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Technical Sales Academy Associate

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Date: Aug 23, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Avaya Corporation

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya offers a complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit


What you will do?

You’ll be part of our Avaya Technical Sales Academy Program, an award-winning graduate training program for young talent aspiring to move into sales engineering and business development roles. For the first part of the program, you’ll learn about the latest technology advancements and how to effectively sell them. During the second part of your academy year, you’ll further develop your skills through an On-the-Job Experience in the Sales organization.

The program, while challenging, will push you to become the best version of yourself. You’ll be encouraged to pursue Avaya & industry-standard certifications, be assessed and coached through customer simulations and on-the-job activities. We’ll offer you a safe and fun environment to practice what you’ve learned, all the while providing you with feedback to develop your potential. Thanks to this rigorous training plan, we’ve earned a strong reputation within our internal sales organization.

Upon graduating from the Technical Sales Academy, you’ll transition into a Sales Engineering or Product Business Development role where you’ll ultimately accelerate your career into more senior sales positions. As a Sales Engineer/BDM, you’ll engage with our customers and partners as a trusted technology advisor. You’ll work with Account Managers and together you’ll position the benefits of Avaya solutions to your customer, using our market-leading communication applications.

Your Team

Who You'll Work With?

You’ll train alongside incredibly talented individuals, like yourself, from diverse backgrounds. The Sales Academy is now in its 3rd successful year at Avaya so you can expect your peers to include a balance of experience and those still relatively new to the company. As a successful Technical Sales Academy Associate, you’ll expand your software and communications knowledge to collaborate with Avaya sales professionals and provide technical solutions for our customers and partners. You’ll have your own mentor, a Sales Academy alumnus who’s been in your shoes and will guide you in your first year. With a strong Avaya team committed to your success, you’ll gain hands-on education and experience, while receiving an attractive salary and pursuing your career aspirations.


Who Are You?

  • Technology enthusiast, who enjoys talking about innovation and always keeps up with the latest technology news.
  • A strong communicator with the confidence to engage and talk to a wide range of people.
  • Willing and able present your ideas in front of an audience.
  • View team collaboration as instrumental to achieving success.
  • Enjoy looking at practical real-life challenges and thinking creatively to solve them.
  • Approach situations with an open and curious mind, taking on challenges with an eye for opportunity.
Required Skills
  • Graduation from an accredited University anytime between Spring 2015 and August 2018.
  • Graduate from a relevant technical degree such as; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Data Science or similar. 
  • Hold the right to live and work in Canada, without future company sponsorship required. Student visas and temporary permits obtained on your own will not be acceptable. 
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in a technology related field.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time within the region.

Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. For Job Postings within European GDPR Countries you can access this document for additional Data Privacy Information:

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