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Sales Manager - Manufacturing



Sales & Business Development
North Holland, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft’s Manufacturing Enterprise Account Team focuses on empowering customers on their digital journey. This team is responsible for envisioning new possibilities for our customers, delivering solutions that result in targeted business outcomes and driving revenue growth for Microsoft.

As a Sales Manager, you will drive digital technology transformation in partnership with your customers, to achieve both Microsoft and customer business outcomes. You will lead a team of sellers to execute Go to Market strategy for your Industry/Territory.

Leveraging your large, multi-functional team across the breadth of the Microsoft product portfolio, engage at the most senior levels of your customer and bring industry-relevant solutions to help the customer adopt and embrace digital technologies.

With a proven history of driving growth in market share, achieving sales targets, customer obsession, and partner collaboration, this role will leverage your extensive customer network and sales experience to execute against an account plan.

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.


People Management

  • Managers deliver success through empowerment and accountability by modeling, coaching, and caring.
  • Model - Live our culture. Embody our values. Practice our leadership principles.
  • Coach - Define team objectives and outcomes. Enable success across boundaries. Help the team adapt and learn.
  • Care - Attract and retain great people. Know each individual’s capabilities and aspirations. Invest in the growth of others.

Market/Industry Thought Leadership

  • Provides guidance to team on establishing Microsoft's competitive advantage and offering strategies that satisfy customers' Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Drives results faster than competition in new markets/solution areas (e.g., cloud services growth and consumption). Identifies light house/beach head successes in select or strategic industries (develop a competitive advantage through launching something very successful/excelling in the industry).

Digital Transformation Growth

  • Understands drivers of digital transformation relevant to their customers and partners across lines of business and coaches team to partner with internal teams to accelerate the customer/partner innovative digital transformation. Leads digital transformation and shifts market; captures addressable market. Leads a cross-organizational segment manager on strategic projects that enable innovative digital transformation and deliver business value. Leads managers to apply a growth and customer/partner mindset in response to transformation and

customers/competitors. Sets strategies for managers to enable managers to lead teams.

Driving Transformation in the Business

  • Guides the business within the segment, leads the strategic directions, leads managers and teams on how to think creatively in response to customer/partner needs and competition, and facilitates transformation among internal teams.

Culture and Leadership Across the Business

  • Analyzes and understands strategies to drive success within scope of accountability and works to develop/mentor/coach talent internally. Encourages managers and individuals across the organization. Fosters a culture of learning, coaching, customer-centricity, accountability, collaboration and achieving big bold goals. Motivates and brings teams together. Leads a diverse and inclusive workforce. Creates/hires a diverse team. Fosters an inclusive working environment via the ten inclusive behaviors. Serves as a subject matter expert in relevant local regulatory and policy environments (e.g., opening doors and removing barriers for sales teams, partners, and customers) across geographic areas. Demonstrates industry capabilities to address public sector agendas. Influences and works across organization functions, partners and teams to drive growth and transformation and effectively define sale processes, holding others accountable for results. Leads team to identify opportunities to drive optimizations and new digitalization solution strategies based on customer and market strategies, and discusses/advocates for customer/market needs and solutions based on customer/partner insights.

Orchestration and Collaboration

  • Builds and maintains broad leader network within and across partner community for specific skill sets and industries as well as within Microsoft. Creates new points of entry for orchestration and collaboration. Defines where orchestration is needed for success. Influences and works across functions, partners and teams to drive growth and transformation and effectively define sale processes, holding others accountable for results. Encourages and sets the tone for an organizational culture for collaboration. Implements customer relationship development strategies across the organization.


  • Embody our culture and values


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.