Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK US

Description

Are you data-driven? We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations. We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice. We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business. With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.


Job Summary


The essential responsibilities of the Sales Representatives are to work directly with Higher Education customers to capture sales opportunities and to work effectively across functions with other NetApp employees. Specific areas of responsibility that you will be responsible for include:


• Use relationship management techniques to develop selling opportunities within existing and new customer accounts; penetrate new divisions and organizations within assigned accounts; develop new selling relationships within assigned partner accounts.

• Schedule and attend sales call appointments with customers. Other NetApp sales team members may also participate in the sales call to help qualify the opportunity.

• Determining if customer has a valid need for NetApp products and services.

• Proposing an evaluation test project to enable the customer to test the product or products in their own environment.

• Determining acceptance criteria that a customer could use to determine the success of an evaluation test project.

• Utilizing a consultative approach, discuss business issues with customer and develop a formal quote, a written sales proposal, or a formal sales presentation addressing their business needs.

• Respond to RFP's and follow up with customer.

• Develop an account management plan to sell to customer based on their business need.

• Build and strengthen your business relationship with customers within existing accounts. Ensure that their needs are being met.

• Recommend marketing strategies.

• Provide status information to your Manager including forecast/pipeline information.

• Provide or facilitate training opportunities for your accounts.

• Identify NetApp customer references that can be utilized when reference selling.


Job Requirements


- Enterprise selling/Large Deals

- Cloud Sales Experience

- Software sales Experience

- Higher Education selling Experience preferred

- Strong verbal and written communications skills, including presentation skills.

- Ability to work collaboratively with employees within department and across functions.

- Aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.

- Ability to convey information clearly and provide analysis as needed to help customer make buying decisions

- Strong verbal and written communications skills, including presentation skills.

- Ability to work collaboratively with employees within the department and across functions.

- Aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.

- Ability to convey information clearly and provide analysis as needed to help the customer make buying decisions.

- Maintain updated selling activity notes in NetApp’s customer resource management system, and accurately forecast business opportunities.


Education


- 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do.We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations. We