Inside Account Manager (Remote)

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Albany, NY

Connection

<strong>Founded in 1982, Connection delivers valuable IT services and advanced technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare markets. Today, we serve our customers through our staff of highly trained Account Managers, our team of on-staff experts, and our efficient procurement websites. We are also proud to offer custom-configured computer systems from a ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at our distribution center in Wilmington, OH.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Our company has over&nbsp;<a href="https://www.connection.com/content/about/certifications-and-authorizations?cm_sp=content-_-about-us-_-certifications-and-authorizations">2,500 technical certifications</a>&nbsp;that ensure our experts can solve any customer need, no matter how complex. Additionally, our GlobalServe offering delivers global procurement solutions through our network of 500 suppliers in 174 countries.</strong> https://www.connection.com/

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Full-Time

Overview: <p>The IAM is responsible for providing proactive direct sales support for one or more EAEs (Enterprise Account Executives). The areas of responsibility for an IAM are to manage the inside account team and the client support is provided, to generate client demand, to identify opportunities for new solutions and lines of business, to maximize margins, and to deliver a result that allows for the attainment of each team(s) revenue and gross profit quotas.</p> <p>This is a remote sales position that includes client-facing opportunities and requires effective communication &amp; relationship skills. An IAM is expected to be able to communicate&nbsp;Connection Enterprise Solutions'&nbsp;complete value proposition and must have experience presenting to enterprise clients. This position will require extensive interaction with Manufacturers, Distribution Partners, MD EAEs, MD Sales Support teams, and the MD HQ, Operational Support teams. As an IAM, there must be a high degree of understanding and experience with distribution channel methodologies, manufacturer registration and pricing programs, the needs of an enterprise client, and a strong knowledge of leading industry trends &amp; technical concepts. An IAM must then be able to apply these concepts into a high-velocity, production environment. The efficient implementation of each of these practices must then be integrated into the team's daily sales &amp; sales support activities. The IAM must be able to rapidly assess, analyze &amp; evaluate many different types of business scenarios as they are presented. The IAM is responsible for identifying opportunities to resolve issues by making rapid decisions and taking the appropriate actions that are in the best interest of both&nbsp;Connection Enterprise Solutions&nbsp;and our clients.</p> <p>An IAM is responsible for managing the daily flow of a client's business and must maintain structured time management practices that will allow for a proactive approach to supporting our client's needs. Due to the fast pace of the business, it is extremely important that the IAM is prioritizing the client's needs and managing the support efforts to ensure a timely and accurate response is being given by the team. Scheduled times for proactive sales cycles to identify net new solutions must occur regularly while ensuring the ongoing management of the support team is working efficiently to respond to any open request.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>High volume and the excellent quality of work produced are a key measure of job performance.</li> <li>Manage and grow velocity product lines within the existing client base by obtaining assigned monthly/quarterly revenue and GP goals</li> <li>Must possess excellent organization, time, and multi-task management skills</li> <li>Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with enterprise clients and&nbsp;Connection Enterprise Solutions'&nbsp;internal support teams</li> <li>Must possess a high level of commitment towards customer services and responsiveness</li> <li>Must establish, build, and maintain strategic relationships with clients, manufacturer sales teams, and distribution partners.</li> <li>Develop and maintain current velocity product line knowledge from top leading technology market leaders. Velocity product lines are defined as desktops, mobile devices, low-end servers, peripherals, and accessories.</li> <li>Prepare, Analyze and Present client activity reports</li> <li>Function as the leader of the inside sales team, mentoring, monitoring, and delegating support tasks to Inside Sales Support Rep (ISSR)</li> <li>Must be able to work flexible hours to support assigned customer time zone</li> <li>Additional duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <p><u>Summary of Job Tasks:</u></p> <p>Customer Quotes</p> <ul> <li>Complex Solution Proposals requiring technical configuration support</li> <li>Velocity Proposal Management</li> <li>Inspection and Review of all velocity proposals &gt;$25K to ensure pricing accuracy</li> <li>Customer quote &amp; opportunity follow up</li> <li>Salesforce activity management to ensure all qualifying projects are recorded and updated</li> <li>Work towards maintaining a 4-hour customer response</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Order Management</p> <ul> <li>Work with Inside Sales Support to ensure all orders are being processed accurately &amp; timely to meet the customer's shipment service level expectations</li> <li>Order Escalation and overflow assistance for order entry &amp; pricing verification review</li> <li>Open Order Management process support for complex orders</li> <li>Provide RMA escalation assistance to Inside Sales Support team</li> </ul> <p>Account Management</p> <ul> <li>Responsible for the daily team communication with our customers, manufacturer partners &amp; suppliers</li> <li>Work with EAE to define and maintain a pricing strategy that leverages the areas below to ensure a competitive discount is extended to our customers while maximizing margins.</li> <li>PriceVision</li> <li>Smart Sourcing Initiatives</li> <li>Contractual Limitations</li> <li>Utilize Partner Programs to manage customer bids and deal registration submissions</li> <li>Work with Inside Sales Support Team to create, maintain, and manage customer standards and catalogs.</li> <li>Self-service customer training and portal demonstrations (quote/order management, product search, and reporting &amp; RMA capabilities)</li> <li>Responsible for identifying net new opportunities by leveraging the following areas</li> <li>Proactive QBR &amp; Unsolicited Proposal Support</li> <li>Monthly Spend Analysis &amp; Standards Management Review</li> <li>Customer whitespace analysis and strategy implementation to target new lines of business &amp; cross-sell / up-sell activity</li> <li>Key partner inside/outside sales team relationships</li> <li>Accountable for overall daily team management, customer satisfaction, and relationship management with our customers and partners.</li> </ul> <p><u>Non-Essential Job Functions</u></p> <ul> <li>Candidate must be able to travel 10-20% requirement.</li> <li>Candidate must be able to work from a home office</li> <li>Candidate must be able to work with a relatively high-pressure sales environment.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>An experienced, mature and seasoned sales professional with at least 3 years of experience successfully selling and supporting IT hardware, software and professional services directly to large enterprise accounts.</li> <li>High degree of technical expertise with a working understanding of data center (Servers, Networking and Storage) infrastructure solutions.</li> <li>Have prior, recent and relevant experience selling IT products at competitor VAR or direct marketer</li> <li>Knowledgeable on major strategic OEM product lines with understanding of current technologies</li> <li>Requires a strong work ethic, can do attitude and ability to work in a team</li> <li>Strong organization skills</li> <li>Able to present, demonstrate, communicate and sell effectively to mid and senior level management</li> <li>Able to think strategically and leverage resources.</li> <li>Strong working knowledge of salesforce, Excel, Word, Outlook &amp; PowerPoint</li> <li>Previous experiences in a similar role in a fast-paced, high-velocity, high touch sales environment is a requirement.</li> <li>Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, HP, Dell, EMC, IBM/Lenovo sales certification preferred</li> </ul>