Microsoft Azure Solutions Strategist - Home Based

Negotiable + Bonus
Ref: 47 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Oct 2021
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Would you like to work for an award-winning company?
Are you an experienced Cloud Solutions Architect with a strong knowledge of the Azure product portfolio?
Are you a strong communicator with a passion for delivering exceptional service?
If the answer is YES then we have a great opportunity for you!
Who are we?
TSG (Technology Services Group) are a Managed IT Services provider covering the whole of the UK. Here at TSG our people have a passion for delivering excellent customer service. We believe in giving our people the tools, training and support they require to excel in their roles with autonomy to make decisions where needed. Our values are based around Quality, Ownership and Passion and these sit at the core of our business, helping us to achieve our mission.
Why should I work for TSG?
It is our people that make TSG what it is and a great place to work. We have an open and honest culture here where we welcome feedback and act off the back of that. As a result, we have recently won six awards in the Best Companies to work for awards 2021. TSG is now officially one of the UKs Top 100 Best Large Companies’ and one of the ‘Top 50 Technology Companies’ to work for. In addition, we have been awarded a 2-star accreditation for Outstandingemployee engagement, as well as some Regional Awards.
At TSG we have a realistic approach, and we care about the health and wellbeing of our TSG family. We love having social events wherever possible and enjoy giving back to the community, as such each employee is entitled to two CSR days per annum. Over the last year TSG has been continuing to raise money for our chosen charity Mental Health UK, so far, we have raised over £13,000 across the business completing a variety of challenges. These challenges included a walkathon which seen 100 TSG colleagues walk the equivalent distance from the organisations Team Valley office to Microsoft's Seattle HQ - a huge 9.6 million steps!
Job Purpose & Responsibilities;
As a Microsoft Azure Solutions Strategist within TSG you will be an expert in Microsoft Azure and additional associated products. You will be an internal and external evangelist for Azure, influencing our product and customer strategy, supporting our Service Design Leads and Customer Success Managers in the promotion of Azure products to our customers.
You will be involved in requirements gathering with customers, compiling proposals, upskilling internal teams, and providing customer training where necessary whilst adopting a consultative approach. You will liaise with our marketing team to generate campaigns that will support and drive an increased pipeline in Microsoft Azure products with our customers.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
  • Active participation with key prospects and clients, engaging in a consultative manner to identify and advise suitable product solutions and propositions
  • Participate in the enablement of wider training within the TSG team
  • Work closely with the Azure Architect to improve & increase self-serve options & qualify and validate solutions
  • Evaluate business processes and make recommendations for improvement
  • Proactive pipeline generation
  • Production of high quality customer communication and proposal documentation
  • Effective and accurate use of TSG CRM system
  • Presenting solutions to internal and external customers
  • Liaise with TSG Marketing and 3rd party suppliers where required to support the campaign process
  • Achievement of team target as defined throughout the year
  • Where required, national Travel is expected to attend customer sites
Knowledge, Skills & Experience;
  • Working knowledge of the wider Application, Technical and Telecom portfolio in support of integration and convergence developments
  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the Azure product portfolio, with a minimum of 2 years' experience 
  • A sound knowledge of the competitive landscape in Application, Technical and Telecom portfolio
  • A sound knowledge of project management methodology
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong presentation skills – written and verbal
  • Effective planning and time management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong analytic and logic skills
  • Strong business analysis skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to build rapport and good working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Able to adapt to, embrace and lead change
  • Understanding of needs based sales methodology; solution or consultative selling
  • Driving licence is essential 
What’s in it for you?
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of 4%
  • Perkbox discounts
  • Company sick pay
  • Income protection cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Flexible home-based opportunities
  • Long service benefits including increased annual leave accrued with service
  • Flexible working day policy
  • Relaxed dress policy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Paid CSR days
  • Fantastic company culture including regular team building events
  • Excellent progression opportunities and training support, including recognised qualifications
If this sound like the role for you, please apply today to be considered.