Sales Engineer (m/f) - Schaffhausen

Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by Acronis International GmbH

Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

This position is specially focused on working together and supporting the Swiss Sales Team from a sales & technical perspective. You will be an integral part of the sales cycle helping to overcome challenging technical questions and issues. You will also be working closely with our partners, technical resources and be responsible to make sure that their technical knowledge on Acronis products is up to date and accurate. This is a very dynamic role and you will have the option to evolve and take your career to the next level.

Your responsibilities :

  • Position solution propositions & building relevance to the customer situation
  • Engage with customers, partners, service providers and broader account team to execute and/or coordinate activities to sell Acronis solutions and increase brand awareness
  • Deliver solution presentations, product and solution demos and other sales related activities
  • Collaborate with account managers to influence, develop and manage sales account strategies
  • Build and maintain relationships with key technical decision makers, stakeholders and influencers within target accounts
  • Understand complex customer needs and develop innovative solutions
  • Strong cooperation within the European Sales Engineering team and other internal technical and non-technical departments (e.g. Product Management, Product Marketing)
  • Develop, deliver and/or manage technical validation activities (technical presentations, demos and proof of concepts)
  • Provide technical support throughout the sales cycle
  • Collaborate with professional services implementation teams

Your profile:

  • Completed technical studies or similar professional experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant position
  • Used to establish high level customer relationships and actively working on customer/reseller/service provider side with the respective interfaces
  • Being able to articulate and understand Acronis technologies and the benefits that can be applied with applications of Acronis solutions to customer environment
  • Strong understanding of competitive technologies, competitor positioning, counter-arguments and emerging technologies
  • Relevant experience with data centre IT architecture design including cloud based applications (e.g. Backup, Disaster Recovery, Mobile File Management) & business continuity solutions
  • Experiences in supporting sales teams in selling cloud based and on-premise solutions
  • Ability to communicate with customers and building up a relationship
  • Ability to confidently articulate technical and business value propositions
  • Being familiar with existing and evolving industry technology trends such as Cyber Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Software-Defined-Storage, Appliances and cloud platforms
  • Solid knowledge and experience of customer and sales opportunity management practices
  • Being a team-player, proactive and dynamic, having an interest to engage in social platforms about relevant technical topics
  • Ability to travel up to 50 percent of the time, including international if necessary
  • Fluent in German and English (writing and speaking). Fluency in another language (French) would be a plus.
  • Flexible working, home office.

Reference: 672230704

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