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Named Account Manager - Nashville

Date:  May 12, 2022
Location: 

Nashville, TN, US

Requisition ID:  32465

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This role is an individual contributor with Avaya’s Commercial busines unit, consulting, positioning, and selling omnichannel communication solutions to clients via both direct (retail) contracts and via our well-established channel ecosystem of distributors, reseller partners, and agents.  As a Named Account Manager (NAM), you will be tasked with caring for some of Avaya’s largest accounts directly while also helping to build our presence in the assigned geography.  A successful NAM will be comfortable selling into the executive suite, fluent with UC, CC, and Services terminology and value propositions, and will be excellent at building and managing relationships between various teams and companies.

ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Manage leads and opportunities; positioning Avaya’s UC, CC, CPaaS, Professional Services, and Alliance Vendor solutions with clients
•    Point of Contact for a set of strategic accounts, caring for renewal and refresh opportunities and extending the value of the relationship with the client
•    Develop strategic business plans for your accounts and territory and then execute that plan with the assistance of engineering, services, and application overlay resources
•    Identify and work leads and opportunities which arise within the assigned territory; providing an opportunity to grow your business and influence within the region
•    Be prepared to outcall on regular ‘Blitz’ days, working opportunities and tracking progress during pre-assigned timeframes
•    Regularly update SalesForce account and opportunity records to provide an accurate funnel outlook
•    Be very comfortable mining Excel formatted reports to identify opportunities within your accounts and region; applying filters and creating pivot tables to illuminate target lists for outreach
•    Prepare a virtual office workspace suitable for audio/video conferences, free from distractions and excessive noise
•    Be comfortable as an individual contributor supported by a team of peers in the same role but working different accounts, with engineering and services overlays providing additional coverage and inputs on opportunities
•    ‘Blitz’ with your clients and into new opportunities as part of the Commercial Business Unit’s prospecting activites
•    The Named Account Manager is the ‘face’ of Avaya for our clients and customers and must be an effective communicator, a strategic thinker, and a polished and seasoned seller in the communications sector
•    Exude Avaya’s Five key cultural principles of trust, empowerment, teamwork, simplicity, and accountability
 

ABOUT THE REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE:

•    Proven experience selling technology solutions into commercial businesses including UC, CC, CCaaS, CPaaS, Video, Data-Networking, e911, business continuity, and management applications,
•    Successful history of selling the supporting maintenance and professional services needed to implement and care for these solutions
•    Strong experience working with clients both remotely and in person to close deals
•    Excellent track record of developing and executing strategic account and business plans

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

•    Proficiency with MS Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
•    Familiarity with MS Office 365 files sharing and shared folder use

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

•    Full time position
•    Normal business hours, though extended hours may be expected during critical phases of the business
•    Working from Virtual Office or from ‘the road’ is expected
•    Travel 40-60%; predominantly in-region with occasional trips for corporate events

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATION:

•    Bachelors Degree in an IT discipline, Communications, or Business preferred
•    Industry Certifications preferred including Avaya courseware, CompTIA, CCNA, Lean Six Sigma
 

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