Presales Manager - Solutions Engineers

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Presales Manager - Solutions Engineers

Leading IT solutions and managed services provider requires a Presales Manager to head up and lead a newly formed desk based internal presales team.

Job Description

Presales Manager
Slough, Berkshire
circa £60k base + car allowance, bonus & benefits.

Leading IT solutions and managed services provider requires a Presales Manager to head up and lead a newly formed desk based internal presales team.

Their business has enjoyed significant success and proudly hold best in class partner accreditation's with leading vendors such as IBM, HPE, VMWare, Cisco, NetApp and Palo Alto.

The Role:
The internal pre-sales team provide technical expertise to sales teams and their customers. This will often involve the production of a bill of materials from an outline requirement provided by the customer and brought together using a combination of experience and resources such as ordering guides, data sheets, and the vendor configuration tools.

The role of manager will play a vital leadership role for this newly formed team and work as both a team member and mentor for the team.
They will manage the workload of the team and ensure timely delivery of responses and queries.

Responsibilities:
- Design and config review for the team
- Ongoing professional coaching and development of the team as it grows
- Workload management for the team
- Manage internal stakeholder relationships
- Partner with sales staff to provide technical support to customer requests regarding Cisco, IBM or HPE technologies.
- Participate in training put on by vendors to increase technical knowledge
- Identify and engage with other pre-sales and post-sales teams in the company if needed
- Collaborate (Webex/conference calls) with customers for clarification and confirmation of information needed to ensure the right answers to their technical requirements.
- If needed, support (field based) pre-sales consultants with RFP responses.
- Peer design review, broad tech base, key vendors, ongoing professional coaching and development, dev, workload management, prioritisation of work load for team,

Skills/Experience:
- Experience managing a team of technical individuals
- Broad knowledge base across key vendors such as Cisco, IBM, HP, VMware, NetApp- Team player
- Good communication skills (presentations, meetings)
- Customer Focus
- High Impact Communication
- Versatility and Resilience

Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Aaron Lofthouse

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I specialise in virtualisation and storage recruitment. I’m constantly speaking to candidates working for some of the industry’s biggest and most interesting players. I secure new opportunities for engineers, consultants and architects. This includes pre and post sales delivery, as well as end users.