Indian IT major Wipro is hiring ‘new blood’ to expand its sales workforce across geographies

ET, BCCL, BENGALURU

  • Wipro — the fourth largest IT services company in India — is planning to hire technical sales professionals with knowledge in cloud, cyber security and engineering services.
  • The company is looking for people who have prior experience in multiple service line deals worth over $10 million (nearly ₹699 million).
  • According to an ET report, the move is aimed at securing more and larger traditional deals.
In the backdrop of the ongoing job crisis in India, the IT sector hiring appears to be rebounding, growing in double digits over the past few months.

Wipro — the fourth largest IT services company in India — is planning to boost its hiring efforts to expand the sales workforce across geographies, ET reported.

The IT major is reportedly looking for technical sales professionals in specific areas including cloud, engineering services and cyber security services that will cater to the markets in Australia, the US and the Middle East.

“Wipro is…bringing in new blood and has tasked recruitment firms to look at bid and account managers,” ET reported.

According to the jobs that Wipro advertised on its portal, the company is looking for people who have a prior experience in multiple service line deals worth over $10 million (nearly ₹699 million).

Earlier in January, the company reportedly doubled its campus hiring along with salary hikes for graduates with digital expertise such as in big data and analytics. Wipro had been planning to hire fresh talent that can be trained with advanced digital skills.

According to an ET report, the move is aimed at securing more traditional deals. The initiative comes as the IT company recovers from underperformance in the past years, fetching higher profits in the recent quarter. The IT sector faced a challenging time back in 2017, laying off nearly 56,000 professionals as automation took over the technical job market.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the growing demand for digitisation will take away nearly 75 million jobs by 2022.

According to Peter Bendor-Samuel, chief executive officer of IT consultancy Everest Research, “Wipro, has clearly struggled when compared against its peer companies when it comes to sales. Investment in its sales force seems to be one of several steps which make sense,” ET reported.

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