CenturyLink Senior Account Director in CHICAGO, Illinois
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.
The Senior Account Director is accountable for sales and client engagement in existing Enterprise accounts. This role is responsible for driving growth from the account by developing strategic C-level client relationships and solving complex customer problems.
The Senior Account Director will be responsible for utilizing strategic networking, Voice, Security, cloud, Colo/DC, professional services and CDN solutions to solve complex enterprise problems in his/her account base. The role will entail developing strategic plans based on industry trends and customer analysis. The Senior Account Director will collaborate with Sales, Evangelists, Solution Architects, Pricing & Contract teams and Solutions Engineers to grow the account and deliver Enterprise Solutions.
Responsible for managing business development activities for high-profile named accounts and/or specific market segment(s) that lead to the expansion and growth of new business. Accountable for the coordination and strategy on assigned key account(s). Responsible for the overall development and implementation of the account plan.
Develop and strengthen relationships with decision makers and influencers in the customer organization and drive penetration in various functions including outside CIO.
Become a trusted IT advisor to the customer and participate in customer’s strategic planning.
Regularly monitor sales trends, market dynamics and incorporate into existing account strategy and plan.
Lead account strategy and planning and seek opportunities of growth in the account.
Lead proposal development, negotiation and commercial terms for large deals.
Demonstrate CenturyLink’s unique value proposition to shape opportunities for the customer and increase share of revenues from single source deals.
Bring together and create integrated opportunities with end-to-end solution delivery requirements.
Support the solutions teams with customer perspectives and competitive intelligence to develop new vertical and horizontal solutions.
Engage in Contract Negotiations and ensure buy-in from CenturyLink legal representative.
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.
Minimum 10 years experience selling Enterprise Solutions to Fotune 500 Companies.
Alternate Location: US-Illinois-Chicago
Requisition # : 207629
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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