In this role, you will be responsible for selling the Vertica big data software into large enterprise accounts in the Southeast US. You will be assigned a targeted list of new and existing customers and expected to generate $2 million in revenue annually.
You will sell both direct and through various channel partners. You will be supported by our crack sales engineering team and have additional marketing/sales support.
We need an individual who has a start-up mentality, but can still operate in a big company customer environment. You will have a background in complex sales, especially in the big data, business intelligence and machine learning software space. You will have track record of successful sales over multiple years.
You will be able to operate independently and travel approximately 50 percent from your home-based office.
This role reports to the regional sales director.
•Create and drive their sales pipeline. Capture leads outside of specialization and use closed-loop lead management to ensure assignment and follow- up by others. •Maintains knowledge of competitors in account to strategically position the company's products and services better. •Use specialty expertise to seek out new opportunities and expand and enhance existing opportunities to build the pipeline in and drive pursuit. •Provide support to Account managers and provide input regarding business development and solution expertise. •Development of quota objectives and future direction for defined product category. •Some specialists also responsible for selling outsourcing deals. •Establish a professional, working, and consultative, relationship with the client, up to and including the C-level for mid-to-large accounts, by developing a core understanding of the unique business needs of the client within their industry. •May invest time working with and leveraging external partners to deliver sale. •Directs or coordinates supporting sales activities.
Education and Experience:
•University or Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. •Directly related previous work experience. •Demonstrated achievement of progressively higher quota, diversity of business customer, and higher level customer interface. •Extensive selling experience within industry and on similar products. •Typically 8-12 years of advanced sales experience. •Project management skills required. •2-3 years of product sales in the desired specialty. Knowledge and Skills:
•Considered an expert in knowledge of products, solution or service offerings as well as competitor's offerings to be able to sell large solutions. •Understands the industry and market segment in which key accounts are situated, and integrates this knowledge into consultative selling. •Understands and applies program/project management methods and processes to define, plan, cost, resource, track and ensure successful pursuit. •Understands the role of IT within area of specialization and how the company's solutions differentially address specific vertical industry challenges as well as their cross-segment capabilities. •Account planning and accurate account revenue forecasting skills. •Collaborates with management and sales teams in shared accounts to ensure seamless integration of specialist sales with other sales activities. •Cultivates & maintains positive relationships with customers to ensure account retention & growth, and positions the company as the preferred vendor for meeting all business needs. •Establishes a professional working relationship, up to the executive level, with the client. •Demonstrates leadership and initiative in successfully driving specialty sales in accounts - prospecting, negotiating and closing deals. •Demonstrates high service or product knowledge and professionalism in researching and sharing service-related information with account teams and customers. •Deep knowledge of products, solution or service offerings as well as competitor's offerings. •Understands how to leverage the company's portfolio and change the playing field on our competitors. •Utilizes Siebel as an expert and accurately forecasts business. •Understands and sells high value software solutions. •Understands selling of services sales. •Leverages services as part of strategic product sales. •Maintain expertise of industry trends, associated solutions, and key partner/ISV solutions. •Maintains expertise on IT at all levels - new applications, maintenance, typical budgets of the CIO's, typical objectives, measures, metrics.
Computer Task Group (CTG) is an American multinational company headquartered in Buffalo, New York, that provides information technology staffing and solutions. Our local office in Morrisville, NC is recognized as a strategic partner for several Fortune 500 corporations across multiple industries.