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Sales Specialist - Managed IT Services

Company: Sharp Electronics Corp
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:


The MITS Sales Specialist is a specialized sales professional, entirely focused on Sharp Business Systems' IT Services and Software Solutions offering in the SMB (small, medium business) market segment. Responsibility for driving sales both as an individual contributor (identifying, developing and closing) and also team selling, collaborating with branch sales executives as a client-facing subject matter expert.


Core responsibility is to achieve sales quota objectives via direct involvement/leadership in all phases of the technology sales cycle - including client needs analysis/assessment, solution development/presentation/proposal, and facilitation of the technical discovery phase.

Prospecting: Identify and create sales opportunities with net new and existing SBS clients that meet the SMB market / ideal client profile.

Needs Assessment: Determine customer pain points as it relates to management of their IT environment and technology assets. Identify print/document/information management related business challenges/initiatives that can be addressed with software applications from the SBS portfolio

Executive Presentation: Identify opportunities from assessment, and translate to a business case. Describe benefits in terms of financial justification as well as improvement in quality, performance, and uptime. Lead strategic discussion relative to IT strategies to a non -technical audience.

Identify training needs within the selling operation and implement action either personally or via corporate training organization

Assists Sales teams with data collection software tools.

Collaborates with branch account executives on proactive account strategies, account reviews, and proposal development


Minimum of 3+ years in an equivalent application/sales engineering and/or B2B IT services position with proven sales/support experience.

Bachelor's degree or completion of relevant post-secondary technical and computer related training programs. i.e. BS in Computer Science, CNE, MCSE.

Minimum of five or more years of field and corporate experience with software and/or network sales and technical support

Experience specifically with pre-sales, and sales support activity, as well as service related support issues.

In depth knowledge of the most widely used network technologies and topologies, and industry software.

Ability to communicate technical information effectively verbally, in written and graphic formats.

Understanding of network/enterprise software. i.e. (Tivoli, CA, SAP, SharePoint software)

Experience selling SaaS / cloud-based solutions

Highly detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills.

Experience creating and assisting in delivery of professional sales presentations.

Experience selling to local commercial accounts in territory

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

ABOUT US: Sharp Business Systems

Sharp Business Systems (SBS) is a direct sales division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. based subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. With the strategic solutions set that make up the Simply Smarter Office, Sharp Electronics is viewed as a leading provider of innovative technologies and services ranging from its highly acclaimed AQUOS interactive display panels and portfolio of multifunctional printers, to a proven suite of advanced workflow and managed IT services.

Compensation for this position

The compensation range for this role is $$38,500-$90,625. The listed salary range or contractual rate excludes bonuses, incentives, differential pay, and any other forms of compensation or benefits. The starting salary will be determined by several variables, including but not limited to experience, education, training, certification, and location. You may also be eligible to receive an annual discretionary incentive award, commissions, and program-specific awards, which are subject to the rules governing these programs.

Employee perks

Flexible hybrid work schedules.

Comprehensive, family-friendly healthcare plans (medical, dental, vision).

401k retirement plan with a competitive match and plenty of financial support tools.

Employee Assistance Plan to care for you and your family's mental and behavioral health, balance, and support. Financial protection for you and your family (life insurance and disability insurance)

Rewarding and wholistic wellness program.

Training, professional development, and mentorship

Full suite of voluntary insurance benefits for financial planning (auto, home, ID protection and legal)

Dynamic culture eager to innovate, enhance diversity, and work smarter.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is an equal opportunity employer - minority/female/disability/veteran



Job Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Posted Date 1 month ago (6/5/2024 4:21 PM)

Job ID 2024-8088

Category Sales

Keywords: Sharp Electronics Corp, Downers Grove , Sales Specialist - Managed IT Services, Sales , Downers Grove, Illinois

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