Telecom Sales Specialist

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

At HPE, you’ll build the future—one big idea at a time. Ready to unleash your professional potential? You’ll use your experience and scientific knowledge to develop, modify, design, and test products, software, systems, and processes. And you’ll help drive our growth as a technology leader. If solving the world’s biggest challenges sounds like the right career path for you, read on.

HPE CMS (Communications & Media Solutions) is the worldwide HPE entity dedicated to the Telecom & Media industry. CMS business is a strategic declaration by HPE of the importance of industry specific, services and software rich solutions. The organization is built around our capabilities in four solution domains – Application and Cloud Enablement, Actionable Customer Intelligence – BSS, Operations Support Systems, Media & Entertainment. This is a fully aligned functional organization with a solutions business model, built on a mix of consulting & integration services combined with software IP.

HPE is searching for an Telecom Sales Specialist with a telecom industry background and experience in Communications and Media Solutions. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible to for sales of HPE Communications and Media Solutions portfolio with one of our largest Service Provider customers in Canada. Key responsibilities for this role with include:

  • Development of long term sales pipeline to increase the company market share in CMS solutions.
  • Use expertise to seek out new opportunities for customer value by expanding and enhancing existing opportunities.
  • Provide support, align, and collaborate with broader Account management team.
  • Identify opportunity for business development and solution replication.
  • Establish reference solutions and customers
  • Sell complex products or solutions to customers on a partnership basis. May act as a dedicated resource to a few strategic accounts.
  • Establish a professional, working, and consultative, relationship with the client, including the C-level, by developing a core understanding of the unique business needs of the client.
  • Maintain and use overall cross-portfolio knowledge to support account leads with integration of solutions.
  • Contribute to enduring executive relationships that establish companies consultative professionalism and promote its total solution capabilities
  • Maintains expertise on IT at all levels – new applications, maintenance, typical budgets of the CIO’s, typical objectives, measures, metrics.
  • Maintains broad market and competitor knowledge to ensure credibility with Customer Executives

Scope and Impact

  • Works on major account of strategic (long term) value to HPE.
  • Significant percentage of time spent directly with customer at all levels.
  • Time invested with customer’s technical buyers.
  • Typically assigned higher than average quota.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Values:

Partnership first: We believe in the power of collaboration – building long term relationships with our customers, our partners and each other

Bias for action: We never sit still – we take advantage of every opportunity

Innovators at heart: We are driven to innovate – creating both practical and breakthrough advancements

What do we offer?

Extensive social benefits, flexible working hours, a competitive salary and shared values, make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers. At HPE our goal is to provide equal opportunities, work-life balance, and constantly evolving career opportunities.

In order to satisfy our contractual obligations with clients, the successful candidate will be required to pass a basic, standard Criminal Records check. You will also be required to sign off on HPE’s Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Conflict of Interest Agreement.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome the many dimensions of diversity.

Accommodation of special needs for qualified candidates may be considered within the framework of the HPE Accommodation Policy.

What do we expect?

Education and Experience Required:

  • University or Bachelor’s degree; Advanced University or MBA preferred.
  • Directly related previous work experience.
  • Demonstrated achievement of progressively higher quota diversity of business customer, and higher level customer interface.
  • Prior selling experience includes multiple, diverse set of selling responsibilities.
  • Viewed as expert in given field by company and customer.
  • Recognized expertise in selling strategy, and designing strategy.
  • Typically 10 years of related sales experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Communications and Media Solutions.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Is considered a master in knowledge of products, solution or service offerings as well as competitor’s offerings to be able to sell large, complex solutions.
  • Know strengths and weaknesses of key competitors in account and how to leverage this knowledge in the account.
  • Uses expertise in specialty, consultative solution selling and business development skills to align the client’s business needs with solution.
  • In-depth knowledge of client’s business, organizational structure, business processes and financial structure.
  • Considerable knowledge of the customer’s infrastructure and architecture.
  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative in successfully driving services sales in accounts – prospecting, negotiating and closing deals
  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative in successfully driving full portfolio including hardware, software and services needed for the customer’s requirements.
  • Strategic planning on a business development level; can build an effective business case reflecting the value of an appropriate strategy.
  • Balance strategic and tactical pursuits to optimize coverage and develop a predictable revenue stream.
  • Uses C-level engagement skills in collaboration with account leads to offer value-add solutions to the client.
  • Excellent project oversight skills.
  • Works with the account team to build an effective account plan and strategy to drive incremental revenue in the account.
  • Utilizes Salesforce as an expert and accurately forecasts business.
  • Successful partner engagement experience. Works effectively with our partners to drive additional revenue.
  • Understand and sells high value software solutions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to leverage company portfolio of products and services to change the playing field against our competition.
  • Understands the leverage of services as part of strategic portfolio of products. Promotes services as part of all strategic opportunities.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends, associated solutions, and key partner/ISV solutions.

About HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company and ranked 10 on the Fortune 500 list for 2012, HPE brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to serve more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries on six continents. HPE invents, engineers, and delivers technology solutions that drive business value, create social value, and improve the lives of our clients. And at HPE, we know that our people and values are the most important elements in this success.

Thanks for taking the time to review our job, if you think it is a match to your experience and interests please apply today— we are eager to learn more about you! If you know a friend who may be a fit for the job please refer them.

Please note the above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an complete list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

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