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The Specialist Sales Director is a senior leader within our enterprise sales organization. The Specialist Sales Director leads, develops and manages a team of high performing Specialists to drive solution opportunity revenue and market share by leveraging the Microsoft 365 to meet their customers' communication and collaboration needs.
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7+ years of experience:
Solution sales for Productivity solutions and/or Business Applications
Identifying unique and complex business challenges and solutions
Leading large sales opportunities requiring orchestration of large, dispersed, virtual teams composed of industry, solution, technical, licensing and legal team members
Successfully displacing competitors
Carrying and exceeding a large sales quota by driving and closing enterprise deals
Demonstrated passion and commitment for customer success
5+ years of experience:
Selling Software-as-a-Service or Cloud-Based Solutions to Enterprise Customers
Demonstrated Sales or Sales Management experience in Industry-aligned Enterprise sales
Deep Understanding of:
Productivity and Communication solutions and how they translate into business impact
Competitors and related ecosystem in Microsoft 365 all up
Business value selling methodologies, practices and technologies that drive sales prospecting and sales management in solution selling environments
Excels at developing strong relationships and leadership connections to understand customer needs
Adept at challenging perspectives with new ideas that reframes thinking about deriving value from Microsoft solutions
Strong presentation, white-boarding and communication skills
Demonstrated people leader able to coach and inspire a diverse team of Solution Sales and Pre- Sales Professionals
Building and maintaining a Diverse team and an Inclusive culture
Unified Communications Sales Experience (Messaging, VoIP, Video Conferencing)
Strong negotiating skills
Bachelor degree in Business Management or Industry related discipline is preferred.
The role can be performed remotely in any major city in the US.
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The Specialist Sales Director
Develop team's Solution Sales skills to sell the business outcomes of the broader Modern Work platform.
Ensure strong operational excellence and orchestration among virtual team members engaging at the customer
Demonstrate thought leadership and business ownership by engaging and influencing corporate and field stakeholders to drive alignment throughout the business
Develop a high-performing team by hiring diverse talent, prioritizing development, recognizing and rewarding, leading by example and by preparing people for more senior positions in other parts of the organization
Coach sellers with a "challenger mentality" by prompting sellers to engage early and lead with new insights on how to address customer needs
Lead from the front, personally engaging at CxO level to support and coach teams on opportunity discovery and acceleration
Lead sellers to drive end-to-end business solutions, increasing customer and partner satisfaction while ensuring customer intent to consume cloud services sold