Regional Sales Manager
Cisco Systems - Herndon, VA

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It's an exciting time to work at Cisco.

Every day we connect people to the network and make it come to life. Whether it's using e-learning to educate students far from city centers or downloading the entire Library of Congress in seconds, our networking technology has not only revolutionized the way people do things, but who they are. People are more informed, more efficient, and more involved. With all forms of communications converging onto the network, Cisco is entering an exciting new era. The concept of the network as the platform for transforming life's experiences is no longer a possibility: It is quickly becoming a reality. And Cisco is leading the experience.

Cisco seeks a Regional Sales Manager with a strong background in executive-level communication, building customer and partner relationships, and territory planning and segmentation. This role involves positioning and promoting the partner value proposition, leading account managers in the development and expansion of opportunities, and reinforcing existing relationships. The ideal candidate possesses strategic technical knowledge, and can succeed as a leader and mentor in a demanding and rewarding sales environment. This is a good opportunity to apply your sales leadership experience working with great sales teams and solutions using today's most innovative technologies.

Lead an account team. Will be responsible for an annual booking/revenue quota of $50+M with significant growth in subsequent years. Develop and execute sales strategy and tactics that maximize Cisco opportunity within the customer environment. Along with sales planning, this position is responsible for accurate forecasting. Direct customer contact will comprise a major portion of this assignment. Must have both the sales skills and technical knowledge to make presentations and lead customer discussions to advance the sales process. Extensive national travel is required. Must be able to lead a worldwide team, with both direct and indirect reports. Will need to make important resource decisions that apply both corporate and account team resources to new opportunities. Will be responsible for motivating and developing the Account Managers, Systems Engineers, and Systems Engineering Manager.

BA degree - MBA or graduate degree preferred.

Sales management of a technical sales organization that includes account managers and systems engineers. 5+ years of sales experience with service providers, preferably carriers. Specific examples of closing large, strategic deals. Knowledge of global markets. Strong leadership skills in a global teaming environment. Selling solutions to large customers. Requires understanding of carrier buying cycles. Managing a diverse technical and sales team experience. Developing customer relationships. Understanding a broad range of Cisco technologies required.