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Solution Architect, Modern Work (Microsoft)at CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
11747
Team: 
Sales
Post Date: 
28 Mar 2024
Location: 
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
Travel: 
50%
Security Clearance Required: 
No

Description

ABOUT CDW

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies: from start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

CDW prides itself on being People Who Get IT and People who get People. Our relationships are fuelled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, youll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true selfand your best ideasto CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solvingand better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

JOB SUMMARY

CDWs Microsoft Solutions team is a group of Solutions Architects and Specialists that is part of the wider Microsoft Practice.
The role has three key areas of responsibility, which broken down by:
    • Act as a senior architect, using a combination of your own depth of expertise as well as the wider team to own opportunities, engage with customers and win business at enterprise-scale in across the Microsoft Modern Work and 365 stack
    • Support the development of the team and the wider department by contributing to team projects as well as helping junior team members achieve their own career aspirations
    • Develop and maintain your own skills and knowledge through research, self-guided learning, lab time and formal training/accreditation
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Customer Opportunities - Work with customers, partners and salespeople to qualify opportunities and delivery value adding Microsoft and other technology outcomes
  • Documentation - Produce high quality documentation
  • Handover Support the smooth handover of projects into the delivery teams and acting as an escalation point during their life and transition into service
  • CDWand Modern Workspace Evangelist - driving and evangelising CDW capabilities to our customer base in a credible, friendly and relatable way. Differentiating CDW through its productised services, consulting capability and Microsoft expertise.
  • Internal Collaboration Build and develop strong relationships across the business, including with Sales, Professional Services, Managed Services and the wider CDW community to draw upon as the need arises.
  • Partner Engagement Cultivate strong Microsoft and Microsoft eco-system relationships to stay up to date with offerings and roadmaps and leverage this knowledge as an agnostic advisor to customers.
  • Commercial Acumen The role requires that you understand the commercial impact of the proposed solutions and assist customers and CDWs sales teams in choosing the correct solution to meet budget and expectations.
  • Sales Enablement - Assist CDW Salespeople with technical guidance on a variety of products and solutions across a range of customer sizes and types and evangelise the teams capabilities.
  • Customer Retention - Act as a trusted adviser to key customers through building knowledge of their environments.
  • Management Support:Support the leadership by providing input into team meetings, one-to-ones, appraisals and assessments as well as providing cover for the Practice Lead where required
  • Accreditation Attain and maintain the highest level of relevant accreditations where required
QUALIFICATIONS,SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Demonstrated credible experience in Microsoft 365, Modern Work and Microsoft eco-system technologies. Use experience and skills to aid in their adoption, with a proven ability to use this to own and win complex opportunities with mid-market customers, enterprise, and public sector customers
  • Advanced 365 capability e.g. Power Platforms desirable
  • A key focus on user experience / adoption enhancement
  • Ability to lead customers through a transformational journey that delivers tangible benefit quickly whilst maximising the scope and potential of an engagement
  • Experience selling both professional and managed services
  • A passion and a thirst to learn and deliver presales expertise in a broader set of technologies
ESSENTIALATTRIBUTES
  • Highly ambitious, credible, motivated, and accountable individual with an appreciation for building meaningful and lasting relationships, combined with a desire and ability to win hearts and minds - Confident yet humble in their approach
  • Detail-oriented with strong time management skills combined with the capacity to lead and work on multiple initiatives, as well as dynamically prioritise and pivot based on changing business needs
  • Outstanding communications skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely present concepts and recommendations in verbal, written, and presentation formats to customers, senior leaders, and cross-functional audiences
  • High levels of industry-related knowledge with an insatiable thirst for new information relevant to the market
  • Prepared for occasional travel between CDW UK & International offices as the role requires whilst maintaining a suitable home life balance
  • Ability to allocate time to undertake personal development activities such as attending training, achieving certifications, and focusing on soft-skill development always seeking to personally develop as an individual
CUSTOMERFOCUS ANDWAYS OFWORKING
  • Each coworker is accountable for their actions and is required to exercise good judgment in everything they do. Part of that responsibility includes ensuring that you understand and live up to the values and standards we set for ourselves in the CDW Way, the CDW Way Code (our code of ethics and business conduct), the Information Management System (IMS), and all other policies and procedures relevant to your role
  • Each coworker has a responsibility to ask questions when they are unsure of CDWs values, standards and policies, and to take action if they believe someone else is not acting consistently with those values, standards and policies.
  • Each coworker is responsible for maintaining customer focus and for periodically reviewing the Circle of Service Philosophy and the Quality Policy to understand CDWs commitment to excellent client service and continual improvement. Coworkers must report any customer problems, feedback, service outages, and service improvement suggestions to management.
  • Each coworker is required to comply with CDWs policies relating to Information Security and Data protection, specifically to:
  • Protect all information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction & interference
  • Treat the security of all information assets according to their designated information security classification
  • Ensure that they only access information assets that they are authorised to do so.
  • Adhere to the procedure for reporting any security weakness or event
  • Commit to, and participate in, personal development of information security awareness & knowledge
  • Comply with all laws and contractual obligations regarding the protection of data
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