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Sales Director - Large Enterprise

St Louis, MO, USA | Lumen Technologies

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Sales Director (Enterprise) develops and ensures attainment of new sales/revenue and margin growth for strategic accounts which contribute to the company’s bottom line.The Director Sales staffs and directs a sales team and provides leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values.The Director Sales establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the assigned area and contributes to the training development for the sales team.

The Main Responsibilities

Formulates account strategies to grow the business and the relationships within large accounts. Develops new business opportunities with partner companies with complementary technology.

Builds a high-performance team. Hires and retains the right talent in the right roles, sets goals, delegates work, holds reports accountable, develops and empowers direct reports to make decisions and act.

Demonstrates Company’s values, maintains a positive open demeanor, encourages different points of view, moves team forward through change, provides timely information, communicates context for business decisions, recognizes accomplishments and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Develops and maintains account plans and detailed financial forecasts. Conducts accurate sales forecasts and achieves sales targets.

Develops and executes sales plans such as sector strategies, hiring plans, territory management systems, and compensation plans.

Oversees and participates in programs that ensure the attainment of expense objectives and will recommend programs to control and correct budget overruns.

Owns several key sales support processes which may include opportunity and forecast management, the overall sales process, territory/customer-prospect module management and sales certification.

Supports and develops initiatives across sales and the company primarily focused on sales productivity and efficiency. Expands opportunities into untapped product portfolios and develops sales propositions.

What We Look For in a Candidate

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of applicable education and experience required.

8 years of relevant job experience with similar essential duties.

Driver’s license may be required.

Ability to travel as necessary.

Strategic planning, account management and contract negotiations skills required.

Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities and ability to prioritize with good time management skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of applicable education and experience required; MBA or related graduate degree preferred.

Demonstrated sales management experience (at least 5-6 years) in telecommunications sales and sales leadership experience.

A track record for consistently exceeding revenue goals.

Success leading and managing sales teams.

Proven ability to hire, manage, mentor and motivate successful, solution-oriented sales teams.

Strong record in developing and assigning geographic territories and customer/prospect modules.

Business/financial background is helpful.

Experience is consultative sales techniques and account planning (including account profiling, account positioning strategy, customer needs analysis, sales opportunity development, service improvement planning, and long-range account management strategies.

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