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CenturyLink, Inc

Client Executive Manager - Global Accounts - West - Seattle, WA

CenturyLink, Inc - Seattle, WA

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process. Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition.

Staffs and directs a sales team providing leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values. Leads the development of business plans, sales strategies and action plans for identified accounts and targets that are clearly defined by objectives, goals, win strategies, schedules, and action assignments. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, contract negotiations, pricing strategies, application assessment, and sales team management.

Job Description

Develops and participates in account planning, and identifies strategic opportunities which lead to the penetration of new accounts, and increase and grow existing revenue. Reviews business plans, sales strategies, and action plans for identified accounts to make sure objectives, goals, win strategies, schedules, and action assignments are clearly defined.

Maintains rapport with key account leadership, and establishes new relationships across the entire account base. Drives the strategic direction and growth of the company by providing support to sales team with the ultimate goal of accomplishing sales objectives. Collaborates on overall tactical and strategic plans to secure new revenue and maintain and grow current revenue base.

Develops and maintains account plans and detailed financial forecasts. Conducts accurate sales forecasting and achievement of sales targets.

Oversees the creation of campaigns designed to penetrate key accounts and target markets. Identifies new targets, markets and opportunities. Contributes to overall database of prospects, as well as formulation of on-going programs to facilitate sales initiatives. Stays abreast of industry trends, and assesses market and competition.

Builds a high-performance team; hires and retains the right talent in the right roles; sets goals, delegates work, holds reports accountable; develops and empowers direct reports to make decisions and take action. Demonstrates Company’s values, maintains a positive open demeanor, encourages different points of view, moves team forward through change; provides timely information; communicates context for business decisions; recognizes accomplishments; fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Oversees and participates in programs that ensure the attainment of expense objectives, and recommends programs to control and correct budget overruns.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of applicable education and experience required; MBA or related graduate degree preferred.

Demonstrated sales management experience (at least 8 years) in telecommunications sales and sales leadership experience. 3 to 5 years financial background is helpful.

Exceptional strategic planning, account management and contract negotiations skills required.

Experience in consultative sales techniques and account planning including account profiling, account positioning strategy, customer needs analysis, sales opportunity development, service improvement planning, and long range account management strategies.

A record of accomplishment for consistently exceeding revenue goals.

Proven ability to hire, manage and motivate successful, solution oriented sales teams.

Strong record in developing and assigning geographic territories and customer/prospect modules.

Experience at being a strategic member of sales management team who contributes significantly to growth and development of the business.

High energy level and demonstrated drive to succeed.

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Location: Seattle, WA

Company Profile:
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The Company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.