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Business Development Specialist - Lenovo ISGat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 21001636
Updated: May 13, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Responsible for driving sales growth specifically for the Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) product line within CDW’s account base. Primarily working with CDW sales teams (including Account Managers, Presales, Solution Architects and Account Executives) to develop pipeline and facilitate sales using partner programs as well as incentives to deliver the best solution for the customer while maintaining profitability. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility 

  • Develop and manage a territory sales strategy (geography and/or market segment) to meet or exceed plan 
  • Provide weekly/monthly/quarterly sales forecasting and visibility activity by keeping a current pipeline using forecasting tools 
  • Collaboratively work with Account Managers, Presales Account Executives, Server/Storage ISA’s and FSA’s in a given geography to identify and facilitate opportunities 
  • Present logical and well-organized arguments, data, and concrete business examples 
  • Clearly explain relevant facts, effectively distinguish Lenovo ISG offerings from competitors, offer Lenovo ISG product configuration / pricing / program assistance, and present a well-prepared compelling case to the customer for purchase of Lenovo ISG solutions 

Responsibilities 

  • Attain quarterly and annual sales quota 
  • Conduct high level conversations and training presentations 
  • Consistently build and deliver on account and opportunity pipeline 
  • Drive sales and profitability for a specific product line 
  • Follow-up on and qualify leads 
  • Generate new business opportunities to grow pipeline
  • Identify key decision makers and manage the sales process 
  • Negotiate pricing and incentive programs and facilitate business 
  • Proactively call into established targeted accounts 
  • Increase rapid acceptance of Lenovo ISG in the geography through: 
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the portfolio 
  • Defining and articulating a strategy and solution by customer or vertical 
  • Partnering with other teams to align horizontal solutions with key accounts

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 2 years experience with strategic account planning and consultative sales 
  • High School Diploma 

Other Qualifications 

  • Proven track record of organically growing white space 
  • History of facilitating larger sales solutions over 25k in revenue 
  • Proven Customer and level interaction skills required 
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills in executive and informal settings required 
  • Must be knowledgeable or have some related experience in the technical industry 
  • Able to communicate technical concepts and business solutions 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interact with senior level management levels. 
  • Ability to craft comprehensive data center solutions and to articulate business benefits of those solutions 
  • Experience in a collaborative environment 
  • Knowledge of Lenovo ISG configuration tools 
  • Motivated seller with strong problem solving skills 
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Industry standard server and storage Certifications (server plus /storage plus) 
  • Successful completion of a recognized formal sales training program(s) 
  • Knowledge of CDW business model 
  • Knowledge of CDW ordering process 
  • Knowledge of Lenovo ISG ordering process 
  • Current Lenovo Certification 
  • Knowledge of Lenovo ISG portfolio 
  • Knowledge of strategic use of Leasing for large purchases
Job Category: Sales General
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 25%

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