Industry Advisory IC5

Job Responsibilities


Leadership of a diverse education v-team of high impact relationships, technical and industry sellers, that expand strategic education customer relationships to drive larger impact and targeted business growth, drive the jointly agreed customer multi-year Digital Transformation business strategy, and delivering agreed outcomes
Mobilizing, orchestrating, mentoring and leading of the Microsoft Education v-team, partners and customers in order to help solidify the path to the complex yet exciting journey that is Digital Transformation
Disrupting the mindset of customers and sales teams by bringing innovative ideas that showcase cases for change and Microsoft’s unique value proposition for education
Articulating the Education Transformation Framework strategic vision, followed by the customer maturity framework/path for customers to take in order to enable their digital transformation based on their stage and objectives/capabilities they want to achieve.
Presenting and demonstrating key end-user solutions/capabilities and technical architectures aligned to a customer maturity framework/path in Windows 10 Pro and Education, Office 365 clients and Modern Classroom deployment tools such as Identity with Azure Active Directory Premium (AAD P1), Intune (MDM and MAM) and Teams with School Data Sync (SDS) set-up. And looking holistically end to end to the resources ready for deployment & adoption (usage) assistance for smooth customer experience.

Planning and Engagement

Proactively continues to build the external stakeholder network and leverages internal stakeholders to engage them. Acts as an industry advisor to the executive-level business decision makers at the customer’s business. Shares best practices in stakeholder management across industries.

Partner Management and Collaboration

Collaborates with partners to plan and execute on opportunities with resources and partners by driving pipeline for build-with, identifying future requirements for partners, etc.
Collaborates with the account management team and partners to connect the partner ecosystems to scale business results. Collaborates with partners to generate industry solution opportunities. Collaborates with partner teams (e.g., One Commercial Partner [OCP]) to carry out competitive recruiting of new partners and helps current partners to understand the industry and develop solutions within that industry.
Selects top partners by subsidiary and relevance and identify organizations as potential partners for Microsoft.
Coaches junior colleagues in building partner network.

Technical Expertise

Proactively builds knowledge of Microsoft’s and other industry-relevant solutions and other capabilities. Proactively builds strong knowledge of the industry, including trends, policy implications (e.g., privacy), and competitors to act as a subject matter expert and inform decisions on pursuit or withdrawal, provide recommendations on accounts, and establishing learning baseline for junior colleagues. Leads the communication to provide feedback to other teams (e.g., sales, marketing, engineering) on future product trends or sales blocker and to guide junior industry solutions team members, leveraging deep industry knowledge to articulate nuances and anticipate gaps. Advises and presents at industry communities.
Leading the Education V-team

Drive demand and viral adoption for Teams and Windows to support sustainable remote learning scenarios with students & educators
Support strategic 1:1 Windows device deals via proactive engagement with key customer and partner stakeholders
Cultivate and build leader, educator/faculty and influencer affinity and advocacy, utilizing the Education Transformation Framework and the Industry Priority Scenarios
Drive Azure Lab Services and Windows Virtual Desktop as platforms for remote learning
Empower students to skill up and certify on Microsoft technologies, building affinity with Microsoft Learn
Increase customer use of Azure through targeted scenarios
Drive M365 renewal focusing on security, compliance and voice, and reduce customer cost with platform consolidation
Build D365 and Power Platform usage and customer adds
Planning and overseeing the process of structuring deals and defining the negotiation strategies for customer accounts
Establishing Microsoft as a leader in education transformation and future ready skills championing Microsoft’s mission to empower every student by supporting education future-ready skills focus across the spectrum of our audience engagements, from high level conversations on skills/employability with leaders, to getting students excited about computer science, and empowering students to graduate with industry recognized skills
Remaining focused on customer facing time by running a healthy and predictable business that delivers on a jointly agreed customer Digital Transformation strategy maintaining rigorous sales process compliance
Continuously nurturing and expanding your sales, industry, technology and competitive knowledge and capabilities
Providing insight and feedback from customers and partners to the Microsoft Worldwide Industry Teams to help learning and improvement in industry solutions and digital transformation offerings

Embody our culture and values
Job Experiences, Skills and Knowledge

Strong sales and business background, with 5-8 years education related experience to achieve quota and sustainable growth year-over year,
Experience of selling education software solutions (Microsoft software and devices technology preferred) combined with deep understanding of key education solutions and competitive technologies
Strong business planning and business discipline skills woven with ability to develop and implement targeted plans
Possess executive maturity, presence and experience in building trust with senior education decision makers and articulating how education institutions can digitally transform teaching and learning/student outcomes with Microsoft solutions
Ability to drive digital transformation in a highly competitive environment with proven ability to successfully anticipate market changes to drive industry-relevant solutions, address competitive threats and navigate complex customer environments
Experience in leading and driving the entire sales cycle, orchestrating virtual selling teams where necessary, leveraging repeatable offerings that maximize revenue/market share/consumption opportunities and increase customer satisfaction
Be comfortable with public speaking and the media

Job Qualifications

5+ years proven experience working in a relevant industry domain or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant industry domain (e.g., Government, Education) or related field (e.g., Computer Science, Business Administration) AND 3+ years experience working in an industry domain.


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Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies.