Business Development Specialist- Microsoft

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Full Time

Overview: Working under minimal supervision of the Manager/Senior Manager, Microsoft Customer Success, referring only exceptional problems and issues for management review or approval
Responsibilities: The Business Development Specialist (BDS) proactively increases sales within Microsoft's SMB Segment by working directly with the Account Managers and sales management team to penetrate accounts and increase our market share in the focus business segment(s).&nbsp;
Requirements: <ul> <li> Minimum of 4 years of sales experience</li> <li> Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Computer Science preferred</li> <li> Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Cisco WebEx and relevant internal business systems.</li> <li> IT aptitude with strong desire to continually learn and apply latest technologies.</li> <li> Working knowledge of Microsoft solutions and software programs.</li> <li> High aptitude to stay current and train on related technology areas.</li> <li> Account planning skills with experience in up-sell and cross-sell strategies.</li> <li> Ability to clearly articulate and demonstrate the value proposition to the customer.</li> <li> Adept at providing IT solutions based on customer needs. </li> <li>Proven experience managing projects and delivering expectations, both internally and with clients.</li> <li> Action oriented with strong executional skills.</li> <li> Strong interpersonal and proactive communication skills with ability to collaborate with Account Managers and to engage customers. </li> <li> Highly self-motivated and results-driven.</li> <li> Excellent time management skills.</li> </ul>