Director Sales I – Specialized Sales – Work From Home East Coast

Company Name: CenturyLink

Location: WILMINGTON, NC, US - 28405

Job Duration: 2021-07-22 to 2021-08-21


About Lumen
Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

As a Director Sales I – Specialized Sales, your primary objective of this sales position is to acquire and grow new revenue as an overlay seller. Desired result is acquiring new monthly recurring revenue at or above assigned growth and incremental revenue targets.  Key function is the establishing working relationship with the region’s direct and channel sales account teams, prospecting, qualifying, and closing new customers for Lumen, including voice and data network, CPE, applications and cloud solutions.


The Main Responsibilities

  • Sell managed services, business services, business software and/or any outsourced solution.
  • Develop and maintain relationships from the operational through the ‘C’ level in the pursuit of managed services sales inside of large government and commercial clients.
  • Accountable for meeting and/or exceeding assigned sales objectives and monthly revenue quotas, maintain existing and build new revenue within a designated region.
  • Provide superior technology and solution knowledge of managed services on a day to day basis.
  • Build and maintain accurate and up to date strategic account plans associated with regional managed services sales opportunities.
  • Partner with Lumen account managers and customers through a strategic and consultative sales approach to understand their business needs, issues, strategies and priorities to deliver a value-adding managed services solution.
  • Manage sales funnel to analyze and manage pipeline activity and monitor sales activity against assigned quotas.

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in selling complex IT infrastructure solutions to medium and enterprise businesses.
  • Demonstrated success in applying consultative selling techniques to opportunities.
  • Proven and verifiable track record in exceeding sales quotas.
  • Strong communication skills and presence in communicating with Executives.
  • Technical sales certifications (VCP, Cisco, etc.)
  • Consultative or solutions selling training (Miller Heiman, Sandler, etc.)
  • Demonstrated level of success in the development of high level client relationships
  • Demonstrated experience selling a combination of the following strongly preferred: Cloud Computing Services, Managed Hosting, Managed Security, Cloud Solutions (IaaS), Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, IT Infrastructure Services/Outsourcing, IT Consulting, Outsourcing services, Co-location
  • Must be self motivated and self disciplined and provide prompt follow-up to all customer inquiries.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to present in both small and large group settings.
  • Must have a polished, professional presentation.
  • Must be able to keep organized, accurate records on daily activities and results.
  • Strong organizational skills imperative.
  • Acquire and integrate industry knowledge related to general trends, emerging technologies, and competitors.

What to Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview 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 video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 257031

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