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Senior Account Executive - Platform & Technologies, Midwest USA



Requisition ID: 290400
Work Area: Sales
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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Job Title: Senior Account Executive - Platform & Technologies, Midwest USA

Location: Chicago or Minneapolis preferred - Home Office Midwest USA


As a quota-based, direct SAP Platform & Technologies (P&T) AE, you will develop a strategy and execute an intelligent enterprise sales plan resulting in cloud subscription revenue wins with existing SAP accounts.


At a product level, the P&T AE must develop and maintain an awareness of SAP’s current and future Platform and Technology products encompassing the cloud-based Business Technology Platform for the intelligent enterprise (including cloud versions of SAP HANA, EIM, Sybase Databases,  Middleware, SAP Cloud Platform, Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud), acting as a knowledgeable resource for customers. The P&T AE must be able to articulate SAP’s value proposition within the competitive landscape of relational, columnar and in-memory database technologies. The P&T AE will need to understand how database integration (ETL) and data quality solutions add value to an enterprise IT landscape. This individual will also need to understand how these technologies tie into a larger enterprise portfolio ranging from master data management to enterprise portals, business applications and cloud-based analytics.


The P&T AE will be focused on driving innovation into customer accounts. A key component of the success of this role relies upon the AEs ability to learn and articulate how SAP can drive innovation into accounts, in order to improve revenue, margin and market position. The AE will be supported by SAP resources, to communicate and quantify the vision for the customer – the AE will be the leading story teller in the process


The P&T AE will work closely with other support resources (including presales, global sales support) to achieve their objectives. This role is part of the SAP Platform and Technologies Organization and will report into a regional leader.


Expectations and Task of Job:

  • Demonstrate the business benefits and value proposition of SAP Database, Data Management and Analytics and Technology solutions
  • Collaborate with support resources to maximize P&T revenue
  • Identify customer business pains and challenges and articulate those challenges into SAP solutions
  • Identify areas of innovation within the client base, and then drive resources to prove out the innovation and its business value for the customer
  • Develop new business sales opportunities in new accounts
  • Manage a number of complex sales opportunities simultaneously
  • Win complex sales deals in a competitive environment to achieve sales targets
  • Maintain broad and deep knowledge of SAP P&T portfolio, as well as industry trends


Work Experience:

Experience selling Database, Data Management, Analytics and/or Technology solutions to large Enterprises. Experienced in SAP or Sybase Database & Data Management products preferred. Experience with Analytical and Predictive Technologies including Cloud applications.  Management of large, complex sales cycles with expectations to achieve quota. Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact at the CXO level. Experience in both hunting for new business and expanding our business relationship in existing accounts.


Education and Qualifications/Skills and Competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years of similar working experience
  • Possess hands-on knowledge of SAP, Sybase, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Teradata, Informatica, MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks or other associated database and data management technology
  • Possess hands-on knowledge of Analytic solutions such as Business Objects and other Cloud based Analytic solutions.
  • Good understanding of Software/Systems/Database architecture
  • Ability to forecast/ manage sales expenses, and successfully close new business
  • Proven problem resolution, communication, planning & organizing, execution skills
  • Business development, prospecting and presentation skills
  • Proven track record of exceeding sales objective and territory/account development
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Location – Midwest USA preferred


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Senior Account Executive - Platform & Technologies, Midwest USA

Facility:  290400
Posted Date:  Jul 21, 2021
Work Area:  Sales
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 50%

Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: ERP, Business Development, Database, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Technology, Sales