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Microsoft Corporation WW Leader, Cloud Scale Analytics - Sales Strategy & Execution in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Microsoft envisions a world where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envisioning what can be and taking their careers places they simply couldn’t anywhere else. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and limitless thinking – a cloud-enabled world.

Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We have a unique capability to harmonize the needs of both individuals and organizations. We care deeply about taking our ideals and vision global and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet.

Do you always strive to learn? Are you insatiably curious and do you lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from your mistakes? Do you share and build on other’s ideas, because we are better together? Do you stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve, and are you motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation? Are you ready to join the team that is at the leading edge of Innovation at Microsoft? Then come to Microsoft - Together we make a difference.

Data and Artificial Intelligence (Data&AI), is one of the most strategic & fastest growing businesses worldwide at Microsoft. Given our mission to build THE hyper growth business for the company, there’s never been a more exciting & compelling time to be a part of the Data & AI business at Microsoft!

We’re looking for an exceptional leader, sales execution driver, and cross-team collaborator to accelerate and grow the global sales of our Azure Cloud Scale Analytics offerings. This Analytics thought leader will lead the sales strategy and execution for the field, and serve as customer advocate acting as executive sponsor of key projects and bringing back customer insights to marketing and engineering leaders. This role has primary accountability for meeting or exceeding our global consumption revenue and scorecard targets, while building a healthy, sustainable, hyper-growth business for all Cloud Scale Analytics services, including Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Databricks, HDInsights and PowerBI.

Responsibilities

As the Worldwide Sales Strategy and Execution Lead for Cloud Scale Analytics, you will lead a direct team of sales strategists, program owners and go-to-market leaders, and will provide thought leadership, guidance and manage sales execution of the entire business globally.

You will partner with multiple organizations to develop and drive execution of Analytics sales plays, including: our Data&AI field sales leaders, Data&AI TimeZone leaders, Analytics Engineering, Marketing and Customer Success leaders, Partners (Systems Integrators and ISVs), Small & Medium Business, and Services.

Primary accountabilities for this role include:

Drive the sales strategy and execution to grow Microsoft’s Cloud Scale Analytics business:

  • Oversee the Cloud Scale Analytics business end to end. Accountable for the worldwide targets for sales & consumption growth.

  • Define execution KPIs, identify trends, growth blockers, issues and opportunities, and ensures a flawless execution of plans to address these blockers and opportunities.

  • Lead direct team to implement and execute programs and sales plays with customer centricity and focused on both direct seller adoption and scaling through parnters

  • Coach the worldwide field sales leaders and managers for effective execution of each sales play and program

  • Role model sales leadership behaviors through executive customer engagements, deal coaching workshops, and 1-1 engagement with field sales managers.

  • Demonstrate thought leadership to the field and customers.Partner with marketing teams and partners on demand generation strategies and campaigns for a healthy pipeline

  • Active collaboration with the One Commercial Partner team to manage a healthy and motivated partner ecosystem for this solution space both for driving business development and project implementation capabilities

Drive action on customer, field and competitive insights that lead to growth of the Cloud Scale Analytics business:

  • Anticipate issues and lead the changes needed across programs, products and GTMs to improve pipeline, Microsoft’s win rates and to accelerate the implementation of customers’ projects

  • Identify, capture, and communicate customer, partner, and field feedback and insights to senior leadership with actionable plans.

Qualifications

People, Business and Sales Leadership:

  • Enterprise Sales Leadership :10+ years of direct sales leadership/management

  • People Leadership: Inspirational leader with proven ability to and lead sales and technical-sales teams

  • Business leadership: 5+ years of experience managing Sales Operations or P&L

  • Domain expertise: Subject matter expertise on Cloud Scale Analytics or Big Data business

  • Sales Strategy Development: Experience planning and implementing sales strategies or other business strategies for data platform and analytics solutions required.

  • Cross-cultural awareness: Adaptability to lead teams across multiple countries and cultures required. Prior global or regional experience preferred.

  • Executive engagements: Demonstrated successful engagements with senior business decision makers and ability to lead business and industry roles

  • Change leader: Proven ability to understand implications of change, lead cross-functional v-teams, and overcome barriers to achieve results through individual and team efforts.

  • Technology Acumen: Skilled at identifying and evaluating new technological developments and gauging their appropriateness for the business.

  • Excellent Communicator: Strong negotiation, organizational and presentation skills. Objectve writing and verbal communication.

  • Cross-group collaborator: Proven experience working with diverse teams of different functions (technical, sales, marketing, etc) towards a shared vision, engaging stakeholders and driving team to oucomes.

  • Growth Mindset: Passion for learning (technical and soft skills), searching for and implementing practices from others; trying, failing and learning from that; sharing practices and knowledge for others’ benefit

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent; MBA preferred

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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