Associate Sales Representative (Full Time) South Africa

  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Area of Interest
    Sales - Services, Solutions, Customer Success
  • Job Type
    New Graduate
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
Start Date: July/August 2018
Training Hub Location: TBC

Why Cisco? 

Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more relevant than ever before in our lives. Our employees' revolutionary ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, smart cars, and everyday devices in our homes. You will be part of a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you will take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be inspired. 

What will you get? 

CSAP is a world-class graduate training program. A successful Associate Sales Representative (ASR) will be trained to discover, build, and drive new opportunities within our customers as part of a large training group of graduates from a diverse mix of countries and backgrounds. You will learn from top Cisco experts in a unique, challenging and technologically advanced environment You will socialise and network with your peers while gaining hands on experience, receiving a competitive salary and building your career. In the first three months of the program, you will receive extensive Sales training, learn about the latest technology, and develop strong Sales skills and business acumen. Over the following nine months, you will move into a sales role where you will be mentored directly by Cisco sales professionals. Following completion of the 12-month program you will transition to a Virtual Sales Account Manager role within our Global Virtual Sales Organisation. 

What will you do? 

As a Virtual Sales Account Manager you will work directly with an existing account set to build strong relationships with our partners using collaborative tools such as WebEx and Telepresence. in order to understand their business strategy and uncover possible business opportunities for Cisco. You will partner with our team of Systems Engineers to understand the Cisco solutions and present the benefits to your customer. Every customer has a different need which means that no two days are ever the same; you will need to be flexible and adapt as you consult with customers across different industries 

In an average day you could: 

  • Develop your relationships with the Sales team, our customers and the Cisco partners' community in order to drive future opportunities 
  • Support the development or territory and account plans 
  • Use the very best collaboration tools to demonstrate Cisco's solutions and how Cisco's technology can help our customers and Partners meet their business goals. 
  • Participate in and present at Industry events 
  • Have fun! 

What do we expect from you? 

Are you someone who has a passion for technology always keeps up with the latest technology news and thrives when working in a technologically advanced environment? CSAP sales graduates love technology and come alive when they talk about it. While you do not need to graduate from a technology related degree, the enthusiasm for technology is essential to succeed in this role. Are you a strong communicator who has the confidence to engage and talk to a wide range of people? We want individuals who see collaboration with others as important to achieving success and are not afraid to stand up and present ideas in a room full of people. You will be energised by social situations and will enjoy working with others to achieve results. 

What you need to be eligible: 
  • Recent graduate or on your final year of studies toward a bachelor's (BS/BA/etc.) or master's degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, Computer Science or Finance 
  • Strong academic background 
  • Fluent in English and official language of the country you have applied for (written and verbal) 
  • Sales experience required (including retail sales, corporate internships, or entrepreneurial programs) 
  • Must be able to legally live and work in South Africa without visa support or sponsorship (student visas or visas obtained on your own are not applicable for the program) 
About Cisco: 
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco. 

Are you ready to change the World? 
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Cisco are always looking to identify talented people. If you are reading this posting then we may not have an open job right now, however it is highly likely we will in the future. If you are interested in working for Cisco in this capacity then please submit your details and CV or resume against this requisition so that when a suitable vacancy arises a Cisco representative can contact you directly.

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