Presales Specialist - Tax Solutions

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Pre-Sales, IDT

Based in: Bangalore

Reports to: Head - Pre Sales (Tax Solutions)

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Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading global provider of integrated tax compliance and accounting information, software and services for professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. It provides a multitude of tax software solutions to assist tax professionals in areas including corporate tax, indirect tax, transfer pricing, tax research, tax accounting, workflow and practice management.

Job Description:

Reporting to Head Presales, this is a key position that will be accountable for supporting the sales team, aligning the customer's business with appropriate solutions, and proactively driving pre-sales activities and support of closing the deal.

Major responsibilities of this position are:

  • Present solutions to customers/prospects, showing all system capabilities and benefits to them. Perform clear presentations, with focus on all solutions details
  • Present our solutions in every possible ways:

o Focus on raising requirements / differentiators

o Standard software demonstration

o Tailor made software demonstration (using customer´s data)

o Assessment

o Workshop Stand Alone

o Workshop – Integrated with an ERP (ORACLE)

o POC

  • Define project scope focusing on estimating consultant efforts (hours) to implement it, based on requirements raised together with the customer. Work close to a business analyst to go deep into the details if needed.
  • Support business proposal creation.
  • Work on RFPs (Request for Proposals) or RFI (Request for Information) processes
  • Keep demo version of our solutions up to date, making sure to have complete and integrated processes to present for every sellable module;
  • Get engaged with Sales managers and Representatives to evaluate sales opportunities, taking the opportunity to follow up on all of them and create specific strategies to move them forward
  • Participate in events/fairs related to Global Trade Management, engaging possible customers, presenting our solutions and creating business opportunities
  • Gather market needs to feed our product specialists and development team. Understand market requirements and do proper communication to improve our solutions
  • Complete and participate in agreed training plans

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field with minimum 6 years pre-sales experience in enterprise software or consulting industry
  • Thorough experience in indirect Tax domain, ERP experience, mainly Oracle EBS
  • Demonstrated software consulting/ implementation experience, mainly with indirect tax/ financial related processes
  • Team working, will need to work very closely with sales team and also other internal teams (regional and global teams)
  • Expert knowledge of the overall business includes a broad market understanding and strong understanding of customers' business model
  • Able to apply product knowledge and sales skills to advance the sales process, from probing and conducting a needs analysis, to developing a package for the customer, continuing through to the sale
  • Can clearly and winningly position complex technical information in written and oral methods
  • Highly effective communication, presentation and research skills (this includes speaking significant local languages and knowledge of territory business culture)
  • Fully competent in salesforce.com system
  • Ability to use a wide variety of technology to aid in the sales process

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