Windstream Enterprise (WE) has an immediate need for a Major Account Executive interested in working alongside fellow WE employees in building a foundation for our customers’ success. We do this by acting as Pathfinders, pursuing a daily dedication to the following behaviors:
We approach each situation with a responsive and highly agile style, always meeting customers on their own terms.
We take the time to listen, learn and acknowledge the context of a customer’s pain points.
We dig deeper into problems and seek new and better answers for our customers’ unique requirements.
We guide customers towards the right solutions by leveraging our deep expertise and portfolio of innovative next-generation technology.
We deliver a direct response to our customer’s needs, focusing on technologies that set the stage for growth.
Major Account Executive
Meets or exceeds company sales metrics by gaining profitable business from both existing customers and new logo Fortune 1000 companies through a strategic and consultative approach and becoming a recognized expert in the marketplace.
Gains access to Fortune 1000 C-Level Executives at targeted companies in the area by prospecting deep and wide within the organization; leveraging relationships with referral partners and key industry partners; communicating and collaborating with other internal sales teams; and gaining referrals from current customers.
Generates sales to new logo Enterprise-sized companies by developing executive sponsorship with top-level influencers; building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with all influencers; listening to learn all critical business issues (CBIs) and wins/losses of all influencers; developing and executing a strategic approach for selling multiple complex solutions with multiple buying influencers; challenging conventional thinking to enhance credibility and establish differentiation from competitors; presenting the company brand and differentiating Windstream from competitors; researching public and private company information; gaining insight of company’s business strategy; analyzing company’s competitive market and comparing it with similar companies.; organizing internal resources appropriate for each customer opportunity; delivering customized solutions which meet customer expectations and address CBIs; and following-up to ensure customer satisfaction and gain referrals.
Generates additional sales to Existing Customers by enhancing and strengthening relationships with C-Level executives; earning trusted advisor status with all levels of the organization through a collaborative and consultative approach; influencing future business and operational initiatives by continually updating the customer on how to leverage new product offerings to achieve desired results; and developing and maintaining a strategic plan for future sales; and manages multiple complex opportunities at the same time.
Follows a disciplined, structured sales process for complex sales by deploying solution selling and strategic selling tools and techniques; submitting activity and results reports on time; managing sales opportunity progress through Salesforce; and submitting accurate orders in a timely manner.
Develops referral partners by building a professional network in the market; establishing relationships with productive partners in the market; educating partners on the benefits of recommending Windstream products and services; designing a system of effective interaction to pursue optimum opportunities; and identifying and uncovering non-traditional partners in the market.
Achieves expert status in the marketplace by demonstrating Windstream cultural beliefs; properly preparing for each customer interaction; maintaining the appropriate appearance and demeanor; applying superior salesmanship and persuasive presentation skills at the Executive Level; viewing customer objections as a natural part of the process and maintaining poise under pressure to seamlessly handle those objections; proactively seeks coaching and uses analytics to track and improve performance; effectively managing time; and keeping abreast of industry trends to improve business acumen.
.Minimum Requirements:College degree or equivalent and 8 years field sales experience directly related to job (outside, direct sales experience) or 12 years job-related field sales experience; or an equivalent combination of education and job-related field sales experience required. Telecom experience a strong preference.
Job Category: Sales
Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to: race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.