VMware Account Executive - Cloud Mgt and Automation (Army/Airforce) - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Jacksonville, Florida
Job Role and Responsibilities
VMware’s Federal Government team is expanding and looking for an experienced sales specialist for our Cloud Management team supporting our DoD customers.
The Cloud Management Specialist (CMS) is an outside/field sales position responsible for developing new sales pipeline for Cloud Management products by working directly with customers, as well as by partnering with Regional Directors (RD’s) and core Account Executives for strategic planning and target/prospect identification. The strategic focus of the Cloud Management Specialist is to build and drive Cloud Management pipeline by spending time with customers, develop close internal relationships with other sales team members, be a guide on messaging and the competitive landscape, work effectively with partners and understand how Cloud Management solutions help to transform VMware customers into digital businesses.
The Sales Specialist will work directly with customers and their internal team to identify business needs and increase sales pipeline. She/he will identify top deals for collaboration with Account Executives to qualify and close new business focused on the adoption of VMware’s Software Defined Data Center. The Cloud Management specialist provides specific industry and product expertise to drive new business, build customer loyalty, and facilitate the closing of sales opportunities to achieve vCloud Suite and Cloud Management business objectives within an assigned sales region. This person should have a strong professional sales skill set and be willing to pursue a territory with a strategic vision and tenacity.
Act as a business partner with the Regional Sales Director, SE Manager, and Services Sales Executive to build, maintain, and execute a business plan with goals and objectives for the region based on the regional SWOT and VMware’s strategic direction
Be operationally excellent in the day-to-day running of the business including (but not limited to) pipeline development, forecasting, account planning, sales cycle management, collaboration, teamwork, and best practice sharing
Lead multiple customer sales cycles from qualification through close; effectively orchestrating necessary resources, completing required sales activities (RFI/RFP, customer qualification, requirements gathering, solution development, business validation, TCO/ROI), and developing close plans to execute with account teams
Work effectively as both a specialist (subject matter authority) in support of a Regional Director to help build a healthy Cloud Management ‘franchise’. This requires assessing the pipeline and business outlook to discover the needs for the RD’s business as it relates to people skills, marketing programs, enablement initiatives, and key resource investments for top deals
Interact closely with core account exec, as well as directly leading independent sales cycles
Develop positive relationships with key decision makers and influencers within customer accounts by providing insights and value that establishes credibility and trust
Maintain a strong technical knowledge of our Cloud Management products and services, as well as industry trends, customer adoption and other solutions
Work with Field Marketing to develop and execute marketing plans and presenting at industry events and customer briefings
Provide knowledge transfer to field sales on industry/solutions
6+ years in enterprise software sales at industry leading companies
Knowledge and experience of SaaS Selling
Consistent record of achieving business objectives in a highly challenging environment, working with DoD customers.
Selling experience working with C-level executives
Domain experience selling in Datacenter Space (ideally expertise across-compute, network, storage, management and cloud)
Knowledge of major cloud providers and their offerings
Possess in-depth knowledge of the IT Management business vertical, industry trends, end-user challenges and competitive landscape
Advanced knowledge of value selling methodologies, processes and tools
Strong services acumen to drive solutions (product and services) that reduce cost, improve agility, and delivery reliability to IT partners
Strong business analytical skills including developing business cases and Financial Models including ROI/TCO
Ability to be in front of the customer 75% of the time
DoD Security Clearances: Preferred. We expect candidates to be able to pass a DoD Secret background check.
Our team looks for candidates who embody our values of humility, compassion, collaboration above isolationism, respectfulness, honesty, and good-natured fun. Additionally, we would like:
Strong business management, planning, execution, and sales skills
Strong communication and presentation skills
Working knowledge of Salesforce.com, Excel, PowerPoint
BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware.
For positions located in Colorado: The base salary range is a Min of $264000. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://benefits.vmware.com/. *Note: Disclosure of Colorado pay and benefits required per sb19-377
Category : Sales
Subcategory: Field Sales
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-10-13
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