At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation.
Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive.
At F5, our mission is based on the fact that businesses depend on apps.
Our long-standing belief that applications are the most valuable assets of any organization in the digital age has been the foundation of our strategy to become the leader in multi-cloud application services. When you combine F5s expertise powering over half of the worlds applications across all types of environments, you have a company that knows how to deliver and secure more applications, and more value, than any company in the industry.
This means that we are able to deliver and protect applicationsrevenue generating, brand-anchoring applicationsfrom the point at which they are created through to the point when consumers interact with them. In other words, from code to customer. This makes the combined forces of F5 absolutely essential to every digital organization in the world, including the worlds largest enterprises, service providers, financial and educational institutions, government entities, and consumer brands.
At F5 we actively build a culture that everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. As a global business leader, we know diversity drives innovation, makes everything we build better for our customers, and fuels our success. We know the magic ingredient is our differences, when embraced with humility and respect. And because we know this, we believe that top talent is found in a diversity of individual backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to help us all thrive.
As part of our growth, we are now searching for a talented Major Account Manager to cover clients in our Telco & strategic accounts across the Gulf.
Youll be a recognized and talented performer in this role with high energy, self-reliance and take ownership of your numbers and how you execute selling to customers in your territory. As this is a direct high touch role where all sales are made through our channel partners, youll be making sure to take full advantage of our partners and Channel Partner Account teams on lead generation, account planning and new account development for the existing business and new accounts. Youll be used to our technology space, probably know the F5 portfolio and have a focus on selling Cloud services. Key will be your passion and obsession for solving customers challenges helping them through their own digital transformation.
Weve detailed some of the finer points on the role below. Take some to read through and we look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity.
Customer development with a mix of new business, renewals and refreshes. Handling a portfolio containing mainly Service Providers & Strategic Accounts. Responsible for territory planning through research, development and maintenance of long and short range sales and marketing plans.
Develop customer relationships and lead generation with channel partners, building relationships and developing opportunities by effectively communicating and demonstrating F5 solutions together with a system engineer. This also involves training and educating customers on the F5 story from Code to Customer. Developing and delivering sales presentations and closing sales in a professional and effective manner. Including: developing technical presentations (in collaboration with F5 pre-sales technical team) and hosting customer and partner workshops.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, technical developments, and government regulations that effect target markets.
Understand organizations business needs, develop application of products and services and effectively communicate F5s technical value-added solutions to meet those needs. Including: researching and developing lists of potential customers; identifying and qualifying business opportunities, making regular sales calls to develop relationships and following-up on sales leads
Prepare formal proposals and present to all levels of the organization including executive level
Lead negotiations, coordinate complex decision-making process, overcome obstacles to closure and close sales in a professional and effective manner
Assume a leadership role in coordinating territory strategy and tactics for sales support team (inside sales, systems engineering, channel manager)
Assume full responsibility for accurate sales forecasting by demonstrating in depth knowledge of sales cycles from initial contact through the procurement process, ensure SalesForce.com CRM tools are utilized appropriately and maintained on a regular basis
Develop and maintain detailed account profiles for large accounts in territory, to be reviewed by management on a quarterly basis
Provide regular updates to manager concerning account issues, financial status, etc.
Meet or exceed sales quotas and revenue goals
Develop and maintain communications in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers
Champions significant projects, programs and business initiatives using demonstrated creativity and initiative
Influence at senior levels within account e.g. Senior Executive/Board/Chair
Perform other related duties as assigned
What were ideally looking for:
Typically a number of years direct work experience in a relevant environment, namely, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Cloud, Security or Networking Infrastructure delivering quota.
Experience in high level Telco sales.
Driven and tenacious with can-do attitude
Track record of New Business attainment
Bachelors degree preferred and relevant work experience
Experience with Internet related software or systems
Excellent negotiation and closing skills
First class solution selling and presentation abilities
Excellent client interfacing and customer-focused approach
Ability to provide and work from a home office located within the territory
The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.
Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with @f5.com) or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with f5.com or @myworkday.com).
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. F5 offers a variety of reasonable accommodations for candidates. Requesting an accommodation is completely voluntary. F5 will assess the need for accommodations in the application process separately from those that may be needed to perform the job. Request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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