impact for customers, partners and Microsoft. We encourage thought leadership, and we encourage all our employees to continuously maintain and enhance their technical, sales, professional skills and competitive readiness. You will therefore be required to attain and maintain required certifications.

Qualifications

Professional:

  • Experience. Proven experience selling business solutions to large/global enterprise customers with a focus on application and infrastructure technologies required

  • Account Management. Effective territory/account management: planning, opportunity qualification and creation, stakeholder and executive communication, needs analysis, value engineering, services/partner engagement, opportunity management, pipeline management, large dollar licensing and deal negotiation required

  • Executive Presence. Experience and expertise selling to senior business decision makers by aligning & reinforcing the value of the solution to the customer’s overall business pain and/or strategic opportunities and decision criteria.

  • Problem Solver. Ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies required

  • Consumption Project Management. Experience leveraging cloud adoption methodologies and frameworks to structure application migration projects preferred

  • Collaborative. Orchestrate and influence virtual teams to pursue sales opportunities and lead v-teams through influence

Technical:

  • Expertise in understanding and addressing the business value of our Data and AI platform portfolio and a firm understanding of MS strategies and products to MS major competitors. Experience in at least two data estate workloads (Teradata, Oracle Exadata, IBM, SAP Hana or BW, Snowflake, Cloudera, BigQuery, AWS...) is preferred.

  • Partners: Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs

  • Certifications with Azure Data Engineer, Azure AI Engineer or equivalent industry certifications preferred

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven technology-related sales or account management experience

OR Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, or related field AND commercial technology-related sales or account management experience

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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