Business Sales Specialist - St. Louis Galleria
This Job is eligible for the following work arrangements: Full-Time - 40 hours per week
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The Business Sales Specialist (BSS), is an entrepreneurial role and a member of the store leadership team that focuses on optimizing small to medium sized business sales while maintaining a current book of business along with generating new business in their local community, highlighting the value proposition of Microsoft Retail Stores. The role will require internal drive to deliver impact and results showcasing Microsoft devices and services and along with building local partnerships in the business community that will promote brand awareness of the Microsoft Stores. The BSS must be able to manage the full life cycle sales process with all clients, utilizing CRM tools and Microsoft processes.
• Customer Obsession
• Build relationships with local educational institutions, small to medium size businesses (SMB), and non-profit organizations through direct engagement in-store and offsite
• Evangelize product offerings and cross platform ecosystem integration through selling motions end-to-end and direct partnerships that build on increased utilization with devices (SMB) customers own and love adaptability
• Effectively respond to changing in-store environment, circumstances, and situations
• Ability to thrive in dynamic end-to-end direct selling situations
• Proactively respond and engage in efforts and sales activities that promote local business connectivity and solutions Drive for Results
• Tenaciously pursues positive outcomes by using effective approaches to drive lead generation and sales results empowering our customers to achieve more
• Takes responsibility in delivering on commitments and seeks positive results that benefit the utilization of store resources and teams
• Maintain a consistent operational workflow of day to day activities with CRM utilization that delivers effective and sustainable long-term client relationships influencing for Impact
• Continuously maintain product knowledge by learning through others along with self-educating, showcasing product and service offerings building on our #WeWinAsATeam culture
• Ensure that the store team has the tools and resources to qualify potential business leads that come into the store
• Foster relationships locally through in-store SMB events that drive networking and brand awareness within the community collaboration
• Feel empowered to engage with peers, store leaders, corporate and field team members in the development of innovative ways to make a larger footprint within the market
• Leverage established connections in the community and integrate with your local Microsoft partners to create unique leads and sales opportunities that drive recurring revenue and in-store engagement
• Partner with Community Development Specialist to create new connections through lead generation along with leveraging existing business and education contacts to engage in events hosted in-store
• 4+ years of business to business (B2B) selling experience
• 1+ year of lead generating experience
• Valid authorization to work in the U.S. is required; no visa sponsorship is available for this position.
• Retail leadership experience
• Commercial sales generation and/or account management experience
• Experience in selling consumer electronics or technology solutions
• Proven success in metrics-driven, consultative sales environment
• Experience in maintaining a client relationship management database (Microsoft Dynamics CRM preferred)
• Deep understanding of Microsoft products including, but not limited to: Windows, Xbox, Windows Phone, Surface, and cross-platform services like Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, and Office and how each of those products competes in the marketplace.
• Microsoft certifications OR experience/education in technology/IT
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