Are you a rockstar business analytics guru? SAP WANTS YOU IN LAGOS


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Do you demand the best from your professional career? Are you inspired by excellence? At SAP, you will have the power to make a real impact. As the global market leader for business software, SAP helps companies and organizations in more than 25 industries to run better.

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VMWARE IS HIRING RIGHT NOW: Strategic Partner Business Manager

Strategic Partner Business Manager


Job description

The Strategic Partner Business Manager (SPBM) will be responsible for account managing and selling to some of the largest and most strategic corporate resellers in South Africa in order to develop strategic relationships and dramatically increase the revenue driven through each partner.
Main Duties:

* Create working business plans covering sales training, technical enablement, lead generation and marketing activities, as well as maintaining and increasing partner competency accreditation .

* Drive large opportunities and incremental revenue through building strategic relationships with key corporate resellers.

* Establish and grow VMware practices expertise within large corporate resellers to strengthen VMware market place defensibility and growth.

* Establish Virtualisation and other VMware technologies as a key component of IT strategy that is embraced and promoted by large corporate resellers.

* Market and sell to the corporate resellers in defined region to ensure that we become a standard part of relevant practices, such as Cloud, and End User Computing

* Present to and educate the key influencers at the corporate reseller to ensure they are including VMware in their recommended solutions/proposals to customers.

* Create direct relationships with key corporate resellers management team and map to VMware management and establish contractual relationships with the key partners.

* Map Solution Providers field organization to VMware field organization, including technical resources where appropriate.
Required Skills:

* A proven track record in managing corporate resellers for either an enterprise software or hardware vendor, or within sales at a corporate reseller.

* Demonstrated experience in enterprise software sales with a proven track record of over achieving sales goals.

* Substantial experience of working in a channel environment.

* Good presentation skills

* Ability to work with a portfolio of partners

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Strong interpersonal skills: relationship building, influencing

* Focus on results with ability to follow through

* Good attention to detail and reporting skills. The role, responsibilities and geographical focus will change and develop over time along with the company’s rapid growth.
Before you join, VMware will require you to go through a pre-employment screening process. This means that we will want to verify your details and the information you have given us to ensure your suitability for a certain role considering its nature, seniority and other relevant factors.



VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 500,000 enterprise and mid-market customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. We empower our customers by radically simplifying IT through virtualization software with a focus on three core missions: End-User Computing (EUC), Hybrid Cloud and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Join our community – instigators of innovation and transformers of technology – as we envision and create what’s next in IT. Get connected to an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are passionately driven to make an impact while contributing back to the community. Ranked on the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies in the World list. Learn more at today!



To ensure first time right (FTR) delivery of strategic products and services, in ensuring we maintain our competitive edge in terms of innovation and time to market. The role will directly engage with the product development functions in Marketing (locally and at group level) interpret URS / PCN, scope and plan the project. Work with the appointed vendors / systems integration partners to ensure the requirements are captured, prioritised, planned and delivered based on agreed timelines.

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is is a unique opportunity to join one of the most dynamic IT sales organizations in WECA (West East Central and Southern Africa). The Territory Manager (TM) will manage a business based in Lagos, Nigeria, but with responsibilities for the West Africa region. This will involve regular and frequent travel to the region to support the business objectives. The individual’s focus will be to develop business, within the commercial and SMB tiers of customers, and to develop, leverage and expand channel partners to support sales motions and territory coverage across the region. A quota for the territory will be carried and the TM will work with the appropriate support structures both locally and internationally to achieve this goal. The TM will, therefore, be responsible for forecasting, closing and increasing revenue pipeline from their territory.

Main duties:

* Develop and lead the go-to-market” plan for the designated territory.

* This plan will include:

* activity prioritisation

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EMEAR (Nigeria) – Systems Engineer Intern – Sales for CISCO

Ever wanted to work at CISCO well here is your chance they are hiring so what are you waiting for?

Our Opportunity
Systems Engineers are the technical specialists of our sales community, they work with our customers to ensure their technical needs are fully understood and deliver solutions to consistently exceed their expectations. As an intern on this team you will get an opportunity to work with a variety of leading Cisco technologies, as well as interact with our valued customers to develop the skills to become a trusted advisor adding a business and client relationship context to your role as the technical specialist on our Sales teams.

Primary Responsibilities
•Develop and maintain deep technical understanding of Cisco’s solution sets, architecture and full product line
•Develop a strong understanding of competitor solutions, products & services
•Support our Systems Engineers and Account Managers with client meetings and presentations
•Provide coordination, support and preparation for customer demonstrations and evaluations
•Actively participate and consult with Virtual Teams to further technical projects and initiatives
Professional Competencies
•A methodical thinker with attention to detail, able to react creatively but rationally to customer requests
•Persevering with a drive to constantly learn new things and always deliver the best solution to our customers, on time and as promised
•Able to work under pressure and make decisions with a positive “can do” attitude
•Open minded and passionate about new technologies, ideas and ways of working
•Able to communicate complex technical detail and engage the customer and colleagues in a proposed solution
•Motivated towards an engaging and fast paced career, with focus on personal development and learning
•An active participator in a team environment, contributing to the success and achieving of the overall objective.
Education and knowledge required
•Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Electrical/Computer/Networking Engineering, Information Technology, MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics disciplines
•Fluent in English, written and verbal as well as the local language of the country of your application
•Cisco Networking Academy Training and Certifications are preferred
•Must be able to live and work in the country of your application, without additional visa support or sponsorship


Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 65,225 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as:

Networking, Wireless, Security, Unified Communication, Telepresence, Collaboration, Data Center, Virtualization, Unified Computing Systems.

EMERSON IS HIRING!Field Service and Application Engineer IN LAGOS! ARE YOU THERE ????

Job description
• Responsible for Start-up & Commissioning from installation to site acceptance and commissioning of the Metering Systems and Products.
• Daily support to Customer for the maintenance of Metering Systems and associated products such as HMI, Flow computer, GC, Orifice meters, Gas & Liquid USMs and Coriolis meters.
• Conduct site surveys, evaluation of installed base for upgrades and migration projects.
• Coach and guide Customers on Calibration & Verification of Flow meters as a Metering Systems Technology specialist.
• Diligently follow the standards and best practices of service and maintenance, to ensure global quality system for flow meters servicing.
• Lead efforts to resolve quality issues associated with flow systems and products maintenance.
• Develop Customer relationship to ensure long term Customer loyalty and growth of service business.
• Any other duties as deemed appropriate by your line manager
Job Requirements
· University/College/Bachelors,Professional – Engineering/CA/ICWA/MBA

· 5 – 10 Years Experience

· English

· Customer Focus,Drive for Results,Ethics and Values,Functional/Technical Skills,Integrity and Trust,Perseverance,Problem Solving,Action Oriented

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ITS Territory Sales Representative

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Serves as the ITS brand focal points on the cross brand IBM sales team
Drives ITS opportunities (for all ITS Services) in assigned territory
Develops and maintains strong client relationships with executives and key influences, in the IT and line of business organizations, based on a history of performance and credibility, earning a reputation as one of the client’s trusted business advisers
Demonstrates a high level of business acumen and applies an understanding of the client’s business, organization, strategy, financial position, and business issues


Engineering Internship - 724615

This is a 12 month fixed term internship suitable for students currently studying towards a Bachelors or Master’s degree in a relevant field. The focus of this role is to implement and execute projects and programs in a timely manner and engage all stakeholders in a proactive manner; flawlessly manage customer quality issues to closure, manage customer satisfaction with product quality and technical support.


For people interested in working at MCKINSEY NIGERIA this one is for you!
ApafloFor those who think GMAT is tough, try some PSTs. Anyway as is typical with Mckinsey, there are about 4-6 interviews comprising personal experience questions and case study interviews before clinching an offer.

I have decided to share the transcript of my first interview in the process. Hope this makes a good read for those aiming to get into the consulting field.

I was scheduled for 2 interviews – 8am and 9am and I arrived and took my seat in the neat but tiny reception on the 6th Floor Mulliner Towers Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria


I was interviewed by a guy named Fred.


Fred: So tell me of a time you managed upwards. Where you had to convince a superior to accept your point of view and what was the process like?

…I went on to rant on and on as I had come prepared for this one


Fred: XYZ is airline operator and is currently having problems with their costs. Could you please tell me the items that drive the cost for an airline operator?

Me: Well broadly, costs can be of two types: Variable and Fixed. For Variable we have – Fuelling Costs for Fixed, we have – maintenance, Staff overhead, licencing & regulatory fees.

Fred: One of our consultants took up research into the cost lines and discovered that fuelling expenditure was excessive. Tell me the factors that drive fuelling cost

Me: Size of engine, distance travelled, number of trips

Fred: Well, our consultant’s analysis showed that none of these factors you mentioned was actually responsible for the excessive fuelling cost. Infact, he concluded that it was the weight of the plane. So tell me the factors that affect the weight of a plane.

Me: These can be categorized into 2: Internal elements and external elements. For the internal, we have the fittings, furniture, luggage, fuel level for the external factors, we have the metal used in constructing the airplane, the engine, the tires, the blades etc

Fred: Our consultant in his analysis, found out that none of these factors you mentioned was responsible for the excessive fuelling cost. It infact was the PAINT ON THE PLANE!!!

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Me: Oh, interesting

Fred: So tell me what weight is added on by the paint on the plane?

Me: Do I have any figures?

Fred: No!

Me: Wow!

Me: Ok, let’s assume this room in which we are seated in 10m long and 5m wide and so let’s assume the length of the plane is 10 times that of this room that gives us 10 X 10 = 100m and since the width is constant, we still have 5m

Fred: Ok, good. Assuming the plane is cylindrical and Using 2π〖rh〗^ as surface area assume pie to be 3 what weight is added on?

Me: That should be 2 X 3 X 5 X 100 that should give 300msq

Fred: So what weight is added on?

Me: Let’s also assume that 2 sq metre would need 1 bucket of paint weighing 1kg that should be 1kg X 300sq metre divided by 2 dt shd give 150kg

Fred: Have you considered that there might be more than one coat of paint required?

Me: Ok, let me modify my assumptions to say there are 3 coats of paint required:

· Light paint adds 0.1kg per sqm
· Medium coat adds 0.5kg per sqm
· Quality finish adds 1kg per sqm
· So a total of 1.6kg per sqm
Fred: Round that up to 1.5kg and tell me what you have

Me: Ok, 1.5kg X 150 sqm = 225 kg of weight added on by the paint

Fred: Ok, cool! The company spent $250m last year on fuelling and after the analysis, the COO has asked that all the airplanes be striped of paint. First tell me why planes are painted.

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Me: For branding, to prevent the metal from corrosion at such high altitudes, to comply with regulations

Fred: So would you advise the company to go ahead as the COO has advised?

Me: We would need to speak with the paint manufacturers to see if some light weight paint can be produced since the company currently spends about $1m per kg of paint ($250m divided by 225kg) and maybe if the weight can be slashed by say 50% we would see significant drop in fuelling costs.

Fred: Ok, that’s the end of the case. Thank you for your time.

Walking to the elevator, the interview continues with a tricky question! “What other firms are you in contact with?” As I had come prepared for that question, I answered naming companies in similar business line and with strong brand names.