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Security Services BDM in Bracknell at Westcon-Comstor

Date Posted: 8/31/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bracknell
  • Job Type:
    Sales, IT
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/31/2017

Job Description

Westcon-Comstor is recruiting a new Security Business Development Manager for its Service Practice. You will plan, manage and report on vendor portfolios like Juniper, Palo Alto Networks or F5 to maximise Westcon's value add and ensure success in terms of Westcon Group Services revenue and profitability.

This is a great opportunity to work cross functions building new revenue streams for our Vendors and Services Practice based in Bracknell in collaboration with our Security Practice based in Slough.

The aim of the role is to own the relationship into a portfolio of named Vendor accounts on behalf of Westcon. This is a great opportunity to accelerate your career within IT distribution and earnings.

You will work in collaboration with EMEA Training Director, EMEA Support Director and Marketing Department to develop and execute compelling solution propositions for Westcon Group Services. This is an external role.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* Work closely with your Vendor Partner Manager to plan out and create a generic business development plan that will increase sales of services
* Understand the Vendor's business including core strategy, financial performance, business/growth goals
* Position Westcon to become the trusted adviser to senior decision makers within your Vendors to the point where they are receptive to receiving our advice on the strategic direction of the business in their particular markets.
* Help establish expansion of Vendor coverage across EMEA

Business Management
* Identify ways to build margin by means of bundling and developing new propositions
* Assist where necessary with special orders
* Manage product updates/releases and price changes

Marketing
* Work with full Marketing Team, Vendor to develop compelling programs and initiatives
* Produce regular marketing bulletins to communicate all product, service, pricing and promotional activity
* Provide internal updates on a regular basis
* Assist with customer events as necessary

Administrative/Self Development
* Maintain regular vendor review meetings and subs
* Present senior management with relevant reports and analysis
* Provide monthly reports
* Provide input to training and workshop materials where necessary

PERSON SPECIFICATION

* Well organised and methodical approach to work - able to multi-task
* Appreciation of critical timescales and the impact of delay on client perception
* Credibility both internally and externally - with colleagues, partners and customers
* Energy, drive and ambition to achieve business targets
* Excellent communication skills including management exec level presentation
* Mature, credible, highly professional, and comfortable in dealing with individuals at senior levels

QUALIFICATIONS

* At least 5 years relevant working experience with demonstrated expertise in technical services , in managing or delivering of such services.
* Technical background and experience with technology
* Channel; Distribution, Systems Integrator or Vendor background
* Extensive experience in all aspects of Customer Relationship Management
* Graduate degree in business, computer science or engineering
* Extremely strong written, verbal and communication skills (including proposal writing and presentation building)
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to team with Sales, Technical, and Operations resources
* Adaptability, flexibility and the ability to do quality work under tight deadlines
* Able to manage a frequent UK travel schedule.

Join a growing global business

Westcon-Comstor is part of the US-based, multinational WestconGroup, a leading name in IT distribution with US$4.35 billion in global revenues. Our job is to link technology vendors to our distribution partners who resell software and solutions to business and other customers.

This is an exciting time to join our expanding UK and Ireland operation, which serves the EMEA region. We have ambitious plans and huge future potential - you will be ideally placed to grow your career in a dynamic yet supportive culture.