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Deal Lifecycle Manager – EMEA

Deal Lifecycle Manager – EMEA
by Admin on 04-15-2022 at 1:53 pm

  • Full Time
  • Europe

Website NetApp


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We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

By modernizing storage through data management, customers can upgrade infrastructure to bring modern data services to existing applications. Only NetApp can help organizations free the resources necessary to fund transformation by deploying the industry’s leading flash storage solution, which is highly efficient and scalable in both data center and cloud environments.

As Deal Lifecycle Manager (DLM) you will be required to manage all elements of the deal acquisition process and assist the Sales Manager in winning new business specifically focused on NetApp’s larger Global and Enterprise accounts.
You will be required to understand client needs, and lead the internal deal strategy, facilitate risk reviews and manage identified risks. Agree proposal structure and strategies with Sales Management and be responsible for quality and delivery of all deliverables to the client.
You will also need to produce and maintain the deal plan and manage a cross-functional team – primarily Sales reps, partner managers, business lawyers and finance managers –
 to the deal plan and acquire team resources. You will be responsible to manage pricing and approvals to enable a healthy business in EMEA. You will be a key member of the negotiation team and ensure the handover of winning proposals to fulfillment. 

Job Requirements

  • Strong team leader that can work highly effectively also as a team member
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships – Capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent understanding of commercial issues around Pricing and Deal Management
  • Very strong knowledge of financial analysis and related pricing expertise 
  • Great level of understanding of the varied aspects of an organization and their core functions
  • Solid understanding of lines of businesses and their correlations to other cross-functions
  • Understanding operating organizations within a company (i.e. sales-ops, legal, finance, sales, services)
  • Strong ability to set and enforce compliance to processes and policies
  • Solicit customer feedback on quality and applicability of deals submitted
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills and additional languages (e.g. German, Spanish, etc)

Functional Requirements

  • Establish international deal teams – Identify general commercial conditions
  • Identify and manage commercial and contractual risks including acceptance criteria, service level agreements, key performance indicators
  • Management of multiple internal and external parties during complex deal situations
  • Plan, optimize and control the deal as a project with regard to effort and relative value to NetApp
  • Establish deal related document templates (proposals, contracts, exhibits, presentations etc.
  • Collect and integrate contributions into the documents, manage the documents, their completion and quality assurance
  • Experience in international contract management
  • Create and analyze progress reports providing the stakeholders with core information regarding pipeline, duration, resource, cost, quality, time, current status and any deviations
  • Identify and execute corrective actions and measure the success
  • Drive and deliver service excellence in tender situations
  • Excellent Pricing and Deal Economics expertise
  • Solid financial and sales business acumen
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