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Sales Assistant (m/f/x)

Location: Frankfurt Germany
Job ID: 1014006HV
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation

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Meet our Team

We represent Hitachi Vantara to enterprise clients across industries, establishing business relationships to understand customer challenges so that we can deliver profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of our customers; success that is celebrated and shared. Our solutions bring value to every line of business and we need people like you to build those deep relationships and to passionately articulate our value proposition.

What you'll be doing

As a Sales Assistant, you will provide administrative support to the Country Sales Manager - Managing Director in Germany and his leadership team where assigned to. You will handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature, collect and prepare information for use in discussions/meetings. You will handle logistical arrangements and communications as well as assist with internal and extern Events with pre- and post-organisation. In this role you will also make high level contacts of a sensitive nature inside and outside the company and work on problems or projects of diverse scope where analysis and evaluation of data is required. You will be working with senior level executives, customers, vendors, visitors, and other dignitaries. Also, you will be responsible for ensuring efficient day-to-day office operations by providing administrative support as well as fulfilling a wide range of office administration duties.

Your main tasks:
  • Assistance for the General Manager, Germany - keeping his agenda on track (inclusive interacting with clients and c-level contacts whenever required), manage travel arrangements as well as indipendent project coordination
  • Key go-to-Person in the Office for employees, customers and partners, welcome newjoiners and key contact for internal, cross-functional communication
  • May support the sales force in administration tasks, may act as the personal assistant to the leadership team in critical and confidential topics
  • Organizing and coordinating internal events, regional meetings and customer events
  • Keep data quality in sales tools and projects up to date
  • Occasionally sales activities in cooperation with the sales force

What you bring to the team
  • Commercial Apprenticeship education, first working experience in sales or comparable role
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal in German and in English
  • Expertise in MS-Office
  • High level of integrity, discretion and ethics
  • Capable of self-motivation, influencing skills at all levels of the business
  • Proven business acumen and judgment and demonstrated ability to work closely and build sustainable business partnerships with sales organizations
  • Experienced dealing with matrix management structure

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge



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