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CenturyLink Account Director (Network, CDN) in TOKYO, Japan

Job Summary

  • Accountable for customer acquisition and revenue growth within a sales territory or set of accounts. Responsibilities include: prospecting, qualifying, bidding, presenting, and closing opportunities for CenturyLink solutions.

  • Acting as a representative of CenturyLink to new and existing clients, the Account Director’s main objective is to meet and exceed sales targets by closing profitable new business opportunities for CenturyLink within allocated territory and accounts.

  • First class external relationships to C-level with CenturyLink customers, partners and suppliers.

  • Maintain and demonstrate highest quality relationships with all internal stakeholders, other teams, and CenturyLink management

  • International relationships with customers and CenturyLink staff in Asia, Americas, and Europe

Job Description

Deliver the FY order intake MRR (Monthly Recurring Revenue) target through:

  • Focus and drive to deliver exceptional individual and team results

  • Management of pipeline of opportunities to ensure target achievement

  • Improve sales penetration within agreed territory and independently grow new or existing client base.

  • Establish and lead local, virtual, often global sales and sales support teams to win key opportunities

  • Develop and implement plans to increase penetration within existing accounts in respect of cross selling opportunities

  • Develop and manage internal relationships, earning the respect of colleagues at all levels across the business ensuring a cohesive internal structure

  • Work collaboratively with Americas, EMEA, Hong Kong, and Singapore sales teams on Global opportunities/accounts


  • Over 10 years of sales with strong hunting sales background

  • Experience in solutions including Networking, Content Delivery Network, Cloud, Managed Security, IOT, Data Center Solutions

  • Proven track record in closing large scale, high-end complex solutions deals

  • Existing relationship with senior level clients

  • Experience in working with IT technology partners

  • Fluent in English at business level

  • Evidence of creative commercial deals, which have demonstrated affinity to the tailored requirements of the customer, whilst ensuring that requirements can be fulfilled without breaking the model

  • Experience of operating in an international environment and understanding how to operate in Japan. Experience of having worked for a US corporation and understanding the reporting requirements, would be an advantage

  • Bachelor Degree i


Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems or Computer Science