SoftwareONE

  • Solution Specialist Future Workplace

    Job Locations MX
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/7/2019 10:48 PM)
    ID
    2018-3491
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Unique opportunity! If you are looking to boost your career in the IT sector in a multicultural and promising environment and have experience in presales with Office 365 this is definitely the chance you have been looking for!

    We are seeking for an Solution Specialist / Presales Engineer in O365 to be part of our team of rockstars in Guadajalara, Mexico.

     

    SoftwareONE is one of the fastest growing companies in the IT sector, with over 40% growth per year over the last 5 years – join us and be part of our growth story! 

    Privately owned since 1985, SoftwareONE is redefining the technology solutions landscape as the thought leaders in Software Portfolio Management (SPM) services. Globally headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, with a local footprint in 82 countries, our 3’000 employees help our customers optimize their software spending through our elite sales designations and deep-rooted relationships with top publishers.

     

    The Solution Specialist / Presales Engineer in O365  is responsible for driving and co-owning Office 365 solution sales, business development, and marketing activities within his/her assigned region. The role functions as a partnership with the primary account manager and as a result is not limited to traditional “overlay role” restrictions, the Solution Specialist / Presales Engineer in O365 is expected to take a consistently proactive approach to developing the technical solutions business in the region. The Solution Specialist / Presales Engineer in O365 is the technical lead in the region for pre-sales (both transactional and professional services) customer engagements and sales enablement for the respective region. The role also serves as the liaison between the assigned sales team and customers and professional services delivery resources which include both in-house and partner delivered services. The Solution Specialist / Presales Engineer in O365 will scope professional services opportunities and assist in the creation and delivery of Statements of Work (SoW) to customers. The Solution Specialist / Presales Engineer in O365 will be required to maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge across a broad set of foundational technologies as well as at least one specific technology set to serve as the subject matter expert for that specific subject on a national and/or global scale. 

    Responsibilities

    • Sales & Services

    • Partners and co-owns sales activities at a customer level with the field-based account manager (Business Development Manager [BDM]).
    • Performance and success measured by GP performance of region and individual accounts. Performance based quarterly incentives will be structured in commission format.
    • Analyze & gather business requirement from large & complexity client environment and perform required research and investigation to identify and create thorough, accurate technical solution proposals based on client requirements.
    • Responsible for partnering with BDMs and local sales leadership to drive net new business opportunities within the existing regional account base as well as supporting customer acquisition activities as assigned.
    • Prepares cost estimates for licensing and product sales as well as professional services (deployment, migration, implementation, workshops, etc.) by studying blueprints, plans, and related customer documents; consulting with other engineers, architects, practice leads and other professional and technical personnel (both internal and external).
    • Develop overall solutions including high-level design (e.g.-Whiteboarding), statements of work (SOW), service design and bills of materials (BOM).
    • Contributes to sales engineering effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing directives.
    • Contributes to Account Business Plan development


    • General Business Development, Marketing, & Partnerships

    • Assist and own partnership/alliance functions to assigned partner relationships. This may include being primary contact for Partner/Channel Account Managers and assisting in GTM and business planning as well as driving forward programmatic initiatives.
    • Develop relationships and act as liaison to local partners (VARs, publishers, distribution, etc.) to ensure available resources are being utilized where appropriate.
    • Act as a technical evangelist for marketing activities including speaking/presenter engagements at conferences, conventions, user groups, webinars, etc.
    • Partner with stakeholders and drive solution marketing activities by preparing and delivering content and messaging.

    • Misc

    • Travel required up to 50%.
    • Maintain and report on regional service delivery, sales pipeline, and project status.
    • Maintain and acquire advanced level technical certification in assigned area and maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

    Qualifications

    • University degree preferred (in the field of Information Technology and/or or equivalent combination of experience and education; Master’s degree preferred).
    • 5+ years or equivalent experience selling products and services in datacenter ecosystems.
    • Ability to sell, scope, price with limited support.
    • Documented successful sales of enterprise-wide advanced technology data center solutions.
    • Advanced-level Partner Sales and Technical Certifications required
    • Ability to independently conduct meetings with engineering-level, management-level or executive level customer personnel in regard to positioning sales and solutions.

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