Business Sales Specialist, Retail Stores in Troy, MI

TitleBusiness Sales Specialist
LocationTroy, MI
DivisionRetail Stores
Date AddedMarch 17, 2015
Open Positions1

Job Title: Business Sales Specialist
Division: Retail Stores
Location: Location Unspecified

Technology enhances your life - your job should too. At Microsoft Retail Stores, that is what we believe. We are the hub of Microsoft's cutting-edge devices and services, here to provide customers with a world-class, omni-channel experience in this evolving retail world. We serve as centers of innovation, connecting customers with technology that simplifies their lives and inspires their creative potential. As a member of the Microsoft Retail Stores team you will cultivate the skills to pave the way for your ultimate career path. Your unique talents, perspective, and abilities will help inform our journey and transformation as a company. We are seeking teammates who are dedicated to finding deeper meaning and purpose in their work. Join our journey - find your passion.

The Business Sales Specialists will spend their focus optimizing business sale leads from Stores, supporting Microsoft sales executives, and generating new business from their market. The role will require internal drive to deliver impact and results showcasing Microsoft devices and services.
Key Responsibilities
Generate new leads and build relationships to drive margin and improve the store's team productivity and operational efficiency, by owning the responsibility and working through the store team.
Impact, shape and simplify business for greater results and impact. This position will interact deeply with in-store and regional market leadership and North American field team members.
Knowledge of how businesses use technology and the solutions that Microsoft devices and services can offer.
Drive results while building strong relationships through walk-in traffic, education, regional or national businesses, small office/home office customer (SoHo), small/medium businesses (SMB), and state and local government.
Facilitate business experiences through in-store briefings, workshops, events and demos.
Must be able to manage business relationships across multiple departments and levels.
This role reports directly into the store manager to support retail's strategic initiatives.

Additional Skills and Abilities Required
Have a love for Microsoft, be a brand evangelist, and have a deep understanding of Microsoft products (Windows, Office, Xbox, Windows Phone, Surface, and services).
Lead by example, take pride in your work, and enjoy helping and developing others while creating fun environments and energizing people through your passion.
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high-level attention to detail.
Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, public-facing environment, driven to get results through influencing a team.
Strong people and presentations skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Qualifications and Experience
years of retail leadership experience in a technology industry OR experience in business development with a focus on providing excellence in service, sales, and solution engineering.
Proven track record of growth; preferably in a retail environment.
A college degree is preferred

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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