Microsoft Corporation EMEA GBB Solution Specialist Gaming in Prague (CEE HQ), Czech Republic

The Global Black Belt Solution Specialist - Gaming is a senior solution sales professional within our enterprise sales organization with a special focus on strategic game companies.

As a Gaming Global Black Belt SSP, you will be a trusted advisor and a senior solution sales leader engaging with Game Publishers and Game Development studios. You will drive executive conversation with development and game producers teams. You will own and lead the Azure Gaming business conversation, helping Games publishers and studios to envision how they could leverage our cloud solutions to build, architect, deploy, scale, manage and optimize the monetization of their games. You will hunt new gaming projects both in existing and new accounts, building a compelling strategy for growing the Azure Gaming related consumption and will coordinate those engagements with your global virtual team.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and challenge customer with clear strategic vision of digital transformation.

  • Drive Executive conversation both in and outside IT.

  • Growing the account YOY across revenue and consumption.

  • Expanding and deepening relationships and satisfaction

  • Building a compelling strategy for growing the Azure Gaming consumption

  • Global Geographic resource management and execution, seen as the Leader of your Global virtual team.

Role breakdown:

  • 50% of your time, you will be the key sales leader and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy, build and transform the way they develop and operate their games. You will orchestrate and lead Microsoft team to win Azure gaming sales opportunities. You will develop, communicate and provide high business impact solutions that enable Games Publisher and Studios to digitally transform leveraging Azure.

  • 30% Being a leader of the sales opportunity team, disciplined in business-management you will build a strong and active business network to meet & exceed sales targets and operational standards.

  • 20% You will influence the Azure Gaming go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers you encounter. You will maintain and develop a positive Customer and Partner Experience (CPE).

Qualifications

Experience and skills:

  • 7-10 years in sales/sales management/sales operations/business strategy roles

  • 2+ years in the Video game industry or related experience

  • Broad knowledge of and ability to explain backend game development scenarios and Game monetization strategy

  • Understanding of 1 st and 3 rd party technologies used in the industry (Game Dev engines such as Unity and Unreal, Playfab, GameSparks, Photon, cloud platform competition…)

  • Account Management. Proven record of effective account management: planning, opportunity qualification and creation, stakeholder and executive communication, needs analysis, value engineering, services/partner engagement, opportunity management, pipeline management, large dollar licensing and deal negotiation. Discover new opportunities and expand renewals in named accounts in order to achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual quota targets

  • Executive Presence. Demonstrated experience and expertise selling to C-Level and senior business decision makers by aligning & reinforcing the value of the solution to the customer’s overall business pain and/or strategic opportunities and decision criteria.Ability to orchestrate and influence virtual teams to pursue sales opportunities and lead v-teams through influence. Develop and execute a territory sales and success plan, in partnership with GBB Technical Solution Professionals, Xbox teams, Customer Success Engineer, to reach and educate new developers, support pre-sales opportunities, and engage solution partners in your accounts.

  • Trusted advisor. Execute a solution sales process that adds value to customers through commercial teaching in order to win the business and establish yourself as a trusted advisor

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, economics or Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field required

  • Certification in sales, sales management, complex sales training, sales methodologies, broad evangelism through events (presentation skills), and consultative selling prefered

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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