Microsoft: Graduate / Internship Programme 2022

By | August 31, 2021

Microsoft: Graduate / Internship Programme 2022

Location: Johannesburg

At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passion, and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but to experience our culture full of diverse community connection, executive engagement, and memorable events.

Sales Specialist 

As a Solution Area Specialist, you identify our customers’ challenges and solve them through the latest software and services solutions. You will be our customers’ trusted consultant, thoroughly evaluating the health of their IT platforms and development environments and diagnosing areas for improvement. Your solutions drive measurable value, helping customers run their businesses more cost-effectively and efficiently and giving them a competitive edge in their marketplace.

Responsibilities

  • Positions Microsoft solutions in competitive landscape through research and collaboration utilizing industry expertise to differentiate Microsoft solutions.
  • Identifies market and customer needs and collaborates with internal teams to devise solutions to meet those needs.
  • Develops and manages pipeline for territory and forecasts resource needs.
    Meets with customers on site to deepen relationships and solution development.

Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or have completed bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management, Marketing, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling
  • Exceptional negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills
Technology Sales 

Technology Specialists (TSs) drive the technical motions within sales driving specific solution area revenue and market share. Based on the tremendous opportunity of digital transformation across every individual and organization, we focus our broad portfolio of assets and go-to-market efforts across four key solution areas: Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Apps & Infrastructure, and Data & AI.

Responsibilities

  • Engages with and guides customers toward technical decisions to purchase and use Microsoft technology.
  • Leverages sales strategy to address customer digital transformation and align technology to customer business needs.
  • Understands customer needs, collects customer feedback, and provides strategic input to customers.
  • Demonstrates Microsoft solutions to prove capabilities, applies architectures to client scenarios, and engages in partner sell-with scenarios to scale through partners.
  • Acts as an orchestration point for technical resources and works to resolve blockersin order toachieve solution implementations.

Basic Qualifications  

  • Currently pursuing or have completed bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business or related field.
  • Passion for technology and working with customers  
  • Strong balance of both business and technical skills  
  • Exceptional negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills
  • Technical consulting, technical consultative selling, product development, or related technical/sales experience is a plus  

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Microsoft Sales Specialist Graduate / Internship Programme

Apply Online for the Microsoft Technology Sales Graduate / Internship Programme

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