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Microsoft Corporation | Washington, DC
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Job Description

Microsoft Enterprise Services, National Security Group (NSG) Practice is searching for a services sales professional who has direct experience in selling & managing complex services engagements in the Federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) space. The role requires a solid understanding of Microsoft's technology, competitive positioning, and experience in the selling of large, complex and strategic information technology projects for large government customers. The candidate must possess a demonstrated fluency calling on high-level business decision makers (CIO, CFO) with IT project-specific outcomes. This position will work closely with the Sales Account Executives responsible for product sales in developing and executing the overall services strategy for our DHS customers.

As a Services Account Executive, you will propose, manage and execute on customer contracts in order to achieve your revenue and business goals. To achieve these goals successfully, you will make decisions regarding the development and maintenance of client and partner relationships, work closely with the sales account teams in order to create and deliver a successful services sales strategy and leverage service offerings to address customer business needs. In order to understand the client business objectives and deliver services engagements, you will interface intimately with the client at all levels of the organization. In addition, you will actively participate in and lead account strategy and planning sessions with local and virtual Microsoft teams, which will include individuals from legal, sales, product development, product support and our partners. You will deliver regular sales forecasts and customer feedback on trends, opportunities and challenges in order to benchmark and forecast your business.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Responsibilities include:

* Creating a services business development plan in conjunction with the Software Account Executives for a specific customer base
* Prospecting and qualifying opportunities for consulting services (architectural, advisory, development and deployment services) and support services
* Preparing the proposals, statements of work & corresponding contracts and shepherding them through the Microsoft and Federal contracting and procurement processes
* Orchestrate and drive Services account-aligned teams, including Services Solution Specialists (SSSPs), Account Delivery Executives (ADEs), Technical Account Managers (TAMs) and Digital Advisors (DAs)
* Qualify, sell and close opportunities that will accelerate the customer's digital transformation, leveraging Enterprise Services solutions assets and repeatable, packaged offerings wherever possible
* Ensure high customer satisfaction by focusing on customer needs first, and managing, escalating, and/or orchestrating sales and delivery success through AE, Services account-aligned resources and domain Pursuit Leads
* Meet or exceed your revenue and priority targets, ensuring you execute in accordance with prescribed Microsoft methods, processes and tools

The candidate must possess deep experience with project definition and management - and employ various project enablers (third-party subcontractors, partnerships, Systems Integrators and outsourcing services) to complement the proposed solution. Experience in integrating Microsoft and non-Microsoft enterprise technologies (Linux, Unix, Websphere, iPlanet, Oracle) is highly desired - and will enhance the candidate's credibility with respect to enterprise architecture and IT strategy. Government consulting and solution selling experience highly desired.


Undergraduate or graduate degree in business, computer science or engineering and at least 10 years relevant working experience

Possess strong business development and software, solutions and / or services sales skills.

Extremely strong written, verbal and communication skills (including proposal writing and presentation building)

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to team with Sales, Technical, and Operations resources

A solid understanding of Microsoft's business value proposition and products, including how solutions are built, and what is involved in implementing solutions with customers

Adaptability, flexibility and the ability to do quality work under tight deadlines

Strong understanding and experience with incorporating third-party participants into a single customer proposal

Solid project management skills including risk assessment and management experience

Security Clearance is preferred but not required

5 years of Government customer experience is preferred

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools and video games. It provides consulting and product support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. Microsoft Corporation sells the Xbox 360 video game console and games, the Zune digital music and entertainment device, PC games, and peripherals. The Company has five segments: Client, Server and Tools, the Online Services Business, the Microsoft Business Division, and the Entertainment and Devices Division.In June 2008, the Company acquired Navic Networks. In September 2008, it acquired DATAllegro Inc.