Business Development Manager

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: NEW YORK, NY, US, 10119

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Job Summary

The Business Development Manager drives Indirect Channel sales, revenue growth, and profitability. Indirect Channel Sales includes the full portfolio of Enterprise products and solutions CenturyLink offers.

Job Description

  • Liaison between the NA Indirect team/Channel partners and the A-end APAC Sales team
  • Assist the sales organization in the identification of potential opportunities for services with new prospects as well as existing clients, propose and close solutions to new business opportunities, create and refine solutions, and transition to the respective sales teams
  • Create awareness of our APAC footprint, network & service capabilities, and expansion plans amongst the north American Indirect Sales team, Channel partners, Enterprise customers & Prospective customers
  • Identify and facilitate appropriate training for the NA Indirect Channel teams and Channel partners on a quarterly basis or as needed
  • Create appropriate marketing and sales promotions for the Indirect and APAC Marketing organizations, that stimulates sales & revenue
  • Proactively build a robust sales pipeline, create collaboration between Channel Partner/Agent/end-customer, and the APAC sales team.
  • Contribute and grow the Indirect Channel sales & revenue through support of the team
  • Meet with existing clients and new sales prospects to effectively pitch CenturyLink services and solutions
  • Interface frequently and effectively with various CenturyLink teams including, Marketing, Procurement, Service Delivery, Legal, Contracts, Billing, Product Management, Engineering etc. as required
  • Communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend sales team meetings periodically and travel as needed for internal and external meetings
  • Monitor & Measure sales success, refine & optimize our channel engagement


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 7 years of progressive experience, including 3 to 5 years in consulting/business development; or 10+ years of relevant and consulting experience
  • Proven success managing multiple projects simultaneously, while effectively prioritizing throughout the project lifecycles
  • Strong MS Office experience, with ability to pull information from many different sources and put together to present to Indirect Channel Sales


Preferred qualifications:

  • Indirect Channel and/or Enterprise Sales/BD experience is preferred
  • Industry and Enterprise customer segment knowledge




Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-New York-New York

Requisition #: 211886

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