Arrow Electronics Business Development Manager - Ruckus, Mojo etc. in Newmarket, United Kingdom

Position:

Business Development Manager - Ruckus, Mojo etc.

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Business Development Manager

DIVISION: Networking & Security

JOB LOCATION: UK

REPORTS TO: Business Group Manager (BGM)

Role

As a key member of the Product Team within the Networking & Security business, the primary goal is to actively drive sales and help develop profitable channel partners, with specific focus on the enterprise market to address both content and end point security. This is an exciting role within the product team as you will be the primary sales lead for and vendor(s)across the entire product portfolio and act as a specialist in this area.

The successful candidate will be a professional sales person who can demonstrate consistent over achievement within a sales role; they will be self-motivated, focused and will be able to demonstrate a proactive approach to driving incremental sales.

Aside to this the role is to support the Arrow ECS Sales Teams in their named partner accounts by providing them with the necessary business development, enablement, training and vendor specialisation including product knowledge, programs and roadmap information.

Responsibilities

Duties will include but are not restricted to:

Finance & Reporting

  • Meet/exceed revenue and internal margin targets for your given vendor(s).

  • Ownership and reporting including quarterly/monthly/weekly forecasting into line management with accurate and timely information on lead management, initiatives/programs, pipeline and Big Deal Tracker.

  • Conduct monthly 1-1 business reviews with your Business Manger to ensure key performance metrics and objectives set out in the Business Development Plan are on track.

Sales / Partner Development

  • Train and enable the Arrow Account Managers and Account Directors to articulate the basic vendor message around your vendor(s) products, so as to get as much reach and coverage into the partner base as possible.

  • Be able to articulate professionally the vendors value proposition and the overall joint value proposition of Arrow ECS and vendor to the Reseller Partner Community.

  • Work closely with your Arrow ECS Business Manager to plan, create and execute on a Business Development Plan that will increase sales of vendor(s) products. This plan will require you to:

  • Develop and work with a targeted list of Reseller Partners to grow vendor revenues,

creating specific plans and GTM activites.

  • Work with these partners to ensure they have all the tools necessary to realise their sales potential.

  • Help initiative marketing campaigns for these partners to find new leads.

  • Be proactive in the identification of new partners, engage and enable accordingly.

  • Identification of win back partners to increase market share.

  • Attend regular meetings within the partners to include QBR’s, Executive, Marketing, Finance and Technical in order to drive the Business Development Plan.

  • Enable partners by providing regular sales training, face to face or via webinar and faciliting the develivery of technical training.

  • Work with Account Managers and Account Directors to ensure partner procurement will buy from Arrow ECS.

  • Understand the vendors business including core strategy, financial performance, business/growth goals and total UK revenue (including Arrow ECS’s share of wallet by revenue and product mix).

  • Gain a high level profile and trust within the partner base to ensure Arrow are brought in on larger projects. Taking ownership of those projects, where appropriate dealing with the end user to ensure key benefits have been understood, competitors eliminated, objections removed, budget approved and that they move to a successful conclusion.

Relationships

  • Interfacing with the vendors and leveraging the vendor territory salespeople within their named partner accounts to promote Arrow’s value proposition

  • Regular communications with the Account Managers and Account Directors for the named partner accounts where you play a supporting role to include (a) forecasting into Business Manager (b) the co-ordination of your combined contact into each Partner and (c) the co-ordination of all actions set out in the partner specific plan

  • Build and maintain strong relationships within the vendors

  • Gain a high level profile and trust within the partner base to ensure Arrow are brought in on larger projects. Taking ownership of those projects, where appropriate dealing with the end user to ensure key benefits have been understood, competitors eliminated, objections removed, budget approved and that they move to a successful conclusion.

Person Specification

Skills and experience required:

  • The successful candidate will be a professional sales person who can demonstrate an established career of achievement within an IT sales environment including the ability to sell sometimes complex solutions to both technical and non-technical audience.

  • Self-motivated with a hardworking and proactive approach.

  • Natural propensity to adopt a structured approach i.e. Managing time in the office and on the road, determining who key decision makers are and the dynamics of the sales of complex projects.

  • Ability to learn product benefits and key technical concepts (training will be given).

  • Self-starter with outgoing personality but with an unselfish team player mentality.

  • Sound business acumen and ability to understand and interact with customers of all types.

  • Numeracy, totally comfortable using a PC for communication, planning, forecasting calendaring, etc.

  • Desirable. Experience and knowledge of any of the products distributed by Arrow. Experience of IT resellers/channel sales.

Competencies (1200)

  • Delivers Results (Drive for Results)

  • Customer Service Excellence (Customer Focus)

  • Influence and Relationship Building (Peer Relationships)

  • Business Acumen

  • Problem Solving

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Negotiating

  • Time Management

  • Sales/Systems Skills

  • Account Territory Management

Hours of Work

The company’s standard hours of work are 9.00am – 5.30 pm with one hour for lunch, however due to the nature of this role flexibility will be required in order to meet the needs of the role. In addition, as this role is customer facing and therefore there will be the expectation that you will be required to travel upwards of 75% of the time.

Location:

Newmarket, Suffolk

Time Type:

Full time

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