Pre-Sales Associate

Location
Galway
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Sep 2017
Ref
MPSAP186
Contact
Cathy O'Neill
Sector
IT
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full-time
Manpower have an exciting opportunity on site with our client, SAP; we are seeking a Pre-Sales Associate for their Cloud Service Centre on their Galway site. Please note, this is a temporary contract role for which you would be employed by manpower and working on behalf of our client; SAP.

The Cloud Service Center team enhances cloud based products by designing and developing additional functionality on request. We work with a wide range of SAP cloud based solutions, including C4C, ByD, HCP, C4TE, SuccessFactors and mobile solutions. Additionally, we provide an expert support service in order to enable partners to deliver high quality products to their customers.

As a Presales Associate, you will be working within a dedicated team within CSC, whose focus is on Presales, Business Development and Innovation. You will be responsible for owning and communicating pricing statements, coordination of a number of presales accounts and activities, working with a broad cross section of stakeholders and groups, engage in high customer facing (both remote and in person) engagements, along with providing support to the onsite Presales and Innovation manager.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS:
*Creation of formal and binding complex pricing statements to presales opportunities.
*Coordination, Tracking and reporting on numerous concurrently running presales engagements - reporting to senior management at regular intervals.
*Provide high level of coordination between numerous business and technical groups - internally and externally.
*Expediting and providing solutions to any bottlenecks or impediments for all presales activities.
*High customer focus - with considerable customer engagements both in person and remotely - high potential for international travel.
*Coordinate and own feasibility reports and solution proposals for complex cloud environments.
*Driving best practice and engage in regular continuous improvement drives.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
*Bachelor's Degree or above in Information Technology, Business Administration with considerable, demonstrable professional experience in proposal, pricing and solution handling.
*Experience in a Project Management role a distinct advantage.
*Analytic and problem-solving mindset.
*Fluent English, written and oral, and clear communication skills. German is a distinct advantage.
*Use of industry standard tools such as MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word.
*Ability to multi-task and perform effectively under pressure, working virtually with internal teams and customers
*Excellent customer focus and communication skills, both oral and written.
*Demonstrable customer facing sales and presales experience is a must.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Cathy on 086-044 3460 or email an updated CV to cathy.watson@manpower.ie

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