Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas? Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.
We live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses enables our customers to thrive in the digital world. Our sales professionals are the essential link between the potential of what's possible and build trusted advisor relationships with customers and technology vendors.
Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available sales roles including the one described below, depending on education level and/or location. To be considered for an internship position, you need to currently be enrolled full-time as a student majoring in an applicable field (with at least one semester/quarter remaining the internship).
Partner Development Manager
As a Partner Development Manager (PDM), you will act as the daily face of our company to our partner channel. The PDM is accountable for driving performance of a managed portfolio of partners, by business priority, with a primary focus on Microsoft cloud services (O365, Azure and Dynamics 365) and complementary products. The goal is to drive partner recruitment, enablement and business growth based on the partners’ strengths and priorities. The PDM represents Microsoft to our partners, communicates our strategy, sells our vision and brings partners along in the digital transformation journey.
A PDM manages large partners who acquire customers and/or other partners at scale. The role is responsible for the overall partner relationship, strategic business planning and landing execution across all key priorities. You will use your expertise in marketing, sales and technology right away to coordinate the right resources at the right time to drive mutual success for our partner channel and for Microsoft. You will help partners develop, launch, and grow new products/solutions/practices in the market.
Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communication, or related fields (with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship).
Available for an 8-month consecutive internship starting Spring 2021.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills and superior customer-service oriented skills desired.
Practical sales experience preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills.
Strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling.
Exceptional negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
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.
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