Senior Presales Specialist

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

The Presales Specialist possesses advanced knowledge of SAP and partner software solutions and participates in sales cycles as a member of the virtual account team in support of the sales account strategy. A Presales Specialist interacts with prospective customers through discovery conversations, product solution demonstrations, executive presentations and follow-up discussions.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS:

Deal Support

Compose and deliver superior sales presentations covering SAP and partner software solutions to prospective customer audiences. The presentations must articulate the sales message, differentiate SAP, and leave a strong and positive impression to audiences which can include senior company executives.
Prepare and deliver value-based software demonstrations/presentations in support of sales cycles. Preparation includes personalization of materials to ensure delivery of a simple, appealing and compelling customer presentation.
In advance of a demonstration or key presentation, conduct discovery sessions with representatives from the prospective customer in order to build relationships with the customer and understand their unique needs.
Demonstrate deep knowledge of SAP solutions and appropriate industries in order to maintain credibility with prospective customers. Provide proof points with relevant customer stories.
Support RFx completion in support of customer proposals.
Ability to effectively present to customers “remotely” using virtual technologies (SAP Virtual Studio and Adobe Connect).
Provide limited post-sale support to key customers primarily to the project/implementation team to ensure a smooth transition.

Demand Generation

Support one-to-many sales and marketing events both on-site and remotely.
Support Design Thinking workshops to promote new and innovative solutions for customers and prospects.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2+ years of presales experience
2 -5 years of solution specialist (or equivalent customer facing) experience in areas appropriate to the job
Demonstrates 3-4 successful engagements leading small teams on small-mid-sized deals
Extensive knowledge/expertise on end to end processes/solution matching
Experience in sales and sales processes
Excellent presentation and communication skills

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

English: proficient
Business level local language: expert
Bachelor equivalent: minimum requirement
Master equivalent: optional

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