CenturyLink Account Manager - Enterprise in Chicago, Illinois
CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
Responsible for sales account development within an established geographic territory for a complex suite of services and robust product sets to drive sales, increase brand awareness, and grow a specific territory.
After winning new business, manages customer relationships in order to gain strategic positioning with decision makers, retain existing revenue and obtain additional business.
Continually learn and develop knowledge of new technologies and selling points including enhancing expertise in the company's products and solutions.
Develop and implement sales plans that provide clearly defined strategies, tactics and timeframes to maximize revenue. Take ownership of the geographic territory designated by management.
Responsible for developing sales in the designated target market(s) by identifying new sales opportunities with prospective enterprise customers headquartered in the region by cold calling, premise visits, networking, lead generation, proposal submission, and customer appointments.
Utilize Siebel & Salesforce.com to provide accurate and detailed weekly forecast funnel of identified and proposed opportunities in order to meet or exceed sales quota requirements.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
Experience: 2+ years of sales experience
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivelant experience
Field Of Study: Business, Marketing, Sales or similar
Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.
Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.
2-5+ years of sales experience
Experience in solution selling IP, data, and voice network services.
Experience in hunting, prospecting, and new account development.
Experience with Salesforce.com preferred.
Strong communication, written, and formal presentation skills as well as ability 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.
Alternate Location: US-Illinois-Chicago
Requisition # : 192007
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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