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Sr. Account Executive, PS (SC Clearance)

Req id:  39184

Virtual, GB

Micro Focus (now OpenText) is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers. We deliver mission-critical technology and supporting services that help thousands of customers worldwide manage core IT elements of their business so they can run and transform—at the same time.

 

 

Sales Specialists & Consultants are product, services, software or solution specialists that are responsible for leading pursuit in their assigned focus areas. Collaborates with and supports Account Managers and provides specialist expertise within the sales team. Drives proactive campaigns to build the pipeline, uses specialized knowledge and skills to prospect, qualify, negotiate and close opportunities. May have named accounts allocated, cover a designated geography, or may be allocated to one high-potential, competitive attack account. Security Check Clearance Required

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develops long term sales pipeline to increase the company's market share in specialized area of PS.
  • Use specialty expertise to seek out new opportunities for customer value by expanding and enhancing existing opportunities to build the pipeline in and drive pursuit in specialty area of PS.
  • Provide support to the Account managers wrt. PS.
  • Set direction for business development and solution replication.
  • Creates and grows reference customers.
  • Sell complex solutions to customers on a partnership basis.
  • Services specialists may also be responsible for selling small outsourcing deals.
  • Focus on growing contractual PS extensions for large accounts with more complexity, to higher- total contract-value renewals.
  • Establish a professional, working, and consultative, relationship with the client, 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.
  • Maintain and use overall cross-portfolio knowledge to support account leads with integration of solutions.
  • Contribute to enduring executive relationships that establish the company's consultative professionalism and promote its total solution capabilities.
  • Maintains expertise on IT at all levels - new applications, maintenance, typical budgets of the CIO's, typical objectives, measures, metrics.
  • Maintains broad market and competitor knowledge to ensure credibility with Customer Executives.

 

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • University or Bachelor's degree; Advanced University or MBA preferred.
  • Directly related previous work experience.
  • Demonstrated achievement of progressively higher quota diversity of business customer, and higher level customer interface.
  • Prior selling experience includes multiple, diverse set of selling responsibilities.
  • Viewed as expert in given field by company and customer.
  • Considered a mentor of selling strategy, including designing strategy.
  • Typically 12+ years of related sales experience.
  • Project management skills required.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

 

  • Is considered a master in knowledge of products, solution or service offerings as well as competitor's offerings to be able to sell large, complex solutions.
  • Know strengths and weaknesses of key competitors in account and how to leverage this knowledge in the account.
  • Uses expertise specialty, consultative solution selling and business development skills to align the client's business needs with solution.
  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative in successfully driving services sales in accounts - prospecting, negotiating and closing deals.
  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative in successfully driving full portfolio including hardware, software and services needed for the customer's requirements.
  • Strategic planning on a business development level; can build an effective business case reflecting the value of an appropriate strategy.
  • Balance strategic and tactical pursuits to optimize coverage and develop a predictable revenue stream.
  • Uses C-level engagement skills in collaboration with account leads to offer value-add solutions to the client.
  • Excellent project oversight skills.
  • Works with the account team to build an effective account plan and strategy to drive incremental revenue in the account.
  • Utilizes Siebel as an expert and accurately forecasts business.
  • Successful partner engagement experience.
  • Works effectively with our partners to drive additional revenue.
  • Understand and sells high value software solutions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to leverage the company's portfolio of products and services to change the playing field against our competition.

 

Micro Focus’ (now OpenText) efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of 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 hr@opentext.com.


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