CenturyLink Account Director II - Global Account Management in Seattle, Washington

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

The Account Director II identifies and develops new sales opportunities, provides product solutions, ensures customer satisfaction, and maintains positive ongoing relationships to maximize sales for the company. Introduces company products and services to new and/or existing customers. The Account Director is also responsible for the implementation of strategic and tactical sales account plans, Developing and maintain accurate sales and/or revenue forecasts and management of quota funnels.

Job Description

  • Develops and manages relationships with acquired and/or existing customers in order to gain strategic positioning with decision makers, attain additional business, and retain existing revenue. Develops action plans to cross-sell and up-sell accounts to increase overall total customer spend with the company.

  • Identifies, bids on, negotiates, and closes new sales opportunities in order to meet and exceed established sales and revenue quotas. Provides comprehensive account plans and strategies to win new business from new and/or existing accounts.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the company's entire product suite. May have more in-depth knowledge on a subset of products and/or services.

  • Provides accurate and detailed weekly forecast funnel of identified and proposed opportunities in order to meet or exceed sales quota requirements

  • Provides input to sales management about trends and changes taking place within the customer’s organization, and makes recommendations about future courses of action necessary of the company towards improving its position with the customer.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of industry sales experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of the telecom industry's competitive landscape.

  • Demonstrated strong communication, written, and formal presentation skills as well as proficiency in selling to the close.

  • Self-motivated, pro-active, results-oriented professional with an ability to work with minimum direction.

  • Proficient in MS office products: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Requires at least 50% or more of time conducting sales activities outside of the office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Salesforce.com preferred.

Alternate Location: US-California-San Francisco; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Texas-Austin; US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition # : 208627

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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Disclaimer

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.