Specialist Leader Data&AI for Manufacturing

Last updated one month ago
Location:United States
Job Type:Full Time

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The Azure Data & AI Specialist Manager of Managers (M2) is the most senior Data & AI Leader within our enterprise sales organization. Data & AI is one of the fastest growing businesses inside the Azure platform, addressing the increasing customer demand for extracting value and insights to enable businesses to digitally transform. In this market making role, you will lead the sales strategy, planning and executionof Microsoft’s Data & AI Services Portfolioto deliver on Microsoft’s aspirations and sales goals in this dynamic and fast growing enterprise market.

  • The Specialist Manager (M2) is a senior cloud sales leader with deep domain expertise coupled with rich business experience. The combination of this expertise and experience best enables our senior sales leaders represent the opportunity and benefits of Microsoft’s Data & AI Services to customers, partners, and internal stakeholders. For our industry specific sales organizations,deep and relevant industry experience are highly desired.
  • To enable the Data & AI business to truly grow to it’s potential, this role requires the ability to assess the marketplace, identify the unique business opportunity, develop a comprehensive sales strategy, and inspire the teamto execute with excellence.
  • As a market maker, has a broad understanding of technology trends, market forces and industry imperatives. Builds strong connections with priority partners to create a meaningful extension of the team’s sales and technical reach.
  • Can interpret complex market signals and internal feedback loops to make critical decisions in how the team goes to market.
  • Is an influencer to senior level BDMs and ITDMs (CxO level), effectively building trust and being able to coach and engage across many deal types and project phases.
  • Translate Microsoft technology breadth into business impact through solid business and professional skills in order to accelerate the customer’s digital transformation.
  • Develops and drives Data and AI growth plan with Area Sales, Marketing and Services to create a unified go to market approach. Acts as primary Area representative for Data and AI business, responsible for sales and market development.
  • Challenge and empower teams to think independently and consider novel solutions design. based on an outside-in business strategy embodying a One Microsoft approach.


Experiences Required: Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:


  • Experience. 10+ years of experience in technical sales, engineering or consultative delivery required
  • Management. 7+ years of experience in developing high-performing enterprise software platform / cloud platform sales teams and a proven track record of exceeding team consumption quotas/targets at large Software and Cloud Services companies
  • Change. 7+ years of experience driving change management or technical adoption required


  • Market Maker: a proven, well known, leadership reputation in the advanced technology space. Successful management of large-scale, complex deal cycles at Fortune 1000 accounts. The ideal candidate will have a depth of background in Big Data, Analytics and/or Artificial Intelligence industry
  • Leader. Proved abilities to recruit and grow great talents, as well as inspire and build high performance teams. Strong collaborative attitude, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and dealing with ambiguity

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