Citrix is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward. Citrix solutions pave the way for business to thrive in the cloud era, embracing mobile users, personal devices, wireless access, app stores, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure. We’re currently looking for a Networking Sales Specialist to join our Southeast Sales Team team. This position can be based in Birmingham, AL, Memphis, TN, or Jackson, MS.
Our sales organization provides our clients with End to End Solutions without third party dependencies. We provide a complete Solutions Portfolio linking the mobile world- people, data and applications with the Cloud world. The Networking Sales Specialist establishes relationships and sells Citrix products and services direct to strategic, complex, or tactically important named Fortune 1000 accounts. Uses experience selling complex software solutions to large enterprise accounts to effectively build and lead teams of resources to achieve established account strategies.
Primary Duties / Responsibilities:
Networking Sales Specialist responsibilities include:
Establish relationships and engage at staff levels to identify and sell Citrix products and services direct to the strategic, complex, or tactically important named Fortune 1000 accounts.
Carry a revenue quota to meets or exceed sales targets and demonstrate continuous progress towards achieving account strategies.
Interact strongly with customer at the Senior Management level with support on forming a relationship with C level contacts within these accounts. Understand and document customer’s business and IT strategies, priorities and goals.
Identify, develop, execute, and maintain account strategies to drive adoption of Citrix products and services revenue within assigned enterprise accounts and their subsidiaries and affiliates.
Establish and lead teams of internal and external resources to identify, pursue, and close specific opportunities consistent with account strategies.
Establish and maintain close relationships with inside sales, systems engineers, consultants, and sales specialists to access and leverage from appropriate internal resources.
Establish and maintain relationships with resellers, system integrators, and any other external partner to develop and achieve account strategies and opportunity plans.
Understand and navigate account procurement practices to successfully negotiate profitable licensing contracts.
Drive prompt resolution of customer issues and ensures high levels of customer satisfaction with Citrix products and services.
Serve as the primary client contact for non-technical or support issues requiring escalation.
Provide regular and efficient updates on assigned accounts to sales management.
Ensure accurate and timely forecasts and management reporting in SalesForce.com.
Assist in securing non-commissionable revenue in assigned accounts (including Subscription Advantage).
Qualifications and Requirements
Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the Networking Sales Specialist role:
Demonstrated track record of establishing strategic executive level relationships to position and sell software and services to Fortune 500 companies.
Proven ability to develop and maintain executive level relationships with both business and IT customers.
Proven ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal marketing, technology, implementation, and product development teams.
Strong consultative selling ability – critical questioning, listening, analytical, negotiation, communication, and presentation.
Demonstrated ability to develop and articulate compelling qualitative and quantitative business cases for IT solutions.
Proven ability to manage long, complex sales cycles from beginning to end. Accounts are key, highly strategic and have complex requirements.
Proven ability to close large complex deals with enterprise accounts.
Demonstrated knowledge of strategic/large account sales techniques and processes including the ability to understand customer needs, overcome objections, develop business cases, and negotiate and close deals.
Solid understanding of Citrix competitive domain and technologies.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
8 to 12 years of sales experience, with at least 3 years selling software to large enterprise accounts.
Experience working with external partners to develop and close business within enterprise accounts.
Experience in negotiating complex software licensing agreements.
Track record of meeting or exceeding enterprise sales quotas in excess of $3 million a year.
Proven track record in closing complex enterprise sales.
Experience using sales automation tools such as SalesForce.com.
Network of enterprise "reference contacts" with whom one has built a trust relationship and with whom one can gain an audience to present Citrix solutions and identify opportunities.
Experience in a minimum of 1 to 2 of the following areas of expertise: (i) application and core technology (database, operating systems, application platforms, hardware, networking); (ii) Internet solution selling (service, hardware, software); and/or (iii) networking, security and/or WAN optimization.
Ability to travel within assigned territory and other locations including Corporate HQ.
Requirements (Education, Certification, Training, and Experience)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
5-8 years prior territory sales experience in a high tech environment in an indirect sales and procurement environment with a demonstrated track record of success in driving customer adoption of technology.
Working with Citrix puts you in the forefront of technology. Engage and discover the possibilities when you take your career to the unequivocal leader of service and application delivery. Every day, our teams are developing solutions that are deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services. Elevate to the world's most advanced cloud network platform by applying online for the Networking Sales Specialist position.
Key words: Networking Sales Specialist, Networking Sales, Management, Corporate Account Manager, Global Account Manager
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