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SoftChoice Manager, Microsoft PreSales (US West Commercial) in Seattle, Washington

Whyyou'lllove Softchoice: We are a software-focused IT solutions and services provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected, and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology. By doing these things we help them create success for their customers and their people. We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what's good for our people and communities. The impact you will have: The Manager, Microsoft PreSales is responsible for leading a team of Microsoft Sales Specialists to the growth of new customers and service projects. This includes full responsibility for hiring and developing all team members, aligning closely with our sales leaders across the US Commercial West sales region, and managing a deep partnership with Microsoft. If you are located near a Softchoice office, there would be an expectation of being in the office 2-4 times per month. Also there would be travel across US West 30%-40% of the time. What you'll do: * Driving Softchoice sales of Microsoft software and services within the business area. * Working with the Softchoice Field Sales Management team on joint go-to-market strategies to drive deployment of Microsoft solutions in our customer base as well as Managed Services and Professional Services revenue growth. * Partnering with Sales leadership at every level to develop marketing and field plans. * Recruiting, developing and managing an existing team of Microsoft Sales Specialists. * Creating/building relationships with Microsoft and key Microsoft partners, especially at the national and regional level. * Creating/proposing marketing plans, initiatives, and campaigns. * Providing Microsoft support for Softchoice sales organizations. * Planning/conducting executive and sales presentations to customers, the Microsoft community, and to the Softchoice sales organization. What you'll bring to the table: * Minimum 7 years of relevant industry experience; including a minimum of 5 years sales experience. * 3+ years of people management experience preferred. * Must have work experience in the IT industry (Microsoft knowledge is required). * Solid understanding of the commercial IT market for software, hardware and services. * Be accountable to the results of your team and the US Microsoft business. * Be agile and adaptable in complex and fast-paced situations. * Manage executive level relationships and communicate effectively with executive leadership as well as individual contributors. * Be passionate about personal growth for yourself, your team, and those around you. * Develop a wide sphere of influence both internally and externally. * Self-managed and motivated individual with strong leadership skills. * Creative and strategic thinker with strong presentation skills. * Ability to travel up to 40% (reliable access to a vehicle is required for this role). * Bachelor's Degree or College Diploma, preferred. Not sure if you qualify? Think about applying anyway: We understand that not everyone brings 100% of the skills and experiencefor the role. At Softchoice, we offer opportunities to a diverse group including those with a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you are new to corporate tech, returning to work after a gap in employment, or looking to transition and take the next step in your career, we are excited to learn more about you and encourage you To view the full job description,