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Responsible for identifying, developing, and closing systems integration outsourcing projects. Involves customized multi-product / multi-vendor solutions with hardware, software, and services.
Applies sales skills to engage and close opportunities with decision-makers. Turns opportunity over to implementation / consulting team.
Deals may involve a long sales cycle. Results : Can report to any of the field sales management positions.
Working at NTT
A Client Partner is a quota-bearing sales persona and working with services teams to identify, develop, and close systems integration and Managed Service and outsourcing deals.
As a client partner focused on manages services, it is key to become a services expert and be known as the client’s trusted managed services advisor.
the delivery teams that will manage the client’s outsourced solution. Deals often involve alignment on business outcome-led multi-product / multi-vendor solutions with services.
They champion’ the delivery teams’ understanding of the client’s solution requirements, and initiate improvement programs ensuring that the client remains committed to our solutions which leads to more sales opportunities.
Building and developing excellent stakeholder relationships with clients, fully understanding the client and the industry in which they operate will be a core focus of this role.
The focus will remain on converting the client to a managed services client resulting in multi-year renewals; deals may involve a long sales cycle.
A substantial amount of time will be spent on client engagement and engaged selling, but also liaising with internal teams to make sure the client’s needs are attended to.
They are also the initial escalation point in removing challenges to drive the right outcomes for services opportunities to closure.
Client Partners have the opportunity to partner with some of the biggest global organizations and help them convert to new business models.
ensuring that internal teams are aware of typical client challengesDeal construct : Help build and support commercial solutions for Managed Services solutions and design deals that meet client’s needs and ensure win / win solutions for both client and NTTConstruct the managed services deal including the commercial modeling, negotiate contractual terms, mitigate legal risk and obstacles, and move the proposal to close to meet assigned quotaDrive the sales process : Manage a pipeline of opportunities and create and document a shared strategy to meet sales targets such as net new customer pursuit plans to land new logos, activities to achieve client satisfaction, minimize churn, cross-sell, upsell, revenue, and margin goalsCollaboratively work with extended sales teams and commercial architects to successfully position the service and see the opportunity through to closurePartner with internal teams to ensure the scope of work and proposals are tracked, managed, and delivered on timeDevelop and implement an opportunity plan, to provide regular check-ins with the primary point of contact and have an established process for getting buy-in from all stakeholdersEnsure data is accurate based on sales reporting standards to provide data-driven insightsSupport the negotiation of deals with clients and lead the internal account management team to enable the conclusion of services dealsContribute to the knowledge base of NTT’s solutions and services by sharing best practices, industry, and technology trends with internal stakeholders and clientsParticipate in regional reporting cadence as it relates to regional performance and major deal reviewsKnowledge, Skills, and Attributes RequiredDemonstrate an understanding of and the ability to position NTT’s services offerings that may span multiple technology domains across Managed Services, Support Services, Consulting Services, and Technical ServicesSolid understanding of platform delivered services and how to articulate the value of standardized, centralized, and optimized services.
Conversant with a business outcome-led approach to sales.Understand financial statements and metrics, including revenue, expense control, and growth relative to the market in order to hold strategic client conversations.
Have the legal knowledge to discuss contracting with the client and understand how to position terms as a value exchangeUnderstand each team member’s skills and knowledge and coach team members to drive team effectivenessClient-centricity coupled with problem-solving.
an entrepreneurial mindset is keyNatural team player ability to coordinate and liaise with delivery teams across multiple business areasQuick learner to understand any new solutions that are ready to take to marketRequired ExperienceYou will need to demonstrate an impressive track record of managed services solutions to large enterprise accounts.
but especially the C-suiteDemonstrated experience of networking with senior internal and external people in the specialist area of expertiseExperience in managing the entire sales process, contracting process, and legal implications of a dealDemonstrated sales, client engagement, and business development experience with the requisite understanding of relevant markets and market penetration strategiesExperience in managing the entire sales process, contracting process, and legal implications of a dealRequired Qualifications and CertificationsA Degree in a Technical or Sales field is preferred but not essentialNegotiation Skill methodologies such as ScotworksSolution Selling / SPIN skillsDesirable : AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Training, MS Azure Fundamentals Training, or latest equivalent are also desirable #ownyourfuture
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