Microsoft Corporation Senior Sales Excellence Manager in Sydney, Australia

The Sales Excellence Lead is a strategic, individual contributor acting as the trusted advisor to the Segment Lead, Customers and Partners. This is a sales leadership role for Enterprise & Commercial business group that requires 50%+ of time meeting with customers/partners and coaching sales managers and sellers. It is a critical role that looks left-right across the segment business as a sales leader: meeting with customers and partners, calling risk and upside, stewarding culture and business transformation, running/leading the business , and coaching/driving sustainable business discipline and execution excellence with sales managers.


This role’s role primary accomplishments include:

Stewarding culture and business transformation 10%

  • Provide ,and drive, action from insights to the Segment Leadership team, leveraging the Seller Pulse that will help remove selling time roadblocks, increase seller capability and effectiveness

  • Advise sales management on become more effective coaches to their team resulting in increased indidivual and team capability

  • Leading segment change in Global Sales Transformation

Leading/Running the Business 20%

  • During business reviews coach and advise on sales motions/strategies for up-sell and co-sell opportunities. Drive awareness to product mix needed to meet targets , generate new business and accelerate the close of existing opportunities

  • Establish and drive a well-defined, predictable business planning and rhythm of the business (ROB), well-understood by the Segment Leadership Team that enforce great discipline in sales processes and consumption processes and delivers over-achievement of business results through core sales and consumption motions

Meeting with customer / partners and coaching sales managers / sellers 60%+

  • Obtain first-hand insights on customer/partner issues and aspirations through targeted customer /partner engagements (e.g., customer visits, EBCs, executive business reviews, executive sponsor to core set of strategic accounts and/or deals, etc.)

  • Leverage business insights and transformational leading indicators (TLIs) to benchmark performance and define actions to drive the right role-specific behaviors needed to grow the business faster than the overall market.

Execution Excellence – 10%

  • Strategic and trusted advisor to segment leadership and sales management driving and instilling process discipline, adherence to standards, excellence in execution while holding each accountable to quality and accuracy


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

  • Core Competencies: Organizational Leadership, Strategic Insights, Trusted Advisor, Strategic Sales Planning, Sales Team Leadership

  • Professional Competencies: Adaptability, Customer Focus, Drive for Results, Influencing Impact, Judgement, Collaboration, Executive Maturity/Presence, Value Selling, Analytical Problem Solving, Organized & Disciplined, Initiates/Embraces Change

  • Experience: 10+ years of related experience in: Sales or Channel management/leadership, Business Transformation, Business Development

  • Education: Bachelor, MBA/Masters a plus with focus on economics, finance, organizational management, business management

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