CenturyLink Account Director I in Boise, Idaho

About CenturyLink

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.

Job Summary

Summary

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. Responsible for the implementation of strategic and tactical sales account plans. Develops and maintains accurate sales and/or revenue forecasts and management of quota funnels.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

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

  • Experience with Salesforce.com preferred.

  • 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.

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • 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. Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum skills required to perform in this role.

  • 7+ years of industry sales experience

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

  • Experience: 7+ yrs

  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

  • Field Of Study: Business, Marketing, Sales or similar

  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills

Qualifications

Education

Alternate Location: US-Idaho-Boise

Requisition # : 195137

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/

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union. Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b) required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, creed, veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

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.