Microsoft Corporation Inside Sales Representative - Microsoft Search Advertising (Bing) in Fargo, North Dakota

Microsoft is empowering 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 everyone to bring their best each day.

As part of our transformation, one of our key areas of focus is the modernization of our sales motions. Inside Sales is chartered to accelerate Microsoft’s growth in its cloud-first, mobile-first businesses. This organization is at the forefront of establishing a new sales model by leveraging modern technology with data and analytics to drive impactful demand response through targeted sales coverage.

Digital Advertising is one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet today. Microsoft Advertising is one of the biggest players in digital advertising, with product offerings in core Paid Search, Product Ads, Rich Ads and Native Advertising. We are innovating and growing our business rapidly by providing the advertising industry with a world-class online advertising platform and services.

Sales has steadily shifted focus over the past years – the customer buying cycle is more dynamic and focused on constant consumption and performance. Customer obsession drives great sellers to focus on how their solutions deliver value and customer lifetime value across Microsoft’s suite of offerings – a successful customer is a lasting customer.

Are you a customer obsessed sales professional with a big interest in digital media?

Are you ready to make Microsoft Advertising the next chapter in your career story?

If so, as a Microsoft Advertising Inside Sales Representative (ISR) , you will identify, foster and grow business relationships with customers by offering a compelling portfolio of advertising products and innovative solutions to meet their business needs. By combining best in class sales skills with rich data science, you will empower advertisers around the world to perform and reach their maximum potential through paid search engine marketing (SEM) on our high-growth search engine, Bing, along with new ad products such as native and product ads. Lastly, you will be part of a team that is at the forefront of the transition to a mobile-first and cloud first organization with cross-sell engagements that extend to all other Microsoft products, aligning a global and diverse capability to meet additional customer needs.

Responsibilities

As an ISR, you will be responsible for obsessing over Microsoft’s customers and prospects to deliver a world-class customer engagement experience. You will meet the capabilities of a true modern, digital seller: not only flexing sales muscles, but bringing marketing and industry skill sets to bear as well through identifying, prioritizing and developing incoming prospects into high quality customers that enable Microsoft’s transition to a mobile-first and cloud first organization:

  • Communicate effectively and leave a great impression as the first point of contact for customers

  • Enthusiastically tell the Microsoft and Microsoft Advertising story/value prop to customers anddevelop an understanding of customers’ advertising needs and business needs

  • As value-based seller and trusted marketing advisor, address customer needs and objectives with Bing Ads solutions, leveraging advanced data science and analytical tools to create compelling and tailored customer insights

  • Drive revenue and share of wallet to support the growth of the Bing Ads marketplace

  • Identify opportunities to opt clients into native and Bing shopping opportunities

  • Perform account analysis to evaluate consultation opportunities with additional solutions partners

  • Maximize up-sell and cross-sell deals collaborating with the virtual sales and partner team (based on availability) to present customers the Microsoft ‘cloud’ value proposition, for competitive advantage and new solutions, which aligns to the customer’s business objectives and IT initiatives

  • Meet/exceed monthly and quarterly targets per forecast

  • Deliver impactful on-boarding activities to ensure customers are optimized for success in the auction resulting in longer term customer tenure in the Bing Ads marketplace

  • Support a warm hand-off of all high quality acquired customers to the Microsoft Adverting support team, enabling the long-term potential of each acquired lead and resulting in higher overall revenue per account

  • Leverage sales tools, maintain reporting accountabilities and utilize modern communication materials that provide analytics on what the customer is drawn to and how to pull the right levers in a sales conversation, for Bing Ads and for Microsoft

  • Demonstrate consistent sales excellence in opportunity creation, pipeline management and development, contact and conversion rates, account planning, and advertiser satisfaction

  • Apply a growth mindset to continuous capability development to hone skills needed to engage customers in digital transformation conversations

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in sales and/or customer service relationship background; telephone experience preferred

  • Must be able to legally live and work in the country for which you’re applying, without visa support or sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree preferred

  • Bing Ads Certification and Google Ad Words certification preferred

  • Experience working with or selling digital advertising solutions preferred and experience selling other Microsoft Solutions a bonus

  • Familiarity with modern sales techniques and tools is a bonus, including experience from retail sales, corporate internships, or entrepreneurial programs

  • Strong analytical aptitude with desirable excel and pivot table proficiency

  • Passion for cloud technologies and changing the world

  • Passion for sales and technology as an enabler for a company’s growth

  • A self-starter with a track record of outstanding performance and achieving goals

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with excellent phone conversation skills, attentive listening and superior writing skills

  • Achievement and success-driven personality, motivated by performance rewards for exceeding annual sales goals through strong cross business collaboration and relentless focus on the customer experience

  • Solid time management skills and ability to work independently or under supervision with a high level of integrity on a global team

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications; Dynamics CRM or other CRM experience is a bonus

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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