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Area Vice President Global Sales - NW

CenturyLink, Inc Seattle, WA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing Global accounts across a multi-state region.
  • Lead the process of developing and managing strategic business plans that drive customer: revenue growth, acquisition, retention and margin profitability.
  • Responsible for the overall sales strategy and sales activities.
  • Accurately forecast sales opportunities, and deliver monthly sales and revenue quota to ensure profitability goals are achieved/exceeded.
  • Directly supervise multiple Sales Managers to establish employee performance goals and measurements, and partner with them to obtain results.
  • Conduct regular account reviews with direct reports to ensure maximum sales efforts.
  • Form long term relationships with œC level decision makers to maximize business opportunities.
  • Strategically analyze the market to determine sales growth potential required to reach revenue targets and improve sales penetration within market sectors and key customers.
  • Participate actively in regular sales calls and bid reviews as appropriate and contribute to the rapid growth of sales, demonstrating excellent sales management and closing skills to the team and Conduct sales presentations to executive decision-makers as needed
  • Understand our Client's position, industry, how they differentiate themselves in their market. Leverage CenturyLink capabilities to architect solutions that help our client's business grow, enter new markets, save cost, or mitigate risk.
  • Responsible for directly interfacing with customers including escalation of issues
  • Conduct sales presentations to executive decision-makers.
  • Build talent pipeline, coach, train, motivate and grow direct reports
  • Possess strong hiring skills to maintain a team of top talent.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of successful Sales Management experience within the Hosting/Managed Services/High Tech industry in a sales management role; directly leading a sales team.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of all Voice, Data, and IP products with an understanding of Hosting and Cloud products and services a strong benefit.
  • Strong communication skills, leadership, analytical and decision making skills.
  • Must be highly driven, competitive and lead by example.
  • Account planning skills and the ability to effectively develop and execute a sales strategy plan.
  • Ability to align resources to develop compelling business case and value proposition.
  • Must possess the ability to recognize business needs within varying organizations, in all customer prospects and existing account base.
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to travel as business needs require.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established relationships with key decision-makers within assigned region and market segment.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in the Hosting and Cloud enterprise space.
  • Experience in managing Global customers.



    Alternate Location: US-Washington-Seattle

    Requisition #: 127018

    This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

    EEO Statement

    No Discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


    The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

    Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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