Our client, one of the world's leading suppliers of software to Telecommunications Service Providers is looking for a senior sole contributor Sales Director hunt for new business in Africa with a focus on MTN and Vodacom. The role will involve traveling across Africa to locations like Nigeria, Mozambique, DRC, Angola, and Kenya plus others.
The client has a considerable installed base in the region and sells software products BSS (Billing, CRM, Cloud Billing, Loyalty), OSS, Network Automation, NFV, Orchestration, and Cloud Transformation services.
This role will involve:
- Responsible for growing the business in new domains and/or existing accounts, territories, or domain levels. Partner with third parties and alliance teams to expand business opportunities.
You will initiate engagement with targeted accounts and buying centers, and lead the opportunity development process.You will have to establish strong partnerships with key purchasing decision makers, executive sponsors, coaches, and influencers; and develop relationships with third parties to extend the reach of my client beyond the core markets, solutions, and buying centers.You will manage the sales cycles in the different domains, and will take the lead role in positioning and selling my client's Products and Services.You will develop opportunities from the first lead until closure. You will lead resources and matrix manage the designated project team.You will be required to align appropriate sales opportunities to meet business and financial objectives and will be expected to know our customers’ business needs.
Bachelor’s Degree/ MA in business/marketing or related fields is an advantage.10+ years of sales leadership experience: A minimum of 7 years professional sales, sales management, and/or account management experience in software, technology solutions or system integration sales to the telecom industry.Strong knowledge in Telecom and Network, with knowledge in products and services.Proven experience in sales to the Communications sector - sales record in OSS/BSS domain to Tier 1s.Experience in communication/presenting at the executive level is required.Proven and established relationships with Executives (VP, C Level), or working experience for/or with enterprise companies.You should be a “hunter” with proven experience running long, complex B2B sales cycle processes for large companies and a proven track record of closing large, complex deals.
Why you will love this job:This is a unique opportunity for you to take a leading role in positioning and selling Products and Services and be involved in new and exciting domains.You will have the opportunity to work on large-scale deals with leading industry customers, and communicate with C levels and decision-makers in those companies. You will join a leading and driven sales force that always delivers and be part of a ‘can do’ company that leads the industry.You will have the opportunity to work in a growing organization, with ever-growing opportunities for personal growth and one of the highest scores of employee engagement in the market.
Please ignore any salary package mentioned on the job board; it is flexible depending the the candidate and the value they bring to the business.