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Senior Acquisition Account Executive

 

Senior Acquisition Account Executive

  • JR-128290
  • Amsterdam
  • Sales
  • Full time
Senior Acquisition Account Executive

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ 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 over 10,000 companies, including 2000 + networks and 3000 cloud and IT service providers in 31 countries spanning six 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. 

To support our growing sales teams in Netherlands, we are looking for a Senior Account Executive (Acquisition). As a Acquisition rep you will be responsible for building new business with the support of the marketing function and development representative functions. You will be responsible for targeting enterprise companies in Netherlands. This is an entrepreneurial role where you have influence and impact on the business and the opportunities you follow.

What is the role about?

The Senior Account Executive is responsible for ensuring successful achievement of global sales booking targets mainly in the enterprise market. This includes the sales planning and preparation of the vertical strategy to enhance growth on a global level. In the role, you will develop and maintain excellent relationships with multilevel contacts up to CXOs and as well with the respective Partner, Channel and Alliances contacts. Conducting global account meetings, preparing and documenting all account plans as well as analysing the effective business environment, analysing and preparing forecast and estimates for various selling procedures are further duties.

Responsibilities

· Viewed as a senior level individual contributor sales account manager with broad expertise or unique knowledge
· Uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
· Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles

Prospecting

· Partners with other Sales stakeholders to strategize and lead sales opportunity qualification
· Pursues highest propensity prospects with no current revenue and fills the funnel with opportunities while pitching prospects primarily at C-level and leveraging industry contacts and partners
· Actively prospects the development of new accounts to sell global platform and achieves outside of country 
· Builds relationships with key stakeholders at prospect companies  
· Utilizes available tools to prospect new opportunities

Leverage Internal & External Partners

· Leads sales approach with the extended sales teams and external partners
· 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 new accounts
· Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups

Account Planning

· Researches and documents detailed understanding of customer business and organizational landscape on high priority prospects
· Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
· Effectively transitions account to Account Manager, maintaining customer satisfaction to ensure future revenue growth

Solution Selling

· Focuses on critical, large, complex, high visibility, strategic, or tactically important accounts
· Identifies customer’s business needs, challenges, and technical requirements to match to Equinix solutions in partnership with Sales Engineers (SEs) and Sales Architects (SAs)
· Leads delivery of expert, compelling pitch, leveraging SE/SAs where appropriate; customizes pitch to customer 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

Pipeline Management

· Actively monitors and maintains status of opportunities in SalesForce Database, following the principles of forecasting while using their broad expert knowledge of skills to resolve significant and unique issues

Territory Planning

· Prioritizes list of prospects for short and long-term pursuit to achieve assigned sales objectives
· Provides accurate forecasts
· May focus on a particular vertical or sub-vertical within a dedicated sector

Negotiation

· Leads commercial offer and contract negotiations, leveraging internal resources as needed to obtain the best commercial terms possible 
· Understands commercial levers and problem solves to make initial recommendations on deal structure; overcome objections and position and engage and senior levels in account
· Partners with Sales leadership to present at regional deal review

Mentorship / Lead

· Acts independently to determine methods & procedures; may coordinate activities of others
· Mentors Account Executives or other sales professionals; leads special projects, provides guidance to team on new products/processes/best practices

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion or beliefs, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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