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Senior Sales Engineer - France



Sales & Business Development
Paris, France
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023
At 8x8 Inc. [Nasdaq:EGHT] we put communications at the heart of our business and build technology that allows people to connect anytime, anywhere they are in the world, and on any device. XCaaS - the 8x8 eXperience Communications Platform - brings together Employee and Customer Experience, enabling hybrid workforces across the globe to connect, collaborate, and delight customers, while providing businesses with real-time communications analytics, intelligence and unique insights.
Learn more on our company website at www.8x8.com and follow our pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
As one of our SaaS pre-sales specialists in CCaaS and UCaaS, you will join a motivated team of specialists responsible for the technical elements of the 8x8 sales cycle. You will work with our prospects and customers to understand how 8x8 can meet their requirements and become a trusted advisor on how 8x8 can resolve their business challenges. This is an opportunity to take 8x8's products to mid-market and enterprise clients, France, EMEA and global, and to help achieve sales targets by closely working with assigned sales representatives and partners. You will have a vision and passion to see where 8x8 can make an impact and you will be collaborating with sales representatives in delivering results to our customers. Understanding Unified Communications, Telecoms and Contact Centres as well as having knowledge of the industry is essential if you wish to apply for this role. We move at a fast pace as we continuously build market-share in our rapidly expanding global industry. EMEA is the fastest-growing region within 8x8. This growth opportunity offers immediate uncapped financial rewards, a stake in our future, and rewarding vertical and horizontal career growth opportunities as you earn a living within our high-performance sales and marketing team. Fluency in French & English is a essential.


  • Act as the technical point of contact during the sales cycle, participating in discovery calls, running customised demonstrations, understanding and providing solutions to customers’ challenges, being a thought leader and trusted advisor, while building strong relationships with prospects.
  • Identify opportunities and help the sales team convert into potential business, understand and drive the value proposition.
  • Complete RFPs and tenders. Compile product information from multiple sources, write technical documentation and proposals.
  • Understand 8x8 system architecture, security, and technical requirements and be comfortable to lead presentations and discussions on these areas with prospects.
  • Keep up to date on competitors’ products in the market and provide feedback and input to product marketing on roadmap requirements and product direction.
  • Communicate with clients by email and phone as well as perform client visits for presentations and training workshops and attend trade shows & conferences from time to time.
  • Manage trials, working closely with the prospect to ensure their business challenges are met and defined and trial objectives met.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate travel.

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience and knowledge of the Contact Centre/Unified Communications/Telecommunications industry and associated technologies including APIs & Application Integration & Network Architecture.
  • B2B Pre-sales consulting experience.
  • Proactive, self-starter willing to continually learn and adapt to change.
  • Proven time management skills in a dynamic sales environment.
  • Strong communicator, able to influence audiences both internally and externally.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Credible in representing the company to customers and other stakeholders.
  • High achiever with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate technical sales skills and company product knowledge.
  • High level of initiative and enthusiasm, with creative flair and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Interest and aptitude in technology.
  • Want to be part of a high-growth and high performing team that will go the extra mile to get deals closed.
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