Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.
We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.
A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.
Job Summary: The Senior Account Executive's goal is to accelerate Equinix's growth in market share and revenue. The successful candidate will have the experience and understanding of how to acquire new accounts through direct sales efforts and channel partners. A strong hunting mentality combined with insight selling skills and strong technical acumen will be required for success in this position.
The SAE will have the latitude to define their own sales strategy within a list of prospect accounts and develop their partner network with the target of acquiring new customers in the enterprise space. They will work in partnership with Solution Architects, the Channel Team, and Sales teams in other regions. The SAE will carry a quarterly quota for new bookings as well as new logos.
Build Customer Relationships
Plans, builds, and maintains relationships with key stakeholders in assigned accounts/prospects
Facilitates customer relationships to ensure timely resolution of customer issues
Conducts quarterly business reviews with customers to identify and develop new selling opportunities
Leads Executive Briefings
Leverage Internal & External Partners
Leads and drives coordinated sales approach with the extended sales team (Sales Engineers, Solutions Architect, Customer Care, SSA, Commercial Solutions, Sales Operations, etc.) and external partners (Reseller, Strategic Alliance, etc.)
Collaborates with global sales team to sell global Equinix platform
Demonstrates consistent cross region exports
Understands business drivers of accounts and leverages strategic alliances and reseller partners to penetrate accounts
Researches and documents detailed understanding of customer business and organizational landscape
Develops strategic, global account plans focused on maintaining/growing accounts
Drives strategic, global & multi-line of business global account plans
Identifies customer’s business needs, challenges, and technical requirements to match to Equinix solutions in partnership with SEs/SAs
Leading delivery of pitch, leveraging SE/SAs where appropriate; adapts pitch to customer needs and persona
Proven proficiency of Equinix product set and solutions
Sells full suite of Equinix offerings to include global footprint and achieves exports
Leverages external partners to drive solution development in new areas/prospects
Proactively addresses high churn risk customers leveraging internal resources and external partners
Facilitates customer contract renewals and negotiations to protect revenue
Leverages internal resources to understand customers contractual obligations around notice periods, renew terms, Equinix exposure
Actively monitors and maintains status of opportunities in SFDC, following the principles of forecasting
Identifies at risk accounts, expiring contracts and forecasts churn
Prioritizes list of accounts/prospects for short and long-term pursuit to achieve assigned sales objectives
Provides accurate forecasts
May focus on particular vertical or sub-vertical within a dedicated sector
Coordinates with Opportunity Development Team to strategize lead & sales opportunity qualification
Pursues highest propensity prospects, fills the funnel with opportunities; pitching prospects primarily at C-level; leveraging industry contact sand partners
Actively prospects account base to sell global platform and achieves exports outside of country · Utilizes available tools to prospect and leverage account strategy plans
Leads commercial offer and contract negotiations, leveraging internal resources as needed to obtain best commercial terms possible
Understands commercial levers and problem solves to make initial recommendations on deal structure
Partners with sales leadership to present at regional deal review
Mentors Account Executives or other sales professionals; leads special projects, provides guidance to team on new products/processes/best practices
7+ years experience preferred
Bachelor's Degree required
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