Partner Development Management: Internship Opportunities - #366386

Microsoft


Date: 6 days ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Intern
Start date: August/September 2024

Duration: 12 months, Full-time

Location: Johannesburg

Type of Employment: Internship

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Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of university graduates from every corner of the world.

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Responsibilities

Overview

As a Partner Development Manager (PDM), you will act as the daily face of our company to our partner channel. You are accountable for driving performance of a managed portfolio of partners, by business priority, with a primary focus on Microsoft cloud services (O365, Azure and Dynamics 365) and complementary products. The goal is to drive partner recruitment, enablement and business growth based on the partners’ strengths and priorities. The PDM represents Microsoft to our partners, communicates our strategy, sells our vision, and brings partners along in the digital transformation journey.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, onboards, and manages relationships with Microsoft partners; differentiates the value of partnering with Microsoft versus competitors.
  • Aligns partners to strategic accounts and identifies market opportunities through industry analysis and intelligence. 
  • Supports partner readiness through selling strategies, marketing plans, and portfolio optimization.
  • Analyzes business metrics to assess performance and identify areas for growth.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications 

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Business Administration/Management, Marketing, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field with at least one quarter/semester remaining to complete after internship.
  • Strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling.
  • Exceptional negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills. 
  • You must be legally authorised to work in South Africa to be eligible for this role. (Legally authorised = has citizenship or has been granted a valid visa or work permit).

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