Strategic Technical Sales Specialist

Job Title: Strategic Technical Sales Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England, England
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + Car allowance and flexible benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 72237-ENGIN-JNB_1533718849
Contact Name: Janne Bate
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2018 10:00

Job Description

Strategic Technical Pre-Sales Specialist

We are looking for four, degree qualified, experienced software pre-sales specialists
based in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Our client is part of a multinational conglomerate with a portfolio including a product suite leveraging big data from intelligent machines and predictive analytics.
The platform provides for distributed computing, big data analytics, asset data management, M2M, and mobility. It includes capabilities for machine-level intelligence and communications, private and public cloud based connectivity, asset data management and analytics, integration with legacy IT systems, process execution, and a modern user interface for mobile and desktop use.

Forming a partnership with external customers & internal technical teams the incumbent will collaborate with development teams, pre-sales technical & commercial sales teams to help drive sales of the platform and product suite.
A strong voice for customers, bringing technical & business requirements back to development teams helping ensure solutions continue to meet customer's needs.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
* Help develop solution architecture framework to support solution selling on an enterprise level. Includes providing vision, system and application architecture definition, problem anticipation and problem solving ability
* Provide software / hardware technical architecture expertise to ensure proper solution design
* Share responsibility for the development and execution of the account sales strategy with the sales team, as directed by management
* Design, validate and present software solutions, including advanced product concepts, future direction and industry solutions

Technical Expertise
* Consults customer on alignment of outcomes and desired technical solutions at an enterprise level; Analyses, designs, and develops a software solution roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state of the business.
* Possesses working knowledge of configuration choices and related cost implications; Experience with multi-P&L solution configurations.
* Experience sustaining operational stability through various life cycle phases
* Applies and guides cross projects architecture fundamentals using different architectures composing the holistic Enterprise Architecture; Drives and Manages consolidated architectures, improves architecture processes and methods across multiple projects/products; Creates, Executes and Leads adoption plan that align to business requirements and roadmap.
* Trains others on how to design and create the winning proposals that result in successful deal closure
* Adjusts information (e.g. level of complexity) and story to align with audience. Clearly articulates the value of what is most important to the customer and how the solutions and/or services can meet the customer's outcomes; Produces functional area information in sufficient detail for cross-functional teams to utilise, using presentation and storytelling concepts.
* Possesses extensive knowledge of full solution catalogue within a business unit and proficiency in discussing each area at an advanced level.