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Title:  OCI Sales Specialist


US Houston, TX, US, 77024 Addison, TX, US, 75001 Austin, TX, US, 78759

Requisition ID:  50744


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


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 harnessing the power of hybrid cloud data services, customers gain the freedom of choice to securely manage and move data – anywhere, on any cloud. Only NetApp can help organizations deliver data-rich customer experiences when they rapidly test and deploy new applications that easily use data and services regardless of where they reside or in what form.

Job Summary

As a CDS Sales Representative in NetApp’s Sales function, you are responsible for selling NetApp’s CDS
Products and Professional Services to existing and new NetApp prospects. You’re responsible for maintaining
positive on-going relationships to meet evolving customer needs. Your overall focus areas will be in prospecting,
developing business, responding to RFP’s, developing proposals for presentation to customers, and selling CDS
Products and Services. Cross-functional teams from NetApp’s Marketing, Systems Engineering and Product
Development functions provide support and tools for you to leverage to attain and exceed sales performance
goals. You will utilize your excellent relationship building, negotiating, and technical skills to be successful in this
Essential Functions:
The essential responsibilities of the CDS Sales Representatives are to work directly with customers, either with
or independent of the NetApp core sales teams to capture CDS BU sales opportunities and to work effectively
across functions with other NetApp employees.
Use relationship management techniques to develop selling opportunities within existing customer
accounts; penetrate new divisions and organizations within assigned accounts; develop new selling
relationships within assigned partner accounts.
Schedule and attend sales call appointments with customers. Other NetApp sales team members
may also participate in the sales call to help qualify the opportunity.
Determining if customer has a valid need for NetApp CDS products and services.
Proposing an evaluation test project to enable the customer to test the product or products in their
own environment.
Responsible for in territory Hyperscaler sales relationships and partnerships.
Determining acceptance criteria that a customer could use to determine the success of an
evaluation test project.
Utilizing a consultative approach, discuss business issues with customer and develop a formal
quote, a written sales proposal, or a formal sales presentation addressing their business needs.
Develop an account management plan to sell to customer based on their business need.
Recommend marketing strategies.
Provide status information to your Manager including forecast/pipeline information.
Provide, or facilitate training opportunities for your accounts.
Identify NetApp customer references that can be utilized when reference selling.

Job Requirements

7+ years of experience in a direct sales role
Strong understanding of enterprise computing, storage and storage management technologies and
competitive offerings in the Fortune 1000 segment
Strong verbal and written communications skills including presentation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with employees within department and across functions.
Aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.
Ability to convey information clearly and provide analysis as needed to help customer make buying
Responsibility and Interaction:
Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, this individual uses their skills to contribute to the
development of company objectives and principles, and to achieve sales function goals in creative
and effective ways.
Is responsible for a specific geographical install base and large, complex, high visibility, strategic, or
tactically important accounts.
This individual effectively works with, and influences senior internal personnel within the function,
employees in other functions that support the sales effort, and has direct customer contact.
May successfully coordinate significant projects or initiatives across functional groups.
Limited management supervision and direction is provided since this individual operates and drives
results independently.
The ideal candidate is a CDS portfolio subject matter expert and strongly influences sales team
decisions and initiatives. May also act as a team leader and major decision maker for team projects
with significant interdependencies.

Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do.



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