Solution Specialist Platform
The Microsoft North Central District Enterprise Sales Team
in Overland Park
, KS has an immediate opening for a Platform Solution Sales Professional
) to support our top enterprise customers in a named account territory. As a Platform SSP
, you will be responsible for driving opportunities from 0-100% across Mission-Critical
applications such as Relational Databases
, BI, Data Warehouse Appliances
, Big Data
, No-SQL DBs
, and a host of leading Azure ISV
solutions such as HortonWorks
, etc. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with our enterprise customers to enable cloud, on premise, hybrid cloud and partner-hosted business solutions. Microsoft
is the only solution provider with this level of flexibility and depth of offerings, and this incredible opportunity will allow you to guide our customers to modern datacenter architecture and application offerings.
candidates will be able to lead a virtual team of technical, marketing, partner, and consulting resources to advance the sales process and exceed quarterly revenue targets in the territory. The SSP
will drive a long term strategy within the account to ultimately drive a deeper Microsoft
platform footprint, in the datacenter and the cloud. This strategy will manifest itself in a large product and solutions pipeline and large Tier
1 solution wins.
Primary Qualifications Include
, proven track record of consistently delivering against quarterly quota metrics using a consultative, collaborative, solution selling approach
experience and expertise selling technology to Enterprise
at aligning technology business value to the customer's business pains and priorities
record of effective account management, including Account Planning
, Opportunity Generation
, Pipeline Management
, Communication Plans
, and Business Management Excellence
experience in the following key areas:
o Data Management
o Solutions Architecture
, Needs Analysis
, and Envisioning
and analytics competitive landscape o Analytics
, Big Data
, Business Intelligence
, Data Warehouse
solution selling, incorporating multiple roles into a sales campaign
The successful candidate:
o Is a resourceful and assertive problem-solver, leveraging internal and partner resources where and when needed to do what's right for the customer and for the organization o Works
effectively within a virtual team, leading the strategic account direction by owning opportunities, and coordinating execution with numerous team members.
to customers, probing for business process pains and opportunities, in an effort to meet or exceed their expectations.
partner solutions to continuously find ways to solve customer needs. In-depth
knowledge of targeted customers' Line
, HR, Marketing
, etc.), the business applications they use and/or develop and the challenges they face with these applications.
creates and executes an evaluation plan with the customer and orchestrates the virtual team.
and presents required customer deliverables (final presentation, solution specification and value proposition)
excellent verbal and written communication skills, and has strong communication and facilitation skills, with the ability to persuade others through presentations, demonstrations, and written communications
negotiating large-scale agreements with multiple variables and input levers
or MS degree in Business
, Computer Science
or related discipline is highly desired. The position will be located in Overland Park
, KS (Kansas City
area), with up to 25% travel.
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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