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Senior Account Executive I

 

Senior Account Executive I

  • JR-127660
  • Hong Kong
  • Sales
  • Full time
Senior Account Executive I

Who are we?

As the world’s largest data center company, Equinix brings global leaders the power of interconnection: the ability to connect in many ways to the many customers, partners and geographies they need to accelerate business performance and craft new opportunities. Equinix is a platform for innovation, growth and leadership.

We facilitate more than 188,000 connections among our 6,000+ customers, making us the leading global interconnection platform. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations, and complex cloud and application solutions.

Responsibilities

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



Account Planning

  • 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


Solution Selling

  • 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



Contract Renewals

  • 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


Pipeline Management

  • Actively monitors and maintains status of opportunities in SFDC, following the principles of forecasting

  • Identifies at risk accounts, expiring contracts and forecasts churn


Territory Planning

  • 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



Prospecting

  • 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


Negotiation

  • 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


Mentorship/Lead

  • Mentors Account Executives or other sales professionals; leads special projects, provides guidance to team on new products/processes/best practices



Qualifications

  • 15+ years experience preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree required

This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing organisational needs.


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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