Senior Account Development Representative

United States - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Specializes in acquiring customers through a combination of inbound leads, qualified prospects and outbounding opportunities. Responsible for providing customers with product solutions based on facts and understanding of customers' business needs and strategy. Owns opportunities through the full sales cycle from lead to close.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receives qualified leads and prospects to sell integrated solutions based on customer need.
  • Leads sales process for all Rackspace solutions.
  • Meets virtually with qualified leads to better understand customer needs and provide proposals.
  • Leads efforts to create proposal for solution to prove value add.
  • Leads the negotiation, closure, and documentation of customer contracts and renewals (for customers with growth potential).
  • Collaborates with prospective customers to select the best solution to meet their needs out of the full product portfolio.
  • Experienced professional using best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services.
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance, only general direction from manager then determines best approach to accomplish work.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Sales Cycle- 1 - 3 Months
  • Small Business segment customers overlapping into MidMarket segment.
  • Customer centric mindset, with the ability to interface with support team on a daily basis.
  • Simple to moderately complex configurations.
  • Sells to mid to upper level management.
  • Decisions impact the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team.
  • May impact closely related teams through quality of output and service provided.
  • Adopts and implements business and process improvements.
  • Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Drives cross-functional collaboration to give potential customers a seamless experience across Rackspace through sales, implementation and onboarding, and Account Management hand-off.
  • Gathers and collaborates with internal resources (Specialist Sellers, Portfolio Architects, Specialized Architects, Pro Serv) so that consistent, aligned solutions are presented to potential customers.
  • Networks with internal and external contacts.
  • Recognizes the importance of relationships outside of specialty field.
  • Shares knowledge with stakeholders in strategic pursuit, support, and sales organization.
  • Meets or exceeds sales targets.
  • Meets or exceeds pipeline targets.
  • Ensures documentation necessary for the deal is properly maintained and updated and provides leadership updates on status, resources, and financial information.
  • Creates advocates out of clients by delivering fanatical customer experience and leverages client advocates to drive additional sales.
  • Ensures all relevant data and reporting into CRM in timely fashion.
  • Knowledge
  • Knowledgeable in professional sales training and sales process.
  • Business knowledge to understand customer needs and strategy and apply the value of Rackspace solutions to their specific situation.
  • Requires general understanding of the processes, procedures and systems used to accomplish the work and familiarity with the broader underlying concepts in own job discipline.
  • Applies understanding of how the team relates to other closely related areas to improve efficiency of own work.
  • Possesses superior follow up skills with the ability to respond under pressure.
  • Able to effectively communicate over the phone, video, through email, and face-to- face.
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Goal oriented with superior work ethic.
  • Proven territory development skills.

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Sales, Marketing, Business or a related field.
  • At the manager’s discretion a High school diploma or equivalent plus an additional 4 years of relevant sales experience may substitute for the degree requirement
  • 3-5 Years of B2B Sales experience in Cloud Computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), Services, Apps, and/or Security.
  • Experience with outbound sales activities.
  • Experience cultivating new business with new customers.

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About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.  Position is available for remote work in the following states unless otherwise specified. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
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