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Presales Architect

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Zerto

IT, Sales & Business Development
Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Presales Architect

This role has been designated as ‘Remote/Teleworker’, which means you will primarily work from home.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

Job Family Definition:

Responsible for architecting solutions that will achieve customer business outcomes either within a specific technical domain, or across the broader company portfolio (hardware, software, services, and as a service offerings) in combination with all necessary third-party components (e.g. software and integration). Develops and articulates compelling, accurate, and relevant proposals and ensures customer's business and technical requirements are met. Can be aligned to a specific area of technical expertise (e.g., products, solutions, services). Provides technical expertise to sales teams and customers (through sales presentations, product/solution demonstrations, etc.) aimed at gaining the customer mindshare within their domain. These jobs focus on technical selling to customers/partners. May be aligned to specific accounts based on business priority.

Management Level Definition:

Contributions include applying intermediate level of subject matter expertise to solve common technical problems. Acts as an informed team member providing analysis of information and recommendations for appropriate action. Works independently within an established framework and with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and articulates compelling customer proposals, ensuring the customer’s business and technical requirements are met.
  • Identifies and articulates key risks related to the respective scope.
  • Provides work estimations as well as recommendations on sourcing models.
  • Review customer proposals for accuracy, relevance, and competitiveness, ensuring customer enthusiasm and collaborating with senior colleagues in review processes as necessary.
  • Offers input to address key end-customer IT trends, requirements, gaps, or unmet needs.
  • Performs due diligence by ensuring technical design solutions work, meet customer workload needs, service level expectations, and are within budget.
  • Develops and maintains awareness of leading-edge and emerging technologies, understanding these resources to find, both inside and outside of HPE, information regarding trends and standards, while also actively monitoring competitor offerings and activities.
  • Creates and develops the implementation design of technical products, services, and solutions that address specific customer needs by participating in deep-dive discussions and leveraging a solid knowledge of customers' technical environment and a thorough knowledge of company's portfolio.
  • Addresses customer questions and concerns regarding technical products, services, and solutions within a specific scope.
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to successfully transfer knowledge and deliver effective solutions to customers.
  • Connect with key partners and stakeholders within an area of specialization and understand their capabilities, and limitations, supporting all partner enablement and initiatives as needed.
  • Proactively build the pipeline by identifying opportunities (e.g., enhancements, unmet or unrecognized needs, up-selling, and cross-selling opportunities) within the account.
  • Supports the opportunity pipeline and help drive through the sales process to closure.
  • Actively participates in sales forecast meetings and provides feedback to accelerate the sales lifecycle.
  • Documents ongoing work (activities, tasks) throughout the sales cycle using specific tools and resources, sharing best practices with peers and partners to collaborate effectively.
  • Develops a working relationship with the customer technical teams by understanding the customer’s ecosystem and how HPE's solutions can align to the ecosystem and deliver value.
  • Proactively share knowledge with peers.

Education and Experience:

  • First-level university technical degree or equivalent technical qualifications
  • 2-4 years of technical experience in IT with a focus on technical selling
  • Knowledge-based and experienced-based relevant industry certifications are preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Intermediate level experience participating in solution configurations and overall architecture design along with assisting in creating demos and proofs-of-concept (POC) to meet customer requirements.
  • Intermediate level understanding of the company portfolio of products, software, and services and how these fit into solution domain specialization.
  • Intermediate level understanding of aaS business models, differentiated value, solutions, and workloads, along with the ability to prioritize aaS offerings and consumption models that will achieve the customer’s outcomes.
  • Intermediate-level written and verbal communication skills, including emphasizing, collaborating, active listening and storytelling, and ability to communicate in English and applicable local languages (both in-person and virtual) as needed to perform job requirements.
  • Demonstrates intermediate-level discussion and persuasion skills, as well as respectfully questioning and challenging proposed solutions.
  • Intermediate-level business and financial acumen—sales cycle, pipeline growth, reporting, ability to influence, business strategy linkage—with an awareness of functional responsibilities of various customer business roles.
  • Intermediate consultative and value selling skills, including presenting, whiteboarding, objection handling, and closing skills to proactively help customers make business decisions.
  • Intermediate-level company business knowledge, technical tools, and standard customer relationship management (CRM) systems and tools.
  • Hands on experience with one or more products, solutions, tools, or services aligned to respective job responsibility.
  • Ability to deliver live demonstrations or walk throughs of products, solutions, tools or services to customers, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Intermediate-level project and time management skills or experience with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including appropriate due diligence.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of partner offerings and how/when to leverage them for deals within an area of specialization.
  • Intermediate level knowledge of different types of partners and products, relevant to assigned solution domain and understanding of the company's go-to-market strategy.

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Additional Skills:

Accountability, Accountability, Active Learning, Active Listening, Assertiveness, Bias, Building Rapport, Buyer Personas, Coaching, Complex Sales, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cross-Functional Teamwork, Customer Experience Strategy, Customer Interactions, Design Thinking, Empathy, Financial Acumen, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Identifying Sales Opportunities, Industry Knowledge, Intellectual Curiosity, Long Term Planning, Managing Ambiguity {+ 6 more}

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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