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Director of Channel Sales

Published on 02.12.2021


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Position : Director of Channel Sales


We are looking for Director of Channel Sales.

As a member of our team you’ll be part of growing a multi-billion-dollar business, charting new areas of innovation and impacting billions of lives around the world. You also will be a part of a culture centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. If that appeals to you, it’s an exciting time to be here in CCSM. 

At Microsoft our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In Consumer Channel Sales & Marketing (CCSM) our purpose is to create value with our partners, to market and sell innovative consumer solutions powered by Windows, Office, Surface, and Xbox.  We’re positioned right at the intersection of customers, hardware partners, and channel partners. Our team works with ecosystem partners and internal business groups to drive digital excellence and e-commerce capability, as well as accelerate cloud and subscription adoption. Together, we win by delivering compelling at-home and on-the-go experiences combining intelligent edge devices and services that create Microsoft fans for life.


Strategic Planning (25%)

  •  Drive partner transformation and growth to prioritize and execute on new and strategic initiatives with partners
  • Build Consumer Channel Strategy by utilizing industry knowledge, channel insight and customer understanding to drive Consumer Channel growth
  •  Define strategies to compete and win share of partner business across all product categories
  •  Develop digital transformation approach in alignment with the overall Microsoft POV and support partners in their omni-channel evolution 
  • Drive Consumer Channel optimization and allocation of resources
  • Channel Management (40%)
  • Channel optimization – understand and assess the capabilities of each channel and optimize investment and strategy to maximize value to Microsoft and partners
  •   Orchestrate internal executive review cadence for Consumer Channel, including key account plans and performance
  •   Utilize financial acumen to drive win-win outcomes with partners that deliver growth and business results
  •  Develop deeper understanding of Consumer Channel landscape and prioritize accounts to identify key focus areas for execution
  •   Lead complex partner management negotiation
  •  Ensure alignment in approach for cross-border & cross-regional partners
  • Business Operational Excellence (20%)
  • Drive ease of doing business in alignment with CPE (Customer and Partner Experience) Survey results through timely issue resolution & partner support
  •  Execute Consumer Channel plans to agreed metrics and targets, and orchestrate internal Rhythm of the Business
  • Take active role in operational sales processes, understanding how CCSM organization operates
  • Leadership and People Development (15%)
  •   Develop and coach a diverse and high performing team while attracting and retaining key talent
  • Exert influence across functional and geographic boundaries


  •    Ability to transform strategic initiatives into actionable plans
  • Apply entrepreneurial and innovative thinking to identifying and executing business opportunities
  •  Possess high standards for performance and compliance  
  • Ability to identify and influence multiple stakeholder groups, and navigate across complex organization
  •  Must be able to effectively articulate technology and product positioning to internal audiences and channel partners
  •    Ability to build and lead diverse multi-cultural teams
Required profile for job ad : Director of Channel Sales


Qualifications and Education:

  • Higher University/College Degree required
  • MBA preferred
  •  Professional sales and negotiations training
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management platforms
  • 10+ Years Consumer Electronics/IT ecosystem experience with a focus on devices and services sales across consumer segments
  •  Deep understanding of consumer channels, retail landscape and impact of emerging trends
  •   Building strategic relationships and partnering with senior executives across various types of accounts, such as Consumer Electronics Stores, Mass Merchants, E-tailers, Distributors
  •  Consumer channel management with proven business operational excellence and sales results through joint business planning, landing channel strategies, account management, and performance monitoring
  •  Driving long-term sustainable sales growth with partners
  • Proven track record of successful people leadership and development
  •  Delivery on Quarterly and Annual Account Budgeted Revenue, P&L and Scorecard Metrics
Job criteria for job ad : Director of Channel Sales
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
IT, software engineering, Internet
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Abeokuta - Ogun - Abia - Abuja - Adamawa - Akwa Ibom - Anambra - Bauchi - Bayelsa - Benin City - Edo - Benue - Cross River - Ebonyi - Ekiti - Enugu - Gombe - Ibadan - Oyo - Imo - Jigawa - Kaduna - Kano - Katsina - Kebbi - Kogi - Kwara - Lagos - Maiduguri - Borno - Nasarawa - Niger - Ondo - Osun - Plateau - Port Harcourt - Rivers - Sokoto - Taraba - Warri - Delta - Yobe - Zamfara
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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