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Microsoft Commercial Executive

Leatherhead, UK Req #145
03 June 2024

Established in 1982, Bytes has grown rapidly and now employs over 600+ people across 5 locations in the UK and Ireland. Our turnover in Financial Year 2019 was in excess of £520M. We work with SME’s, corporates and public sector organisations to modernise and digitally transform their IT infrastructures.

We invest in our employees through on-going support, training and advice to help them achieve their career aspirations, rewarding success both financially and personally. There is opportunity to grow and move internally which can be seen through our long-standing employees who have developed existing and new skills to move into senior positions in the organisation leaving space for new team members to begin their journey.

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Why Bytes?

  • Over 600 staff (plans to double in size over the next 5 years)
  • Operating from modern, hybrid working environments with offices in Leatherhead, Reading, London or Manchester
  • Winners of an array of industry awards
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work
  • Excellent training and career prospects offered
  • Fantastic office with gym, canteen, open plan, smart casual dress code, regular incentives and company events
  • Supporters of 85+ charities with strong commitment to diversity and sustainability



Position Title:

Microsoft Commercial Executive

Reports to (POSITION):

Microsoft Commercial Executive Manager


Microsoft Commercial Team


Microsoft Practice



The Commercial Executive (CE) role is a sales role that works as part of the Bytes account team as a specialist resource with the purpose of driving profitability within the Microsoft Practice and providing licensing expertise.



Working alongside the sales teams to translate customer software requirements into profitable licensing solutions, this includes understanding all incentive programs available from Microsoft and what the qualification criteria are.


Understand customer funding sources for assessments, workshops and deployment and be able to articulate what a customer gets within each assessment or workshop.



Customer Funding

  • Understand ECIF, AMM, CSI and Workshop funding.
  • To be able to articulate what a customer gets within each Workshop.
  • Look for opportunities to introduce workshops when engaging with customers.


Azure to CSP Migrations

  • Drive Azure to CSP conversions (existing and new customer)
  • ROI modelling (internal)
  • Customer Potential Savings modelling
  • Explanation of RI and HB potential savings to customer (using Quantum)



  • Understand all incentive programs and how to make money through Microsoft
  • Show commercial models to sales so they can understand the impact of selling through one VL program versus another.
  • Look to introduce FastTrack when engaging with customers.
  • To include Enterprise Incentive Program, CSP Incentives/margins/OSU and FastTrack, and CSI.



Microsoft Licensing Agreement Management

  • Commercial Executive should understand all pricing, offers, promotions and concessions (understand recent concessions offered)
  • Proactively managing all Enterprise Agreement contracts
    • Proactively engage each account manager 180 days prior to an EA renewal to begin renewal modelling/discussions.
      • All modelling to include an option to move to CSP
      • Assist account managers through the entire renewal process through to completion; includes CPS creation, PCC, and Contract Questionnaire submission.
    • Proactively engage each account manager 90 days prior to an EA anniversary to discuss true-up / annual order requirements.
      • Ensure TU numbers and reconciliation quotes are sent (CSRMs to put quotes together. Reconciliation details to be provided by Microsoft Operations)
  • Proactively engage each account manager 90 days prior to MPSA Software Assurance expiry to discuss requirements.
  • Reactive answering of complex licensing questions.
  • Ongoing training for salespeople
  • Provide reporting into Microsoft on progress of EA renewals.
  • Build relationships with the account teams within Microsoft and collaborate on renewal and new / upsell opportunities.





  • Account Management teams
  • Partner Eco-System (PES) team
  • Microsoft Practice Business Executive and Business Manager



  • Microsoft Commercial Executives
  • Microsoft Account Managers
  • Microsoft Solutions Specialists (sales / technical)




Educational Qualifications:

  • ESSENTIAL: GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent in English and Mathematics
  • DESIRABLE: GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent in ICT or Business Studies


Professional Qualifications

  • Current Microsoft Licensing Sales Expert (MLSE)


  • Azure Fundamentals


  • M365 Fundamentals


Years of Experience

Minimum 3 years working with Microsoft licensing


Other Requirements

  • Detailed understanding of all Volume Licensing Programs / Contracts
    • SMB Programs: OV, OVS etc.
    • MPSA: Program rules, OLS self-provisioning, sign-up process.
    • Enterprise Agreement
    • Cloud: CSP, Microsoft 365 licence terms
    • Azure: Licensing options, understanding of how to price basic workloads.
  • Intermediate / Advance Excel skills for creating customer facing cost models
  • Knowledge of Explore and other Microsoft Systems
  • Experienced in Microsoft Price List utilisation


Other details

  • Job Family Employee
  • Job Function Sales Specialist
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Leatherhead, UK