Jobs at Ericsson, Lagos for Cloud Sales Executives

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment
& services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000
networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more
than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson
Using innovation to empower people, business & society,
we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that
can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply
our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people &
society to help shape a more sustainable world.

Ericsson is recruiting to fill the job position of:

Job Title: Cloud Sales Executive
Req ID: 151817
Location: Lagos, NG
Job Summary

  • You will be the driving force behind a tremendous sales
    acceleration of IT Cloud solutions to a select customer / small group of
    customers. The focal point in all business development and sales
    initiatives directed at building, consolidating, optimizing and
    transforming the cloud operations and infrastructure of your customer
    base. Your scope cuts across all cloud service models (IaaS-PaaS-SaaS),
    architectures (Private-Public-Hybrid) and nature of workloads
    (Enterprise, Business Support Systems and Media).
  • The successful candidate will combine a ferocious appetite to
    develop business; an exceptional acumen in technical, business, market
    and operational aspects of cloud; and a keen interest to actively
    develop her organization’s capabilities.


  • Secure sales targets
  • Seek and qualify leads: conduct in-depth 360° discussions to
    take stock of the customer business and technology environments,
    requirements, plans & issues; secure participation in relevant
    procurement processes (e.g., RFXs)
  • Mobilize organization to pursue opportunities: decompose
    opportunity situation and develop pursuit plans anchored on compelling
    events to act now; provide structure, clear directions and objectives
    for engagement teams to act
  • Own and manage a 48 months sales funnel that secures a significantly growing business
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of Ericsson’s positioning vs.
    competition in any given situation through research, industry contacts,
    personal networks, etc.
  • Drive knowledge transfer and thought leadership: secure
    knowledge continuity through immediately-near individuals; active high
    level participation in global re-use and knowledge sharing
  • Lead sales engagements: lead direct and indirect,
    virtual/cross-functional teams, seeking assistance within a large,
    complex organization on proposals, offer development, demos, proofs of
    concepts, strategy development, 3rd party solutions, etc.; lead
    responses to procurement processes (e.g., RFXs)
  • Close sales: maintain a continuously updated 360° map of “what
    is needed to close the business”; early and clear articulation of case
    towards own stakeholders;  secure all of the company’s strengths,
    capabilities and possibilities to secure business on “D-day”
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Basic Qualifications
Cloud Domain:

  • Thorough knowledge of cloud economics: TCO and commercial models, their cost structure and value drivers; make buy analysis
  • Relevant real life experience with bimodal IT operations:
    procuring, selling, implementing, utilizing and/or operating such
    infrastructures – private and/or hybrid
  • Expertise on at least three of the following five cloud stack
    elements: Hardware / Software Defined Infrastructure, Data Storage, Data
    / Application Platform, Security, Data Center Facilities
  • Knowledgeable about the most relevant industry players, offers and dynamics: infrastructure, professional services and XaaS
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Science or similar
  • Substantial in-field experience from sales/solutions at Ericsson or equivalent
  • Experience from working in the field with customers
  • Expertise on processes and interventions to build, consolidate
    and optimize cloud operations; and/or to transform data centers into
    highly available cloud platforms
  • Fluent in the ITIL/ITSM framework, agile methodologies and DevOps practices

 Superior soft skills across the board:

  • Entrepreneurial & Commercial thinking: ambitious,
    self-driven, go-getter, risk-taker, persuader and influencer,
    persistent, action oriented, change driver, opinionated (“my business!”)
  • Organizational awareness: establish power-base mapping to sensibly act and plan in accordance
  • Superior presentation / communication skills: purposeful structure, crisp content (less is more), actionable delivery
  • Maintains good rapport and demonstrates leadership and teamwork in cross-functional teams.
  • Solutions-focused: curious, positive, collaborative, issues into possibilities
  • Consultative skills: establish credibility; explore
    requirements; plan in view of interests, ambitions and possibilities;
    handshake engagement; deliver on it

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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