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Solutions Consultant - Professional Services

Talkdesk

Talkdesk

Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

At Talkdesk, we are courageous innovators focused on redefining the customer experience, making the impossible possible for companies globally. We champion an inclusive and diverse culture representative of the communities in which we live and serve. And, we give back to our community by volunteering our time, supporting non-profits, and minimizing our global footprint. Each day, thousands of employees, customers, and partners all over the world trust Talkdesk to deliver a better way to great experiences.

We are recognized as a cloud contact center leader by many of the most influential research organizations, including Gartner and Forrester. With $498 million in total funding, a valuation of more than $10 Billion, and a ranking of #8 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, now is the time to be part of the Talkdesk legacy to help accelerate our success in a new decade of transformational growth.

At Talkdesk, we embrace FAST, our fundamental operating principles that define who we are as an organization. These principles drive us to make the impossible possible. FAST: Focus + Accountability + Speed = Talkdesker.

  • Focus: Focus time, energy and attention on what is most impactful for the business and thoughtful about how and when to partner with others.
  • Accountability: Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments and drive results. Accept responsibility for successes and failures.
  • Speed: Execute with agility and urgency. Act promptly, decisively, and without delay. Make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Talkdesker: YOU!

As a Solution Consultant, you will be responsible for leading the post-sales process for complex software solutions. You will work closely with sales teams and customers to understand business requirements and develop solutions that align with organizational goals. You will also provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior consultants.

Responsibilities

  • Lead Talkdesk Strategic implementations, individually or in partnership with a Project Manager, with new and existing customers including project management, gathering and documenting requirements (functional & technical), designing prototypes, configuring & integrating systems, building user acceptance testing guides, testing, and delivering training
  • Understand customer business objectives, consult with industry best practices, & document user stories. Establish Talkdesk as the best solution to address needs & ensure customer success for each role within the Customer’s organization
  • Develop visual representation diagrams of the Customer’s end-client journey
  • Implement solutions that include the creation of custom objects, workflows, validation rules, approval processes, triggers, and email alerts within Talkdesk's solution and/or 3rd party CRM systems
  • Develop trust with customer executives, leadership, and other stakeholders to remove project roadblocks and ensure project success
  • Work with customers to track work progress, and create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning
  • Leverage strong technical acumen to identify processes and technical solutions dynamically to expected and unexpected situations. Able to produce technical documentation
  • Partner with internal teams such as Product, Support, etc. to assure timely delivery of feature requests, bug fixes, and support requests
  • Participate in the sales cycle as necessary to gather requirements, formulate a delivery approach and develop a proposal/SOW

Preferred Background

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or significant professional experience in a technical role
  • 3+ years of experience in Professional Services/Consulting roles or 3+ years in IT Applications Development/Software Product Development or similar role in a fast-paced SaaS business
  • Experience implementing or integrating with CRMs (Salesforce, Zendesk, and other) and/or Contact Center Solutions preferred
  • Experience with SQL/SOQL and JavaScript a plus
  • Experience with diagram flowchart software, such as Visio, Lucid Chart, etc.
  • Software implementation or coding experience is a plus
  • Familiar with creating and managing Web Services (REST APIs/).
  • A true consultative approach and ability to communicate technical concepts to people of all backgrounds and skill levels
  • Mature demeanor and positive attitude, as well as discretion and sensitivity when interacting with clients. Client management experience is highly valued
  • Engaging personality, polished verbal and written communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • A passion for helping people solve problems and a proven ability to understand and learn technological concepts
  • Highly organized self-starter that seeks challenging opportunities
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual abilities a plus
  • Travel requirement: up to 30%

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Primarily office-environment work, extended periods of sitting or standing, computer-based work. Limited lifting, and equipment usage limited to computer-related equipment (keyboards, mouse, etc.)

The Talkdesk story hinges on empathy and acceptance. It is the shared goal among all Talkdeskers to empower a new kind of customer hero through our innovative software solution, and we firmly believe that the best path to success for our mission is inclusivity, diversity, and genuine acceptance. To that end, we will hire, promote, work along, cheer for, bond with, and warmly welcome into the Talkdesk family all persons without regard to ethnic and racial identity, indigenous heritage, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.