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Senior Director, Systems Engineering, GCR

Primary Location: Beijing,Beijing

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The Senior Director of Systems Engineering is responsible for leading the VMware’s Solution Engineering team including SEs and SE Managers in a Matrix organisation across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (GCR) region.

The Director must be able to hire, motivate, develop, and retain quality SE leaders and SEs who are capable of continuing and enhancing VMware's success in best serving VMware's growing Cloud business, must be able to manage technical assets with consideration for sales success as well as financial effectiveness. 

It is expected that the Director will take a prominent role in evangelizing VMware’s vision and message as it pertains to the VMware Cloud business both internally as well as externally to appropriate constituents.

Main Duties:

  • Coordination of strategic development of resources within the GCR’s SE region, including approval of training plans, career development planning, conducting annual performance reviews, coaching/counseling SE managers and SE's for their professional growth.
  • Review of resource utilization, planning for specialized coverage of all major sales activity areas and review of the resource matching process.
  • Recruiting and hiring of SE's to fill staffing requirements.
  • Motivation, development, and retention of all SE’s
  • Participation in regular territory reviews with regional sales directors resulting in a detailed understanding of the top deals in each region.
  • Direction of the strategy and execution of SE Team Leaders and other SE’s within the region
  • Account management activities may include development of account strategy, high-level presentations, problem resolution, relationship development, and coordination of corporate resource involvement with the top five prospects within the region
  • Development of relationships with other organizations inside VMware as well as maintaining current knowledge of both corporate and industry direction
  • Additional responsibilities include development of relationships with other organizations inside VMware as well as maintaining current knowledge of both corporate and industry direction, such as to be a multi-cloud SaaS company.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership of managers & Demonstrated Solutions Engineering management experience.
  • Technical sales or consulting skills are essential as well as sound negotiation skills.
  • Relationship building skills – can establish positive internal relationships with colleagues and management peers
  • Offering development experience (direct or leading).
  • Demonstrated proficiency as a leader of individual contributors in a professional environment.
  • Strong people management skills including hiring, developing, motivating and retaining technical salespeople and an ability to manage any performance shortfall.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills as well as excellent presentation skills.
  • Be comfortable with change as an opportunity to thrive.
  • Solid Service Provider/PaaS/SaaS experience.
  • Strong experience enabling companies to transform themselves using the public cloud and the service offerings using AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle or equivalent clouds, and datacenter experience with knowledge of hypervisors like VMware.
  • Demonstrates high ethics and integrity for which also possesses strong relationship building skills – both with customers and VMware colleagues.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ideal candidate will sit in Beijing and travel is expected across GCR.
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English 

If you are interested in joining a forward thinking, innovative company and have the relevant experience listed above, please apply today for consideration. 

Upon application, your details will be forwarded to the relevant recruitment specialist managing this opportunity.

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Category : Sales
Subcategory: Systems Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-05-06

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