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)
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
Maternity and paternity leave
Opportunities to network and connect
Discounts on products and services
Generous time away.