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Industry Advisory

Microsoft Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Posted: 26 Apr 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


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As an Industry Advisor (IA), you will have the opportunity to drive industry-focused sales for Microsoft. This role is responsible for originating sales and driving industry-led conversations with customers. Accountabilities include developing and winning market-making opportunities that deliver customer value and enabling transformational customer outcomes. As an Industry Advisor, you will be the Industry subject matter expert in digital business transformation, engaging with senior decision makers to identify, generate and nurture new business opportunities. You will articulate and position strategic business value and long-term positive results of using Microsoft's products, partners, and solutions, collaborating with your peers to successfully closing deals.

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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences, Supply Chain, Education, Business or related field AND Proven years of experience in a customer-facing role in the public sector OR
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences, Supply Chain, Education, Business or related field AND Proven years of customer-facing experience in the public sector OR equivalent experience.


Planning and Engagement

  • Serves as the Industry subject matter expert in digital transformation account planning. Drives engagement with internal and external stakeholders on account planning, partner business planning (e.g., Key Business Leaders [KBLs], Global Systems Integrator [GSI], Independent Software Vendors [ISV]) and review of industry plans, lending credibility from an industry perspective. Provides thought leadership via focus on broad global industry trends (e.g., emerging customer needs and competition) to activate and evangelize worldwide industry strategies and/or large ecosystem plays into local market and/or must-win accounts.
  • Owns multi-horizon planning to outline an approach for industry-oriented solution selling with the customer.
  • Proactively continues to build and maintain mutually influential relationships with strategic external executive-level business decision makers and partners, leveraging targeted stakeholders at assigned customer. Enables collaboration with internal and external resources using a deep understanding of Microsoft internal teams, functions, and stakeholders across multiple accounts and Microsoft leadership to drive multi-year strategic perspective for digital transformation account planning.

Sales Execution

  • Identifies gaps and solution opportunities for customers based on their needs and priorities. Ensures identification and advancement of high-impact, high potential repeatable use cases and scenarios for reuse across customers.
  • Owns work to open customer opportunities based on industry objectives, best practices, and new stakeholder relationships. Envisions product scenarios that do not currently exist to identify and open white spaces. Works with and influences product teams toward those solutions.
  • Conducts research and co-envisioning with customer at different levels, on their markets and opportunities for implementation of digital technologies and solutions to problems that others are not thinking about.
  • Drives internal collaboration to consistently demonstrate Microsoft's business value added from an industry perspective and positions industry solutions that solve the customers’ business challenges as they digitally transform their businesses.
  • Recognized as a trusted advisor by the customer to shape, lead, and challenge senior strategic decision makers to take action and implement proposed solutions using a consultative selling approach, a compelling storyline and a strong financial business case (e.g., return on investment [ROI], other applicable metrics) rooted in the customer's industry.
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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is a leading technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington. We specialize in software products like Windows OS, Microsoft 365, and hardware like Xbox and Surface PCs. Our mission is to empower every person and organization to achieve more through innovative technology.

Benefits at Microsoft

    • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans.
    • Hybrid workplace model for work-life balance.
    • Access to learning resources and professional development.