they are the areas on which our clients most frequently seek our guidance during their digital transformation. By specializing in and formalizing these select Offerings, we can deepen our relationships with our clients across their entire portfolio, expanding into new areas, helping us to grow our market share and the clients positive outcomes. As the Avanade Sales Origination Lead for Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Northeast, you’ll be part of one of the most exciting partnerships in the industry. You’ll be the "face of Data and Artificial Intelligence” for the Northeast, driving pipeline origination and growth across all aspects of the business - from stakeholder alignment and relationship management; joint sales and go-to-market orchestration to deep collaboration with Avanade and Microsoft sales teams.
You’ll be responsible for net new pipeline origination driving sales, revenue and market share as a hunter seller. You’ll align across the Data and Artificial Intelligence solution area, regional sales, North America industry, and Microsoft to enable co-selling at scale, mobilizing across Avanade, Accenture, and Microsoft to drive increased market share and mindshare for Avanade services in Data & AI business.
Data and Artificial Intelligence origination in today’s fast-paced and competitive market requires a unique, next-level skillset. In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to bring the breadth of your selling skills, leadership, and collaboration acumen to deliver market-making results, demonstrating excellence and innovation across:
- Sales - you bring a hunter sales mindset and an entrepreneurial attitude, and deep relationships with and expertise in navigating Microsoft across all operating units.
- Agility to respond to new situations by modifying your performance & adopting new skills and abilities
- Prescriptive sales principles and practices
- Crafting and positioning business results-oriented propositions
- Ability to act as a trusted advisor in addressing our customer's business needs
- Strong communication skills, including presenting on general and industry-specific topic
- Relationship & political acumen - you build credibility and deep relationships internally & externally, you can negotiate and build consensus, and possess the empathy to drive to win/win solutions.
- Results-focused - you have a bias for action, you aren’t a ‘reporter of the news’.
- Compete – ability to understand and compete effectively both on platform and implementation levels against key competitors.
- Expertise – deep understanding of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform
- Measurable growth in Data & AI pipeline, sales, revenue, and market share
- Collaboration with sales and alliance leadership to develop and execute strategic initiatives.
- Build on existing Microsoft relationships within Data & AI sales and technical sales teams and establish new ones
- Lead Data and Artificial Intelligence Sales Origination activities for the Northeast Region across all Client Groups
- Participate in Regional Joint Account targeting process - orchestrate attainment of joint account planning session and incremental pipeline.
- Support regional account planning sessions to influence, extend, and/or accelerate deal closure.
- Develop and execute a coordinated enablement plan to drive joint sales cycles with Microsoft.
- Drive increased sales and revenue for Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Northeast Region
- Conduct comprehensive research on accounts, identifying key players and potential sales opportunities to gain mindshare of Microsoft Data & AI Sellers and drive growth
- Support sellers where needed with pipeline creation, & demand generation activities such as local events at Microsoft and Microsoft partner locations
Metrics & KPIs:
Carry Area Scorecard Targets:
- Qualified Pipeline impact
- Sales and revenue impact
- Growth in Microsoft Data and Artificial Intelligence relationships and joint account planning and execution
- Bachelor's or equivalent experience
- 7+ years of Business Development experience with 5+ years of relevant experience in Data and Artificial Intelligence
- Microsoft experience highly valued
- Experienced, high-energy professional who has courage to lead our region into consistent growth YOY.