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Sales Professional with technical and business understanding of telecoms solutions, responsible for generating orders and revenues by selling Nokia Enterprise solutions to customers with and through Customer Service Providers (CSP).
Main Responsibility Area
Grow Nokia Enterprise business through the Service Provider as a Partner (SPAAP) program for all Enterprise segments including Transportation, Energy, Government / cities, and Technical Extra Large Enterprises.
Ensure compliance with SPaaP program requirements
Develop campaigns for CSP targeting end customer business
Orchestrate cooperation between Enterprise and CSP teams
Support with relationship management with CSP; mainly with B2B and CBO organization.
Creating end-user pull for Nokia solutions
Lead pricing strategy for CSP resell cases
Understands customers’ strategic direction and associated business plans
Implements Nokia’s account strategy.
Identifies, develops & wins new sales opportunities for Nokia
Sales and marketing support with wide technical system level expertise and deep business understanding.
Expert in selling / marketing and system solutions knowledge. Contributing to relationship management.
Creating long-term business development plans and positioning of technology strategy, solutions and products to match with customer needs.
Develops understanding of customers’ key business drivers and uses this knowledge for creating profitable business opportunities and growth in market share for Nokia
Fulfils Nokia’s process for presales offer lifecycle management and quarterly forecast and pipeline lead.
Proactively identifies, develops & wins Nokia business in line with Nokia growth and profitability targets; and grow market share.
Understands the customer’s commercial, operational & technology challenges & opportunities.
Translates market knowledge into business opportunities
Negotiates and closes deals to achieve orders’ targets.
Owns the accounts pipeline / funnel and opportunity data in pipeline management tool.
Develops account plans and ensures Nokia’s multi business groups’ resources are aligned to execute the plans.
Identifies efforts that will have the greatest strategic impact
Builds & manages trust-based, long-term relationships with customers’ Technical, Logistics departments and management teams.
Positions Nokia as a preferred solution and services partner for smart cities.
Articulates in clear and effective manner value proposition of solutions and use cases to customer
Negotiates Customer contracts in alignment with commercial and legal organizations (Acceptance, SoR, payment terms, etc.)
Owns and communicates clearly the progress of monthly / quarterly initiatives (account plan, forecasts, etc.)
Key Interfaces : CT Head
CO Head of Sales
Business Groups Pre-sales and Delivery
Head of Technologies
Strategy & Sales Ops
Key Technology Competencies and interaction with Business Groups
Strong command and understanding of smart city concepts and solutions, IoT, digitization, IoC, and connectivity solutions.
Co-develops Sales Strategy plan with the respective Business Groups (Fixed Networks, Nokia SW, IP / Optical, Services) to review opportunities and funnel and problem solve on new opportunities within and outside existing portfolio
Proactively requests BG support and receives coaching as appropriate from BG HoSs
Shares best practices with BG and CO community
Good command of the typical business cases involving Network and Access Security, Policy and Charging, IoT Platforms, Real-time and CEM analytics, Telco Cloud,
Good understanding, and ability to convey, the unique selling points related to the IP & ON solutions : (IP routing, Optical transmission, Video solutions, EPC)
Good command of the typical business cases involving Mobile Backhaul, Passive Optical LAN, Fiber FTTH, Copper FTTx, Gigabit Solution, TWDM-PON
Good command of the typical business cases involving Mobile Networks Products, Radio Access, Converged Core Networks is a plus.
Position Requirements and Competencies
Bachelors or Master's degree in engineering, telecommunications, business or a related field.
Fluency in Arabic and English languages.
Preferably minimum of 2 years account management, products, solutions and services sales experience in the telecommunication industry.
Proven track record in meeting and exceeding targets / KPI’s within assigned responsibilities.
Efficient with CRM tools (CRM / Salesforces.com for pipeline / funnel management) and MS tools (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
Consultative Selling & Customer Business Understanding
Nokia end to end portfolio knowledge is a plus, & natural interest to keep up to date on technological and market evolution as well as competitors’ activities
Relationship Management and ability to identify all stakeholders and understand their communications needs and feedback
Ability to lead cross-functional teams under time constraint / stress scenarios.
Winning mindset, embrace challenges.
Smart tendering, negotiation and Sales techniques, Sales Process Understanding.
Understanding of the major key-points of Nokia’s standard contracts.
Competitor Intelligence and Market Insight.
Customer Business Case and Solution Creation, Sales Presentation.
Bid Management, Customer Pricing, Sales Negotiation.