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Inside Solution Architect - Securityat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18001324
Updated: Aug 09, 2018
Location: Shelton, CT, United States

The Inside Solution Architect-Security focuses on supporting Account Managers by assisting them with the sale of solutions related to the Security industry. The ISA builds relationships and educates Account Managers on the technologies, resources, and pricing programs available to them.

The Inside Solution Architect-Security develops and maintains strategic relationships with Sales Management of the teams they support and seen as a trusted advisor to grow business.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Technology Leadership
  • Educates Account Managers by conducting short training classes on Security products
    • Explains features, benefits, and technical specifications of Security products and solutions
    • Explains conceptually how Security technologies are installed and implemented for customers
  • Designs solutions for primary technology products and services
  • Contributes to the team’s knowledge base and readily shares knowledge with other ISAs and Account Managers regarding Security
  • Attends mandatory partner trainings
  • Attain role level certifications

Sales Support

  • Follows up and responds to questions regarding registrations and closed deals, and escalation needs
  • Monitors and renews service maintenance contracts
  • Tracks sales leads, manages sales pipeline from lead to closure for sales over segment threshold
  • Registers and manages customer proposals in partner registration systems
  • Produces quotes and BOMs
  • Creates quotes for high priority RFPs and/or assists with RFP content
  • Produces sales forecast reports
  • Reviews quotes and orders for accuracy

Sales

  • Discusses solutions at a conceptual level with customers and potential customers
    • Explains the solutions features and benefits
  • Explores additional sales opportunities through new service maintenance contracts and renewals
  • Advises Account Managers on pricing
  • Coordinates and collaborates with Partners and Account Managers to map accounts to opportunities and achieve sales goals
  • Develops and maintains a basic Territory Plan; adjusts quarterly for past performance and future expectations
  • Responds to requests from customers and Account Managers to respond to customers’ needs
  • Participates in CDW events on business-focused technology solution presentations for customers and prospects delivered via web-based tools (e.g., WebEx, Lync) and in person

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2-year minimum sales experience

Other Required Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Proven success and experience selling technologies solutions and services
  • Knowledge and proven success of engaging and working with sales teams
  • Ability to execute on territory goals and metrics
  • Ability to adapt and change to the business needs of the practice and team coverage model
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, including consulting skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong passion for learning and teaching others
  • Proven group presentations skills
  • Motivated and self-starting
  • Ability to think creatively and come up with proactive ideas that will increase sales
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a constructive manner with management, peers and coworkers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proven success and experience selling technologies solutions and services to small business, enterprise or global customers
  • Technical Accreditations and/or Certifications:
    • Active accreditation from leading Security Partners
    • Network+
    • Security+
Job Category: Solution Architect
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 10%

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