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Title:  Business Desk Deal Manager


Vienna, VA, US, 22182

Requisition ID:  125916

About NetApp


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"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

This role is for a highly experienced Business Desk Deal Manager who will lead the Deal Enablement function for US Public Sector Sales Regions and accounts, providing critical support in all aspects of the deal process, including: pricing/discounting, deal structuring, operational execution and compliance and business approvals. This is a challenging position in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to directly impact the effectiveness and success of the sales organization. 


The successful candidate will have an operational execution and cross-functional team leadership background with demonstrated experience in supporting a team-based approach, developing strategies, implementing programs, and supporting business practices to facilitate the entire Deal life cycle. 

The Business Desk Team is responsible for the process and field execution to support the deal life cycle in our geographies. The team’s objective is to deliver a comprehensive, consistent, and scalable process, with increased visibility and focus on large, complex or strategic deals to increase the probability of success while maximizing the revenue and profitability of the solutions sold and ensuring compliance with corporate policies.
The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work with multi-organizational teams composed of individuals from Sales, Finance, Services, Legal, Operations and Product Management. They must be proactive in nature and have the strong capacity to work independently. They should exhibit an attention to detail and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Job Requirements

• Must be analytical, with sound decision-making skills 
• Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills 
• Proficient with financial metrics used in Deal economics analysis 
• Attention to detail with the ability to understand the big picture 
• Demonstrate good judgment in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions; skilled in issue/risk management 
• Personable, professional, solid business acumen, ability to both partner with and lead individuals from cross-functional teams and interact effectively with all levels in the organization 
• Hard-working, ambitious and resilient;  proactive, with a sense of urgency 
• Confident self-starter, able to work in an ambiguous environment where the overall process is evolving 
• Ability to prioritize and manage deal activity to meet customer and/or sales deadlines 


Key Responsibilities: 
Serve as a trusted advisor and partner to Field Sales Management on pricing, deal construction and business terms to support the sales effort in key accounts 
Serve as point for Sales and Area/Geo Deal teams by overseeing the key stages in the process: 

•    Opportunity identification/assessment: Proposal scope, key issues and assigning owners, early risk assessment, critical dates/milestones, go forward process and approval levels 
•    Deal or Contract Pricing structure: Issue resolution, risk mitigation, optimizing economics/ margin strategy, financial and legal compliance with internal processes/policies, completion of summary material 
•    Prioritization and Tracking: Deal pipeline management, weekly status calls, documenting outcomes, reporting out to Area Sales Management 
•    Review and approval: Up through the necessary organization levels based on deal economics, complexity, non-standard business terms, etc. 
•    Process Improvement: Help the North America team establish policies and best practices. Partner with Sales, Management and cross-functional groups to identify opportunities to streamline and improve the overall Business Desk and Deal Enablement processes. Support Area communication/training regarding processes, deal review triggers, etc. 
As the subject matter expert, provide guidance to Sales and cross-functional partners in all aspects of the Deal Review/Contract Pricing processes 
Be a sales advocate/partner for internal organizations to understand complex sales issues, customer and/or competitive trends


Responsibility and Interaction: 

- The tasks this individual is responsible are often unstructured and the issues addressed are less defined requiring new perspectives and creative approaches. 
- This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving problems that are complex in scope requiring in-depth evaluation. 
- Demonstrate good judgment in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions. 


- This individual must work effectively with Staff to Vice President level employees within the function, across functions and with external parties. 
- Limited supervision and direction is provided, as this individual can operate and drive results and set priorities independently. 
- The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert. 
- To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through regular leadership and influencing others.


- A minimum of 12 years of experience is required. 
- A BS/BA Degree is required, MBA a plus 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification. 

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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. 


USA and Canada Residents Only:

The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations, is $158,310 – $222,530. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education, skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Compliance, Risk Management, Product Manager, Field Sales, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Sales

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