Poland Business Development Internship Opportunity @ Microsoft

  • Job Type:
    • Intern
  • Country:
    • Poland
  • Description:
    • Business Development Opportunity @ Microsoft Poland
      Start date: September 2018
      Duration: 3 months with possible prolongation for 3 more months
      Both full-time and part-time (20 or 30 hours per week) are available
      Location: Warsaw, Poland
      Application deadline: April 20 (but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as the program is quite popular, and we accept the applications on first come, first served basis) 
      Do you want to make the difference?
      Are you passionate about technology?
      Do you want to join a multicultural environment? 
      Then Microsoft is the right place to be! JOIN our team Business Development Intern role that is designed for recent graduates and final year students like you! 
      Who are we?
      It’s a time of exciting change and new thinking at Microsoft. We’re focused on improving the day-to-day lives of our customers, delivering meaningful impact through ground-breaking technology and providing a truly unified experience.
      Through incredible services like OneDrive, Skype, CRM and Office powering a Mobile First, Cloud First world, we deliver a positive blend of work and play across different devices, locations and users. Across digital life, we’re reinventing productivity.
      In order to fuel this change, we need people prepared to challenge convention, question the status quo and collaborate with likeminded individuals that don’t fear failure but see it as a necessary step toward making a mark on the world.  We look for highly energetic people with initiative and drive. We want passionate, curious individuals who can think laterally and ask new questions.
      The role
      This isn’t your average tea-making, hand-holding internship. We’ll put you on real projects from the start, developing your natural talents and providing you with insights that will change the way you look at everything from smartphones to search engines and beyond.
      Our Sales teams are the lifeblood of Microsoft. They know how our products help our customers and ensure we keep our competitive advantage. Join them and learn the ins and outs of selling products to the enterprise customers. This Sales Internship is your chance to become the essential connection between our clients and the technologies that help the customers 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 counsellor who inspires enthusiasm and guides enterprise clients to make shrewd technology decisions that are in the best interests of their companies.
      This role is in our public sector department, so you will be working with government and healthcare organizations.
      In particular, you will be involved in:
      • Supporting the sales team through interaction with the Account Managers and the accounts directly;
      • Working directly with accounts to drive monthly sales and Microsoft  KPIs;
      • Interacting with customers to answer their questions and address their issues;
      • Prospecting and identifying business development opportunities;
      • Engaging on sales data collection;
      • Process improvement, business change management and customer and partner research;
      • Preparing regular forecasts and pipeline reports, using Microsoft’s tools and resources.
      Qualifications and requirements
      • 2018 (May-July) or 2019 Graduate of full-time Bachelor Program or 2018 (May-July), 2019 or 2020 Graduate of full-time Master program;
      • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Development, IT Security or related technical discipline (i.e. math, physics) as well as Business, Economics, Management, Project Management is a big advantage;
      • Previous experience in a strategy/sales/business development/consulting role will be an advantage;
      • Strong motivation to work as a front-line Sales & Business development person dealing with customers;
      • Good understanding of the relationship between technology and business;
      • Passion for technology and innovation;
      • Strong analytical skills;
      • Excellent communication, negotiations and cross-group collaboration skills;
      • Full work authorization in Poland
      • Fluent Polish and working level of English; 
      • Desire to build a long-term career at Microsoft in a similar function, particularly as part of our Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH) program;
      • Able to work full-time or part-time from September 2018;
      • Able to work full-time starting from September 2019 (to continue as MACH);
      • Most important is the willingness to gain new skills and learn further. 
      We offer:
      • Paid internship with real responsibilities and impact from day one;
      • Personal and career development support, opportunity to learn Microsoft products and to become an expert;
      • Dynamic and prestigious work environment;
      • The best tools and technologies at your fingertips;
      • Opportunity to become full-time employee and MACH program participant in September 2019.
      Selection process:
      • Scenario assessment (online test) – March-April
      • Video-interview (online) – March-May
      • Assessment (@ Microsoft Poland) – May
      Find more information in our brochure www.aka.ms/opportunitiesatmicrosoft
      Have a look at the video about internship experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOfSHvn3b2E
      Explore our CEE Interns & Graduates blog www.microsoftstudents.eu
      Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  All applications will be considered under the terms and conditions of confidentiality in accordance with the regulations of personal data protection.