Business Development Manager

  • Location:
    Offsite, RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Sales - Services, Solutions, Customer Success
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Software Simple is hiring a Business Development Manager for our Americas Business Desk. The ideal candidate will align with internal stakeholders to develop Cisco Enterprise Agreement opportunities, build pipeline, and execute to close. This will include working directly with Field and Virtual Sales Account Teams as a subject matter expert on Buying Programs, the Enterprise Agreement Management Platform and relevant resources. You will support the entire sales process from prospect to close. During the sales cycle, you will collaborate with multiple areas of the business including Sales and Partner Leadership, Finance, Operations, and Business Entities to ensure a seamless experience demonstrating Cisco’s ability to meet and exceed stated SLA’s. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to work cross functionally on business-critical projects that allow Cisco to scale, promote customer success, and overall increase the bottom line.


You will be responsible for:

  • Driving incremental software revenue to exceed revenue targets
  • Automate the ever-evolving software sales process with a focus on execution and excellence to drive scale
  • Develop sales proposals & TCO’s for Enterprise Agreements
  • Maintain knowledge base and deliver closed-loop feedback to ensure continuous process optimization and encourage independent selling
  • Align with designated field territory to provide end to end support of the software portfolio with a focus on Enterprise Agreements including offer structure, legal, finance, and sales process
  • Proactively manage escalations and cross functional involvement with (Legal, Finance, Ops)
  • Provide Reporting and Trending on relevant metrics across the software portfolio
  • Communicate progress towards stated goals while continuing to refine the platform, process, and policy for the field
  • Support additional ad hoc projects as needed to accelerate the business

Who You'll Work With

  • We are one winning team effectively driving incremental revenue in Cisco Software and facilitating initiatives with multi-functional teams. What makes this role fun and dynamic is leveraging your ability to influence and collaborate across multiple Business Entities including Sales, Product Management, Marketing GOALS, and other internal teams. You will be the critical navigator for your internal stakeholders as we sail through uncharted waters. Your exceptional communication skills and process knowledge are essential to shortening the sales cycle and simplifying selling software for the field.

Who You Are


  • Enterprising – you are creative and hardworking
  • Organized – you are on top of everything
  • A great teammate – we have a collaborative environment
  • Positive – we bring solutions, not problems
  • Passionate – we all love what we do
  • Goal oriented and able to work autonomously in ambiguous situations
  • Awareness of what and when to escalate to break down barriers and drive decision-making
  • Excellent oral & written skills
  • Knowledge of recurring offer portfolio, specifically Enterprise Agreements & Buying Programs and ability to translate technical capabilities to business offerings
  • Proficient with Powerpoint and Excel
  • 3 years sales experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Ability to travel 20% domestically
  • Coachable and hungry to learn


Why Cisco

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. We are the tip of the spear and strive for a conscious culture. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 


U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.