Services Account Executive in Lagos, Nigeria

at Microsoft

ICT / Telecommunications
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


  • The Services Account Executive (AE) is a trusted advisor to Microsoft's Enterprise customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand and anticipate your customer's business needs, and offer the right Microsoft solutions to meet those needs.
  • Demonstrate the business value of Microsoft solutions within your customer(s), focusing on how we can help them achieve their desired business outcomes, enabled by digital transformation
  • Ensure that your customers are using and/or consuming the Microsoft services and products they have purchased.
  • Orchestrate the Microsoft virtual team, including partners where appropriate, that supports you in selling and supporting your customer(s).
  • Meet your revenue and priority targets, maintaining a healthy pipeline to ensure appropriate velocity and coverage to meet quota, and providing accurate forecasts.

Experience & Results

  • Degree in BA or B.Sc.
  • 5+ years of experience in solution sales.

Knowledge & Capabilities:

  • Executes recognized sales strategies and processes including: account planning; pipeline & opportunity management & forecasting; & deal strategy, close planning & stakeholder management
  • Understands market-specifics for at least 1 sector/industry 

Skills & Competencies:

  • Delivers value in Customer relationships, based on customer business outcomes and priorities
  • Demonstrates listening and consultative role-modelling using story-telling
  • Develops strong relationships with Business Decision Makers and Technical Decision Makers throughout the customer's organization
  • Communicates clearly and persuasively.
  • Ensures proactive customer planning, championing the importance of joint planning both internally (across the internal virtual sales teams) and with the customer
  • Leverages business model, industry and vertical expertise to create plans and solutions
  • Proactively seeks and leverages diverse organizational perspectives to bring together creative, relevant customer solutions that drive business impact.
  • Creates, and sustains partnerships and virtual teams with other Microsoft and Partner stakeholder groups to provide value for customers.
  • Builds and sustains long-term and profitable customer relationships, successfully balancing customer satisfaction and revenue growth.
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