Cisco Data Centre Product Sales Specialist
Sales | Marlow or Manchester
Reports to: Cisco Alliance Manager
Salary: Competitive with benefits
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Softcat’s Cisco business unit is one of the fastest growing vendors in Softcat and a reputable brand that is ranked 2nd by revenue. In order to capitalise on our success, we are looking for a dedicated Cisco focussed sales individual to drive our Data Centre business.
Softcat has built a strong relationship with Cisco’s sales teams across all market segments as such our business unit grew by 45% in 2019 reaching rank no. 4 in the UK. Our Cisco Data Centre business was ranked 2nd in 2019 with plenty of opportunity to sell across the DC stack. With this momentum we are on for another strong performance this year.
Success. The Softcat way.
It’s an exciting time to be at Softcat, one of the UK’s most successful technology solutions businesses. We’ve reached the £1 billion revenue milestone, opened our first office outside the UK and picked up a series of industry awards. We’ve got even bigger plans for the future. So, if you share our drive and ambition, get ready to achieve more from your career.
The successful candidate will be key in developing awareness and knowledge across Cisco’s Data Centre Architecture portfolio. This requires a fundamental understanding of the underlying technologies, building relationships with both Softcat and Cisco’s Data Centre Sales teamsand supporting strategic alliance initiativesin order to develop new business opportunities and maximise profitability.
We are looking for a proactive individual that is outgoing and capable of working on multiple deals. This person will have a solid understanding of Cisco’s Data Centre stack, manage the Data Centre pipeline/forecasting and be supporting sales opportunities and engaging directly with Cisco. The role will require excellent communication skills both internally and with Cisco.
The position can be based out of our Marlow or Manchester offices with travel requirements to support the Data Centre sales specialist team in particular.
What we need from you
- The ideal candidate should be a strong influencer, proactive and articulate.
- They will have first-rate communication and relationship building skills and be an adept organiser.
- The applicant needs to be able to integrate and work effectively with various teams at Softcat but also possess the confidence and creativity to effectively run their area of business independently.
- The candidate will be required to proactively cover all offices where sales are present and attend meetings at Cisco’s offices.
- As such you will be required to travel, and excellent time management is essential.
- The ideal candidate will have experience in sales, with some knowledge of the IT market although full training will be given.
We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.
To become part of the success story, please apply.
Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.