Technical Architect - Lenovo

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Date: Mar 30, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA Oakville, ON, CA

Company: Softchoice

Why you’ll love Softchoice:

We are a software-focused IT solutions and services provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected, and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology. By doing these things we help them create success for their customers and their people. 

We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what’s good for our people and communities. 
 

The impact you will have:

 

Become the go-to expert in Lenovo datacenter solutions for our clients and our sales force. 

 

Clients need our help.  Their IT infrastructures cannot keep up with the pace of change their internal and external stakeholders demand.  You can solve these issues for our clients.  As a Lenovo presales Technical Architect, you will design solutions that modernize their datacenter infrastructure utilizing leading edge technologies combined with public cloud deployments where it makes sense based on the client’s requirements.

 

What you'll do:

 

  • Drive awareness of Lenovo ISG datacenter solutions within sales teams
  • Working collaboratively with sales team members to progress the pipeline and move the opportunities through the sales cycle.
  • Coaching and mentoring sales team members on discovery and management of Lenovo ISG sales opportunities.
  • High quality customer support while meeting service-level objectives around responsiveness
  • Business results though increased attach rates, complete solution design, and services selling
  • Work with other vendors technologies that align with Lenovo ISG to build cross vendor alignment solutions
  • Demo solutions as required
  • Readiness and capability to obtain and maintain accreditations and certifications across Lenovo ISG solutions
  • Work with Lenovo ISG channel sellers and business partners to build alignment
  • Deliver on assessments, sharing insights with factual customer data to help their businesses achieve their goals.

What you'll bring to the table:

 

  • Minimum of 3+ years of customer-facing technical sales experience in the technology industry, with a strong focus on business development in datacenter solutions
  • Experience working with a technology reseller or manufacturer is preferred
  • As this role is supporting Canada and the United States, it requires ability to travel(up to 25%), understanding market dynamics, managing time zones.
  • Ability to thrive in a hybrid office environment, ideally based out of our Toronto office
  • Understanding of Lenovo ISG Programs e.g. Lenovo ISG TruScale is highly desired
  • Ability to embrace the technical and business development responsibilities of the role
  • Ability to identify process improvements that will help everyone work more efficiently
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (French is an asset)
  • High level of commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment


Not sure if you qualify? Think about applying anyway:

We understand that not everyone brings 100% of the skills and experience for the role.

At Softchoice, we offer opportunities to a diverse group including those with a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds.  Whether you are new to corporate tech, returning to work after a gap in employment, or looking to transition and take the next step in your career, we are excited to learn more about you and encourage you to apply.  


Why people love working here:

 

  • We offer hybrid and remote working opportunities.

  • Comprehensive benefits from day one of employment.

  • We offer meaningful work and opportunities for career growth.

  • Our team members have 2 paid volunteer days per year to give back to a cause of their choice.

  • We offer an opportunity to build and grow a career in the technology industry.

  • Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 18 consecutive years.

  • Softchoice has been certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States for several years.

  • We have also been recognized as a Best Workplace for Women, Best Workplace for Inclusion, Best Workplace for Giving Back and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

  • We have raised over $3 million through Softchoice Cares, our grassroots fundraising organization.  


Inclusion & Equal opportunity employment:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion & belonging. People seeking employment at Softchoice are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Require accommodation? We are ready to help:

We are proud to provide interview & employment accommodation during the recruitment and hiring process. If you require any accommodation to apply or interview for a position, please reach out directly to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com. We are committed to working with you to best meet your needs.

Our commitment to your experience:

We are committed to the safety of all applicants and team members. With that in mind, we have implemented digital interviewing for everyone. We understand that you may need to interview with distractions around you (such as children or furry friends) and we will be doing the same.

Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education, and check your references.

When you join Softchoice, we will onboard you remotely. Don't worry. It's quick, simple and you'll be connected with your new team in no time.

 

Job Requisition ID: 5768

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Mid-Senior Level 

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