Job Opportunities At Microsoft Nigeria

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.  At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:
  1. Presales/ Technical Specialist BizApps (Finance and Operations)
  2. Account Executive
  3. Sales Specialist (Business Applications)
  4. Cloud Advocate – IoT-Global
  5. Technical Specialist BizApps (Finance & Ops) #D365
  6. Technical Specialist (Business Applications)
Presales/ Technical Specialist BizApps (Finance and Operations)
Job Number: 1039935 Location: Lagos Employment Type: Full-Time Profession: Sales Role Type: Individual Contributor Travel: 25-50 %
Responsibilities To excel in the Technical Specialist role you must have the following traits and abilities: Technically Intense Workload Expert:
  • Deep functional, technical and process-level knowledge and extensive demonstration experience in your workload.
Strategic & Proactive Pursuit Team Member:
  • Strategic thinker with proactive engagement throughout the pursuit sales cycle; removes blockers, challenges the status quo, unblocks design/technical stalemates, brings clarity from ambiguity displaying a growth mindset.
Technical Team Collaborator:
  • Collaborates with a pursuit team of technically intense workload experts including Technical Specialists with expertise other than yours, co-sell partners and Independent Software Vendors to design and demonstrate a solution that maps business value with the end-to-end business transformation needs of the customer.
Customer-centric Solution Designer:
  • Employs Design Thinking principles centered on customer business outcomes.
Differentiated & Business Value/Outcome-driven Demonstrator:
  • Expert in demonstrating solution capabilities and associated business value addressing customer business decision maker persona needs/pains. Demonstrates differentiation and the value of Business Applications workload solutions.
Job Responsibilities The Technical Specialist is a key member of the Business Applications sales pursuit team and is a strategic thinker, proactive problem solver, sales & technical roadblock resolver displaying a growth mindset with deep functional and technical knowledge in the workload. The following are the role responsibilities for the Microsoft Business Applications Technical Specialist: Assist Business Applications Sales Executive in RFP Response and in Envisioning Solution:
  • Assist Business Applications Sales Executive in delivering compelling RFP/RFI response, in envisioning solution using ISV components, by assembling and collaborating with a technical pursuit team that includes partner and ISV resources.
Design Customer-centric Solution Aligned with Envisioned Solution & Business Value:
  • Secure a customer agreement to a Solution Design built with alignment to the customer-agreed digital transformation journey by partnering with the technical pursuit team ensuring alignment to envisioned solution and business value.
Deliver a Customer-centric Demonstration:
  • Receive a standing ovation by delivering a compelling solution demonstration emphasizing business value aligned to the designed solution.
  • Ensure demonstration follows Tell-Show-Vision model and has an end-to-end view building opportunities for seeding and expansion after initial sale.
Work with Customer Success / Partner Team on Deployment Plan:
  • Assist Business Applications Sales Executive (if required) in reviewing licensing proposal. Collaborate with Customer Success team and Partner to ensure the customer agreed deployment plan maps to Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Qualifications Experience Required:
  • Minimum 3 – 5+ years’ of applicable workload expertise with one or more of the following: technical presales, post[1]sales consulting or relevant company/customer IT application implementation or management
  • Driving and designing a solution strategy as part of the overall opportunity lifecycle
  • Extensive collaboration with technical pursuit teams designing cloud-based customer solutions
  • Success working with customers/stakeholders in presales or consulting engagements related to business applications workloads
  • Proven success demonstrating differentiated solution value and competitive advantage
  • Delivering customer-facing technical workload demonstrations to enterprise decision makers
  • Desirable but not required – workload certifications/degrees
Deep Understanding of:
  • Business solutions (CRM/ERP) workload expertise in one or more of the following: Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail/Commerce and/or Finance and how these solutions help customers achieve their desired business outcomes
  • Business value selling methodologies and practices mapped to customer persona pains/issues to uncover customer’s stated and unstated needs
  • Commercial cloud offerings, ideally Microsoft’s cloud platform, as well as competitive knowledge of other business applications solutions and related ecosystems
Desired Skills:
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills across various customer stakeholders; experienced storyteller.
  • Customer-centric mindset with demonstrated passion for delivering customer value
  • Ability to bring innovative technical solution ideas to customer problems
  • Experienced problem solver able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Growth mindset, insatiably curious, always learning and welcoming of challenges for the opportunity to grow.
Benefits and Perks
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away
Application Closing Date Not Specified.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Note: Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Account Executive Job Number: 1058340 Location: Lagos Employment Type: Full-Time Profession: Sales Role Type: Individual Contributor Travel: 0-25 %
Job Description
  • The Account Executive at Microsoft leads our most valued customers into the digital age. Embracing a challenger mindset, the successful Account Executive manages, orchestrates and leads their virtual teams and closes opportunities with customers that produce transformative business outcomes.
The Account Executive will be responsible for the following: Business Manager:
  • Lead with Industry or Solution Sales Play – Building trusted relationships through engagements focused on driving the customers desired business outcomes using Microsoft technologies
Transformation Manager:
  • Reliably deliver on the customers business and technology outcomes. Continue to lead Digital Transformation discussions with customers through best in class virtual engagements.
Account Orchestration Team Manager:
  • Orchestrating and coordinating the team, ensuring that the best of Microsoft and our partners is brought to bear to help our customers deliver their business goals.
Responsibilities Core Responsibilities:
  • Develop landing plan including field onboarding, partner disclosure, readiness, and execution
  • Ensure subsidiary business owners of transformation pillars (commerce, co-sell, membership) incorporate changes within their respective planning and execution for positive business outcomes
  • Determine core transformation stakeholders, define R&R, scope and role criteria and accountabilities
  • Create disclosure and onboarding/transition plans to prioritize efforts with stakeholders, partner account teams, support, operations
  • Drive attainment of local subsidiary change mgt KPIs/scorecard results
  • Participate within the partner transformation community, share learnings, best practices
Qualifications Experiences Required: Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:
  • 8+ years of selling to or consulting with enterprise customers. Equally considered will be 5+ years of experience driving digital transformation from within the enterprise customers
  • Bachelor’s degree or  MBA preferred; or equivalent experience
  • Experience to lead multi-cultural diverse and remote teams across different disciplines
  • Proven ability to understand customer needs, create and deliver customized, customer-focused pitches and solutions
  • Effectively navigate through ambiguity and complexities related to client management
  • Embody “we-before-me” and the “customer first” mindset that delivers long term success over short term returns
  • Solid knowledge of Financial Services is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strategy development with multi-phase execution and delivery
  • Background in large-scale, multi-year enterprise change management
  • Executive communications, engagement and influence
  • Knowledgeable of the Microsoft partner ecosystem and programs
  • Standard language for what is means to join Microsoft
Benefits and Perks
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away
Application Closing Date Not Specified.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Sales Specialist (Business Applications)
Job number: 1054323 Locations: Lagos, Nigeria Travel: 0-25 % Profession: Sales Role type: Individual Contributor Employment type Full-Time
What Joining the Microsoft Team Means
  • Microsoft is a company where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envision what can be, and take their careers to levels they cannot achieve anywhere else. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and sky’s-the-limit thinking — a cloud-enabled world.
  • At Microsoft we have unique capabilities to meet the needs of both individuals and organizations. We care deeply about taking our ideals and vision around the globe, and to make a difference in peoples’ lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet.
  • Are you insatiably curious? Do you embrace uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from your mistakes? Do you collaborate well with others, knowing that better solutions come from working together? Do you stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve, and are you motivated every day to empower others to achieve more through technology and innovation? Are you ready to join the team that is at the leading edge of Innovation at Microsoft?
  • The reinvention of business processes is a growth engine for Microsoft cloud services.  The mission of Microsoft Business Applications is to help our customers digitally transform their businesses to drive new sources of revenue, create new and engaging ways to serve their customers, and to transform the way in which their business runs driving new levels of profitability for their organization.
  • Are you ready to join a double-digit growth cloud business?  Microsoft Business Applications cloud is recognized by analysts as a leader in the CRM, ERP and application platform space.  Trusted by global businesses as their platform of choice, Microsoft Business Applications uniquely enables customers to optimize their operations, engage their customers, empower their people and transform their products.
  • It’s a new data-driven world, and Microsoft is the only platform in the industry built from the ground up with data and intelligence at the center. Microsoft Business Application solutions include virtually unlimited data sources from customers’ applications including legacy, first and third-party, vendor, customer and many more. This unified approach to data and intelligence enables customers to make informed proactive business decisions with deep insights powered by AI and industry-leading analytics (Power BI) resulting in the following key customer benefits:
    • Create impact faster: Deliver more impact in less time by quickly deploying solutions, or augmenting existing ones, to enable teams to accelerate business results and increase time to value.
    • Break through barriers: Take a data-first approach with unified data that leverages Microsoft AI to deliver insights & actions that help create better customer experiences.
    • Adapt to anything: agility to react and respond to new business priorities, market conditions and customer opportunities with rapidly deployable solutions.
    • Innovate everywhere: Solve problems with powerful solutions only possible with the Microsoft Cloud enabling interoperable solutions across multiple lines of business.
  • As a Business Applications Sales Specialist – you will be an account/industry-aligned, outcome-driven business process transformation enabler within the Microsoft specialist sales organization working with our most important customers helping them with their end-to-end business transformation needs by envisioning solutions and mapping capabilities with associated business value to business decision maker persona pains/needs.
  • You will execute with excellence the entire sales process by owning and orchestrating a virtual pursuit team of technically intense workload (solution) experts including presales, co-sell partners, and Independent Software Vendors to provide customers with solutions aligned to their end-to-end business transformation needs using Microsoft Business Applications’ portfolio of offerings.
  • You will use the Microsoft Catalyst Sales Methodology to enable customers’ digital transformation journey focusing on the business value and outcomes from Microsoft Business Application solutions.
Responsibilities
  • The Business Applications Sales Specialist is an accomplished and experienced solution seller with a proven track record of driving Business Application-led (ERP/CRM solutions) complex digital transformation in large enterprise accounts with experience running multi-million-dollar pursuits.
To excel in the Business Applications Sales Specialist role, you must have the following traits and abilities:
  • Business Process Transformation Expert – Has deep understanding of challenges and opportunities in an industry and can envision solutions mapped with business value to address customer persona business needs and pains.
  • Expert Business Decision Maker Conversationalist, Digital First Seller – Identifies the right BDMs and builds relationships using social selling best practices, leverages other organizations in Microsoft and their relationships. Expertise in Industry and solutions with connected use cases to achieve trusted advisor role with BDMs & customer personas.
  • World Class Orchestrator- Complex, multi-thread Project Manager, influences for impact, leads, manages & drives shared vision and execution across virtual teams and partners.
  • Industry-based Solutioning Expert – Expert in an industry and has knowledge and skills to envision solutions solving BDM persona pains with connected use cases.
  • Business Outcome Seller- Expert ability to quantify business value for solution capabilities addressing customer persona needs/pains.
  • Expert in Differentiating Solution Offering- Expert understanding and positioning of proposed solution(s) against competition, macro-level thinker that can articulate and present the power of the Microsoft Cloud and differentiated benefits for customer.
  • World Class Deal Crafter & Negotiator- Exceptional deal crafter with capability to map business value to customer proposals. Employs world class negotiating techniques to close business.
  • Senior Executive C-Suite Level Presenter- Expert communicator with world class skills in effective presentation skills to executive and board level BDMs.
Job Responsibilities
  • Build Pipe in alignment with Account Teams & Cross-Solution Areas- Build pipe by leading with industry, using digital signals & insights to prospect, network, identify, engage & nurture with right BDMs, align & gain account team commitment, plug into cross solution sales motions.
  • Envision Industry-aligned Customer-Centric Solutions with Business Value Insights- Discover and envision industry-based solutions with business value insights working with a pursuit team of technically intense workload experts and partners resources to quantify and qualify end-to-end connected solution use cases expanding opportunity value across line of business BDMs.
  • Engage with Partner(s)- Leverage and scale through aligning early with priority co-sell partners and ISVs.
  • Develop Close Plan & Secure Customer Agreement to Envisioned Solution- Gain customer agreement by successfully presenting the business case for change, aligning business pains with envisioned solution and associated business value.
  • Orchestrate Solution Design & Calculate/Present Business value – Orchestrate, bringing clarity to pursuit team to ensure designed solution(s) maps to envisioned solution and business value. Ensure design has an end-to-end view, building opportunities for future expansion of interconnected business processes after initial sale.
  • Negotiate with Proposals Mapped to Business Value- Create compelling board-level presentations with proposals aligned to customer transformation plan mapped to business value impact. Deal crafting and negotiating using Give Gets/Balance of Trade and other resources. Engage Microsoft executives when required to expedite close and resolve stale mate/in action.
  • Commitment for Customer Success- Throughout the sales process and after sales closure ensure successful handoff to customer success teams with a clearly documented deployment plan
Qualifications
  • * Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience:
  • Experience with selling CRM/ERP or similar software-as-a-service, cloud-based business applications to large enterprise accounts exceeding sales targets.
  • Consultative sales experience
  • C-level engagement and ability to understand business
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management experience
  • Developing demand and pipe by building BDM networking, assessing strategic customer objectives, digital transformation opportunity discovery, key improvement scenarios and an ability to measure and present incremental and new economic value from solutions proposed.
  • Ability to sell solutions with connected end-to-end business transformation across business units within enterprise accounts.
  • Leading/orchestrating sales processes across account planning, opportunity planning, deal negotiation, customer decision frameworks, evaluation plans and engaging in sophisticated business case discussions.
  • Deal crafting, negotiating terms and contracts for multimillion-dollar digital transformation initiatives.
  • Disciplined operator with demonstrated accuracy in forecasting business and maintaining pipeline hygiene.
  • Strong track record and history of carrying and exceeding an enterprise account sales quota
Deep Understanding of:
  • Business solutions, specifically CRM and/or ERP applications including one or more of: Marketing Automation, Sales Automation, Relationship Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management and Commerce and how they translate into business impact.
  • Expert understanding and 1 to 2 years’ experience selling into one of the following industries: Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail and Government.
  • Broad understanding of commercial cloud offerings, ideally including Microsoft’s cloud platform, as well as competitors and related ecosystems.
  • The security, regulatory and compliance needs of global customers.
Desired Skills:
  • Design Thinking and Solution Envisioning
  • Strong presentation, white-boarding and communication
  • Passion and commitment for customer success
  • Ability to maintain a high level of productivity, manage multiple competing priorities and work effectively under the pressure of time constraints in a fast-paced, complex, collaborative and team-oriented environment.
  • Organizational agility, able to coordinate stakeholders like Marketing, Engineering, Licensing, Legal, Executives etc.
  • Problem solver and ability to work in rapidly changing environment effectively managing ambiguity.
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 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
Benefits and Perks Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away
Application Closing Date Not Specified.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Note
  • 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.
  • If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Cloud Advocate – IoT-Global
Job number 1053569 Location: Nigeria Travel: 0-25 % Profession: Engineering Role type: Individual Contributor Employment type: Full Time
Job Description
  • Join our team and make the world better for developers and tech adopters!
  • We are building the Developer Relations and Cloud Advocate dream team in Microsoft engineering. Our global team is maniacal about making the world amazing for developers and makers of all backgrounds. We’re excited to support and contribute to open-source platforms, tools, and processes.
  • We’re spreading awareness of Microsoft Clouds, Power Platform, Dynamics 365, Azure and Microsoft 365, and enabling developers to do what they love; write, code, and learn. This is the heart and soul of reinventing Microsoft’s relationship with developers and makers. Sound exciting?
  • This is your opportunity to join and be a key part of our mission! Learn more here: aka.ms/meettheteam.
Responsibilities
  • Creating technical content that showcases the magic of Microsoft products to our existing and future customers
  • Amplifying this content across existing channels (MS Learn, Docs, YouTube), your own channels. as well as new channels that we might not even know about yet.
  • Bring feedback from tech adopters/devs the world back to the product teams and ensure these concerns are addressed.
  • Highlighting stories of customers who are doing exceptional work in their communities and businesses by deeply integrating into these communities.
Qualifications
  • You should be comfortable on stage and on camera because there is LOTS of presentation work to be done.
  • You should be comfortable writing technical documentation because there is a lot of contributing to written content.
  • Ideally, you have your own tech content channel (blog, YouTube, etc)—we’d love to see it as part of your resume.
Technical Abilities:
  • Experience working with large product teams
  • Prior Software Engineering Experience
  • Ability to create end-to-end IoT solutions/PoCs from device to cloud
  • AI/ML experience a plus
  • Comfortability with embedded OS’s based on Windows and Linux
  • Comfortability with multi-architecture toolchains and compiler tools
  • Familiar presence in impactful IoT Communities
  • Experience producing scalable content in form of presentations, webinars, videos, conference material
  • Ability to organize and present content in large audience settings
  • Ability to deliver device workshops with technical considerations to provide frictionless developer experience.
#devrelawesomejobsCDA #devrelawesomejobs Microsoft Cloud Background Check:
  • This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
Benefits and Perks Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.
Application Closing Date Not Specified.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Note
  • 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.
  • If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Technical Specialist BizApps (Finance & Ops) #D365
Job ID: 1039935 Location: Lagos Employment Type: Full-Time Profession: Sales Travel: 25-50% Role Type: Individual Contributor
Background
  • Microsoft Business Applications is uniquely positioned as the worldwide leader in enterprise solutions differentiated by our data-first and artificial intelligence-driven platform that can leverage an unlimited number of customer data sources.
  • The Technical Specialist role in Microsoft MCC (Multi Country Cluster) is the ideal place to leverage your passion for being a member of a dynamic sales team that is bringing true digital transformation to customers.
  • You will be a technically intense workload expert within the Microsoft enterprise sales organization working with our most important customers. You play a key role in the total sales cycle by helping them with their end-to-end business transformation needs through envisioning, designing and demonstrating solutions mapped to business value within the area of your workload expertise. Executing with excellence you will collaborate across the sales opportunity journey with the Business Applications sales team, Microsoft partners and ISVs, other Technical Specialists and our Customer Success team.
Responsibilities To excel in the Technical Specialist role you must have the following traits and abilities: Technically Intense Workload Expert:
  • Deep functional, technical and process-level knowledge and extensive demonstration experience in your workload.
Strategic & Proactive Pursuit Team Member:
  • Strategic thinker with proactive engagement throughout the pursuit sales cycle; removes blockers, challenges the status quo, unblocks design/technical stalemates, brings clarity from ambiguity displaying a growth mindset.
Technical Team Collaborator:
  • Collaborates with a pursuit team of technically intense workload experts including Technical Specialists with expertise other than yours, co-sell partners and Independent Software Vendors to design and demonstrate a solution that maps business value with the end-to-end business transformation needs of the customer.
Customer-centric Solution Designer:
  • Employs Design Thinking principles centered on customer business outcomes.
Differentiated & Business Value/Outcome-driven Demonstrator:
  • Expert in demonstrating solution capabilities and associated business value addressing customer business decision maker persona needs/pains. Demonstrates differentiation and the value of Business Applications workload solutions.
Job Responsibilities The Technical Specialist is a key member of the Business Applications sales pursuit team and is a strategic thinker, proactive problem solver, sales & technical roadblock resolver displaying a growth mindset with deep functional and technical knowledge in the workload. The following are the role responsibilities for the Microsoft Business Applications Technical Specialist: Assist Business Applications Sales Executive in RFP Response and in Envisioning Solution:
  • Assist Business Applications Sales Executive in delivering compelling RFP/RFI response, in envisioning solution using ISV components, by assembling and collaborating with a technical pursuit team that includes partner and ISV resources.
Design Customer-centric Solution Aligned with Envisioned Solution & Business Value:
  • Secure a customer agreement to a Solution Design built with alignment to the customer-agreed digital transformation journey by partnering with the technical pursuit team ensuring alignment to envisioned solution and business value.
Deliver a Customer-centric Demonstration:
  • Receive a standing ovation by delivering a compelling solution demonstration emphasizing business value aligned to the designed solution.
  • Ensure demonstration follows Tell-Show-Vision model and has an end-to-end view building opportunities for seeding and expansion after initial sale.
Work with Customer Success/Partner Team on Deployment Plan:
  • Assist Business Applications Sales Executive (if required) in reviewing licensing proposal. Collaborate with Customer Success team and Partner to ensure the customer agreed deployment plan maps to Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Qualifications Experience Required:
  • Minimum 3-5+ years’ of applicable workload expertise with one or more of the following: technical presales, post[1]sales consulting or relevant company/customer IT application implementation or management
  • Driving and designing a solution strategy as part of the overall opportunity lifecycle
  • Extensive collaboration with technical pursuit teams designing cloud-based customer solutions
  • Success working with customers/stakeholders in presales or consulting engagements related to business applications workloads
  • Proven success demonstrating differentiated solution value and competitive advantage
  • Delivering customer-facing technical workload demonstrations to enterprise decision makers
  • Desirable but not required – workload certifications/degrees
Deep understanding of:
  • Business solutions (CRM/ERP) workload expertise in one or more of the following: Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail / Commerce and/or Finance and how these solutions help customers achieve their desired business outcomes
  • Business value selling methodologies and practices mapped to customer persona pains / issues to uncover customer’s stated and unstated needs
  • Commercial cloud offerings, ideally Microsoft’s cloud platform, as well as competitive knowledge of other business applications solutions and related ecosystems
Desired skills:
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills across various customer stakeholders; experienced storyteller.
  • Customer-centric mindset with demonstrated passion for delivering customer value
  • Ability to bring innovative technical solution ideas to customer problems
  • Experienced problem solver able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Growth mindset, insatiably curious, always learning and welcoming of challenges for the opportunity to grow
Your Onboarding Process
  • Microsoft provides extensive world class onboarding & readiness designed to help you extend your existing technical workload skills with Microsoft Business Application product knowledge. You’ll attend an in-depth onboarding program designed to help you become a technical expert in your Business Applications workload.
  • Our onboarding program will give you the knowledge and resources necessary to deliver successful customer solution designs and presentations as you start your exciting next career step at Microsoft.
Benefits Benefits/ Perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away
Applicatin Closing Date Not Specified.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Note: 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. Technical Specialist (Business Applications)
Job Number: 1039941 Location: Nigeria Travel: 25-50 % Profession: Sales Role type: Individual Contributor Employment type: Full Time
What Joining the Microsoft Team Means?
  • At Microsoft we have unique capabilities to meet the needs of both individuals and organizations. We care deeply about taking our ideals and vision around the globe, and to make a difference in peoples’ lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet.
  • Are you insatiably curious? Do you embrace uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from your mistakes? Do you collaborate well with others, knowing that better solutions come from working together? Do you stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve, and are you motivated every day to empower others to achieve more through technology and innovation? Are you ready to join a team that is at the leading edge of Innovation at Microsoft?
  • The reinvention of business processes is a growth engine for Microsoft cloud services. The mission of Microsoft Business Applications is to help our customers digitally transform their businesses to drive new sources of revenue, create new and engaging ways to serve their customers, and to transform the way in which their business runs to drive new levels of profitability for their organization.
  • Are you ready to join a double-digit growth cloud business? Microsoft Business Applications cloud is recognized by analysts as a leader in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Relationship Management (ERP) and application platform space.
  • Trusted by global businesses as their platform of choice, Microsoft Business Applications uniquely enables customers to optimize their operations, engage their customers, empower their people and transform their products.
  • It’s a new data-driven world, and Microsoft is the only platform built from the ground up with data and intelligence at the center. Microsoft Business Application solutions include virtually unlimited data sources from customers’ applications including legacy, first and third-party, vendor, customer and many more.
  • This unified approach to data and intelligence enables customers to make informed proactive business decisions with deep insights powered by artificial intelligence and industry-leading analytics (Power BI) resulting in the following key customer benefits:
    • Create impact faster: Deliver more impact in less time by quickly deploying solutions, or augmenting existing ones, to enable teams to accelerate business results and increase time to value.
    • Break through barriers: Take a data-first approach with unified data that leverages Microsoft AI to deliver insights & actions that help create better customer experiences.
    • Adapt to anything: agility to react and respond to new business priorities, market conditions and customer opportunities with rapidly deployable solutions.
    • Innovate everywhere: Solve problems with powerful solutions only possible with the Microsoft Cloud enabling interoperable solutions across multiple lines of business.
  • Microsoft Business Applications is uniquely positioned as the worldwide leader in enterprise solutions differentiated by our data-first and artificial intelligence-driven platform that can leverage an unlimited number of customer data sources.
  • The Technical Specialist role is the ideal place to leverage your passion for being a member of a dynamic sales team that is bringing true digital transformation to customers.
  • You will be a technically intense workload expert within the Microsoft enterprise sales organization working with our most important customers. You play a key role in the total sales cycle by helping them with their end-to-end business transformation needs through envisioning, designing and demonstrating solutions mapped to business value within the area of your workload expertise.
  • Executing with excellence you will collaborate across the sales opportunity journey with the Business Applications sales team, Microsoft partners and ISVs, other Technical Specialists and our Customer Success team.
Responsibilities To excel in the Technical Specialist role you must have the following traits and abilities:
  • Technically Intense Workload Expert – Deep functional, technical and process-level knowledge and extensive demonstration experience in your workload.
  • Strategic & Proactive Pursuit Team Member – Strategic thinker with proactive engagement throughout the pursuit sales cycle; removes blockers, challenges the status quo, unblocks design/technical stalemates, brings clarity from ambiguity displaying a growth mindset.
  • Technical Team Collaborator – Collaborates with a pursuit team of technically intense workload experts including Technical Specialists with expertise other than yours, co-sell partners and Independent Software Vendors to design and demonstrate a solution that maps business value with the end-to-end business transformation needs of the customer.
  • Customer-centric Solution Designer – Employs Design Thinking principles centered on customer business outcomes.
  • Differentiated & Business Value/Outcome-driven Demonstrator – Expert in demonstrating solution capabilities and associated business value addressing customer business decision maker persona needs/pains. Demonstrates differentiation and the value of Business Applications workload solutions.
Job Responsibilities
  • The Technical Specialist is a key member of the Business Applications sales pursuit team and is a strategic thinker, proactive problem solver, sales & technical roadblock resolver displaying a growth mindset with deep functional and technical knowledge in the workload.
  • The following are the role responsibilities for the Microsoft Business Applications Technical Specialist:
Assist Business Applications Sales Executive in RFP Response and in Envisioning Solution:
  • Assist Business Applications Sales Executive in delivering compelling RFP/RFI response, in envisioning solution using ISV components, by assembling and collaborating with a technical pursuit team that includes partner and ISV resources.
Design Customer-centric Solution Aligned with Envisioned Solution & Business Value:
  • Secure a customer agreement to a Solution Design built with alignment to the customer-agreed digital transformation journey by partnering with the technical pursuit team ensuring alignment to envisioned solution and business value.
Deliver a Customer-centric Demonstration:
  • Receive a standing ovation by delivering a compelling solution demonstration emphasizing business value aligned to the designed solution.
  • Ensure demonstration follows Tell-Show-Vision model and has an end-to-end view building opportunities for seeding and expansion after initial sale.
Work with Customer Success/Partner Team on Deployment Plan:
  • Assist Business Applications Sales Executive (if required) in reviewing licensing proposal. Collaborate with Customer Success team and Partner to ensure the customer agreed deployment plan maps to Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Qualifications Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years’ of applicable workload expertise with one or more of the following: technical presales, post[1]sales consulting or relevant company/customer IT application implementation or management
  • Driving and designing a solution strategy as part of the overall opportunity lifecycle
  • Extensive collaboration with technical pursuit teams designing cloud-based customer solutions
  • Success working with customers/stakeholders in presales or consulting engagements related to business applications workloads
  • Proven success demonstrating differentiated solution value and competitive advantage
  • Delivering customer-facing technical workload demonstrations to enterprise decision makers
  • Desirable but not required – workload certifications / degrees.
Deep understanding of:
  • Business solutions (CRM/ERP) workload expertise in one or more of the following: Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail/Commerce and/or Finance and how these solutions help customers achieve their desired business outcomes
  • Business value selling methodologies and practices mapped to customer persona pains/issues to uncover customer’s stated and unstated needs
  • Commercial cloud offerings, ideally Microsoft’s cloud platform, as well as competitive knowledge of other business applications solutions and related ecosystems.
Desired Skills:
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills across various customer stakeholders; experienced storyteller.
  • Customer-centric mindset with demonstrated passion for delivering customer value
  • Ability to bring innovative technical solution ideas to customer problems
  • Experienced problem solver able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Growth mindset, insatiably curious, always learning and welcoming of challenges for the opportunity to grow.
Benefits and Perks Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.
Application Closing Date Not Specified.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Your Onboarding Process
  • Microsoft provides extensive world class onboarding & readiness designed to help you extend your existing technical workload skills with Microsoft Business Application product knowledge.
  • You’ll attend an in-depth onboarding program designed to help you become a technical expert in your Business Applications workload.
  • Our onboarding program will give you the knowledge and resources necessary to deliver successful customer solution designs and presentations as you start your exciting next career step at Microsoft
Note
  • 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.
  • If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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