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Data Center / Private Cloud Specialist

AppDirect

AppDirect

United States
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

About AppDirect

Become a digital, global citizen and enable the new generation of digital entrepreneurs around the world. AppDirect offers a subscription commerce platform to sell any product, through any channel, on any device - as a service. We power millions of subscriptions worldwide for organizations. We do this by our values-driven culture—one that enables you to Be Seen, Be Yourself, and Do Your Best Work.

About You

We value entrepreneurial spirit and those who bring experience from established organizations. You are a highly technical, hands-on Product Sales Specialist with a strong desire to successfully support our partners, agents and sales team to meet our clients’ technology needs. You will proactively provide vendor and licensing recommendations, qualify opportunities, use well-tested software and pricing tools to generate quality recommendations, and strive towards closing business opportunities to increase AppDirect revenue. Your technical oversight is critical to the success of this role and to the team. You will need to be a expert in one or more of the following specialities:

  • Has a history of working with Data center solutions and their private cloud services
  • Understanding the impact of how private cloud works in conjunction with hyperscale cloud providers
  • A true understanding of offerings like VmWare, Veeam, Zerto, and storage offerings
  • Ability to speak to the value of Colocation and what separates it from public cloud as well as how to manage power consumption in their environment

What you'll do and how you'll make an impact

  • Manage and grow existing partner relationships to drive incremental revenue;
  • Provide technical oversight on new sales opportunities;
  • Participate in scoping calls with sales reps and agents to determine best provider solutions for clients based on current workflows and existing client network infrastructures;
  • Identify strategic sales initiatives based on current and future technology needs;
  • Acquire and maintain professional level technical certifications to remain an SME with current AppDirect providers as well as minimum partner requirements;
  • Create and maintain demo cloud environments for product testing, training and presentation to clients, internal employees and agents;
  • Provide technical training and guidance to sales and cross functional teams where necessary;
  • Prospect and develop new potential partners by researching and responding to new sales engineering requests, following up on leads and qualifying new accounts for our sales partners;
  • Maintain current and accurate information regarding all leads, contacts, partners and prospective partners and customers in Salesforce.com;
  • Deliver technical sales presentations to executive levels of organizations and assist in the preparation of formal proposals and responses;
  • Work through RFPs and assign tasks to various teams if necessary to complete;
  • Lead negotiations, coordinate complex decision-making processes and strategies to overcome objections to closure.

What we’re looking for

  • Various professional level certificationsVMWare, Data Center and other Softwares that support private cloud;
  • 5+ years of technical support experience with cloud solutions;
  • 5+ years of cloud deployment experience in small to enterprise environments;
  • 5+ years professional selling experience in high-tech or service related industry;
  • Experience with developing and maintaining partner relationships;
  • Combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities;
  • Efficient with Google G-suite, hubspot, and various business software applications;
  • Efficient in Mobility platforms, UCaaS, Connectivity, and Cloud Services;
  • Ability to analyze data and find opportunities and risks;
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills;
  • Ability to present and negotiate as well as build rapport with customers and agents
  • Provide expert knowledge on data products and services offered through the Business Sales channel;
  • Knowledge of current trends and sales practices of SaaS/IaaS Channel.

At AppDirect, we believe that innovation thrives in an environment that houses diversity of excellence, experience and thought. We respect each AppDirector as their own fingerprint; unique with no one alike. We foster an environment of inclusion without regard to race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity enabling AppDirectors to embrace their uniqueness to do their best work. As such, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities.

At AppDirect we take privacy very seriously. For more information about our use and handling of personal data from job applicants, please read our Candidate Privacy Policy. For more information of our general privacy practices, please see AppDirect Privacy Notice: https://www.appdirect.com/about/privacy-notice

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