As a Technical Specialist Manager – You will recruit, hire and retain diverse world class and outcome-driven technically intense workload expert sellers that enable customer business process transformation reporting into the Microsoft sales organization. Business Applications Technical Specialists are strategic proactive technical presales experts who are responsible for developing, designing and demonstrating customer-centric solutions in a sales pursuit. Your team will consist of Technical Specialists with one of the following workload expertise: CRM workloads: Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service and/or ERP workloads: Finance, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Retail/Commerce.
Working with our most important customers you will help them with their end-to-end business transformation needs by ensuring your team designs technical solutions mapping workload capabilities with associated business value to business decision maker persona pains/needs. You will coach the team to deliver customer-centric solution designs through demonstrations differentiating the proposed solution in an impactful way ensuring technical wins in the sales pursuit.
You will be a role model for the team by setting the tone on leadership & Microsoft culture and values, acting with integrity and being accountable to deliver business results with high levels of technical sales discipline, removing blockers & bringing technical execution clarity to the team on overachieving goals. You will coach the team by clearly defining strategy, team objectives and outcomes, bringing clarity out of ambiguity, helping them learn and adapt to ever-changing workload domain innovation and customer business transformation needs.
Making team readiness a priority, and coaching them to take all required readiness, you will empower your team to be highly successful and productive as they work across organizational boundaries within Microsoft as well as the partner and independent software vendor channel. You will care for your team by being inclusive, without bias, knowing everyone’s capabilities and career aspirations and investing in the growth of your team.
Who we are Looking For:
The Technical Specialist Manager blends technical knowledge and experience with strong people skills – a strategic thinker and purposeful planner that accelerates business by building a team of technical workload experts who capitalize on transformational shifts occurring in the marketplace. You will challenge your team of technical sellers with insights and perspectives that empower them to think differently about customer solutions. You accelerate business growth through team technical wins in customer solution decisions driven by differentiated solution demonstrations.
You model, coach and care for a team of high performing, outcome-driven business process transformation technical sellers that thrive and succeed at solution design and presenting in a complex enterprise world. You have experience working across organizational boundaries, both internal and external, advocating on behalf of your team while forging relationships with a shared vision of success.
You ensure your team prioritizes the importance of business value positioning over technical product features and clearly articulates that value throughout sales cycles. You are disciplined in business management, have experience in business rhythms, managing up and down hierarchical chains. You step-up to make sure your team is focusing on high value technical sales activities that move pipeline forward and empower them to push back against activity requests that are not an effective use of their time by coaching and advocacy.
To excel in the Technical Specialist Manager role you must have the following key traits and abilities:
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Lead technical sellers to increase technical wins and overachieve revenue targets:
Ensure team fully leverages the synergy effect by co-selling with our partners and independent software vendors to proactively identify and engage the right technical solution components early in the sales process, combining Microsoft technology with partner expertise and intellectual property to grow and accelerate deals delivering optimum customer value.Qualifications
5+ years of experience:
3+ years of experience:
Deep understanding of:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Business Administration or Business Management or industry-related discipline. MBA a plus.
Your Onboarding Process:
You’ll attend an in-depth onboarding program designed to help you become skilled in the Microsoft Business Applications solution portfolio, differentiated value proposition, industry-aligned connected end-to-end use cases and business value. You will learn the Microsoft Catalyst Sales methodology, Design Thinking, envisioning, business value quantification, management principals and the use of guided selling tools. You will also get to participate in several hands-on experiential trainings to fortify concepts you learned to achieve success in your role.
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