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Solution Specialist (m/f)

Job Locations: All Germany

Microsoft Dynamics (Business Applications) is a multi-billion dollar global business, delivering Dynamics products to nearly half a million customer organizations and partners worldwide. We operate in close partnership with the Applications and Services, Cloud and Enterprise, Operating Systems and the other Microsoft businesses to deliver innovative and well-integrated solutions. We are recognized as leaders by industry analysts and we have aggressive plans to grow revenue and market share over the next 5 years.   We pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to customers and partners. We are not afraid to take risks, we maintain an entrepreneurial mindset, we learn fast, and we move quickly.   We are Business Solutions from Microsoft.

Job Overview:

• As a key enabler to rapid and continued growth throughout the Sales Specialist Teams, we are searching to appoint a Director to build the company’s capabilities and team to support value strategy and consulting.  

• Corporate executive responsible for leading customer facing teams to drive business requirements from company strategy through demand validation and quantification - mapping and delivering a clear and repeatable process for our largest deals & strategic customer.

• Leads customer engagements with the top enterprise customers, delivering high impact strategies, business cases, and proposals that are linked through a cohesive story.   The team will be responsible for creating the strategy and storyboard, engaging with customer executives and delivering strategic findings and proposals to select customers.

• Works closely with local management teams, solution architects, and partner organizations to evangelize and deliver a proven ‘large deal’ process and methodology to customers

• Drives repeatable assets into the organization to scale and enhance large deal expertise (e.g., developing thought leadership around value engineering & quantification by integrating these principles into the negotiation strategies, synthesizing customer experiences   into reusable content and methodologies)

• Supports strategic transactions and sales teams through industry knowledge, management consulting skills and analytical abilities

Additional Responsibilities:

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to achieving overall revenue targets and solution positioning. The successful candidate must also engage with partners in the strategy, solution, proof and closing stages of a given sales cycle. Candidates with the ability to succeed in this role will display the following attributes: Excellent sales, communication, negotiation, problem solving and organizational skills; understanding of Microsoft’s strategic direction; ability to develop successful compete strategies, deliver effective presentations; ability to engage with a wide range of audiences from end user to senior management, and a thorough understanding Microsoft’s Intelligent Customer Engagement Solution.

Key Requirements:

• 10+ years of Management Consulting or Technology Consulting & Sales experience with Business Applications

• Experience in setting and creating the vision and quantifying value impact for Enterprise customers (experience with Shark Finesse or like tool a plus)

• A background in operations, strategy and transformation.   Proven success in conducting senior level engagements.

• Prior experience managing the implementation of strategic change and value orientation within Enterprise organizations

• Bachelor’s degree required - MBA preferred

• Experience in selling or working knowledge of competitive selling against / Service Cloud, Oracle CRM, Oracle RightNow Technologies, Microsoft Dynamics, eGain, Moxie or Verint/Kana is a plus

• Proven skills in analysis, storytelling, presentation, demonstration, requirements mapping and collaboration

• Understanding of Strategic Complementary ISV solutions and guidance when required

• Very strong customer relationship and presentation skills & strong analytical skills to support business decisions and priorities.   Proven results driven individual with good business acumen

• Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) required, MBA or equivalent degree from top rated university (preferred)

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. Join an international work environment that is characterized by flexibility, an informal atmosphere, and a fast pace. We offer competitive pay and a wide range of benefits. Microsoft acknowledges your performance by investing in your health and financial future and by ensuring your work-life-balance.

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Germany, Walldorf

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