16 Feb 2016

Full-Time Job openings at Microsoft

Toni AdewunmiLagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Microsoft would also come to dominate the office suite market with Microsoft Office. The company has diversified in recent years into the video game industry with the Xbox and its successor, the Xbox 360 as well as into the consumer electronics and digital services market with Zune, MSN and the Windows Phone OS. In May 2011, Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype Communications for $8.5 billion dollars.

Senior Licensing Sales Specialist
Location Lagos


The Licensing Sales Specialist (LSS) is a sales role that works as part of the Microsoft Account Team as a specialist resource to translate customer software requirements into licensing solutions. Success in the role includes growing the licensing annuity business, closing deals within guidance, and increasing customer satisfaction. This success is measured by meeting or exceeding sales objectives such as: revenue, deal renewal, up sell/cross sell and services attach. Success also depends upon efficiency and effectiveness in the contracting process and mastering the operational complexities required to get deals billed.

Key Accountabilities:

Create and propose Volume Licensing solutions to Microsoft’s largest Enterprise customers.
Define and negotiate the commercial terms in collaboration with the Account Manager in order to close deals successfully.
Build internal and partner support for commercial details; manage key stakeholders to meet critical deadlines.
Manage deals through the contracting process until processed and invoiced, ensuring revenue is booked on time.
Consult with Sales Teams and Sales Management on key licensing strategies and opportunities.
Create and manage a licensing territory plan designed to achieve key sales objectives and contribute the licensing strategy as part of the Account Planning process.
Contribute to the licensing community by sharing best practices and insights on sales execution.
Experiences Required:

Seasoned sales and negotiation professional, unafraid of conflict
Positive attitude and a passion for working with customers and partners
Comfortable speaking at all organisational levels, from the CxO to the procurement/purchasing teams
Experienced in establishing trusted advisor/strategic consultant relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
Skilled at quickly building deep relationships with customer procurement officers
Able to explain complex solutions; skilled at simplifying the complex
Strategic, long-term thinker able to analyse data to identify trends, risks and opportunities
Team player and collaborative – high performing individualists will not be successful
In-depth and strategic understanding of Microsoft licensing programs will be essential but not required at hiring


If you are passionate about service delivery, and like to work with the sharpest tools in technology and the brightest minds in business, we’d like to hear from you at Microsoft Services. We rely on the talent and original thinking of all kinds of personalities – and we pride ourselves on creating an environment where people can do what they do best.
Nobody does technology quite like us. We’ve developed an unrivalled portfolio of software, services and devices that help businesses do business – bigger, better, faster and smarter. Whatever our customers’ objectives – be it improving end-user experience, business evolution, increased security or saving time and money – our Technical Account Managers are equipped with the resources, passion and commercial insight to help achieve them.

We work with all kinds of organizations, from the big beasts of business and small-yet-savvy start-ups to giant government departments. What they all have in common, however, is the need to make the most of our innovative technologies. Which is where you come in.

We’re looking for people who can inspire confidence and build robust working relationships with our customers; aligning our services and solutions to their business challenges and increasing the value of our partnership. People who can work collaboratively across Microsoft to makes things happen, embrace responsibility and thrive on taking the initiative. You love the challenge of bringing clarity and vision where there is uncertainty too – acting as a catalyst for change both with your team and your clients. A natural problem solver, you take pressure in your stride, accept feedback and know how to manage expectations.
We pride ourselves on becoming trusted advisors to our customers. This means you’ll get to know their businesses, objectives, challenges and needs inside out. You’ll work with organizations of all sizes and levels of technological maturity; helping them make the most of our ever-evolving range of technological tools – whether it’s our established enterprise software products or our exciting new services and devices such as Azure, Office 365, Surface or Windows Phone 8. Adding value, driving service improvement and delivering results will all be down to you; so building robust relationships and taking a creative, proactive and collaborative approach will be key.

Job Categories: Sales and Marketing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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