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Sales Engineer - ERP

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Promote Sage Enterprise/ERP product features, options, and uses, to reinforce the value of Sage Enterprise/ERP as the business solution to our prospects and customers. Engage in pre-sales activities like demand generation webinars, customer engagement activities, and facilitating highly complex Proof of Concepts demonstrations, applying Solution Selling Fundamentals methodologies in order to increase revenue. Proactively seek to contribute to Sage Enterprise/ERP3 growth objectives by providing mentoring and solution knowledge transfer to newly hired and or existing pre-sales personnel.
Liaison with Product Management and Development to understand details of product direction and communicate back to the sales organization. Responsible for providing feedback from the market to Product Management and Development regarding additional products including gaps between product functionality and market/customer demands.Responsibilities:
Perform high-level analysis of prospects business processes, procedures and requirements in preparation for solution presentations. Ability to uncover, understand and capture business and technical requirements.
Prepare custom, detailed solution presentations based on the findings and understanding of the customers? business requirements. Deliver product solution demonstrations in support of the sales process.
Develop and deliver proof of concept engagements.
Work with Account Executives to provide product, business and technical knowledge in support of sales activities and strategies.
Liaison with Product Management and Development to understand details of product direction and communicate information back to sales organization.
Communicate with Product Management and Development to provide valuable field input into new product requirements.
Staying abreast of product roadmap as well as understanding the scenarios, features and functions within each of the products and how these are applied to address business and technical issues. This includes participating in internal software testing, delivering internal training and providing support for Value Added Resellers as necessary.
Work with colleagues to enhance and maintain the quality and effectiveness of demonstration scenarios.
Ensure smooth pre-sales to implementation account transitions by facilitating "handoff" process with a focus on continuous customer satisfaction.
Provide sales with ongoing support in fulfillment of RFI's, RFP's and other customer/prospect driven requests.
Where necessary, engage marketing and field pre-sales to deliver webinars including recorded or live demonstrations.
Provide assistance and expertise to Value Added Resellers during the sales cycle to include analysis of prospects business requirements, solution architecture and solution presentations.
Attend conferences, participate in Customer Meetings and Customer Focus Groups to stay on top of changes in business issues, requirements, regulations and technology to understand where the market is going. Participate in local, national and international Customer User Group conferences.
Qualifications and Requirements:
A BA or BS Degree, preferably in a technical field, although a combination of education and directly related experience will also be considered.
10+ years experience in technical outside sales, either direct or through additional specialized channels or consulting experience.
Extensive experience in and familiarity with ERP, architecting solutions, and developing and executing solution strategies.
Highly skilled sales professional with strong business acumen.
High technical knowledge with ability to work on complex assignments.
Strong analytical skills, ability to represent multiple subjects and products. Resourceful and business oriented.
Fluent in presentations, negotiations and ability to liaise with top management and executives.
Excellent interpersonal relationship building skills. Knowledge of strategic, conceptual and consultative selling.
Must have strong computer skills, including proficiency with word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
Must have the willingness and ability to travel with minimal advanced notice and be available for frequent travel of over 50% to 70%.

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