Head of MS UK Security Solutions Sales

London, London, United Kingdom

Microsoft

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Are you insatiably curious and do you lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from? Are you passionate about cybersecurity? Do you enjoy working on a high-performing, fast-paced sales team?  If so, we are looking for you!     


The Microsoft Security organization’s mission of making the world a safer place has never been more important. As threats become more frequent and sophisticated, we must work to keep our customers safe through our Security Solutions. The Commercial Solution Area team within the Microsoft Security organization is at the forefront of this effort, engaging directly with customers to contribute to their success.  
With thousands of global security experts worldwide, $1 billion+ invested annually in security research and development, and the cutting-edge AI- based Security innovations, Microsoft is ideally placed to think outside of the box and protecting customers, and partners around the world.  


The Head of MS UK Security Solutions Sales is a senior manager within our Commercial Solutions Organisation and leads, develops and manages a large team of high performing senior managers and Security Specialists to drive solution opportunity revenue and market share. This role is a key leader in our overall Security sales strategy, working closely with Corporate and Engineering teams as well as peers across both Modern Work and Azure teams. 


We are hiring a Head of MS UK Security Solutions Sales to lead a team of world-class cybersecurity sellers in the Enterprise tier. As a proven sales leader, you will support your team in achieving and exceeding targets by delivering end-to-end security thought leadership, strategies, and transformational customer outcomes. You will enable and empower your team to drive security wins by guiding them on planning, orchestration and execution of security opportunities, as well as working with internal stakeholders and partners to cross-sell and upsell. This opportunity will allow you to learn and accelerate your career growth, honing your managerial, solution sales and collaboration skills and deepening your end-to-end security expertise.  


We are looking for a passionate, experienced, and credible security sales manager to lead our team of security sellers.  We are committed to diversity and inclusion and provide resources and support to everyone on our team.  


Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. 

Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a strong understanding of customers’ industries and business priorities, discusses customer needs and solutions based on customer insights
  • Leads the team to develop and maintain trusted relationships with senior leaders to grow Microsoft Security share of wallet
  • Sales Execution: Act as a thought leader in digital transformation and lead team to develop strategies that help understand customer business needs and accelerate revenue and growth for security business
  • Provides consistent coaching rhythm leveraging coaching framework Model | Coach | Care 
    Leads the team to increase customer relevance by driving adoption of the Microsoft Customer Engagement Methodology (MCEM)
  • Enhances technical & sales capabilities across the organization to achieve technical excellence in customer interactions
  • Attract, develop and retain talent
  • Deliver results through teamwork: Drive execution of projects; drive a growth mindset and learning-focused culture by empowering team to focus on learning; partner and collaborate with other teams. 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications (RQs) 

 

  • 7+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience AND leading sales organization
    OR Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field AND 6+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience 
    OR equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications 

 

  • 9+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience 
    OR Bachelors Degree in IT, or related field AND 8+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience 
    OR Masters Degree in Business Administration, IT, or related field AND 5+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience 
    Experience with competitive Security solutions (e.g. Palo Alto, Splunk, CrowdStrike, etc.) is a plus. 
    6+ years of solution or services sales experience. 
  • Sales Management: Proven history of leading security sales team and driving business growth 
    Leadership: Strong sales leadership skills to inspire and motivate team with an ability to set clear goals, provide guidance and lead by example. 
    Communication: Strong communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate sales objectives, provide feedback and communicate with C-level stakeholders. 
    Strategic Thinking to identity market opportunities, develop sales strategies and make informed decisions. 
  • 3+ years of people management experience. 
    Problem solving: Strong problem-solving skills address challenges, overcome objections and find solutions to meet sales targets 
    Time Management: Effective time management skill to help prioritize tasks and allocate resources efficiently ensuring sales goals are met 
    Industry Experience: Strong understanding security industry and market trends 
    Technical passion with good understanding of cloud security technologies -  Threat protection (Endpoint security, E-mail security, Incident Response, etc.), Kill Chain, CNAPP, SIEM.,  Multi-Cloud Security, Identity and Access management,   

 

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. 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.

 

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Tags: Azure C Cloud CNAPP Computer Science CrowdStrike Endpoint security IAM Incident response SIEM Splunk Strategy

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom

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