Two Microsoft Canada SharePoint Job Opportunities

If I didn't already have the ideal job, I would want this first one. And if you're thinking of applying for this, let me know for two reasons: a) Eidenai is also keeping an eye out for someone to be my counterpart on the consulting (delivery) side of the business, and b) if you land it, we'll be working together.

To apply, create a profile and apply online. The first is an exclusive that you won't find listed on the MS Job Site (yet).

Technical Specialist - Portals (Toronto and Eastern Canada)
Job number: J0505-0289

In the decade ahead, we have a unique opportunity to re-ignite enthusiasm for computer-based productivity by corporations and users alike by selling the importance of information worker productivity as critical to ongoing business success.

As a Portals and Collaboration Technology Specialist (IWTS), you will be a member of a highly specialized team of worldwide sales professionals responsible for providing pre-sales technical support and accelerating technical adoption of portal and collaborative solutions built from Microsoft Information Worker Products, and Partners to Technical Decision Makers (CIOs, IT Managers, IT Professionals) and occasionally to Business Decision makers outside IT.


  • Work with the sales team and customers to understand their unique environment and demonstrate how our products and solutions will integrate to solve their business and overcome technical challenges.
  • Assist The Solution Specialist – Portals and Collab in developing strategies for customer accounts and in providing deep technical support in prioritized opportunities.
  • Accelerate sales opportunities through the pipeline by delivering ADS and POC’s and removing barriers to complex technical issues.
  • Be recognized as the competitive technology expert as it applies to Portal and Collaborative solutions
  • Work with partners (SI’s and ISV’s) to build partner technical capacity and engage customers with specific technical solutions.
  • Lead technical discussions with partners and customers


  • Strong technical background that includes deep knowledge of our Information Worker products (Office, Share Point, CMS) and solutions based on these products.
  • Strong desire to work in a dynamic, changing environment and deliver outstanding customer value and support.
  • Enjoy tackling tough technical challenges and require little guidance
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple high priority items simultaneously and engage in effective account planning.
  • Strong presentation and solutions selling skills.
  • Comfortable working with senior executives and technical decision makers (from architects to developers).
  • Proven ability to apply creative solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work as part of a virtual sales team with common goals but individual responsibilities/commitments
  • Good knowledge of competitor offerings in the portal and collab space, particularly that of IBM.
  • Previous experience in managing technical partnerships with Solution Providers or ISVs is desirable.

And Opportunity #2...

Sharepoint & InfoPath - Portal Solution Marketing Manager
Job number: J1103-0127

The Sharepoint & Infopath - Portal Solution Marketing Manager is focused on orchestrating sales and marketing planning and execution in the Canadian market place. As the product manager, you will serve as the lead evangelist promoting Microsoft's Portal offerings to the internal and external market place. You are expected to be the product and market spokesperson.


Marketing Delivery

  • Development of annual strategic & PR plan for Sharepoint & Infopath (Microsoft's Portal Solution).
  • Act as the content, positioning, and messaging owner for Sharepoint & Infopath
  • Order/develop and distribute product for GTM (Go to Market) fulfillment materials (evaluation software, sales collateral, MS Press Books) as appropriate.
  • Manage marketing and T&E budgets to plan.

Product Knowledge & Evangelism

  • Technical Expertise: Stay current on technical product knowledge by maintaining a 200 level technical knowledge on Sharepoint & Infopath.
  • Serve as the internal and external spokesperson for PR/Event Delivery/Evangelism for the relevant product(s), solution(s), GTM(s).
  • External events include press initiatives, public relations, seminars and solutions briefings, and high profile trade/industry events.
  • Support the sales force as requested on special sales calls, customer briefings & sales readiness around the relevant product(s), solution(s), GTM(s).
  • Understand how product(s) are licensed within the context of business strategy.
  • Recommend and communicate relevant changes/revisions to key stakeholders as required.

Market, Competitive & Customer Analysis & Strategy Development

  • Using primary or 3rd party research, monitor, analyze & report on relevant competitor(s), customer & market data, providing insights on strategic impact of competitive actions and customer & maket trends.
  • Provide and present revenue forecasting and analysis for the relevant product(s) on a monthly basis.
  • Actively contribute data, analysis, and strategic insights on relevant products(s), competitor(s) during mid-year review process. 

Qualifications and more can be found on this job's posting... 

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