Solution Sales Executive – Somerset West

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As a Solutions Sales Consultant, your key objective will be to take responsibility for the capture of new business by establishing new relationships as well as managing the existing relationships. Additionally, your core responsibilities will include:

Identify and qualify opportunities
Meet your Solution Sales Targets
Prepare and deliver strategic presentations to clients
Build profitable client relationships
Plan, carryout and support local marketing activities

You must have a high-level understanding of the underlying technology, processes and architecture of solutions and services.

The ability to understand the customer problem and with other members of the consulting team create a ‘solution pitch”. The role therefore requires a broad technical skill in understanding the overall solution and “integration” required between different technologies to achieve the overall objectives.

The typical sales are targeted to the CTO/CEO/CIO and requires a high level of business maturity in conversations and understanding.

To work closely with senior resources in the organization to identify, establish business opportunities and convert prospects into sales
To meet sales targets
To develop and implement sales strategies, secure new business opportunities and establish a superior solution image
To manage strategic relationship with clients
Continuous marketing research that help understand prospects and target markets
Updating yourself on the latest trends to be shared with prospects to assist in sales process

Job Essentials:
Excellent communication in written and spoken English and Afrikaans
Proven/demonstrable sales experience with a strong Direct face to face sales experience, listening skills, Passion for technology and selling software solutions
Passion for technology
Experience in selling software technology, products and services
Ability to talk at all levels from CEO/CTOs and translate understanding in simple terms
Experience in presentations to large teams; CEO/CTOs proven experience in doing so is desired
Efficiency with IT office software tools (MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel)
Good understanding of software development processes and cycles.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to understand a business scenario quickly and suggest the solutions around the business scenario
Experience to quickly engage with CEO/CTOs at a top strategy level from the start once marketing has identified a prospect is desirable
Pre-Sales activities such as Top-level discussion with customers to establish clearly the business strategy, Proposal writing, Resolving any queries around the proposal from the customer, Commercial sizing of proposed projects, act as a prime interface with the customer during the sales process, Act as the “owner” of the customer until the sale has matured and conduct presentations and quality conversations to further the agenda and acquire customer interest

Other Requirements:
This role requires excellent sales and persuasive skills
Proven experience of implementing similar role description will be advantageous
You should have a relevant tertiary qualification in Sales with an excellent academic record and proven credentials
Proven capability in a consulting role with demonstrated achievements
At least 3 years of relevant and active direct customer sales experience in consultative selling
Proven track record and good references
Own Vehicle

Salary: R15 – 18 000 p.m.

Consultant Name: Hanlie Van Der Vyver

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