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Position : Account Manager - Service Provider Accounts
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Role & Responsibilities
Develops and executes sales strategies and tactics that maximize Cisco opportunity within the customer environment.
Along with sales planning, this position is responsible for accurate forecasting.
Direct customer contact comprises a major portion of this role.
Presents and leads customer discussions to advance the sales process.
Responsible for motivating and developing the Systems Engineers, and Systems Engineering Manager.
Defines, communicates and implements the Go to Market strategy for allocated segment - ensure that sales targets are met or exceeded in marketplace.
Builds executive relationships within client base - articulates Cisco product and business strategies, creates the demand and leads customer discussions to advance the sales process.
Ensures a high degree of Customer satisfaction with Cisco products and services.
Develops and delivers accurate revenue forecasts in line with business objectives. Interacts with other Cisco teams (AS, Cisco Capital, Verticals), to effectively leverage the Cisco value proposition.
Creates integrated solutions to address most complex problems Cisco unique selling proposition.
Focus on client relationship management and customer satisfaction within the account.
Works independently, also may act as virtual team leader and / or mentor.
Develops annual plan for own area in line with company strategy.
Plans specific sales activities including forecasting and organization of resource requirements.
Presents highly complex idea, anticipating key issues and preparing case accordingly. May devise new and or alternative selling strategies to handle key complex accounts.
Negotiates large complex contracts.
Creates networks internally and externally within and outside own sales area.
Creates new solutions / perspectives on existing solutions to address most complex problems.
Required profile for job ad : Account Manager - Service Provider Accounts
3 years sales experience of the service provider environment
In-depth knowledge of the service provider sector
Advanced Cisco product and solutions knowledge and experience
Strong business acumen
General Service provider technical knowledge
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
Passion for telecommunications and the future of telecommunication
Willingness to travel local and abroad depending on customer requirements
Need to have proven relationships within service provider space
Exceptional selling skills in a complex matrix environment selling to technical people
Outstanding negotiation skills (commercial and technical)
Influencing skills at all levels from the board room level to the buyer
Source of service provider expertise to their clients
Understand client needs and ability to research client environment
Identify solutions for their clients
Actively creates business opportunities for Cisco Systems
Drive team targets
Outstanding communication skills
Outstanding presentation skills
Perceived as Trusted Advisor (well-rounded business partner)
Highly respected in the industry
Executive level relationship management skills (minimum CIO / CTO level)
Demonstrates effective use of internal relationships and resources
Job criteria for job ad : Account Manager - Service Provider Accounts Job category : Accounting, controlling, financeManagementProduction, maintenance, quality Industries : IT, software engineering, InternetServices other Employment type : Permanent contract Region : Nairobi Experience level : 2 to 5 years Educational level : Bachelor Number of Position(s) : 5