Red Hat Business Development Manager in Zurich, Switzerland

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

Join a team that guides a significant financial contribution while increasing customer retention. The Red Hat Training team is looking for a Business Development Manager for the Switzerland and Austria regions to join us in Zurich, Switzerland. In this role, you'll promote training bookings and revenue quotas within a specific territory. You'll be accountable for managing forecasts, providing quotes, closing deals, and tracking data through Salesforce.com. We'll also need you to grow existing business relationships and acquire new business while working with colleagues from the Corporate Sales team to grow the business in your specific territory. As a Business Development Manager, you will also have a shared responsibility of working on existing accounts with key account managers and regional service managers in addition to identifying net new business.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Sell training solutions and services within the French region using all available promos, specials, and bundles to achieve the highest possible revenue and bookings

  • Identify, define, develop, and implement corporate training plans for key accounts

  • Support existing and new IT transformation projects

  • Upsell courses and certifications to existing customer base

  • Identify and generate new on-site training from both skills assessment leads and existing customer base

  • Actively promote seats in last minute or at risk courses to reduce the number of cancelled courses

  • Perform follow-up calls on active training campaigns in the region

  • Act as a sales overlay to the French Sales team and its account managers

  • Actively manage the French Training Resellers and Partners

  • Support the adoption of the Red Hat Academy (RHA) program

  • Promote and sell Red Hat Learning Subscription; identify subscription opportunities in Salesforce.com that don't include training and attempt to add training units to them

  • Develop and refine the training selling best practices

  • Send proposals and quotes of specific solutions to gain new customers and upsell existing accounts

  • Answer sales queries by phone and email and process leads in accordance with Red Hat's service level agreements

Required skills

  • 3+ years of experience selling training, professional services, or software solutions with a proven track record of achievement

  • Understanding of solution selling methodologies and services-led and project selling

  • Great interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and impact management decision makers at any level, including C-level executives

  • Motivated, with active approach to generating new business

  • High attention to detail and good organizational skills; ability to remain consistent with processes and daily tasks

  • Ability to work with many sales channels and sales teams

  • Fluent English with excellent written and verbal presentation skills; German is a plus

  • Knowledge of and experience with Salesforce.com is an advantage

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Job ID 60859

Category Business Development, Field Sales, Technical Training