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Storage Pre Sales Technical Consultant At HP

Date Posted: 14/Apr/2014
Deadline: 25/Apr/2014

HP is an equal opportunity employer.  We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Description 

Storage Pre Sales Technical Consultant-1231671



Gathers and assesses customer needs, both business and technical
•Identifies related needs (lead generation, opportunity expansion)
•Identifies site-specific and corporate parameters and constraints that impact the solution
•Identifies required project steps
•Identifies likely problem areas that require attention
•Identifies probable competition and product roll-out data/training needs and evaluates relative HP strengths
•Architects an appropriate technical solution to meet the customer's business requirements
•Investigates and optimizes a solution's fit to the requirements of an opportunity, both current and future
•Adapts solution design to new requirements
•Establishes the validity of a solution and its components
•Identifies the growth path and scalability options of a solution and includes these in design activities
•Generates an implementation plan with timelines for the solution
•Creates the appropriate test plan as required
•Anticipates some of the potential challenges for the proposed project plan
•Anticipates and plans for competitive threats
•Maintains excellent communications with customer  executive management across the Region
•Represents HP as technical expert with customers; shares knowledge in area of expertise and links to related technology areas
•Advances opportunities through the use of effective consultative selling techniques
•Builds customer loyalty through being a trusted advisor
•Partners effectively with others in the account to ensure problem resolution and customer satisfaction
•Communicates and articulates the details of their component roles in a proposed customer solution
•Actively supports the account team with solution advice, proposals, presentations, and other customer communications
•Analyzes and provides support to deals in the pipeline where needed
•Transfers knowledge to Presales peers via mentoring and contributing participation  in peer education programs
•Understands the roles and affectively engages other teams and resources within HP and partners
•Identifies overlooked opportunities suggested by technical expertise
•Facilitates smooth transition from sales to implementation by orienting the appropriate teams to the solution design
•Contributions have major impact across an HP Region and some BU's, and solid impact on Regional HP business



Education and Experience Required

•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline
•Typically 8 years of experience in technical consultative selling and pre-sales design
•Technical and/or solution experience in generating proposals within the storage systems domain
•Experience in vertical industry preferred


Knowledge and Skills Required 

•Demonstrates a broad knowledge of HP's technology & solutions, with deep expertise in area of specialization and related technologies
•Knowledgeable in competitive solutions knowledge.
•Links HP solutions with data business center needs to create customer business value
•Applies broad understanding of technical innovations & trends to solving customer business problems
•Applies productivity-enhancing tools and processes
•Solid credibility with HP's business units and account teams based on history of solid results and contributions
•Establishes thought leadership in technical specialty area with customers
•Demonstrated ability to work as the lead for large complex projects
•Has a high level understanding of the HP product roadmaps for multiple BU's, and deep knowledge in area of specialization
•Has demonstrated extensive hands-on level skills with some of the technology
•Leverages financial and accounting concepts as well as capital investment concepts in demonstrating business value of proposed solutions to customers
•Creates solutions that creatively address customer value chain and business requirements
•Persuasively communicates the value of the solution in terms of financial return and impact on customer business goals
•Appropriately tailors communications to varying levels of customer management
•Extensive level of industry acumen; keeps current with trends and able to converse with client on issues and challenges
•Demonstrates strong communications skills  with executive managers, as well as some C-level executives
•Leverages strong understanding of the competition - both positioning strategy and technology - to create competitive advantage for HP


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