Principal Solution Architect
Role Title: Principal Solution Architect
Location: Newbury or Paddington
At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.
As a bold global technology leader, our products and services touch the lives of millions, as well as lending a huge helping hand to some of the country’s most crucial organisations.
From contactless payments to connecting emergency services, our technology delivers some truly exciting initiatives, not to mention the incredible connections we make on a global level every single day. We rely on the brightest sparks to help us deliver new innovations. So if you believe, like we do, that technology can help us imagine, create and realise a more connected future – then we need you to help us achieve that goal!
We’re focused on building the best network, providing a knockout digital experience and giving back the very best to our business customers. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?
The Principal Solution Architect (PSA) leads the Pre-Sales virtual solution team and is accountable for the overall solution proposal for large, complex, multi-tower opportunities within Vodafone. The role will interface into Sales, Commercial, Legal, Supplier Management, Product and Practices functions to ensure that the solution is proposed by the virtual solution team is capable of being contracted, built and delivered for the cost defined within the proposal.
You will work closely with the customer and account team to refine the requirements providing guidance and expertise in relation to the Vodafone product portfolio providing advice, thought leadership and direction to enable Sales strategy and customer architectural decisions within the account.
As the Solution Authority within the Bid Team and will use his or her extensive experience from a telecommunications service provider background to formulate compelling customer solutions which will set Vodafone apart from the competitor.
In this role you will need to be able to demonstrate superb influencing and stakeholder management skills internally and externally
You will use this to establish and maintain an excellent understanding of the customer’s business and technology needs to shape and translate the solutions fit to the Vodafone Group Enterprise products and Service Portfolio
You will have full accountability for the solutions that Vodafone provides to the customer. They will also be responsible for ensuring that the solutions are high quality, commercially viable and have been approved by the customer and all internal stakeholders
Polished presentation and communication style with ability to present to internal and external stakeholders up to C-level.
Strong personal brand, Interpersonal skills able to work in a complex matrix managed virtual team. Across organisational boundaries.
Structured methodology with the ability to apply critical thinking whilst operating with precision and at pace.
Ability to flex style, drive solution strategy and operate with resilience in a pressurised environment to ensure solution design is delivered within the timescales.
Deadline oriented with excellent time management and prioritisation skills with the ability to set and manage stakeholder expectation.
Commitment from Vodafone
Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.
At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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