SAP Channel Solutions Sales Specialist - Analytics Job in Feltham, United Kingdom

Requisition ID: 158752

Work Area: Sales

Expected Travel: 0 - 50%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Key Areas of Responsibility and Tasks

The Solution Sales Specialist is responsible for building a business in their designated territory for their solution. In order to achieve this goal, the Solution Sales Specialist must create a territory business plan that generates at least 4x their quota in pipeline opportunity. The Solution Sales Specialist is responsible to identify and qualify opportunities, develop and drive strategy within their solution. The Solution Sales Specialist will develop an opportunity plan containing the value proposition for their solutions (GRC, EPM, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, etc.) to potential customers & prospects in that territory. It is expected that the Solution Sales Specialist be adept at creating and nurturing their own executive relationships. In that capacity:

  • Works with the Sales Manager and team to develop and execute programs to drive pipeline & close deals

  • Works with the General Business (GB) Sales Executives to educate target accounts on the solution set and conducts account planning for strategic deals

  • Works to uncover and run sales cycles based opportunities as within their territory

  • Works with VAT team on sales campaigns

  • Leads efforts to establish, develop, and expand market share and revenue attainment within named accounts

  • Works to attain various sales objectives related to securing new business opportunities within named customers

  • Develops sales best practices securing repeatable and expansive opportunities across named accounts

Solution / Industry specialized Business Development

  • Helps to identify market opportunity and coverage and delivery capacity gaps in the partner ecosystem relevant to his/her solution- or industry specialization.

  • Responsible for creation, monitoring and review of Business Development activities around his/her solution- for their industry- specialization areas. Defines innovative approaches to respectively specialized Channel Build and executes either directly or via the team together with manager/expert. Supports implementation of core strategies and actions to ensure KPI achievement

  • Generally will be focused on volume segment and ensure alignment with their GB Sales Executives, Partner Business Managers (PBM) and Inside Sales based on key channel economics.

  • Working together with the PBM, the Solution Specialist also supports development and execution of partner demand generation plan to build partner pipeline

  • Supports business / territory planning in his specialization area(s) on a regular base for mid-term and quarterly perspective

Solution / Industry specialized Partner Sales Support

  • Proactively covers (in alignment with Indirect Channel Management) relevant territory accounts with regards to his area of solution / industry expertise to generate opportunities with and for Partners in standard cases

  • Gets involved into transactional sales support in key deals in his area(s) of solution / industry expertise at GB Sales Executive’s request, and/or may potentially be based on a partner’s initiative. Supports Partner in all deal closing activities

  • Assists in coaching partner sales reps to interact with prospects in large or complex SW deals in his area of solution / industry expertise in order to position the value of the respective SW or industry solution. Helps to ensure a high conversion rate from pipeline development to deal closure

  • Supports - if required – GB Sales Executives as well as other members of the respective local sales force by providing industry knowledge or solution expertise together with manager

  • Provides own forecast for all deals under ownership with regards to his solution / industry specialization. Ensures forecast and pipeline accuracy

  • Escalates critical deals in his area of solution / industry expertise in a proactive and professional manner in alignment with managers

Solution / Industry specialized Channel Pipeline Generation

  • Helps to coordinate solution / industry specialized demand generation activities in coordination with inside sales and aligned with Indirect Channel Management to ensure solid pipeline around his area of specialization

  • Identifies potential customers in his area of solution specialization/industry together with higher level expert/manager and Indirect Channel Management

Experience & Language Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Sales

  • Experience selling to CXOs

  • Proven track record in target achievement

  • Knowledge in one or in several solution areas such as e.g. Finance, Budgeting / Planning, Business Analytics, Information Management.

  • Knowing or having successful experience in multi-channel go to market models

  • Understanding the principles of solution selling through Partners

  • SME Channel Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indirect channel dynamics

  • Local market knowledge and understanding


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