Microsoft Corporation Licensing Sales Specialist in Oslo, Norway

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Your impact in this role:

The Licensing Sales Specialist (LSS), is a sales professional who is responsible to close Volume Licensing (VL) deals and sees them through to processing. You will manage the pricing of VL deals and will continually seek out revenue growth opportunities through up-selling and cross selling. You will work with and through the wider sales teams, both internally and externally to Microsoft, in order to achieve targets. You will be measured on sales goals as well as execution metrics that ensure on-time and quality deals. You will provide expert advice & consultation to the sales office in relation to licensing solutions for customers in complex scenarios. You will be the escalation point for any requirements to discount deals or adjust customer contract terms & conditions. You will hold specific discount and customer contract concession approval authority in order to close volume licensing deals. You will create strategic plans for the sales office that maximizes the monetization of VL. You will have to demonstrate an insatiable appetite to continuously learn as well as energize the company’s mission on empowering every person and every organization on this planet to achieve more.

Examples of your business impact activities:

•Ensure the Volume Licensing solution meets customer needs by creating & proposing Volume Licensing solutions to Microsoft’s customers. Act as a Volume Licensing Consultant for the sales office to find the optimal licensing solution.

•Ensure License Solution Partners (LSP) are integrated into sales process and close deals self-sufficiently.

•Agree on the best commercial Volume Licensing deal through definition & negotiation of the commercial terms in collaboration with the Account Team

•Manage any discounting or changes to Volume Licensing customer contractual terms using your own approval authority or working with other approvers as needed.

•Work though and with various sellers, both internally and externally to Microsoft such as channel partners, tele-sales teams, Microsoft account teams and in order to achieve revenue targets. Manage key stakeholders to meet critical deadlines.

•Land on time Volume Licensing revenue by overseeing the deals through the negotiation to processing & invoice.

•Create and manage the Volume Licensing elements of a licensing Territory Plan. The plan maps out how to maximize the commercial Volume Licensing opportunity for the account.

•Contribute to the licensing community by sharing best practices and insights on sales execution.

Who we are looking for:

Key Experiences:

•Seasoned sales and negotiation professional, unafraid of conflict.

•Positive attitude and a passion for working with customers and partners.

•Comfortable speaking at all organisational levels, from the CxO to the procurement/purchasing teams.

•Able to explain complex solutions; skilled at simplifying the complex.

•Strategic, long-term thinker able to analyse data to identify trends, risks and opportunities.

•Team player and collaborative – high performing individualists will not be successful.

•In-depth and strategic understanding of Microsoft licensing programs will be essential but not required at hiring.

Education, Skills and Knowledge:

•BA required, MBA preferred.

•Field of Study: Business, Management, IT, Commercial Sales.

•Sales and partner management, sales processes and methodologies training as per Industry Standard.

Microsoft Certified Professional(MCP) certifications: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.

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