Account Director

Sales Hayes, Greater London


Description

 We are currently on the hunt for an Account Director to join our Commercial team and be responsible for driving net new business opportunities within our Commercial account base. The successful candidate will develop and plan strategies and activities for specified, high spending accounts and opportunities such as, selecting high yield visits, initiating calls, identifying buyer influences, overcoming objections, introducing new services, making sales presentations and negotiating to close. 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 Key Accountabilities 

  • Proactively generate, qualify and close new business opportunities within your target set of accounts
  • Responsible for full sales cycle from proactively generating lead to close
  • Management of the quality of overall deliverables and pursuit strategy throughout the whole sales process
  • Work closely with Solutions Architects to perform presales feasibility assessments of how well Rackspace solutions meet the customer requirements and what customisation would be required
  • Maintain clear business understanding of your customers business needs and how Rackspace fits in with them – where appropriate drive Rackspace product teams to develop new propositions.
  • Building and maintaining strategic account plans for focus accounts
  • Understand, engage and develop relationships with other partners engaged within Customer base.
  • Engage with channel partners to find and develop new opportunities
  • Generate case studies and Customer focussed PR activity to highlight Rackspace’s capabilities across it’s prospect base

PERSON SPECIFICATION:  

 

  • Proven direct sales Managed services and Professional services experience
  • Technical knowledge and experience working with Cloud – AWS, Google and Azure
  • Extensive experience of hunting new logos
  • Experience in carrying an individual monthly recurring revenue target
  • Proven track record in achieving monthly targets
  • Experience in solution based selling
  • Proven territory development skills. Must be able to generate, qualify and close business opportunities
  • Ability to build and gain customer engagement and sign off on strategic account development plans
  • Demonstrable ability to develop rapport and solution sell into board level contacts within Enterprise businesses
  • Proven successful commercial experience of achieving targets within a strategic sales environment, incorporating value/solutions service selling ideally within the IT/ Technology sector (e.g. IT/ software/ ecommerce services, web/ application/ platform hosting, managed services, virtualization, datacentre, SaaS, Cloud computing, Co-location, ISP)
  • Strong full life cycle B2B sales experience
  • Excellent rapport building skills via the phone, email and face to face to ensure the effective delivery of proposals
  • Responding to RFIs, RFQs and working with peers on negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

We offer competitive packages, flexible working locations, uncapped commission plans, incentives for over achieving and more!

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