Sr Business Development Specialist - Cisco - Remote

With an eye for detail and a contagiously positive attitude, you’re the teammate everyone counts on to get the project buttoned up and across the finish line.

Remote, NH


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <strong>What We Do:</strong><br /><br />We calm the confusion of IT by guiding the connection between people and technology. If a customer is looking for a better way to manage their warehouse inventory, equip their workforce, or secure their data, we make it happen. All it takes is finding the right combination of tech hardware, software, cloud solutions, and support services. That&rsquo;s what we do. We&rsquo;re the IT Department&rsquo;s IT Department.<br /> <br /><strong>Who We Are:</strong><br /><br />Our team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It&rsquo;s what makes Connection unique&mdash;what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We&rsquo;d love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others.<br /> <br /><strong>Why You Should Join Us:</strong><br /><br />You&rsquo;ll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection&mdash;plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. We value the importance of our employees&rsquo; emotional well-being. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources. You&rsquo;ll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness and Volunteer Time Off days.<br /> <br /> <br />Working under general supervision of the Manager/Sr Manager Technical Sales, relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, the Senior Business Development Specialist proactively increases sales in their funded vendor and/or partner&rsquo;s specific practice area (e.g., Data Center, Networking, Workforce Optimization, Software) by working directly with the Account Managers and sales management team to penetrate accounts and increase our market share in the focus business segment(s). The BDS maintains and increases knowledge of their specific technology practice area by attending training and achieving certifications.
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Works directly with Account Managers and Sales Managers to identify sales opportunities in the practice area through book of business reviews. <ul> <li>Develops focus accounts in practice area (e.g., active accounts but under-penetrated or inactive/declining accounts).</li> <li>Partners with sales and engages in customer calls to help identify, develop and close where applicable.</li> <li>Collaborates with vendor or partners inside and/or field team to jointly target specific accounts.</li> <li>Engages on and reviews deal registrations and manages open pipeline for additional opportunities to help close.</li> <li>Drives vendor or partner promotions and programs with the sales teams.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Collaborates on business development and communicates with the sales teams. <ul> <li>Strategizes with sales management on tactics for success related to growing the related business segment and practice area.</li> <li>Frequently dialogues with Account Managers and the sales management team on plan progress and strategies on tactics for success.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Increases knowledge of technology in respective practice area, keeps abreast of changes, and maintains or achieves certifications for professional development. <ul> <li>Attends applicable industry and manufacturer training.</li> <li>Achieves vendor certifications through online or onsite training.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Assists in the creation and presentation of technical training to our selling organizations. <ul> <li>Coaches Account Managers on practice area technologies.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Performs all other duties or special projects as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <ul> <li>Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Cisco Webex and relevant internal business systems</li> <li>IT aptitude with a strong desire to continually learn and apply the latest technologies.</li> <li>Fully competent knowledge of vendor-specific technology.</li> <li>Fully competent knowledge of respective practice area technologies and related product solutions.</li> <li>High aptitude to stay current and train in related technology areas.</li> <li>Fully proficient in account planning with experience in up-sell and cross-sell strategies.</li> <li>Ability to clearly articulate and demonstrate the value proposition to the customer.</li> <li>Fully skilled at providing IT solutions based on customer needs.</li> <li>Proven experience managing projects and delivering expectations, both internally and with clients.</li> <li>Action-oriented with strong execution skills.</li> <li>Strong interpersonal and proactive communication skills with the ability to collaborate with Account Managers and engage customers.</li> <li>Highly self-motivated and results-driven.</li> <li>Excellent time management skills.</li> <li>The following criteria must be met in order to be promoted to a Sr. Business Development Specialist: <ul> <li>A minimum of 24 months in Business Development Specialist role (BDS)</li> <li>Attained 100% cumulative revenue goal in the last 12 months in the BDS role</li> <li>Recommendation for promotion by direct manager</li> <li>Sufficiently demonstrate proactive business development in the Sr. BDS review meeting with the employee&rsquo;s manager and director.</li> </ul> </li> <li>EMPLOYEE MUST SHOW: <ul> <li>$1.5M in revenue in last 12 months or $750,000 in last 6 months you specifically generated from pipeline, with emphasis on focus account lists;</li> <li>OR</li> <li>15% growth in number of new customers purchasing products where the BDS influenced the customer&rsquo;s purchase</li> <li>AND</li> <li>Show examples of communication, proactive engagement plans with sales that drove new or additional business for the company.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>