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Cisco Virtual Partner Account Manager in RTP, North Carolina

Role & Responsibilities

The primary responsibility for a Virtual Partner Account Manager is to establish relationships with key partners and drive growth, profitability and loyalty with Cisco.

You will influence your Partners’ business transformation while developing and promoting Partners’ unique value propositions and sales & operational processes to enhance the brand of Cisco. You will also need to build trust, credibility and relevance with the partner’s sales teams to increase the number of active Partner AM sellers of Cisco solutions. Success will require a strong baseline of experience in customer-centric sales of Cisco solutions and the related ability to coach by example (adopting a "train, teach, position" methodology for Partner success).

Another area of focus is to drive strategic alignment between our Partners and Cisco’s direct sales teams to maximize our collective success. This will require working with Cisco Regional Sales Managers to develop, communicate, and execute regional go-to-market plans.

Key Responsibilities include the ability to: * Provide channel support to Cisco sales teams through partner alignment, partner intelligence (data, wallet share, sales plays) * Enable and train partners on understanding the Cisco solutions and the market drivers * Collaborate with Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group (MIG) to educate sales teams and partners about partner promotions, to ensure alignment with key MIG partners, and to enable partners in MIG technologies * Build capacity, capability, and collaboration within a portfolio of Partners to achieve loyalty and transformation. * Engage and coordinate extended team resources to provide multiple touch-points within a Partner’s organization to scale resources, and drive accountability for the achievement of goals and objectives. * Establish a reputation as a sales leader capable of articulating how customers’ achieve business transformation (assist Partners with GTM strategies, planning, & provide sales coaching through customer-facing engagements). * Demonstrate, quantify, and translate how technology can provide customers (through Partners) with sustainable competitive advantage and improve business outcomes. * Leverage financial acumen and sales experience to grow mindshare & wallet share within Partner’s account teams.

Who You Are:

The successful candidate will bring a significant knowledge base and in-depth understanding of both Sales and Channels dynamics. Prefer at least 2 years experience. S/he should have the ability to: * Quickly establish credibility with Partner principals and sales teams. * Inspire trust and be viewed as a sales leader- capable of training, teaching, and helping Partners position Cisco’s solutions/architectures in customer-facing engagements.

  • Listen and make recommendations and influence Partner executives
  • Have a strong personal network of executive relationships is optimal.
  • Thinks strategically with effective communication and influence skills.
  • Outcome focused, achievement driven and possess an impressive executive demeanor.
  • Maintain a level of business maturity, flexibility and the instincts to adapt to a high-energy, dynamic environment characterized by high growth expectations and a collaborative culture.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.