The Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment at Microsoft is at the leading edge of our transformation. It is a tremendous growth engine for the company, driven by exponential growth in Cloud as well as continued momentum in the traditional on-
premises business. Dedicated to empowering every SMB worldwide to achieve more, this high performing team delivers compelling Microsoft Cloud solutions to millions of customers globally, growing revenue and market share while enabling a high level of customer and partner experience.
The Customer Program Manager is at the center of our transformation, where the focus is on innovating our go to market capacity and capability to serve SMB customers better and at scale.
This requires continuous innovation and evolution of our sales engagement strategy, while remaining centered on the SMB customer.
As the Customer Program Manager for SMB, you will be the business owner of Microsoft’s SMB business and the SMB customer advocate across the organization.
To be successful, you must have deep understanding of the SMB market, customer acquisition engines and upsell / renewal motions across services / products and the respective routes to market.
You will lead a v-team of key business partners from the partner, products & services, marketing, and operations teams. As the leader of this v-
team, you will drive alignment on the SMB strategy via the development of a holistic SMB business plan, and ensure always on execution with the right level of investments to address SMB customer needs and accelerate their digital transformation.
The Customer Program Manager core accountabilities include :
The Customer Program Manager achieves impact mainly through :
team, you are responsible for identifying growth opportunities, defining strategies, developing the go to market execution plan, identifying channel capacity needs and securing the necessary investments to ensure Microsoft realizes its full growth potential in the SMB space.
Consequently, the Customer Program Manager should have deep business insights into the local SMB market dynamics, knowledge of political / legislative requirements, and demonstrate strategy leadership in the formulation of a robust business plan working in alignment with key SMB business partners to deliver short term results and build a foundation for long term sustained success.
Key business partners include : One Channel Partner, Product Marketing, Commercial Marketing, Inside Sales, Sales Excellence, Software Asset Management & Compliance, Partner Programs, Finance, etc.
The successful Customer Program Manager must be an effective and efficient collaborator and v-team leader to drive One Microsoft alignment, execution, and results through business partners and via extended v-teams.
In order to do so, the Customer Program manager should leverage their strong local SMB market insights on customer preferences, competitive dynamics, and digital maturity to identify local customer plays, optimize demand generation and influence execution across the routes to market.
The successful candidate is an experienced sales and marketing leader with deep SMB customer insights, a track record of business strategy, sales leadership and hands-
on execution excellence. Specifically, this highly visible and strategic role requires a candidate, who possesses the following characteristics :
Additional requirements for this role include :
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.
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