Pre-Sales Consultant

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Full-time


About Us:

Odessa is a U.S. company with offices in Philadelphia, USA and Bangalore, India. Our leasing solutions power a client base comprised of leading global financial institutions that operate across market segments. We transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for customers that drive the economy through equipment and fleet leasing: IT, healthcare, transportation and more. We believe that great outcomes and customer satisfaction are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into transformational solutions for lease and loan management. By combining digital technologies with what works across a diverse customer base, we use an agile approach to co-innovate with clients to help them solve their toughest problems.

As the largest technology provider in the leasing industry, Odessa provides a feature-rich ERP solution with broad integrations across top CRM, G/L, tax, credit, and leading enablement applications. As a complete Platform, Odessa delivers a total solution for commercial lending companies, driving the future of asset finance. With best-in-class functionality, extensible architecture and a suite of value-added features and services, Odessa helps companies transform their business operations.

At Odessa, we’re committed to bringing innovation, creativity and customer-centricity to enterprise applications for the leasing industry. Since 1998, we’ve been working hard to push the established technology norms and are serious about what we do. But we also like to have fun – in fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day. One of our core values is ‘enjoyment’.

Primary role:

Odessa is seeking to hire a consultant to join its presales team. The candidate will help bring Odessa’s solutions to market via RFP/RFI responses, demonstrations, proofs-of-concept, etc. The candidate will also perform research on new geographies with an eye towards informing Odessa’s overall product roadmap. This will include Odessa’s core lease management offering and a complementary set of techno-functional solutions that help customers with their digital transformation.

What you'll do:

• Assist and/or anchor face-to-face/online sales presentations and demonstrations of the product to prospective clients located in different countries as and when required

• Develop detailed plans to successfully execute demonstrations/proof-of-concept presentations

• Own pre-sales project management efforts from requirement capture to implementation handover

• Analyse and break down client business requirements/models to recommend how best to leverage existing products, in preparation for the demonstrations

• Develop and maintain backlog to inform and influence overall product roadmap

• Design changes and enhancements to company's products to meet client business-models and/or enhance roadmap

• Assist and/or Anchor responses to RFI’s and RFP’s

• Provide sales support related to proposal preparation, partner management, sales event organization

Basic qualifications:

• 10-15 years of experience in the lending lifecycle from origination through servicing and end-of-term contract management

• Hands-on experience in anchoring demonstrations for prospective customers in various geographies

• Experience in business-to-business presales support (RFP/RFI responses, demos, etc.)

• Experience working with cross-functional (DEV, QA) teams to conceptualize and develop proof-of-concept solutions

• Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in business administration, accounting, economics, computer science, engineering, MIS or related field

• Experience working with customers to gather requirements or as a product owner / proxy product owner to drive the application backlog

• Technical acumen and intellectual curiosity

• Strong communication skills

• Proven ability to manage client and internal stakeholder expectations

Preferred qualifications:

• Deep familiarity with leading enterprise-grade banking or lending applications

• Exposure to Asia Pacific and African geographies

• Familiarity with multiple implementation standards and methodologies, including Agile

• Experience working with SQL, relational databases

• Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence

Our commitment to you:

• Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will fuel opportunities for career advancement

• You'll make a difference for some pretty impressive brands; Odessa serves many of the world's leading financial institutions

• Opportunities for regular learning through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company

• We're a Microsoft.NET shop and our solution is built atop a world class technical framework - we'll always keep you on the most current .NET tech

• Exposure to a leading FinTech solution and the latest applications of technology in the world of financial services

• You'll gain access to a dynamic industry, worth more than $1.2 Trillion in the United States alone; check out resources on the North American and global markets