Microsoft Corporation Partner Development Manager - Cloud & AI - ISV in Reading, United Kingdom
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Are you insatiably curious? Do you embrace uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from your mistakes? Do you collaborate well with others, knowing that better solutions come from working together? Do you stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve, and are you motivated every day to empower others to achieve more through technology and innovation? Then come to Microsoft -- Together we will make a difference.
Are you ready to build a partner ecosystem that is at the leading edge of Innovation at Microsoft? Then we are hiring for a highly motivated, self-starting, business development focused individual to lead and build out a new ecosystem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) partner solutions, working across ISVs, AI partners, Digital Agencies, and/or Data science consultancies
AI is more than just a buzz word - the opportunity that AI presents is significant & AI’s continued rise is inevitable. It’s advancing into the workplace at a dizzying speed. Tractica forecasts that annual worldwide AI software revenue will rise from $3.2 billion in 2016 to $89.8 billion by 2025. The question now is not about whether partners & customers should investigate adopting AI but about how fast they can do so. We are therefore looking for a Partner Development Manager – Recruit (PDMr) to help our customers & partners take advantage of the opportunity that AI presents for us all, and drive new partner recruitment to build out AI propositions leveraging the suite of cloud services that Microsoft provides. The focus of the role highlights Microsoft’s deep commitment to building out an AI ecosystem in the UK and also to build a mutually beneficial business relationship with our partners by working closely with partner leadership.
The PDMr represents Microsoft to the channel, communicates our strategy, sells our vision and brings partners along the digital transformation journey. The outcome will be to drive long-term revenue, cloud consumption and digital transformation through a set of AI practices leading to workload/industry-based co-sell.
Lead AI partner recruitment: Identify new AI partners (including, but not limited to, ISV’s, Digital Agencies, Datascience consultancies) to create a balanced portfolio aligned to business requirements in Public Sector Industry. Qualify impact of the partners and their areas of focus (industry, solution area, etc.) to ensure investments are made in partners that are committed, capable, and also are aligned to where we need partner capacity. Secure business plan and Joint Go To Market plans, endorsed by partner’s leadership, to accelerate partner journey to having Microsoft AI offerings in market.
Ensure partner enablement : Develop business capabilities within the partner portfolio, based on local capacity requirements and solution/practice map with inputs from Channel Management teams. Secure and coordinate resources and programs to enable partner capacity growth for current and new capabilities. Connect partners to the GTM motions and landing on solution/workload maps.
Drive business growth: Accountable for the growth of the AI business across the partner portfolio, aligned with the Channel Management & Co-sell team, inclusive of expected partner impact. Drive business performance measured by revenue (Usage & consumption), customer acquisition, apps, as well as support global expansion.
Business Orchestration: Ensure that you are leveraging the WWIS Inside PDM resources (iPDMr) to profile and identify the priority AI Partners for you to focus on and ensuring that you are leveraging the Breadth & Digital partner engagement motions and resources to help you scale and move partners in and out of the portfolio as they graduate out of recruit motions.
Demonstratable experience in core sales experience, partner channel development, sales, business development, alliance management in the technology industry
Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence experience is preferable
Public Sector (Central and Local Government, Healthcare, Education) is preferable
Experience with technology platforms and solutions with a reasonable level of technical proficiency
Extensive experience of managing virtual teams across functions and geographies:
Inclusive and collaborative – driving teamwork and cross-team alignment
Strong partner relationship management and solution development skills
Strong executive presence including communication and presentation skills with a high degree of comfort to large and small audiences.
Problem solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources, conflict resolution, and follow through with partners.