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Client Director - Professional Services Sales Central US

Req id:  40507

Columbus, OH, US Loveland, OH, US Southfield, MI, US Waukesha, WI, US Houston, TX, US San Antonio, TX, US Austin, TX, US Dallas, TX, US



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity: 
The Open Text Professional Services team comprises more than 3000 consultants who act as trusted advisors, managing long-lasting relationships with more than 100,000 customers worldwide. They are responsible for the delivery of business solutions from pre-sales to post-implementation. Our teams of experts help organizations solve issues, create value, improve business performance, and work more effectively in an increasingly digital world. 
As a leader in OpenText Professional Services, you will work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and you will be recognized as a subject matter expert within the Enterprise Information Management space. From supporting our customers and optimization of our product deployment to working with various teams in OpenText., you will create the complete solution that will maximize the benefits that we offer.You will be supported with training on our solutions, be able to receive relevant certifications and have many opportunities for advancement. 
OpenText (OT) Professional Services is an enabler to our customers seeking to realize Return on Investment (ROI) from their investment in OpenText Enterprise Information Management (EIM) products.  As a Client Director of Professional Services for the North America Central Region, you will be responsible for all aspects related to Professional Services in your territory including selling services, supporting license and cloud sales by providing necessary service information concerning the implementation of the solutions proposed and the overall customer relationship regarding all Professional Services offerings. The position requires the selected applicant to live in the Central part of United States.
Such services include the implementation of solutions based on OT products including development and support of custom solutions.  The Client Director role works closely with the rest of the customer account team including Sales, Technical pre-sales, Value Engineering, and OT leads for other value-added services that can be provided to the clients in relation to solution realization including learning services, managed services, and cloud services.  The Client Director also liaises with and brokers relationships with OT partners and other contractors to establish relationships in general and for specific projects.

The Client Director is responsible for Professional Services sales, revenue generation and customer success for their accounts within NA Central Region while actively supporting peers in the Central Region and across North America for mutual success against the OT mission of bookings, revenue, margin, and reference-ability. 


You are great at: 
•    Generating revenue opportunities by developing solutions for clients and Service Offerings using creativity and the available tools.
•    Creating a pipeline of opportunities to generate bookings meeting quarterly budget expectations. 
•    Negotiating project deliverables/schedules/costing for services from external suppliers or other groups within Open Text.
•    Regular and timely updating of opportunity status in our CEM system (
•    Working with the sales team to generate revenue within existing accounts by proposing the full range of solution realization, enhancement, and operational services including updates, upgrades, and customization to existing clients.
•    Ensuring timely delivery and management of resource forecasting, opportunity forecasting, proposal/SOW writing and achieving required approvals, contract and invoicing status using appropriate tools available.
•    Understanding sales forecasting and be able to report accurately on Quarterly bookings to the Regional Vice-President.  
•    Providing leadership in promoting, identifying, recommending, and implementing improvements to any processes
•    Managing as required the Professional Services team in writing responses to RFP’s, identifying and tracking opportunities including the participation in Business Development synergy meetings to ensure client account activities are communicated internally to other Open Text stakeholders
•    Dealing with C-Level executives 
•    Selling Professional Services to a full range of OpenText current and potential customers.
What it takes: 
•    University Degree or College Diploma and/or relevant DX experience (10+ years) or equivalent.
•    At least 5 years of experience with Customer Communications Management. 
•    Expertise in complex business and technical processes and their implications across the enterprise. 
•    Experience selling Professional Services
•    Knowledge of the Open Text product offerings and how to associate such to client’s business requirements
•    Ability to use standard methodologies to quickly evaluate and size an opportunity. Being able to quickly assemble business requirements to OT modules and provide an estimate for budgetary purposes.
•    At least two years prior experience closing engagements totaling at least $1 million in annual fees
•    Have experience selling to and/or working for major corporations within the Central part of  United States client base is preferred 
•    Strong presence and confidence, exhibiting professional maturity, strong communication skills with at least 10 to 15 years of working experience
•    Solid work ethic with a willingness to ’do what it takes’ to meet client demands
•    Willingness to travel, at times, up to 3-4 days per week 


OpenText's commitment to diversity and inclusion surpasses legal requirements, evident in our Equal Employment Opportunity Statement of Policy which promotes a respectful and empowering environment for employees of all backgrounds, culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at Our proactive approach fosters collaboration, innovation, and personal growth, enriching OpenText's vibrant workplace.

We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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