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CenturyLink Account Director I - Global Accounts - Jacksonville in JACKSONVILLE, Florida

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ 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

Responsible for managing business development activities for high-profile, named global fintech account(s) and/or specific market segment(s) that lead to the expansion and growth of new business. Accountable for the coordination and strategy for assigned global fintech account(s). Responsible for the overall development and implementation of account plans.

Job Description

  • Leveraging a solution-oriented philosophy, 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.

  • Broadens and deepens existing customer relationships in order to gain strategic positioning as well as retain existing revenue and attain additional business.

  • Collaborates proactively with sales management to promote awareness of trends and changes taking place within the customer’s organization and makes recommendations about future courses of action necessary of the company to ensure ongoing business growth and customer satisfaction.

  • Provides accurate and detailed weekly forecast funnel of identified and proposed opportunities in order to meet or exceed sales quota requirements

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the company's entire product suite. May offer referential expertise in a subset of products and/or services including SD-WAN, enterprise network and application security, cloud computing, and IT outsourcing.

  • Drives excellence in global account customer satisfaction, leveraging account management responsibilities including solution creation, solution offering, configuration management, order issuance, service delivery, service management, and revenue recognition.

  • Demonstrates a balance of strategic and tactical thought leadership complimented by a rigorous approach to account planning and execution.

Qualifications

  • A professional, front-line global accounts sales background representative of consistent solution sales achievement. A career history representative of aspirational tenure and professional growth is preferred.

  • Fluency and working-knowledge of complex telecommunications services, SD-WAN, and cloud computing services. An understanding of these services’ relevance to the demands of complex, global, Fortune 500 clients.

  • Experience with Salesforce.com required.

  • 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.

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete an online assessment immediately after applying. Completion of the online assessment is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the assessment. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Education

Alternate Location: US-Florida-Jacksonville

Requisition # : 219519

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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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.

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