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Sales responsibility for NTT West account within Kansai area. Looking for an Account Manager with strong account strategy, customer relationship development and a large system sales background. Highly motivated, strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle many competing priorities within customer accounts.
Drive targeted account and regional sales efforts
Responsible for devising and executing Regional Sales strategy to meet/exceed sales quota
Responsible for developing and submittal of weekly status/progress and forecast reports
Responsible for developing the account plan and execute
Establish a keen understanding of the customer’s business model
Identify and develop customer sales opportunities for new and existing customer base
Work with extended CIENA team, including executive team, product marketing, product line management, and sales operations to achieve sales and revenue objectives.
Responsible for direct sales activities requiring product presentations at all levels of Ciena and client organization
Thorough understanding of the Ciena product line, features and solutions responding to inquiries and requests from Ciena’s channels and partners
Ability to identify customers business objectives and leverage them to drive buying criteria
Working knowledge of the competitive landscape and the regional business market
Overall responsibility for the sales and fulfillment process associated with the regional activities
Performs other duties as requested/assigned.
4 year degree (Technical or Business) or relevant work experience
5+ years system sales, system engineering, product management or combination
Large scale solution sales experience
Proven experience negotiating, solutions-based sales with Tier 1 Carriers in Japan. Experience with NTT West is an added plus.
Extensive experience in Sales, Account Management, and Sales Management
Strong Data Networking background required. Must have in depth knowledge of Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies.
Routing and Switching Technology background required.
Optical Networking Technology background is good to have.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong presentation skills required.
Self-starter, capable or ‘owning’ areas of responsibility and involving senior management for necessary issues.
Management and leadership skills to drive regional activities to achieve business objectives
Ability to prioritize, organize and operate in a fast moving, aggressive environment.
Excellent analytical, collaborative and communications skills.
Self-motivated, with exceptional discipline to work independently in order to assure success
Highly motivated. Ability to handle many competing priorities within multiple accounts
Willingness to travel frequently.
Strong English skills essential.
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