Full-time opportunities for MBA students & recent MBA graduates: Partner Development (MBA Aspire program)

Last updated 25 days ago
Location:Reading
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. We believe we should each find meaning in our work and we ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world.

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas? Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly-collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.   Read on to learn more about opportunities and apply online!  

MBA Aspire program

Start date: July-September 2021 (depending on the role)

We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities:

  • Team Player: driving digital transformation with our customers is a team sport. We need teammates who can stay focused on our customers' satisfaction while operating in a highly-collaborative and global organization.
  • Growth Mindset: your life is truly about learning-it-all. You approach every new piece of information, knowledge, and competency with curiosity. Ultimately, you're open to the ideas of others, where the success of others does not diminish your own.
  • Customer Obsessed: you learn about your customers and their businesses with a beginner's mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs.
  • Diverse & Inclusive: You don't just value differences, you seek them out and invite them in.

To be considered as a MBA student or recent graduate, you should be within 12 months of graduation or graduated within the last 6 months from your MBA studies.

Responsibilities

Partner Development Manager 

Overview 

As a Partner Development Manager (PDM), you will act as the daily face of our company to our partner channel. The PDM is accountable for driving performance of a managed portfolio of partners, by business priority, with a primary focus on Microsoft cloud services (O365, Azure and Dynamics 365) and complementary products. The goal is to drive partner recruitment, enablement and business growth based on the partners’ strengths and priorities. The PDM represents Microsoft to our partners, communicates our strategy, sells our vision, and brings partners along in the digital transformation journey. 

Responsibilities

A PDM manages large partners who acquire customers and/or other partners at scale. The role is responsible for the overall partner relationship, strategic business planning and landing execution across all key priorities. You will use your expertise in marketing, sales and technology right away to coordinate the right resources at the right time to drive mutual success for our partner channel and for Microsoft. You will help partners develop, launch, and grow new products/solutions/practices in the market. 

Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing an MBA Degree within 12 months of graduation, or graduated within the last 6 months.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills and superior customer-service oriented skills desired.

  • Practical sales experience preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills

  • Deliver results in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.

  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

  • English language fluency for all roles.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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