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MicrosoftMACH Sales Traineeship

Application deadline 27-07-2016
Start date 01-09-2016



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Come as you are. Do what you love.

Please note we will be hosting assessment centres in March- May timeframe in Schiphol, aiming for start date September 2016.

Become the essential connection between our clients and the technologies that help them expand the size of their businesses and become more profitable. As a Sales professional at Microsoft, you’ll work closely with the sales teams which serve as the human face of our multi-billion-dollar global company. You will become a trusted counselor who inspires consumer enthusiasm and guides enterprise clients to make shrewd technology decisions that are in the best interests of their companies.

By applying you will be considered for all available Sales roles including Account Manager, Account Technology Strategist, Licensing Sales Professional, Solution Sales Professional, Technical Sales, Account Executive. All of these roles support and promote our solutions for Enterprise customer, Small and Medium Market and supporting Partners in their businesses.

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Microsoft Academy for College Hires at Microsoft (MACH)

We believe that work is a place for exploration, creativity, innovation and professional growth. It’s about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things which leave a lasting impact. At Microsoft, you learn from the finest in the business. As a full time graduate employee, you experience an inspiring world class program. MACH is as an accelerated career development program designed to recruit and hire top-performing graduates across a broad range of roles, and aims to cultivate your talent utilizing training, mentoring, and providing community support.

With over 2,500 MACH employees in over 60 countries worldwide, you'll gain a network to a global community of peers, leadership exposure, world class trainings and the opportunity to take on challenging work that contributes meaningfully to helping people and businesses realize their full potential.

  • The MACH Program continues for 12-24 months from the time of hire
  • The first year is focused on training, peer mentoring, and other on-boarding activities, while the second year is focused on career development and global networking
  • At the end of the program, MACH employees join the MACH Alumni community
  • Please note this is a full time, permanent position
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What makes us different

Un-like other programs, you will be immediately placed in a challenging role with specific learning roadmaps. You will be provided with the infrastructure and resources to define and grow you career including access to world-class learning solutions both online and live in classrooms.

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It's your change to:

  • Become immersed in a global organization that offers plenty of opportunities to grow
  • Have the entire Microsoft network at your fingertips
  • Get out of the office and alongside your clients, whilst building strong connections with internal teams too
  • Collaborate with colleagues & peers across a worldwide organization
  • Benefit from the mobile technology you need to work flexibly  
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  • Available to start in September 2016
  • Pursuing or within one year of graduation from a full time Bachelor or Master’s program, preferable in Business Management, Economics, Commercial or similar
  • Deep understanding of markets, customers and related technology
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • Full work authorization for your chosen location
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  • Customer obsessed
  • Ability to influence, inspire and lead from any role
  • Good understanding of the relationship between technology and business
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Eager to grow and learn
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Competency in Building Successful Relationships
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Cross-boundary collaboration
  • Thriving in a fast paced, ambiguous environment
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation
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A new world of work

Our aim at Microsoft is to make people collaborate like never before. We believe that we are moving very quickly from flexible working to a New World of Work, in which redesigned offices and the latest technology facilitate even greater flexibility. At Microsoft we believe that adopting a flexible working policy and trusting our employees to do their best in the environment they choose, can be rewarded with more satisfied staff, better results and increased productivity across the business. Microsoft offers dynamic and international work environment with a wide array of career paths.

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Selection process and timelines:

  1. Scenario assessment (online test)
  2. Video-interview (online)
  3. Screening interview (Skype)
  4. Assessment Centre (@ Microsoft Schiphol) 

Please apply with an English résumé

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