Inside Territory Account Manager

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Position Summary:

We are seeking highly motivated self-starters responsible for achieving assigned sales quotas and goals and for the overall sales strategies and results of a specified region and/or vertical. Our sales are made through channel partners. Your role will be responsible for the full sales cycle of F5 Networks products and services by effectively turning prospects into satisfied repeat customers through efficient use of all F5 Network's direct and major channel partner resources. You will effectively sell F5's products and services using technical, organizational and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying the products/services to their needs resulting in incremental revenue generation.

This team and role(s) will be aligned to EMEA based regional teams, and we are looking for team members with relevant market experience and language skills to support the following territories:

Middle East - Arabic language skills (Sunday to Thursday working week)

Sub Saharan Africa - English speaker required

Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will cold call prospective clients and follow up on leads within assigned vertical to introduce them to F5's products, application solutions and services to generate opportunities
  • You will develop relationships and use channel. Train channel partners on the F5 story and technical solutions and developing a vertical selling plan focused on channel. Including prospecting, account planning and lead generation with channel partners; establishing relationships and developing opportunities with channel partners by effectively communicating and demonstrating F5 solutions
  • You will assume full responsibility for accurate sales forecasting by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of sales cycles from initial contact through the procurement process and ensure SalesForce is utilized appropriately and maintained on a regular basis
  • You will develop and deliver sales presentations via phone, video conferencing and webcasts to close sales in a professional and effective manner
  • You will maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, technical developments and government regulations that effect targeted vertical
  • You will understand business needs of the organizations within the vertical; develop application of products and services and effectively sell F5's technical valued solutions to meet those needs. This includes 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
  • You will handle vertical strategy and tactics for sales support team (inside sales systems engineer and strategic partner managers)
  • You will collaborate in sales planning and strategy through research, development and maintenance of long and short range sales and marketing plans
  • You will work with field sales team to assess resources needed to close sales
  • You will partner closely with marketing team to develop a marketing strategy for lead generation through events as well as the development of specialized marketing materials to demonstrate the value proposition within the vertical
  • You will have the opportunity to attend trade shows and other sales and marketing events
  • You will meet or exceed sales quotas and revenue goals
  • You will be responsible for upholding F5's Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.
  • You may perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Our 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.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organization and priority management abilities
  • High technical aptitude
  • Able to effectively communicate F5's value propositions
  • Understanding of F5's business and competitors
  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft products including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of sales applications
  • Ability to research companies through public info (internet)
  • Adaptable in a changing environment
  • Strong phone sales skills
  • Fluency in one of the languages specified in the summary section

  • Qualifications:
  • Validated inside sales experience including experience selling technology solutions
  • Experience working in team sales environment including collaborating as part of a remote team
  • Validated history in generating new business and leading sales engagement
  • Ability to deliver web presentations
  • BA/BS or equivalent relevant experience is preferred

  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.
  • Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Duties may require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane

  • The position that will support our MEA regional team and requiring fluency in Arabic and French will require Sunday to Thursday working. All other roles will work Monday to Friday
  • F5 Networks is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
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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.

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. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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