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IP Sales, Senior Account Manager – IP & Transport Networking, Converged Infrastructure,   Not Specified,   Ghana
 
In 45 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and with approximately 2300 staff, we are innovating, developing and improving the lives of people, business and society. We supply and service all major African operators, with market leadership in Mobile Broadband, Communication Services, Fixed Broadband Convergence, Operations and Business Support Systems. We are also boast the largest MS community in the world and are the technology leaders in both Television and Media Management and the Service Enabling Area.

The Networked Society, in which anything that benefits from being connected will be so, will depend on smart, scalable and simple networks that provide superior performance. Ericsson's 4th Generation IP portfolio -- consisting of multi-service edge routing, evolved packet core (i.e. SGSN/GGSN), optical and metro transport, backhaul and network management solutions -- is designed to deliver fully converged end-to-end solutions to help service providers around the world meet the needs of their customers.

We are seeking IP SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER with a proven track record in selling complex networking solutions to Service Providers. You will report directly to the Head: EP Fixed Broadband and Convergence.


In this position you will play a key role in driving and leading new sales opportunities for IP Edge, Optical and Microwave in the IP segment in Ghana.


You will promote Ericsson’s position as a key player in the IP market segment building from Ericsson expertise as the global leader in Mobile Communication. You will develop, and grow existing an new accounts, within the territory for IP and Broadband product and solution sales. We expect you to meet and exceed assigned quotas.

You will also:



With a consultative way of working, convert customer needs into business opportunities for the customer and for Ericsson
Build and maintain relations with all levels of the Customer organizations
Maintain pipeline for all opportunities within territory, including forecasting
Creating customer business cases for the relevant solutions
Plan and Execute value based selling strategies
Learn relevant solutions, architectures and full product line specifications and maintain knowledge of the complete PA IP and Broadband products and solution offerings
Maintain knowledge of key competitor’s product line
Facilitate resources as needed to close large opportunities

Requirements

5 to 10 years experience in Account Management / Sales within the Service Provider area
Bachelors Degree is required, Technical Degree and/or MBA is considered a merit
Complete understanding of internetworking (IP/MPLS), transmission, switching and service creation/provisioning
Existing relationship with key decision makers is a plus
Complete understanding of IP/MPLS, DWDM, microwave transmission & service creation/provisioning
Strong ability to engage with C-level and sub C-level at customers
Strong background in Solutions/Consultative sales approach and process with ability to translate business needs to product solutions and expanding customer issue into business opportunities
Strong understanding of the Network Service Provider marketplace (from a business and infrastructure perspective) including intimate knowledge of their business requirements
Strong ability to work in a complex global environment, effectively building and sustaining relationships
Strong team player who easily integrates in an existing team and with the ability to create the needed team to achieve the business objectives.
Open, winning and go-getter attitude, organized and structured, an excellent listener and strong presentation skills are pre-requisites
Articulates arguments or ideas in a compelling way.
Proactive, self-motivating with a good grasp of the key business drivers
Willing and available to travel frequently in the region
Fluent in English

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

We are one of the only companies that has end-to-end capabilities to deliver what Carriers need to provide a smart, scalable and simple End-user environment ready for the Networked Society. A competitive, next-generation IP and Broadband portfolio of Solutions and Services, allows us to deliver a fully converged end-to-end solution for Service Providers around the world.

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