Solution Architect at Koch Business Solutions, LP in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 20 days ago.

Job Description:

Solution Architect, Principal - Manufacturing


Do others respect your deep industry and broad application knowledge? Do you enjoy challenging enterprise business and technology problems? Are you comfortable with working face to face with customers in a trusted advisor role? Do you have strong presentation and sales skills?If you answered yes to these questions, then Infor is looking for a Principal Solution Architect to join the sales team and you might be a fit!


The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a broad and strong understanding of Digital Transformation, Industry Solutions, enterprise application software like ERP/SCM, future state architectures, cloud transformation roadmap from on-premise application, business opportunities and challenges. Very strong presentation and conversational skills with C-suite are mandatory. The candidate must be comfortable in the dynamic atmosphere of a software organization with an expanding customer base. They must be able to run a pre-sales sales cycle by orchestrating and collaborating with internal INFOR product experts.

*BS is mandatory; MBA/masters or similar through experience is a plus

*10+ years of experience in enterprise business software (ERP) or the Manufacturing Industries such Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, High Tech and Electronics, Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Life Science and Pharmaceuticals, Equipment Dealers, Rental and Services, Distribution

*5+ years of pre-sales, solution consulting, sales engineering, solution architecture, or team sales

*Preferred experience in large-scale ERP's like Oracle, SAP, Infor, Lawson, etc.

*Excellent presentation and communication skills

*Excellent interpersonal skills such as leadership, teamwork, facilitation and negotiation

*Ability to work independently from a home office, on the road, and Infor office locations

*Ability to travel up to 75% annually both domestic and international

*Based in the continental US

Role & Responsibilities


*Acts as an expert and evangelist for Infor Solutions, Technology, Digital Transformation, Infor Strategy and Infor Vision.

*Maintains up to date product and technical knowledge of the Infor portfolio especially Infor products relevant to the Manufacturing Industry

*Maintains awareness of the latest Manufacturing Industry news and trends

*Maintains awareness of competitor and partner applications

*Establishes credibility with the customer through deep Manufacturing Industry expertise

*Gains trusted advisor status by understanding the customer's business and co-developing strategies to gain tangible benefits with Infor products.

*Communicates directly and effectively with customers at all levels (C-Suite to line level managers)

*Leads strategic/value-based discussions rather than feature/function discussion and grow the deal

*Translates business needs into solution architecture requirements

*Architect and orchestrate large multi-product pursuits

*Performs critical thinking, extensive research and problem solving

Sales Cycle

*Participates in all aspects of the sales cycle and beyond to knowledge transfer for implementation.

*Delivers high-level "big picture" demonstrations as required

*Manages the functional coordination on multiple, high-priority and high-visibility deals

*Manages functional aspects of deals that are complex in size, product mix, and technology

*Focuses on long-term strategies that grow the size of deals

*Designs, develops, and delivers solution architectures that solve a customer's challenges

*Orchestrates communication between relevant SME's when necessary (internally or externally with customers/partners)

*Works closely with the sales teams on account planning and winning sales strategies

*Assembles and leads a multi-discipline team that executes the win strategies and themes

*Ensures information continuity between sales process end and implementation start

Infor Values:

Our Guiding Principles set the standard for how we work with one another. They define who we are as an organization and guide everything we do. By applying the same shared values that unleash prosperity in free societies-such as value creation, integrity, responsibility, free speech, and toleration-we encourage one another to take initiative and to challenge the status quo.

We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management(MBM). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees.

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