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United States of America
North Carolina
Monday, July 15, 2024
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Additional Locations
* United States of America - Illinois - Chicago

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Description and Requirements

Lenovo is a collection of highly skilled and talented people doing what we do best: producing the very best in world-class products: from personal computers and tablets, to cell phones, to Data Center servers, storage & networking. Everyone here at Lenovo is an integral part of the company, working together in a friendly, dynamic work environment that focuses on one common goal: to be known as the trusted provider in what we deliver. We are looking to add fresh, talented individuals who are self-motivated and desire boundless opportunities to join us. Come share in the discoveries that are forged from our shared achievements at Lenovo as we drive the next generation of technology solutions within the Data Center.

The Infrastructure Solutions Group Channel Solution Architect is a Sales Engineer responsible for driving field channel sales for Lenovo's ISG product line as part of the Lenovo channel field sales team. The candidate will create and nurture relationships at the partner level. Their skills should be exceptional in the following areas:

  • Relationship Management: Establish and maintain trusted relationships within the business partner network, spanning from technical users to C-suite executives.
  • Account Integration: Integrate closely within the partner account to influence Lenovo's technical account strategy and day-to-day operations.
  • Solution Configuration: Drive and disseminate partner activities to achieve complete and fully accessorized solution configurations, including demos and interoperability to meet client solution needs.
  • Sales Support: Drive and support sales objectives to meet or exceed bookings and revenue targets.
  • Evaluation Management: Manage the success of partner/customer proof of concept and proof of technology evaluations.

Further, we are seeking strong individuals who can excel in the following areas:

  • Technical Solution Translation: Skillfully translate customer Data Center needs into technical solutions to create future-proof Lenovo ISG solutions.
  • Lenovo Messaging and Engagement: Establish, articulate, and disseminate the benefits and engagement process of Lenovo ThinkAgile platforms (HX, VX, MX) and Lenovo OnDemand solutions.
  • Industry Vertical Awareness: Be knowledgeable about solution approaches and perspectives for common industry verticals, including retail, healthcare, smart spaces, financial sector, and manufacturing.
  • Solution Sizing Practices: Utilize Lenovo ISG solution sizing practices and tools to design, architect, and create accurate bills of materials.
  • Collaboration with Partners: Work in partnership with alliance partners and regional sales teams to drive the solutions business effectively.
  • Innovative Sales Strategies: Pursue new strategies and technologies to enhance sales efforts and provide highly effective solutions for customers.
  • Effective Sales Efforts: Continuously seek new strategies and technologies to make sales efforts highly effective for business partners and customers.

This role requires a combination of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and strong communication skills to drive the success of Lenovo's ISG solutions in various market segments.

Position Requirements:
Basic skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in a Sr. Sales Engineer role with a proven track record in leading and winning major server, networking, and/or storage business to Data Center clients

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent consultative selling skills: strong with written and verbal communications; strong with listening and adapting to client’s needs plus polished and adaptive presentation skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to drive technical collaboration across diverse customer and internal groups
  • Knowledge and experience with server and desktop virtualization, software defined solutions, cloud, storage, business continuity, systems management, and data center operations
  • Working knowledge of Virtualization and Containers to include Orchestration and Automation.
  • Knowledge and experience with x86 servers from IBM & Lenovo considered a bonus attribute
  • Ability to present and differentiate Data Center technology products
  • Ability to drive technological conversations as well to validate opportunities for technical merit
  • Ability to work effectively within a sales team as shown via effective team communication and executing on assigned technical tasks
  • Ability to provide pre-sales / POC assistance in their efforts to implement products and solutions
  • Candidate can reside and be based within or near (50 miles) of  Chicago, IL with ability to travel up to 60% of the time in support of primary and secondary NA (US and Canada) office locations

The base salary range budgeted for this position is $138,000- $185,000. Individuals may also be considered for bonuses and/or commissions. Lenovo’s various benefits can be found at
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, national origin, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Additional Locations
* United States of America - Illinois - Chicago
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* United States of America - Illinois
* United States of America - Illinois - Chicago