Cybersecurity Sales Specialist - German Speaking

  • Location:
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • Alternate Location
  • Area of Interest
    Sales - Product
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
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Cybersecurity Sales Specialist

What You'll Do
Cisco Security delivers intelligent cybersecurity for the real world, providing one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio that is integrated, pervasive, continuous and open. Cisco's threat-centric approach to security reduces complexity while providing unmatched transparency, continuous control and advanced threat protection across the entire continuum -- before, during and after an attack.

As a Cyber Security Sales Specialist you will be responsible for all sales of Cisco Security technologies and associated services into the commercial market in Switzerland. You will be required to craft and grow new relationships within the customer base via direct touch to drive revenue growth while ensuring internal alignment.

• Develop and lead security account plans and strategies for each assigned account using all available resources (executive sponsors, marketing, technical, services, Cisco on Cisco, etc).
• Drive revenue growth through new project identification, creation, and attach opportunities.
• Forecast and report activity accurately in line with expectations.
• Identify major projects within the largest accounts and running activities to improve product and services revenue.
• Provide customers and partners with pricing and configurations to meet their needs as required.
• Craft high-level relationships within assigned existing accounts to win incremental product and service business.
• Partner closely with technical resources to ensure technical perfection in all positioning, competitive analysis, proposals, and exchanges.
• Team with Cisco authorized channel partners on sales opportunities bringing to bear their capabilities where appropriate.
Direct touch sales combined with experience working in a matrixed organization.

Who You'll Work With
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are rapidly growing our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work.

Cisco is a game changer in the security industry. We’re working to deliver technology that not only safeguards customer’s data but doesn’t become an obstacle when they need to access it. We’re developing next gen firewall and cloud security solutions that can adapt to constantly changing threats to the network
Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO) is taking big steps to position Cisco as the #1 IT Security provider in the industry. In addition to having the right market conditions, capabilities, products and services, we need the right people to take us there.

Who You Are
• Experience selling complex software-based solutions such as network security (Intrusion Detection, Firewall, VPN, and related technologies) or Network and Systems management solutions.
• Validated/Quantifiable track record of over-achievement.
• Large, complex deal management ($500k+)
• Able to build and execute on an account plan which factors in a total systems-based security approach
• Adept at communicating with a largely technical audience
• Experience in applying solution-selling methodologies to improve corporate revenue growth. Track record of closing both tactical and strategic opportunities
• Good all round knowledge of Security Market
• Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• Dedicated with ability to succeed in a dynamic environment
• Bold and takes ownership
• Native German speaker
• High level of attention to detail
• Ability to travel is required

Why Cisco
We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to craft the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unusual personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.
We are leaders with vision, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired gurus. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.
We Are Cisco.
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The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.