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Junior Country Support Manager - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Job ID 3040240 Primary Location Riyadh, , Saudi Arabia Date posted 01/11/2019

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HPis the world’s leading personal systems and printing company, we create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Our innovation springs from a team of individuals, each collaborating and contributing their own perspectives, knowledge, and experience to advance the way the world works and lives.

HP has an impressive portfolio and strong innovation pipeline across areas such as:

•    blended reality technology - our unique Sprout by HP will change the way people do things

•    3D printing

•    multi-function printing

•    Ink in the office

•    tablets, phablets, notebooks

•    mobile workstations

Job summary:

HP EMEA Customer Services and Support (CSS):

In the highly competitive PC, Printer and Services market where after sales service-support excellence is a major sales differentiator, CSS EMEA develops, manages and supplies Warranty and Services Support to HP EMEA Customers by delivering superior service at a competitive cost.

Services and Support are delivered through the channel (retailers or commercial resellers) or by HP Direct Delivery. Customers can contact HP directly through the HP Contact Centre or go directly to a repair partner/service center. Alternatively, customers can get indirect support by going through retailers or commercial resellers. A fundamental objective is to support the sales team to grow service and hardware sales through excellent service and support delivery.

As HP expands its reach into the services business, this role becomes increasingly important and will be a key enabler for our future growth in the A3 copier and Device as a Service (DAAS) business.

Job description & responsibilities:

  • Manage the service and support delivery:
  • Channel Delivery
  • HP Direct Delivery
  • To manage HP support services at country level across all Go-to-market
  • To ensure that HP end to end support services meet customers’ expectations
  • To turn HP support services into a key sales differentiator.
  • Take an active role/lead in projects to improve customer services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage our Support Partners Accounts (Channel Partners and Subcontractors) across the partner life-cycle management: selection, qualification, education, communication, operational performance management, compensation.
  • To manage communication with Partners (QBR's - quarterly business reviews, day to day management and escalation)
  • To interact with Country (Sales and Country Managers) and CSS stakeholders.
  • To own Market Intelligence in Support, benchmarking vs competition and assessing the Legal conditions.
  • To deploy country support mix strategy & support/service programs with Partners in the Retail Channel
  • To deploy local flavor of infrastructure and Supply Chain changes

High level of business acumen:

  • We want someone who can understand the business, what drives success and help us tailor the reporting and analysis on those things that will have the biggest impact on our results.
  • Ability to bridge operational performance and financial results:

Partner / Supplier Management:

  • This person will drive the partner management process and cycle, from validation, qualification to compensation, with the support of the engineering and operational resources of the team
  • The candidate will demonstrate negotiation, influence and communication capabilities, in the local language and English.

Collaborative team player:

  • This role will interface with Sales, Category management in the Country with Operations, Engineering, and Program management in the region central functions. We need someone comfortable in working across cultural and geographic boundaries.
  • This role will involve being part of the staff of the KSA Sales team, as well as other interactions with senior management. Solid presentation skills and the ability to quickly respond in a high-pressure environment will be critical.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Typically 1+ years experience in a directly related business. Experience in Partner Account Management, in Sales or Procurement, will be valuable.
  • Degree level in engineering or in business
  • Language: Fluent in English & Arabic

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Information Technology (IT) and services industry
  • HP company organization, policies, HP Services offerings, end-to-end processes, tools, and routes to market would be an advantage. General technical understanding of products.
  • Problem detection and analysis of root cause analysis
  • Good management/leadership with experience of working with and leading virtual teams.
  • Proficiency in desktop applications and familiarity with financial reporting tools
  • Planning, project management, and change management
  • Good communication skills.

Job Level: Graduate

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