University Graduate Hire - Academy Sales Development Representative at NetApp
Organizations count on NetApp for cutting-edge ways to store, manage, move and protect their data. And we never let them down. Continually breaking new ground is norm here. We make sure of it with an open, collaborative culture that fuels fresh thinking. Right from day one, we’ll encourage you to share your views, challenge opinions and push boundaries. And thanks to mentoring and leadership programs that help you build on your personal and professional passions, you’ll develop your skills as fast as your ideas.
The Sales, Services and Support (S3) Academy is designed for entry-level talent. It includes a robust 90 day training, business integration support, and other tailored programs to promote professional development and
community. During this training, Academy Participants gain the foundational knowledge needed to have a basic understanding of the Storage Industry, NetApp, and products and solutions. Additionally, they
effectively develop transferable soft skills that will allow them to excel within the organization and in their long-term careers.
Selling begins with a meaningful interaction and is the first step in the sales development cycle. NetApp has invested in the front-end of the funnel of demand generation with establishing the Sales Development role. You will hone your communication skills and develop the ability to deal with objections to gain a “next step” commitment. In addition to developing your communication skills, you will learn the ins and outs of the competitive world of storage management, the fastest growing segment of the infrastructure stack.
We invest heavily in new talent. Your energy and fresh ideas are vital to cementing our position as a market-leader. We’ll push you beyond your comfort zone with a belief that no idea is off limits. At the same time, you’ll have all the resources, mentoring and feedback you need to grow. What’s more, whatever your role, you can be yourself in a team that celebrates individuality and welcomes different perspectives.
-Prospect and develop leads.
-Perform outbound cold calling to generate leads.
-Responsible for making 70+ calls per day.
-Qualify opportunities and pass off to appropriate team member.
-Responsible for building sales/lead pipeline by meeting & exceeding lead generation (SAL) quotas.
-Create and maintain a database of contacts of current and future customers.
-Provide follow up on demand-generation activities.
-Establish account presence and build trust with key contacts.
-Analyze customer needs in terms of current business obstacles, identifying opportunities and scoping potential for NetApp products.
-Present and articulate product features, benefits.
-Integrate with both inside and field sales reps to maximize prospect potential.
-Energetic, upbeat, tenacious team player
-Excellent written skills, oral skills, phone skills
-Demonstrated track record at achieving measurable goals in a fast-pace environment
-Prior objection handling experience
-Outstanding relationship building skills with a high degree of responsiveness and integrity
-Able to learn and understand product solutions and features
Must have graduated within the past 18 months or will graduate in May/June 2020 with a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent degree.