Careers

Named Account Executive (Outside Sales)

Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)

Structured Communication Systems is a leading information technology consultancy and systems integrator. We are experts at architecting and implementing secure and reliable solutions for delivering business applications, ensuring business continuity, enhancing data center performance and efficiency, enabling mobile workers, securing information assets and providing information security and governance.

Structured has an immediate opening in the Chicago, Illinois for Named Account Executive (outside sales). This position is responsible for the development of new business in our target markets through direct outside interaction with existing and prospective clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily in order to meet the qualifications required to perform this job successfully. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for various outside sales activities, including lead generation, prospecting, qualifying, new business pitches, preparation of sales materials and communications, client relationships, and other duties required to successfully manage and develop key accounts.
  • Professionally represent the vendors carried on Structured’s line card, building and enhance lasting relationships with vendors, participates in various vendor programs, and training.
  • Identify Sales Opportunities for Structured in the areas of Networking, Storage & Systems, Business Continuity, Security & Governance, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Virtualization & Cloud, and professional services.
  • Provide input for professional service statements of work (SOW’s).
  • Identify a Top 20 Account List where you can focus 80% of your time.
  • Develop a Market Action Plan for each of your Top 20 Accounts that identifies strategies that ensure total solution selling.
  • Generate at least $1.0 Million in gross profits on an annual basis; annual gross profit targets and goals may be adjusted annually.
  • Create and maintain an annual pipeline of business of at least $3.0 Million in gross profit; it is expected that Account Executives create and maintain a 3x pipeline to annual gross profit targets.
  • Meet required quota goals for selling within each of Structured’s core practices.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with customers, prospects and vendors.
  • Leverage existing and past relationships with customers and vendors to generate business opportunities.
  • Identify professional service opportunities for core practices.
  • Effectively communicate Structured’s value proposition to manufactures and end-users through face-to-face meetings, conference calls, power point presentations, and proposals.
  • Adherence to the expected use of salesforce.com to plan and manage telephone, e-mail, and appointment activities, as well as provide complete, accurate and timely updating, forecasting and sales process status reports.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience selling products and services from the following manufactures technologies is also preferred;

  • Cisco
  • VMWare
  • Pure Storage

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, management, vendors and customers.

General Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be an experienced user of the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as have experience with a customer relationship management (CRM) tools, such as the Salesforce.com.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require frequent standing, walking, talking and hearing. Frequent use of phones, computers and other general office equipment is required.

Working Conditions

The working conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The office work environment lighting and temperature are generally moderate; work is regularly performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This position requires frequent travel to customer locations within the Chicago sales territory and includes regional travel to; Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Occasional travel within the United States may also be required in order to attend vendor-related events.

Must maintain a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance (at least equal to the state’s minimum coverage requirements).

Compensation

Our organization provides a full compensation package that facilitates development and growth. The benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, group life and AD&D insurance, and long and short-term disability coverage and 401(k). We also provide training on mutually agreed upon professional goals through a combination of self-study courses, formal training, and on-the-job training. Obtaining industry based certifications is highly encouraged.

*Structured is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to supporting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.

* Structured is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to supporting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.

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