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Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 96138

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

CenturyLink Cognilytics core competencies in the advanced analytics and SAP space can address the customers’ data insights, visualization and business decision making needs in the sales, marketing, operations, supply chain, risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance area. 

Job Description

Business Development Manager (BDM) / Account Executive (AE)

Are you a strategic sales professional with 8+ years of experience in enterprise software, consulting, and service delivery?   Are you relentless in driving for growth and expansion for your company?  If you have a demonstrated track record of outperforming sales targets, achieving significant growth in revenue, and closing multimillion-dollar deals — then this is the role for you.

The BDM/AE role is a critically important sales role at a dynamic and fast growing consulting firm that is helping its customers transform the way they do business through monetizing big data as an asset. This role, best described as a “client partner” and “customer advocate” for the company’s customer relationships, is ideally suited for a professional who will serve as the owner of four to six strategically important customer relationships.

The BDM/AE acts autonomously to achieve sales objectives within an entrepreneurial, meritocratic environment that values and rewards performance, fosters meaningful professional growth and offers unique flexibility.  Expected travel ranges between 25-33% and will be dictated in large part by the strategy the AE sets for relationship development.


Job Description:

5+ year history of consultative complex sales experience, selling to enterprise accounts.

Impressive track record of proactively developing and expanding relationships with senior business and IT leaders - especially at Fortune 500 companies.

Big Data and Advanced Predictive Analytics OR SAP background preferred.

Understand and articulate how CenturyLink  core competencies with Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Big Data, SAP, Cloudera and other leading technologies can address the client’s data insights, visualization and business decision making needs in the sales, marketing, operations, supply chain, risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance areas.

Ability to identify customer needs, lead a cross-functional effort to define end solutions, and engage the customer across the entire value creation process.

Sales experience in consulting and/or a fast-paced, dynamic entrepreneurial environment such as a startup company.

Demonstrated ability to understand the clients’ business problems, and lead intelligent conversations to propose a world-class solution.

Sell CenturyLink  software and services within the specified territory thru the direct, SAP, Cloudera and partner channels. The focus and objective will be developing new logo business along with driving incremental business in existing accounts.

Establish and maintain executive relationships with the Direct, SAP, Cloudera and partner channels.

Identify leads via channel partners, cold-calling, networking, industry events, etc.

Qualify leads into opportunities; manage the sales cycle and timely follow ups with the internal team, client, prospect, and partner personnel.

Lead the development of project proposals including identifying and leading the pursuit team, writing strong value driven executive summaries, ensuring that the proposal completely and accurately addresses the client needs and represents CenturyLink differentiators effectively. Generate high impact proposals.

Maintain sales information, i.e. leads, accounts, contacts, activities and opportunities in SalesForce.Com

Job Requirements:



Minimum of 5 years of experience in selling complex, IT services to Direct Customers and Tier 1 global services providers.  Well documented track record of achieving and exceeding annual sales quotas in excess of $4M, with deal sizes in the 7 figure range.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a consistent ability to exceed sales targets on a YOY basis.

This is a “hunter” role and qualified candidates must provide examples of their ability to generate organic revenue growth via prospecting tools and techniques.

Excellent analytical, problem solving and leadership skills.

Experience in building and maintaining relationships with senior executives.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding presentation skills.

Ability to work in a fast paced, competitive sales culture.

Ability to travel extensively as required.Excellent attention to detail.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-California-San Francisco; US-California-San Jose; US-California-San Luis Obispo; US-California-Santa Clara

Requisition #: 148711

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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