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United Kingdom
Thursday, December 9, 2021
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* BASINGSTOKE - Hampshire - United Kingdom

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

We are Lenovo!  
Currently the number one PC vendor worldwide, we continue to be the fastest growing company in our respective field. We’re a leader in genuine innovation, dreaming up – and building – the technology and services that enable and inspire progress around the world. 
We are dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages entrepreneurism and ownership - a workplace where your talents can be challenged, and your efforts recognized and rewarded. We’re the progressive thinkers, creative doers and endless tinkerers who will always challenge the traditional and who know true ground breakers never stand still. No matter what team you’re a part of, joining us you can create real impact.

We’re looking for a Data, Server, Storage and Network Business Development Manager to join our award-winning Channel Sales Organisation. You’ll work alongside all our Platinum Channel Sales teams and Partner Community to encourage growth in our Data, Server, Storage and Network business. As the Specialist in this discipline, you will be the teams go-to Person.

Recognised as the technology evangelist, a strong in-depth understanding of a commercial channel sales mode, competitive products/propositions and software applications. Strong sales experience, coupled with a deep understanding of the technology is also essential to 

  • Drive the Platinum teams Data, Server, Storage and Network sales ambitions
  • Own and deliver on Key Business Metrics
  • Utilize CX Level Relationships to Contribute to the Joint Business planning of key strategic partners

These are your detailed responsibilities: 

  • Establish ‘trusted advisor’ status with new and existing colleagues and Partners
  • Build relationships via online and face to face Platinum Partner visits
  • Utilise solution selling to deliver best in class customer experience
  • Recognise potential sales opportunities and work with the team to achieve a successful conclusion
  • Execute the Platinum teams Data, Server, Storage and Network Go To Market Strategy
  • Contribute towards Joint Business Planning to maximise share within key strategic partners and influence within Quarterly Business Reviews
  • Co-ordinate with key stakeholders to sync programmes and quarterly product campaigns
  • Drive marketing activities to stimulate interest and broaden Lenovo’s reach in new markets and customers 
  • Deliver updates/reviews in-line with quarterly/weekly sales and forecasting cadence
    Create material to grow the understanding and capability of the Channel sales community 
  • Provide Business analysis on market segments, route to market and product opportunities
    Maintain a high level of market and industry knowledge 

We are looking for a proven, highly motivated, and successful business development manager.

You’ll have:

  • Experience in Business Development
  • A Customer centric approach
  • 3+ years’ experience in Sales Roles with PC Industry knowledge preferable
  • Understanding of a Channel Sales Model
  • Superior problem solving & analytical skills, metric driven with strong business acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer presentation skills both face to face and online
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Systematic, persistent and efficient when managing both time and accounts
  • Use interactive tools including chat, forums, email, monitoring and other web based social media to exceed customer expectation
  • Ability to carry a quota and overachieve month over month
    Behaviour & Work Attitude: 
  • Entrepreneurial Mind-set with self-starting capability - Can do attitude
  • Desire and ability to provide an outstanding customer experience and go the extra mile in everything you do
  • Problem solver and decision-maker
  • Prioritise customer focus, able to work under pressure from Partners and customers
  • Able to align people and influence decision making, effectively working in a matrix
  • Collaborative working style and high commitment to get the job done 

What We Will Offer You: 

  • An open and stimulating environment within one of the most forward-thinking IT companies 
  • Flat structures and fast decision-making processes 
  • A modern and flexible way of working to combine personal and professional life, working from home 
  • An international team with a high focus on Gender Diversity 
  • Attractive compensation package 

We are looking forward to discussing this position with you soon! 

Lenovo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

* BASINGSTOKE - Hampshire - United Kingdom