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Presales Consultant



Sales & Business Development
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Presales Consultant

This role has been designed as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

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:

Global Sales at HPE is about building the future. We are redefining what’s next and combining our legacy of innovation with a bold new goal to accelerate everything we do. Our sales organization is comprised of 10,000+ professionals in sales, presales, service, and support functions. Together with our partners, we deliver global, commercial, public sector & small/medium business customers throughout 11 geographies. We’re transforming businesses. Join us redefine what’s next for you.

Job Family Definition:

Please view the sub-family description (e.g. for Enterprise Architect, Technology Architect, Solution Architect, Systems Engineer, etc.) below the management level definition of the Workday job profile.

Management Level Definition:

Applies developed subject matter knowledge to solve common and complex business issues and recommends appropriate alternatives. Works on problems of diverse complexity and scope. May act as a team or project leader providing direction to team activities and facilitates information validation and team decision making process. Exercises independent judgment to identify and select a solution. Ability to handle most unique situations. May seek advice in order to make decisions on complex business issues.

The Solution Architect is responsible for architecting end-to-end solutions that will achieve customer business outcomes by leveraging standard solution designs within their focus domain and across the entire company portfolio (hardware, software, services, and everything as a service) 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. Leverages deep knowledge of partner products and services by identifying the right solution based on partner competencies and go-to-market strengths. Manages a solution domain consisting of a single or small group of related solutions aligned with the corporate strategy.

What you’ll do:

  • Applies advanced knowledge of company products and solutions as well as customers' business and technical environment to translate the functional view into a technical view and architect complex solutions that can be scaled to accommodate growth.
  • Participates in deep-dive discussions and is able to articulate the value proposition, define key differentiators, and draft high level solution designs by mapping HPE technologies to customers' technical and business challenges. Demonstrates this knowledge by effectively countering competitive point-product claims with the benefits of HPE's broad suite of total solutions, open platform approach, and technical innovations.
  • Monitors the account pipeline and nurtures active deals from opportunity to close. In addition, builds the pipeline by identifying missed or new opportunities within the account
  • Builds on existing customer relationship by designing end-to-end architecture for solutions aligned to the customer's business needs, within the specified scope and budget.
  • Mentors presales peers, account managers, and other partners on account, solution, and technological knowledge through best practice sharing.
  • Tracks industry developments for specific domains by attending conferences and industry events, and monitoring social media. Additionally, may contribute to industry developments utilizing those same methods.

What you need to bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or from technical university.
  • 5–8 years of experience in technology industry with focus on technical consulting and solution selling.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates deep technical understanding of the assigned solution set and knowledge of leading edge and emerging technologies.
  • Good knowledge of the company offerings, strategic initiatives, current trends, partner and competitor products and strategies within the assigned solution set.
  • Solid project management skills or experience with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including appropriate due diligence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and mastery over English and local languages.
  • Strong business and financial acumen, with an understanding of functional responsibilities of various customer business roles.
  • Knowledge-based and experienced-based industry certifications strongly preferred
  • Demonstrates excellent consultative selling techniques, including active listening, framing, white boarding, storytelling etc.
  • Knowledge of company business and technical tools and standard CRM systems and tools
  • Working knowledge and usage of social media, blogging, and related information sharing technologies
  • Experience participating in solution configurations/ overall architecture design and the creation of PoCs to meet customer requirements.

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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