Account Technology Strategist

Posted On: 07 July 2020 Microsoft   Lagos
Reference: N/A Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Account Technology Strategist is a technical sales role that involves deep customer engagements. owned deployment metrics for Retail Comms and Media accounts and directly contributed and by identifying new deployment seats for Enterprise and Partner Group customers.


Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centred on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. A growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.




As an Account Technology Strategist, you'll be acting as your customer’s virtual Chief Technology Officer, and will be expected to:

  • Utilize your knowledge of enterprise architecture and Microsoft cloud services (including the latest innovations and solutions) to create roadmaps to your customers' desired future state.

  • Build strong relationships with Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Security Officers, other technical and business decision-makers, and the developer community as their trusted technology advisor.

  • Orchestrate activities across Microsoft and Partner resources to maximize business results, customer success and satisfaction.

  • Demonstrate change management leadership skills by assisting customers with new business models, process and workflow changes, and employee impact assessments as they move towards the desired future state.

  • Drive long-term growth by focusing on sustainable usage of cloud solutions that align to customer objectives and business value.

  • Share your broad technical knowledge of the Microsoft platform, our competition, and the industry with customers by sharing customer and global IT landscape insights with your Microsoft colleagues.


Account Technology Strategists Are Unique In Their


  • Broad knowledge of Microsoft’s enterprise platform and their ability to map relevant Microsoft technologies to customer IT and business needs and priorities.

  • Ability to build long-term trusted technology advisor relationships that result in stable, meaningful strategic technology conversations.

  • In-depth knowledge of customer technology environments.

  • Ability to ensure that customers benefit from the latest Microsoft innovations and solutions.




Essential experiences, skills, and knowledge:


  • Proven ability to learn quickly, adapt, and master new concepts and technologies to drive their adoption and usage required

  • Min 5 years of Pre-Sales experience.

  • Strong Digital Transformation experience and ability to drive customer conversations.

  • Business Application experience (CRM, ERP, Cloud)

  • Strong technical skills required, with enterprise architecture experience or certification preferred

  • Experience in Business Consulting or Consultative Selling, and extensive experience working within Teams preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with equally good listening skills is essential

  • Experience in Project Management preferred

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, similar information technology-related, or engineering discipline degree required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Additional training or education in Business, Sales, or Marketing preferred

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, 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.


data; data center; MS Excel; MS Project; WiFi


Interpersonal Skills

Data Analysis

Data Modeling


Computer Literacy

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