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Avanade Inc. Business Solution Architect - Dynamics CRM Customer Service in Houston, Texas

As a part of our North America Business Applications Team, the Business Solution Architect - Dynamics CRM Customer Service will be responsible for driving pre-sales and growth for our NA Dynamics CRM business. You will be a key member of the Avanade Go-to-Market Teams and leverage relevant industry experience to drive measurable growth through development and expansion of client opportunities. As a Part of a Collaborative and Entrepreneurial Team, You Will: * Develop and execute pre-sales strategies, drive proposal efforts, and provide pre-sales support * Provide deep expertise in lead qualification, opportunity assessment, opportunity development, and proposal development * Act as the primary Dynamics Customer Service Subject Matter Expert on client engagements * Master of the art of the possible Customer Service/Omnichannel Customer Experience demo * Shape and lead demonstrations that solve our clients’ business problems * Consult and advise our clients and internal stakeholders on uses of Customer Service technology to solve business problems * Operate in a senior technology advisory capacity to CxOs and their senior leadership * Learn our client's business, their organization, systems, challenges, and goals * Participate in, and lead stakeholder brainstorming, discovery, planning, and design sessions * Craft the technical vision by mapping requirements to technical capabilities * Confidently present and articulate the business value of the proposed solution to business managers and executives * Build prototypes and proofs of concept (POC) to validate technical and solution decisions * Lead client facing and internal training (technology training and/or application specific training) * Contribute to continuously improving IP and demoware through creating reusable templates, sharing of knowledge, and building reusable demos * Be an innovator who can create new solutions using out-of-the-box thinking * Work directly with marketing on origination initiatives * Build relationships with Microsoft sales & pre-sales counterparts * Estimate and design staffing for proposed solutions. * Develop familiarity with ISV solutions for Dynamics 365 Customer Service Your Technical & Non-Technical Skills Include: * Proven experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/CE/Customer Service * Leading the presales process for large scale, global technology engagements * Knowledge of Omnichannel and Power Virtual Agent * Understanding of PowerApps and Customer Insights is beneficial * Experience working with or inside the Microsoft ecosystem * Strong personal track record in selling and closing large complex deals * Proven track record operating as a player/coach - accountable for driving specific deals while also being a deal coach and mentor to pursuit team * Strong track record in complex channel and partner management * Experience in assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with large scale complex services/consulting engagements * CxO impact and the ability to develop and grow long term, high value customer relationships at the Executive level * Superior communication and personal leadership skills in a high growth environment

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