Red Hat Middleware Sales Specialist - South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa

Company Description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Sales team is looking for a Middleware Sales Specialist to join us in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this role, you'll grow and develop our middleware business by working closely with new and emerging customers to determine the solutions that meet their unique needs. We'll need you to have an excellent combination of customer-facing sales skills and in-depth technical knowledge of enterprise middleware to uncover new accounts and successfully sell Red Hat JBoss Middleware.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work closely with key account managers, solutions architects, and domain architects to identify opportunities in existing key accounts, assist in the creation of account plans, and carry out strategic plans

  • Gain the trust of senior IT and business executives within key accounts and create long-term partnerships with customers

  • Develop new product strategies within key accounts to establish proof of concept and pilot implementations of the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio

  • Assist the Product Engineering, Professional Services, and Product Support teams to ensure a premium customer experience

Required skills

  • 8+ years of experience in a solutions sales role, with 4+ of those years focused on enterprise middleware

  • Background in consultative customer engagement with either a major middleware software company or within the sales division of a middleware software reseller

  • Broad understanding of enterprise middleware technologies, e.g. Red Hat JBoss Middleware, IBM WebSphere, or Oracle WebLogic

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large firms

  • Solutions sales mentality in an environment with multiple products and services

  • Ability to work with global cross-functional teams to achieve success on behalf of customers

  • Excellent balance of strategic and tactical skills, with a high level of intellectual curiosity

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Job ID 56605

Category Field Sales