Specialist Solutions

Last updated 26 days ago
Location:Remote - UK/EU only
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft is the destination for experienced, collaborative, and passionate digital advertising professionals seeking a rewarding career and lifestyle. We offer a compelling portfolio of advertising products, innovative solutions and the opportunity to engage with some of the brightest minds in the digital industry. Microsoft Advertising is a worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services organization on the cutting edge of the digital advertising industry. We are the engine that powers the buying and selling of digital advertising across all aspects of our digital portfolio including our high-growth search engine, Bing.

Our Strategic Sales group empowers the largest advertisers around the world to reach their maximum potential through paid search and native marketing on the Microsoft Advertising platform. We are seeking top performing Solutions Sales Strategists with search, native and display advertising experience who will help us build the evolution of our advertising suite. In partnership with our field sellers, the individual in this role will help us expand the reach of our Native advertising solution, the Microsoft Audience Network, with a focus on the EMEA market. Through strategic account planning, flawless customer management and data-driven solutions, and an appetite to learn and iterate upon our sales strategy, product, UX and execution plan, we’ll grow our Audience network reach. The individual in this role will bring search knowledge, sales experience, customer obsession, a passion for innovation and best-practice sharing, and a proven track record for delivering exceptional results.

Responsibilities

Scale and grow our Native advertising offering (Microsoft Audience Network) through a focus on client retention, expansion and win-back.

Support sales teams through the process, helping with best practices building, campaign implementation and optimization.

Share client and Sales feedback with Engineering and Product Marketing teams to iterate improvements on needed.
Bring competitive and industry insights and media sales experience to flawlessly handle objections and execute data-driven optimizations across potentially large and complex accounts.
Exceed customer expectations via responsiveness, providing insights, marketplace knowledge and resolving technical issues.
Develop collaborative relationship with account teams to drive the growth and development of mutually beneficial working relationships with existing sales and key partners to quickly respond to customer requests or escalations.

Qualifications

Minimum 4+ years Digital Media, Analytics or Sales/Service required

Extensive knowledge of digital media across native, display, video and ideally search advertising / Bing Ads; including some combination of Sales, Operations, Service and / or Sales Excellence.

Strong ability to analyze trends within data at an individual client level as well as scaled across a marketplace to help with short term wins, while ideating and creating for long term sustainability.

Deep understanding of the players and partners across the native ad ecosystem; third party demand-side, data management, ad-serving, verification and measurement platforms.

Deep understanding of the ad technology ecosystem required to scale premium native ad products; third party demand-side (Direct, RTB, header bidding), data management, ad-serving, verification and measurement platforms.

Passion for building, including all of the ambiguity, risk taking, failure and iteration at high rates of speed that is entailed

Demonstrated success moving from ‘start up’ to ‘scaled business’ is critical and the ability to move easily and constantly across functions (Sales, Ops, Strategy) and partner sets (BD, Finance, ENG, Sales, Business Teams)

Bachelor’s degree required.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills to deliver customer-focused solutions
Demonstrated passion for search and technology and its use in driving revenue and customer satisfaction
Flexibility to maintain focus through change and thrive amid ambiguity
Proven ability to multitask & work under pressure and build ongoing relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Proven track record of exceptional performance, high productivity and meeting deadlines
Infectious sense of enthusiasm, fun, and imagination associated with a group committed to developing the best client experiences in the world

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 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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