PRE-SALES TECHNICAL SOLUTION ARCHITECT (GEARHOUSE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS – JOHANNESBURG)

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    GEARHOUSE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

    Salary: Negotiable

    Reporting to: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – Gearhouse System Solutions

    Main Objectives:            

    1. Analyse and evaluate the client’s requirements towards providing the most effective solution.
    2. Design system solutions to meet the client’s requirements timeously.
    3. Provide technical expertise and support to the sales team.
    4. Advise and support the sales team for accurate tender response.

    Responsibilities:      

    SALES

    • Take quotation brief telephonically or via a meeting/site visit with the client, ensuring that the client’s objectives are fully understood.
    • Analyse and evaluate the brief from the sales team to devise the best technical solution.
    • Source and obtain supplier quote(s) timeously for client proposal.
    • Handle strategic product selection for best all-round solution.
    • Negotiate with suppliers for competitive pricing.
    • Establish and maintain strong supplier relationships.

    TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    • Provide first-line support remote assistance (Teamview) to resolve technical issues.
    • Provide support to the content management team in respect of cloud-based products.
    • Attend product training when required.
    • Stay abreast of product advancements and current technology.
    • Research new and innovative products for proposals and pitches to clients.
    • Perform diagnostic evaluation on faulty systems with written report-back.

    GENERAL

    • Keep technical knowledge and skills updated.
    • Uphold System Solutions image and values, at all times.
    • Assist management with any other duties as may be required.

    EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

    • MATRIC CERTIFICATE
    • AV QUALIFICATION OR RELATED JOB EXPERIENCE
    • CTS CERTIFIED, ELECTRONICS B TECH AND / OR OTHER INDUSTRY RELATED CERTIFICATION ADVANTAGEOUS.

    EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED

    • EXPERIENCE IN A PRE-SALES ENVIRONMENT.
    • ADVANCED PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE OF AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDING ITS APPLICATION IN AN INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT (AUDIO, VIDEO, LIGHTING, LED SCREENS AND DIGITAL CINEMA).
    • ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION, SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL FIELD.
    • CONFIDENT NEGOTIATOR AND DEAL CLOSER.
    • EXPERIENCE IN A SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT ENVIRONMENT.
    • CAD / VECTORWORKS EXPERIENCE.
    • WELL-VERSED IN PREPARING AND DELIVERING PROFESSIONAL PROPOSALS.
    • FULLY COMPUTER LITERATE.
    • ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE AND TO PLAN ARE ESSENTIAL.

    PERSONAL ATRRIBUTES

    • Professional
    • Courteous
    • Well-presented
    • Good communications skills from architect to sales to client liaison.

    Should you feel that you are the ideal person for this position, then, please submit your CV with a brief summary of why you believe so to Nicole Goncalves, Regional HR Manager, on Nicole.Goncalves@gearhouse.co.za.

    To apply for this job email your details to Nicole.Goncalves@gearhouse.co.za