CenturyLink Account Director (Hybrid IT) in Singapore, Singapore

CenturyLink (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 customer’s 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

Position Summary

  • Act as a representative of CenturyLink to acquire new clients that are headquartered in Asia Pacific.

  • Meet the quarterly sales targets and objectives by identifying and closing profitable new business opportunities for CenturyLink solutions within allocated target and/or existing client accounts and sectors.

  • Externally, there will be first class relationships established with all CenturyLink customers, partners and suppliers.

  • Internally, there will be communication and interfacing with all CenturyLink employees both within APAC and globally.

  • Keep up-to-date with the portfolio of CenturyLink’s products and services and be able to articulate key business benefits and competitive differentiators

  • Achieve quarterly and annual sales targets

  • Ensure sales plans / account plans are in place for the key target accounts

Job Description

Position Objectives:

  • Deliver the FY order intake MRR target through: -

  • Focus and drive to deliver exceptional results

  • Management of own pipeline of new opportunities to ensure consistent target and achievement

  • Consistent identification and capture profitable revenue opportunities for CenturyLink services.

  • Improve sales penetration within chosen market sectors and key customers independently establish and grow new or existing client base.

  • Form long-term relationships with “C” level decision makers to maximize business opportunities

  • Identify, understand and solve any obstacles or objections to the successful sale of CenturyLink products and services.

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

  • Adhere to CenturyLink best practice sales and internal qualification and approval processes.

  • Participate actively in sales calls and bid reviews, demonstrating excellent sales and closing skills to the team.

  • Accurate forecasting of monthly and quarterly achievement.

  • Provide weekly/monthly reports to the Sales Leader with a detailed insight into accounts, opportunities and pipeline.

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

  • Work collaboratively with both Global and APAC sales teams on Global opportunities / accounts and sales support teams to win key opportunities

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of sales experience covering IT outsourcing/networking/communications, including:

  • Strong background in end user corporate sales (i.e. peer-to-peer selling, board level contact, new business orientated);

  • Existing senior level relationships within relevant companies;

  • Experience of complex high end selling in a long-term environment; especially in the managed hosting and network space

  • Experience of selling into Financial, Retail, Legal, Government and Media or in any particular verticals.

  • Demonstrated experience selling a combination of the following product offerings:

  • Managed Hosting, Public and Private Cloud,

  • Professional Services/Consulting

  • Managed Security

  • Experience of working in highly competitive environments and constantly improving and delivering order intake margin and revenue.

  • 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 innate understanding how to operate in APAC markets.

  • Proven and strong experience in direct sales

  • Strong prospecting skills and experience

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

Education

Bachelors or Equivalent in Business

Requisition #: 191616

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Disclaimer

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