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Software Sales Graduate

Job ID 7002088 Date posted 12/06/2017 Location Dübendorf, Zurich, Switzerland Schedule Full time Shift Eligible for Overtime, Special Work times, Emergency and Ordered assignments (Switzerland)

Discover the new Micro Focus – now the world’s 7th largest pure-play software company. By combining HPE Software and Micro Focus offerings, we have built a new company with a stronger, bigger portfolio that delivers customer-centered innovation. We are uniquely positioned to help enterprise customers solve their most complex problems and operate in the Hybrid environment—from mainframe to mobile to cloud.

Our portfolios span the following areas:

DevOps        |      IT Operations    |     Cloud    |      Security     |     Information Governance     |     Big Data, Machine Learning, and Analytics

Take charge of your future and join our dynamic, motivated Sales team as we go to market with a best-in-class portfolio that will help shape the world’s software landscape. #discoverthenew


As a Graduate Sales Representative, you will join a global software industry-leading organization in a very dynamic technology sales function and, together with the sales team, you will be at the forefront of shaping our future success.

By receiving on the job training and guidance from top class account executives and sales managers you will directly engage in:

> Building relationships with existing and new customers,

> Promoting the value proposition and benefits of our product portfolio

> Hunting for sales opportunities and expanding our market share.

You will have account responsibility, close sales deals on assigned products and services, and generate leads for other sales representatives.

Working as a winning team with other sales representatives, you will drive marketing programs & sales initiatives resulting in incremental revenue. As a valued team member, you will have the opportunity to share your insights and perspective, making a real high impact contribution to our business while in parallel you will have the chance to fast track your career into other challenging roles.


  • Provide sales support to assigned accounts
  • Assist with project management, pricing, and follow-up calls, as needed, based on basic understanding of business and technical matters
  • Consistently meet or exceed revenue targets, cross sell and/or upsell the portfolio, meet territory coverage goals, and achieve  KPIs
  • Develop strong professional working relationships with customers, partners, and colleagues
  • Understand the customer’s key drivers from both business and IT perspectives, and develop relevant solutions to meet customer needs
  • Develop and manage accurate sales pipeline information, ensuring timely communication of forecast and accurate changes to customer buying plans, while achieving sales management goals
  • Proactively inform the customer of new product roadmaps, proposing upgrades and transition paths
  • Adhere to internal customer relations management system guidelines to ensure accurate data capturing and reporting


  • The successful candidate will hold a University degree in business IT or related discipline
  • Customer facing / sales experience & extra curricula activities; (charities, voluntary work etc.) will be considered advantageous
  • Passion for sales & technology is a must


  • Fast learner with strong team-work spirit & positive thinking attitude
  • Flexible to learn and develop new skills, competencies, and technical acumen
  • Proactive with strong results orientation
  • Ambitious, self-starter with future leadership potential
  • Understanding of basic negotiation skills - able to balance risk and opportunity
  • Solid communication, presentation, and time management skills.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, demanding environment
EEO Micro Focus is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.

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