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.

HPE Aruba offers a comprehensive open and standards-based portfolio designed to address a broad range of customer segments, from small & medium businesses, to the largest enterprises with advanced requirements for leading branch and campus LAN solutions. HPE’s innovative technology and open, standards-based approach to networking is resonating with customers around the world, and HPE Aruba revenue exceeds the sum of its next five competitors.

What you need to know about the job

Job ID: 1048993
Date Posted: 6/13/2019
Primary Location: Las Rozas, Spain
Job Category: Sales
Schedule: Full time
Shift: No shift premium (Spain)

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise: http://www.arubanetworks.com/company/about-us.

We are looking for aAruba Sales Specialist to join our team.

Sales Specialists & Consultants are product, services, software or solution specialists that are responsible for leading pursuit in their assigned focus areas. Collaborates with and supports Account Managers and provides specialist expertise within the sales team. Drives proactive campaigns to build the pipeline, uses specialized knowledge and skills to prospect, qualify, negotiate and close opportunities. May have named accounts allocated, cover a designated geography, or may be allocated to one high-potential, competitive attack account.

Responsibilities

Responsible for creating and driving their sales pipeline. Capture leads outside of specialization and use closed-loop lead management to ensure assignment and follow- up by others.
Maintains knowledge of competitors in account to strategically position the company’s products and services better.
Use specialty expertise to seek out new opportunities and expand and enhance existing opportunities to build the pipeline in and drive pursuit.
Provide support to Account managers and provide input regarding business development and solution expertise.
Development of quota objectives and future direction for defined product category.
Some specialists also responsible for selling outsourcing deals.
Establish a professional, working, and consultative, relationship with the client, up to and including the C-level for mid-to-large accounts, by developing a core understanding of the unique business needs of the client within their industry.
May invest time working with and leveraging external partners to deliver sale.
For Services Consultants: Focus on growing contractual renewals for mid-to-large accounts with more complexity, to higher- total contract-value renewals.
Directs or coordinates supporting sales activities.

Education and Experience

University or Bachelor’s degree / directly related previous work experience.
Demonstrated achievement of progressively higher quota, diversity of business customer, and higher level customer interface.
Extensive selling experience within industry and on similar products.
Typically 8-12 years of advanced sales experience.
Project management skills required.
2-3 years of product sales in the desired specialty.

Knowledge and Skills

Is considered an expert in knowledge of products, solution or service offerings as well as competitor’s offerings to be able to sell large solutions.
Understands the industry and market segment in which key accounts are situated, and integrates this knowledge into consultative selling.
Understands and applies program/project management methods and processes to define, plan, cost, resource, track and ensure successful pursuit.
Understands the role of IT within area of specialization and how the company's solutions differentially address specific vertical industry challenges as well as their cross-segment capabilities.
Account planning and accurate account revenue forecasting skills.
Collaborates with management and sales teams in shared accounts to ensure seamless integration of specialist sales with other sales activities.
Cultivates & maintains positive relationships with customers to ensure account retention & growth, and positions the company as the preferred vendor for meeting all business needs.
Establishes a professional working relationship, up to the executive level, with the client.
Demonstrates leadership and initiative in successfully driving specialty sales in accounts – prospecting, negotiating and closing deals.
Demonstrates high service or product knowledge and professionalism in researching and sharing service-related information with account teams and customers.
Deep knowledge of products, solution or service offerings as well as competitor’s offerings.
Understands how to leverage the company’s portfolio and change the playing field on our competitors.
Utilizes Siebel as an expert and accurately forecasts business.
Understands and sells high value software solutions.
Understands selling of services sales.
Leverages services as part of strategic product sales.
Maintain expertise of industry trends, associated solutions, and key partner/ISV solutions.
Maintains expertise on IT at all levels – new applications, maintenance, typical budgets of the CIO’s, typical objectives, measures, metrics.

Impact/Scope

Works on the company’s larger accounts.
May perform project management role.
May invest time working external partners.
Significant percentage of time spent directly with customer; interfaces with all levels, including highest within customer organization.
May develop business plan in conjunction with customer.
Typically assigned higher than average quota.

Complexity

May lead sales engagements where the field of specialty is the key to a profitable and successful delivery.
Accounts may be international or global.
Orchestrates the regional pursuit resources for the account.
Typically assigned higher than average quota.
Balances industry knowledge with the value of technology to enable articulation of business value in a customer engagement.
May perform project management role.
Coordinates external partners.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

The company designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower IT departments and #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon, Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™ automate infrastructure-wide performance optimization and trigger security actions that used to require manual IT intervention. The results are dramatically improved productivity and lower operational costs."

What We Offer

At Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, we offer an exciting and fun work culture, driving innovation, collaboration, and growth. We place our customers first, deliver some of the most innovative technologies to the market, and have fun doing it all! Come join our team and be part of an exciting organization poised for success!

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