CenturyLink Sales Support Associate 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.

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process. Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition.

Job Description

The Sales Support Associate will be responsible for developing a comprehensive understanding of Level 3’s internal sales systems and processes while acting as the subject matter expert for all internal questions and escalations around these processes. The Sales Support Associate will support the sales team by driving rapid responses from internal teams via these processes and systems as prioritized by Sales Management. Will provide direct sales support by utilizing a variety of organizational and project management skills.

Essential Duties

· Manage required responses and forms from multiple teams during order preparation

· Provide support to sales staff as needed

· Perform administrative changes to internal quoting system including workbook order entry. Assist Sales team with Pricing and Quoting group requests and sales credit verifications

· Partner with Business Process Engineering group to identify areas of process improvement

· Assist in sales funnel management by identifying committed sales

· Expedite sales process by facilitating requests with appropriate internal groups, coordinating completion, and ensuring timely responses

· Facilitate service inventory investigation

· Schedule follow up customer meeting. Coordinate customer attendance for local events


Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

Ability to work with Senior Management to complete assigned tasks on time with minimal supervision Detail oriented and ability to perform multiple tasks Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic and fast paced environment Self-motivated, pro-active, and results-oriented professional Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills Ability to work with complex databases and systems Develop effective working relationships with peers, sales team and across organizational lines.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum skills required to perform in this role.

High School Diploma or GED and experience with similar essential duties

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

· Experience: 2+ yrs

· Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

· Field Of Study: Business, Marketing, Sales

· A combination of education and experience is acceptable: Yes

· Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

· Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.


Alternate Location: US-Illinois-Chicago

Requisition # : 183128

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/

EEO Statement

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