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Title:  Country Manager, Singapore

Location: 

Singapore, SG, 039192

Requisition ID:  123602

About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

As a Country Manager you will manage all sales activities within the defined District for NetApp Products and Professional Services. This challenging and high-visibility position provides leadership and management oversight to Sales Managers and mentors Sales Representatives.


You develop long-term strategies and shorter term plans to meet aggressive revenue goals. You must be extremely results driven, customer focused, technologically savvy, and skilled at building internal relationships and external partnerships.

Essential Functions
- Provide management oversight to Sales Managers within the District to drive all pertinent issues related to sales strategy and goal attainment.
- Participate in strategic planning sessions with the sales management team on a quarterly and annual basis.
- Communicate Corporate strategy to employees within your District.
- Plan and direct activities including planning and implementing forecasts, marketing program development, relationship development, customer satisfaction and collateral material development and distribution.
- Establish short-term and long-term goals and quotas in line with corporate objectives.
- Identify needed resources for supporting sales strategy and develop a proposed budget for Senior Management review.
- Identify and qualify important Enterprise sales opportunities at the management level.
- Review management plans with other District Managers on a regular basis.
- Act as coach, mentor and educator to all Sales Representatives within your District.
- Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure departmental goals are met.
- Keep senior management informed of key issues and changes which may impact expected business results.
- Assume responsibility for result, including costs, methods and staffing

Job Requirements

- Strong verbal and written communications skills, including presentation skills.
- Strong relationship building and negotiating skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with functional peers across functions including Marketing, Sales Operations, System Engineering, Customer Support, and Product Development.
- Strong understanding of storage technologies and competitive offerings in the marketplace.
- Experience with target account selling, solution selling, and/or consultative sales techniques.
- An aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.
- Experience as a Sales Representative with a track record of exceeding assigned sales quotas in contiguous, multiple years.
- Demonstrated experience working with Sales organizations and technical teams.
- Experience with developing budgets and predicting project costs.
- A demonstrated ability to manage professional level employees.

 

Management and Interaction:
Management:
- This individual uses their management and technical skills to develop, modify and execute company policies that affect operations and may have a company wide effect.
- The scope of responsibility for this person includes implementing strategic policies and establishing and adhering to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.
- This individual manages the coordination of activities of a District, with full responsibility for oversight in terms of costs, methods and staffing.
- May act as an advisor or subject matter expert.
- Sets revenue targets and ensures targets are met.


Interaction:
- This level of manager successfully manages subordinate level managers. Management direction includes checking work against objectives set.
- This individual must effectively work with, and influences senior managers through executive level employees, functional peers and/or major customers.
- The interactions of this individual require strong people skills, such as negotiating with customers or management, or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters on an organizational level.
- Acts in a leadership role within the function and across functions.
- Receives Senior Management review of objectives to determine success.

Education and Experience

- Seasoned Sales Leader in the Singapore IT space
- Proven ability to manage high performing sales team is highly desired
- A minimum of 10 years of experience as an individual contributor in a sales role and 5 years as a people manager is required in a sales-driven position
- A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Computer Science; or equivalent experience is required. A Master of Science Degree in Engineering; or an MBA is preferred.
 

Our Diversity Commitment  
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to create a diverse, inclusive and belonged workforce. We welcome all applications without regard to their age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics. We pledge to take every reasonable step to ensure that our applicants and employees are respected, treated fairly and with dignity.  

Did you know…
Statistics show women apply to jobs only when they’re 100% qualified. But no one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to shift the trend and apply anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer 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. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
 
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 


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