Partner Specialist - Technology Sales: Full-Time Opportunities for University Graduates

Microsoft UK

Location: Reading

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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  • Start date: 01/09/ 2023 
  • Duration: 24 Months  
  • Job type: Full time
  • Location: Reading 
  • Work type: Flexible working - You will benefit from up to 50% worksite flexibility, dependent on the needs of the role (50% office / 50% home working)

About the role

Partner Specialist - Technology Sales

As a Partner Specialist, you will act as the daily face of our company to our partner channel. You are accountable for driving performance of a managed portfolio of partners, by business priority, with a primary focus on Microsoft cloud services (O365, Azure and Dynamics 365) and complementary products. The goal is to drive partner recruitment, enablement and business growth based on the partners’ strengths and priorities. The Partner Specialist presents Microsoft to our partners, communicates our strategy, sells our vision, and brings partners along in the digital transformation journey.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to engage with multiple customer segments within Microsoft (SMB, Corporate, Enterprise and Strategic) making this an exciting way to learn about the wider business and the range of Microsoft customer teams.

Responsibilities

  • Recruits, onboards, and manages relationships with Microsoft partners; differentiates the value of partnering with Microsoft versus competitors.
  • Aligns partners to strategic accounts and identifies market opportunities through industry analysis and intelligence.
  • Supports partner readiness through selling strategies, marketing plans, and portfolio optimisation.
  • Analyses business metrics to assess performance and identify areas for growth.
  • Orchestrates and collaborates with a virtual team to drive tangible results and Return-On Investment, for both Microsoft and the partner.

Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or have completed a Bachelor's OR Master's degree in Business Administration/Management, Marketing, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling.
  • Interest in pursuing a sales career in the technology sector.
  • Good negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills.

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