New York City, NY, United States
Jan 06, 2021
What You'll Do
The Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group (MIG) Sales Specialist will be responsible for driving optical, service provider routing, optics, and automation sales in the Telco Mobile market within the Americas Service Provider theater. The successful candidate must be able to develop strong relationships with key customer contacts, including at the executive level, to understand customer business drivers and influence their tactical and strategic plans for using technology and solutions offered through the MIG Business Entity. The Sales Specialist will be responsible for leading customers through major architecture transitions. The candidate will support the Cisco direct service provider account teams and generate new business.
Who You'll Work With
The candidate must be able to develop strong working relationships with Cisco Region Managers, Client Directors, Account Managers, Architects, and Engineers to ensure alignment of sales strategies for MIG technology and overall Cisco business within the targeted accounts. Additionally, the Sales Specialist must be able to engage resources, including the Business Units, the Global MIG Architecture Sales Specialist organization, and marketing, as well as Cisco partners to drive the overall growth of the technology within their assigned territory. The candidate will report to a sales manager on the MIG Architecture team in the Americas Architectures organization.
Who You Are
All actions must be a part of a complete business plan which allows the successful candidate to meet and exceed assigned quota. Extensive knowledge of Cisco optical solutions is essential for the role, and a successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of competitors. Candidates should show a proven success in managing large complex accounts, capabilities that include sales strategy, opportunity discovery, forecasting, quota attainment, excellent sales presentation skills, and short-term, mid-term, and long-term opportunity management skills. Strong spoken and verbal communication skills are essential. Candidates should display strong time management skills, an ability to manage multiple tasks and opportunities, and generate product demand at large scale.
Candidates should have a demonstrated record of success in sales and sales leadership, with corresponding strong sales processes.
• Understanding and experience with fiber optics and optical networking is required
• Understanding and experience with routing technologies is required
• Understanding and experience with automation solutions is a plus
• Business planning skills
• An autonomous work ethic
• An innate ability to work effectively in a large, matrixed organization
• Requires a minimum BA/BS degree or equivalent and 10 years of sales experience in a fast-paced, high-technology environment.
• Travel 35% (expected post-COVID)
We Are Cisco
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