Virtual Sales Account Manager - Accelerate

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Sales - Services, Solutions, Customer Success
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
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Why you'll love Cisco:

Are you ready to change the World? Do you want to be passionate about your employer and the brand you represent? Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, and everyday devices in our homes. Here, that means you will take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You'll collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with expert mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You'll be part a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired.


What You'll Do

The Global Virtual Sales and Engineering organization has developed the Accelerate Program to provide an opportunity for top candidates to join the Cisco Sales Team and quickly ramp up their productivity. Top performers with transferable skills will experience an 8-week training cycle that is comprised of two phases:



Traditional classroom training will be managed by the Career Acceleration Group, covering topics such as Cisco’s organization, sales segmentation, and sales methodologies. Additionally, introductory overviews of Cisco architecture will help orient new sellers on what our key offerings are, as well as how to leverage Cisco’s extensive resources to support your customers. 


Once you complete classroom training, you will move into a Virtual Sales Account Manager role supporting your segment. Day to day activities while in a support role will include: 


• Serve as a Strategic Resource for the Sales Team, helping the team achieve goal. 
• Focus on driving active sales campaigns for specialty products such as Umbrella, Meraki, WebEx, and more.
• Participate in and lead client demos.
• Develop relationships with partners and clients, activating accounts. 
• Help the sales team identify and develop enterprise agreement opportunities. 
• Seek the opportunity to cross sell within active accounts. 


Upon completion of the program, Accelerate Virtual Sales Account Managers will be considered for open VSAM roles within their segment.


Who You'll Work With

GVSE is one of Cisco’s fastest growing sales teams and is the talent engine for Cisco Sales with diverse and motivated teams that consistently deliver profitable growth. We serve our customer life-cycle through a series of selling motions to drive higher value and an optimal experience from Cisco solutions.


Who You Are

If you are interested in selling in a changing environment, are goal motivated and believe in performance rewards for exceeding annual sales goals through strong collaboration with partners and internal stakeholders, we have a place for you.


Requirements for Consideration

• Outstanding results over 4+ years of sales experience or professional work experience in a related field.
• Passionate about sales and building positive relationships.
• High interest in the technology industry with a strong desire to learn. 
• History of career progression and desire for professional development.
• Strong business acumen and can effectively communicate a value proposition to your customer base. 
• Exceptional written and oral communications skills. The role requires the ability to understand and clearly articulate the business benefits our products and services
• Thrive in a team environment and enjoy sharing ideas and best practices.
• Take pride in your positive and upbeat energy.
• Flexible and resilient problem solver. Our strongest teammates have a sense of urgency to resolve issues.

Preferred Skills

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field
• Experience at a Vendor or a Competitor.
• You've got experience owning the full sales cycle (prospecting, customer demos, negotiating and closing the sale).
• You are able to demonstrate strong sales achievement ie. consistent achievement at or above quota, or a history YoY growth in your target market.
• You have a broad understanding of Cisco’s competitive landscape with deeper understanding of our top 2-3 competitors
• You have demonstrated informal leadership such as thought-leadership, mentoring, etc and a strong desire to succeed not only as an individual but as a team
• Experience with


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 unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.


We are thought leaders, techies, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. Bring your ideas, your passion and your creativity – let’s do this!!


We Are Cisco.