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Senior Sales Executive
Remote | JR005323 | Posted 2020-09-02
Position Type: Permanent
Ensono is a leading, large-scale provider of mainframe and infrastructure services serving mid-tier to large enterprise and government clients. The Gartner Group says that, “Ensono is one of the top three mainframe services providers and a top ten provider of data center outsourcing services in North America… helping clients transform to a more standardized, and ultimately, cloud-based delivery” Ensono is the 2018 and 2020 Microsoft Azure partner of the year, AWS Premier Managed Service partner, the 3rd largest Mainframe-as Service provider in the US, and a top 15 managed services/outsourcing growth company as measured by ISG the last 8 quarters in-a-row. Our company and community is one that focuses on philosophy of we win together. The right candidate will have a true partnership with all pillars of our business as we work as a team to grow.

What you will do:
The Senior Sales Executive must have a proven track record selling “as-a-service” complex technology offerings that include managed services, public cloud, mainframe, security and outsourcing.  He/she will have accountability for the creation of new bookings from the acquisition of new clients through consultative engagement process.    He/she must be highly motivated and have the ability and desire to run their self-functioning sales unit by partnering with Sales Engineering, Operations, and Marketing within the business.


The candidate will be a strategic thinker and self-starter who is focused on creating solutions and solving business problems with a consultative sales approach, and be a multi-dimensional thinker who operates not only on the basis of important past experiences but with the incorporation of new approaches and developments that occur in the this fast-moving market.

The candidate also must possess strong presentation skills and be able to communicate professionally in written responses to emails, RFPs, and reports.  As a member of the Ensono Sales team, they will ensure proper execution for the lifecycle of a deal establishing sound relationships with internal stakeholders and channel partners. 

Key activities include:

  • Proactively identify new revenue opportunities and relationships to drive account and revenue growth
  • Create new and sustain existing senior relationships
  • Promote and drive client relationships by providing thought leadership and consultation on the alignment of client business needs to Ensono and partner products and services
  • Drive contract negotiations for new business in partnership with Legal
  • Work closely with Sales Engineering and the customer on solution, value, and pricing scenarios
  • Responsible for developing and delivery of prospective client proposals
  • Represent Ensono at field events such as conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Communicate information effectively to diverse audiences, internal and external to the company, recognizing business and product terms and value
  • Challenge the current thinking, assumptions, and status quo to drive results and innovation


What you will need:

  • A minimum of 10 years of sales experience
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of selling technology/managed service solutions
  • Must be organized, analytical, creative and adaptive
  • A proven track record of both achieving and over-achieving goals in past sales positions
  • Significant experience and discipline in managing, reporting and accurately forecasting sales pipelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as teamwork capabilities
  • Experience in managing and closing complex sales opportunities
  • Proven success in managing client opportunities with multiple lines of business
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without direct line authority
  • Experience in working with managed services, hosting, mainframe, security and outsourcing is required
  • Broad relationship development and people networking experience, including leveraging existing channel partner relationships to drive new business development
  • Ability to bring-to-the-fold, cultivate and strengthen strong client relationships with senior business and IT staff members
  • Ability to technically consult with C-level executives within client environment.
  • Demonstrated experience at increasing deal close rates, utilizing a structured qualification process with identifying customer compelling events
  • Candidates must be able to articulate technology and product positioning from a business perspective in addition to creating and maintaining relationships with the clients and vendors


What will set you apart:

  • Experience in IT infrastructure transformation engagements
  • Mastery of legacy IT such as IBM mainframe and mid-range with linkage to modern platforms like public and private cloud
  • Existing relationships and contacts that will drive a robust pipeline


Travel:
Travel to various client sites will be frequent; estimate 35% of weeks will involve travel.