Expedient Strategic Account Manager in Columbus, Ohio
Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our team handles the information technology needed to support it.
We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past four consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we are one of a select few vendors positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.
The Expedient Strategic Account Manager partners with our clients and our technical subject matter experts to identify, design and develop technical solutions for our clients in our Columbus, Ohio market. This is a consultative technical sales role that requires a strong understanding of the business and how Expedient technology will benefit our client.
Why Expedient? ? A long term, advancing sales or management career in virtualization and cloud technology ? A culture that values education and professional growth ? The opportunity to work alongside an elite team of talented people who love technology (the best way to grow your career is to work with other smart people)
The Strategic Account Manager?s success is measured by the growth of the existing client base and business in the Columbus, Ohio market. This means an increase in client interaction, increased contracts for new services, a broader relationship with the client and their key technical decision-makers as well as a consistent increase in contract renewals.
We are looking for solid experience and demonstrated success in technical sales or a previous role in pre-sales engineering or solutions architecture.
Prospect and strategize existing Expedient client base in the Columbus market to forecast growth and future needs based on client business, industry trends and the local business climate
Exceed quota for growth of existing client base including upgrading equipment, closing renewals, and foreseeing future technical needs
Partner with Expedient Solutions Architects and SMEs to visit existing clients, growing that client relationships with their technical and executive members
Review and evaluate existing client environments, recommending service and technology to meet both their existing and anticipated needs
Attend trade shows and participate as a speaker in marketing events
Develop and present informative solutions demonstrations/presentations to existing clients
Excellent verbal and written communication skills ? able to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of individuals with varying technical skills
Strong understanding of Internet/IP related technologies including, but not limited to, routing, switching and sub-netting
Understanding of core ISP technologies such as DNS, SMTP, HTTP/S and WAN
Bachelor?s degree in Information Technology or Business is preferred
Sales experience in a technology related industry preferably Iaas, Cloud Computing or managed services
Experience selling in the Columbus, Ohio business community and familiarity with business in and around the geographical area
Ability to provide sales numbers from previous B2B and/or solutions-based sales positions that demonstrate success and meeting/exceeding sales targets and quotas
Able to prioritize work load and adhere to a monthly quota and pre-set sales volume
A self-driven and self-motivated work ethic is absolutely necessary
Experience and success selling through long sales cycles and large complex selling
BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore, we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success.
To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.
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Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.