Lenovo Senior Client Technical Architect for Telco Industry (m/f) in Stuttgart, Germany

Lenovo is a UK$46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative enterprise, commercial and consumer technologies. Today Lenovo holds the following Global Market positions; #1 for PCs, #3 for Tablets and #3 in x86 servers, including both System x servers and ThinkServer. Lenovo is a bigger and more diverse company than ever thanks to not only strong organic growth, but also due to the enhancement of its product portfolio through the successful historic acquisitions of IBM System x server business and Motorola smartphones. At Lenovo, our people share a common aspiration to be the very best. Whether serving our customers, working together as a team or contributing to the community, we are working to build a unique company delivering unparalleled products created and supported by people who represent a wealth of cultures and experiences. Our strength lies in this diversity. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and ownership. A workplace where people’s talents can be challenged and their efforts recognized and rewarded. Lenovo is continuously enhancing the portfolio of servers, storage and networking products for the data center. Beyond that Lenovo is working with a variety of ISVs to provide solutions customized for the client needs. Among other important client segments Lenovo is putting focus on the Telecommunications Industry and is engaging in alliances in order to become a trusted technology partner for telco companies which plan to build their next generation cloud based data centers. As a Client Technical Architect in Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) you will get engaged in promoting Lenovo DCG product and solutions, you will work with CTOs, IT specialists and Lenovo presales and sales team and with Lenovo partners to help drive opportunities through the sales cycle from understanding customer business and technical requirements, building the solution architecture and driving the opportunity up to a profitable closing.

Position Description For Lenovo Germany we are looking for a Senior Client Technical Architect for the Telco Industry (m/f). This job role includes:

  • Building and maintaining client relationships up to C-levels and establishing themselves as a trusted advisor

  • Gathering information to develop an accurate understanding of customer technology infrastructure

  • Listening and interpreting client’s needs and requirements and developing appropriate solution proposals

  • Building a future pipeline of projects/business with the assigned client set

  • Being able to convey Lenovo’s visionary messages and value propositions to clients in a convincing way, provide technical presentations

  • Providing technical consultancy to clients about Lenovo’s products/solutions/innovations for the data center with focus on the market trends for the telecommunications industry

  • Providing technical input to client RFPs and taking the lead to eliminate roadblocks with respect to technical feasibility

  • Having the goal orientation to advance opportunities effectively

  • Having the ability to build technical solutions working with the wider product specialist and technical community, the sales teams and business partners as appropriate, to support winning the business.

  • Conducting technical proofs of concept of Lenovo’s solutions including support of the implementation and integration of the infrastructure into the client’s data center if required

  • Collaborating closely with sales, product management and channel teams to share knowledge and enable sales in their focus area

  • Proactively supporting the account team with product advice, presentations, proposal support

  • Building continuously deep skill in software defined datacenter and cloud solutions as they develop in the market Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of customer facing experience as a senior consultant

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills.

  • Successful track record of supporting the closure of business with technical consultancy

  • Successful track record of creating, presenting and positioning IT infrastructure architectures for the data center to end customers and via reseller channels.

  • Experience in using consultative sales techniques, able to articulate the technical value proposition to the customer and elaborate the benefit of one solution over the other

  • Broad understanding of x86 trends & technologies as well as of cloud architectures

  • Ability to work collaboratively with employees within the sales function and across functions including Marketing, Sales, Product Marketing and Product Development.

  • Travel time across Germany more than 40%+

  • Excellent language skills in German and English is a must

Personal Skill Requirements

  • Exceptional Communicator

  • Customer orientation and ability to influence decision makers

  • Can embrace a fast paced and ever changing environment

  • Team player and ability to collaborate with virtual teams around the globe

  • Able to deliver formal and/or ad hoc presentations to customers

  • Analytical/problem solving skills

  • Ability to plan, focus and prioritize

  • Enthusiastic about new technology and innovations and fast learner

What we offer

  • A multitude of professional and personal opportunities

  • An open and stimulating environment within one of the most forwarding thinking IT companies

  • Flat structures and fast decision-making processes

  • A modern and flexible way of working to combine personal and professional life

  • An international team with a high focus on Gender Diversity

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At Lenovo we are proud to be an equal opportunity company. This vacancy certainly applies for people with disabilities, too.

Job ID #: 49393

Position Title: Senior Client Technical Architect for Telco Industry (m/f)

Location: DEU-Stuttgart

Functional Area: Sales

Facility: Sales Branch Office

Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years

Travel Percent: 40