Published on Aug 16, 2012
Lead Sales Engineer at salesforce.com
What are the top requirements to qualify for this position?
Communication & technical skills.
Why is this position open?
Support the growth of the company
Describe the current team this person will join, including the reporting structure.
Highly effective team of Cloud Computing Experts -- one would report to a local manager that is tightly aligned with the sales team.
What percentage of the candidate's time will be spent on existing products/business, versus items that are new?
The whole job is about presenting & demonstrating how salesforce.com technology can solve prospective customer business challenges, frequently forthcoming functionality will play a major part in that conversation.
What challenges will this person face on a daily basis?
competition, objections ... requires a level of self discipline to keep oneself educated and ready.
What are the growth opportunities for the person in this position?
There are loads of growth opportunities for this person -- management promotion, individual expert promotion, skills are amazingly valuable in pure sales roles, product and implementation roles, marketing roles.
Salesforce.com transformed the enterprise software market with cloud computing. We've launched business apps and platforms that are as easy to use as Amazon.com and as social as Facebook. And now we've got our sights set on the next generation of cloud computing. Recognized as the world's 4th fastest growing company according to FORTUNE magazine, our portfolio of cloud computing technologies has revolutionized how companies manage and share business information.
With more than 5,500+ employees, the first enterprise cloud computing company to exceed $2.0B in annual revenue run rate, and more than 97,700 customers worldwide, we are proud to contribute to the success of companies of all sizes and industries, around the globe. We're also one of the "Best Places to Work" (FORTUNE). If you're passionate about innovation, come help revolutionize how companies collaborate and communicate with customers.
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