Product Sales Specialist, South Africahere
Cisco Meraki
South Africa
1d ago

Are you looking for an inspiring and positive company? Are you wanting to work with smart, creative and collaborative colleagues?

At Cisco Meraki is becoming known as the most successful acquisition in Cisco’s history (and certainly the most fun).

What do we do? We craft 100% cloud managed IT that simply works.

Cisco Meraki has grown to become an industry leader in the IT space, with over 350,000 customers and almost 2 million active networks and counting around the world.

We have a comprehensive set of solutions which allows customers to seize new business opportunities and reduce operational costs.

Meraki is known for simplifying powerful technology through our products and services - and for the people behind them. As the fastest growing cloud-

managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

As a Product Sales Specialist at Meraki, you will be responsible for driving Cisco Meraki revenue in South Africa. You will ideally be based in Johannesburg, with the ability to travel across a large part of the country.

Through prospecting, finding opportunities, and collaborating with Cisco account teams and partners, you will drive deals through close, delivering on and exceeding your quarterly quota.

Your success will be dependent not only on your ability to sell, but also on the relationships you develop with all involved in the business.

  • This is a high-energy position requiring an individual to be deeply motivated and results-driven with excellent technical experience and knowledge across a range of networking products;
  • it will also require someone who is equally comfortable working in a strategic and tactical capacity.

    What you will do :

  • You'll develop & lead business value based opportunities within targeted accounts
  • Understand business requirements and be able to translate them into technical requirements.
  • Execute product demonstrations to prospective clients
  • Work in highly collaborative environments to team with Cisco Account Managers, Marketing, and Channel Partners in the region to drive revenue and contribute to impressive YoY growth rates
  • Develop and lead sales pipeline, prospect, and assess sales and move a large number of transactions through the sales pipeline
  • Practice consultative selling to solve business problems
  • Close deals and consistently remain highly competitive in the market space
  • Help to exceed customer expectations by identifying impactful user cases that enable people to transform their businesses with Meraki solutions
  • Maintain and lead detailed and accurate quarterly forecasting
  • Evangelise your customers and ecosystem around you on the concept of cloud-managed networking for digital business
  • Motivate and build extended teams around you to unlock the power of Cisco’s Sales organisation, customer base and partner organisation
  • Who you are :

  • Open and Trustworthy you think the best of those around you, ask questions to confirm this and avoid jumping to conclusions.
  • You treat others with respect.

  • Self-aware you understand how others perceive you, and have the ability to understand a situation from the perspective of others.
  • Results Oriented you identify areas where we can improve as a team, and raise and address them directly.
  • Accountable you take ownership of yourself and your circumstances
  • Collaborative - you share early and often to engage those around you
  • You will have :

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (not a necessity)
  • Minimum 3 years Technology sales experience (Routing, Switching, Wireless) coupled with demonstrated success in a field sales capacity.
  • Foundational knowledge of campus network design (CCNA preferred)
  • Proven ability to build new relationships, experienced in multi-level selling, comfortable influencing CxO, IT Managers, Purchasing, etc.
  • Strong Sales skills, not limited to Sales Funnel Management, Forecasting, Pipeline Generation and Business Development Plan
  • Consistent track record of shown success
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • The ability to travel up to 50%
  • A willingness to learn, a real passion for customer delight, and a desire to have an absolute blast while improving the lives of others
  • At Cisco Meraki, we don’t just accept difference it’s one of our key values. Everybody in means we listen to each other’s opinions.

    Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

    Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

    Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis.

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