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Director, Sales International

 

Director, Sales International

  • JR-131100
  • London
  • Slough
  • Sales
  • Full time
Director, Sales International

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+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 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.

Job Summary

The Director, Sales will lead the International Field Sales team, of six Senior Account Executives. You will have extensive experience in defining, developing and executing on long term strategies, utilising data to inform decisions and have the ability to bring stakeholders on the journey. You will be responsible for leading the team on identifying opportunities and working with the largesenterprise accounts, across all industries, with propensity to buy in the UK.

Responsibilities

Territory Planning

· Develops and executes against a comprehensive account/territory plan leveraging internal resources (Sales Operations, Marketing, etc.)
· Holds team accountable to drive territory plans and account plans for key prospects and customers
· Allocates STAR prospects, actively managing and updating them over time
· Partners with regional Sales Ops in annual quota setting process to set territory goals
· Grows and optimizes headcount and resources in region for Go-To-Market strategy
· Conducts internal Quarterly Business Reviews, measuring performance against pre-established business metrics

Forecasting & Pipeline Management
· Achieves and exceeds assigned sales targets
· Provides accurate forecasts on regular cadence to senior leadership
· Ensures operational discipline of team to meet forecast, following the principles of forecasting
· Sets expectation and regular cadence for pipeline reviews; reporting pipeline status to senior leadership

Build Customer Relationships
· Plans, builds, and maintains long-term relationships with key accounts
· Drives team to hold quarterly customer business reviews and executive briefing with key customers
· Facilitates key customer relationships to ensure timely resolution of escalated customer issues

Leverage Internal & External Partners
· Drives strategy and communication plan with external partners at Executive level (Reseller, Platform, etc.)
· Drives a coordinated sales approach with the extended sales team (Sales Engineers, Solutions Architect, Customer Care, SSA, Commercial Solutions, Sales Operations, etc.)
· Collaborates with Marketing on demand generation programs and campaigns; makes budget decisions on field marketing programs
· Approves solutions and value proposition for key, complex opportunities

Solution Selling
· Promotes the holistic vision of Equinix is translated into value proposition
· Ensures implementation and adoption of solution selling skills (Selling Equinix Value) in daily routines of team
· Approves solutions and value proposition being laid out for key, complex opportunities

People Management & Coaching
· Provides leadership and direction to the team for defining and executing on their territory plans, may manage individual contributors and/or sales managers
- Coaches team and managers to enhance on-going skills development and selling behaviors; shares and models best practices with broader team
· Create spirit of collaboration, evangelism, and engagement with sales teams
· Drives accountability for the performance and results
· Agent of change, champions the adoption of new processes, selling practices, go-to-market strategy
· Owns and manages all escalations to senior leadership for critical matters
· Ensures team adoption of relevant tools available for more efficient business management
· Responsible for all hiring decisions and activities, compensation, quarterly conversations, performance counseling, coaching and career development

Management of Country Sales Team (EMEA & APAC)
· Manages sales team and other support functions within country
· Leads local negotiation of contracts and forecasting for global accounts with presence in country
· Looks at acquisition targets
· Builds budget for territory/country sales team

Qualifications
· Extensive experience defining, developing and executing strategy

· Leading mid to large sales teams within enterprise sales

· Experience digital go to market

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

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Equal Employment Opportunity: 
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