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CenturyLink Senior SLED Account Executive - Houston in KILLEEN, Texas

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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

CenturyLink is a customer focused, cutting edge IT Solutions company that is driven to exceed our customers’ expectations and needs. We are seeking a Senior SLED (State, Local, Education division) Account Executive to join our Strategic Enterprise team. The SLED Account Executive team helps customers transform and evolve their business with CenturyLink’s global network. As part of the team, you will be responsible for helping organizations in to use technology to connect with customers, employees and partners. This position focuses on acquiring new logo accounts in through an aggressive, no nonsense sales approach.

Job Description

  • Engages new business by searching market for new logo; researching active networks; diversifying opportunities; and becoming familiar with the client’s business.

  • Qualifies successful sales in the market by allocating critical resources; uncovering customer time and resources for the project/solution such as the people, money and time; and gaining customers commitment to allocate their resources and time to the project/solution.

  • Targets high potential and challenging accounts analyzing alternative approaches; utilizing diverse methods and strategies for new opportunities; and dealing in continuous customer relationships to create successful conclusions.

  • Solves customer business challenges by aligning our solution set subsequent to creative research, investigation and understanding of customer’s business model, current and future technology needs and pains.

  • Prospects new sales by engaging in cold calls, direct marketing, current book of business, social media, and the existing network; identifying new sources of business; recognizing new opportunities for business; being familiar with customer’s market/industry; and having insight into the accounts and key relations.

  • Manages the sales funnel by analyzing and controlling pipeline activity and monitoring sales activity against assigned quotas.

  • Utilizes presentation/communication skills by working with the Microsoft Office suite of applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; displaying excellent verbal and written communication skills; critiquing and polishing presentations; and developing interactive skills such as the whiteboard.

  • Drives the sales cycle/process by understanding the customer buying process and needs; focusing on solutions; seeking to understand the challenge; utilizing a consultative approach; and obtaining customer commitments.

  • Collaborates with support team by delivering completed sales report/orders; planning effectively; maintaining engagement during the sales process; and utilizing effective communication.


  • Minimum of 6 years of outside Business to Business technology sales experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years in Hosting, Cloud, and/or IP network transport sales or related high tech industry.

  • Proficiency with the MS Applications Suite of products; Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

  • Successful completion of the Sales Professional assessment.


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Texas-Houston

Requisition # : 214501

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, 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.


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.