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Title:  Director Sales (m/f/d)


Vienna, AT, 1120

Requisition ID:  35302
Job Summary

As a Director you will utilize strong management and sales competencies to set objectives and develop strategies for subordinate level managers. This challenging and high-visibility position provides leadership and management oversight to Sales Managers and District Managers. You develop long-term strategies and shorter term plans to meet aggressive revenue goals. You must be extremely results driven, customer focused, technologically savvy, and skilled at building internal relationships and external partnerships.

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Essential Functions:

- Provide management oversight to District Managers within the Region to drive all pertinent issues related to sales strategy and goal attainment.

- Participate in strategic planning sessions with the sales management team on a quarterly and annual basis.

- Communicate Corporate strategy to employees within your Region.

- Plan and direct activities including planning and implementing forecasts, marketing program development, relationship development, customer satisfaction, and collateral material development and distribution.

- Establish short-term and long-term goals and quotas in line with corporate objectives.

- Review requests for additional resources to support sales strategy and new programs.

- Develop budgets for approval and assure adherence once budget is approved.

- Identify and qualify important Enterprise sales opportunities at the management level.

- Review management plans with District Managers on a regular basis.

- Act as coach, mentor and educator to Sales Representatives within your Region.

- Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure departmental goals are met.

- Assume responsibility for result, including costs, methods and staffing.

Job Requirements

-  Strong verbal and written communications skills, including presentation skills.

-  Strong relationship building and negotiating skills.

-  Ability to work collaboratively with functional peers across functions including Marketing, Sales Operations, Customer Support, System Engineering, and Product Development.

- Strong understanding of storage technologies and competitive offerings in the marketplace.

- Experience with target account selling, solution selling, and/or consultative sales techniques.

- An aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.

- Experience as a Sales Representative with a track record of exceeding assigned sales quotas in contiguous, multiple years.

- Demonstrated experience working with Sales organizations and technical teams.

- Prior experience with developing budgets and controlling costs.

- A demonstrated ability to manage professional level employees.



- This level of manager successfully manages subordinate level managers. 

- This individual participates with other senior managers in establishing strategic plans and objectives.

- The scope of responsibility for this person includes making final decisions on administrative or operational matters ensuring achievement of company-wide objectives and ensuring that budgets and schedules meet requirements.

- Has responsibility for overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expenses and recommending implementing changes to methods.

- This individual owns a major segment of work within the Region with full responsibility for directing and controlling activities with outcomes.

- May participate in building a budget plan, and is accountable for managing to assigned budget plan.



- At least 7 to 10 years of experience as a people manager is required.

- A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Computer Science; or equivalent experience is required. A Master of Science Degree in Engineering, or an MBA is preferred.

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