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Willis Towers Watson.

North America Talent Line of Business Software Sales Leader

Willis Towers Watson. - Boston, MA

North America Talent Line of Business Software Sales Leader

Willis Towers Watson



Job #675663867

North America Talent Line of Business Software Sales Leader

Date Posted:

May 30, 2018


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Summary of Role

As a member of the North America Talent LOB (T-LOB) Leadership Team, you will work with the North America T-LOB Leader, Practice Leaders, and Talent & Rewards (T&R) Geography Leader to set and achieve software sales objectives and to identify priorities for each practice to create stronger product awareness and sales support.

As the software sales leader, you will: help instill a sales discipline and culture among the software sellers and ensure a consistent go-to market strategy; provide visible leadership of sales and marketing campaigns to generate momentum and focus; advocate for the software sales effort within the broader Willis Towers Watson leadership structure, including interactions with Region Leaders, HCB geography leaders, Managing Consultants, Directors of Account Management and other business leaders; and support the pursuit and closing of large, complex sales opportunities.

You will support and contribute to the development of solutions that bring together advisory, software and data offerings. An integral part of the role will be keeping abreast of client needs and concerns regarding price, delivery and product offerings while working closely with Product Leaders to help prioritize the product improvements.

Collaborating with leaders across T&R and WTW in the geography to strategize about products and solutions that sit in the intersections of the LOBs/practices will help ensure your team’s success. You will be expected to coordinate with T&R Geography and T&R Operations (e.g., Sales Enablement) to ensure maximum bookings generations and revenue protection.

Developing your team will be an important element of your role. You will be expected to ensure that your sales team is properly on-boarded, trained, motivated and rewarded. You will establish individual goals and objectives for the assigned team; monitor results against these objectives and provide appropriate feedback. Coaching and on the job training and development is a core expectation. As a team leader, you will be responsible for conducting regular employee performance reviews and executing strategic sales staffing plans for the LOB, including all people processes (e.g. recruiting, training and development, goal setting and performance management and compensation/promotion recommendations).

Role Priorities

Meet established North America Total Contract Value (TCV) bookings and revenue goals for Talent LOB software products – HR Portal Software, Total Rewards Portal Software

Set and execute a sales strategy within each Region (West, Midwest, East, Canada) to ensure achievement of bookings goals, including:

Provide leadership on how to position/differentiate our products in the marketplace

Help define a target market set for each product

Establish a process for pursuing prospects within both internal and external channels

Establish routines and operating mechanisms to review sales pipeline activity to ensure opportunities move through the sales funnel

Provide the T-LOB and T&R Leadership with accurate and timely reports regarding sales performance, market trends, client information, sales channel developments, and competitor activity

Ensure strong financial discipline across North America for the software selling effort, balancing sales results and managing expenses and by driving strong renewals and invoice collections

Develop and implement marketing plans in North America to achieve software goals and objectives

Provide active management for the software sales team to promote a strong lead flow and expedited deal closure:

Work with internal partners (e.g., LOB consultants, CRDG) to:

Advocate and enable their involvement in identifying and qualifying leads for software sales

Protect subscription renewals and promote upgrades/change orders/expansion

Implement appropriate pipeline meetings and routines to assess demand and identify ways to assist bringing opportunities to a close

Contribute to key sales efforts by representing the line of business for key, high-potential deals and sales calls. (Sales leader actively involved in the field with software sellers and customers but will not have an assigned book of business.)

Identify training needs for the sellers

Work closely with Employee Insights, Communication & Change Management and Talent Management & Organization Alignment practices to promote an integrated Advisory x Data x Software offering

Identify opportunities to go-to-market in an integrated manner

Work closely with the Practices and LOB to develop bundled solutions and appropriate pricing strategies

Work with T-LOB and T&R leadership to set accurate forecasts, budgets and targets

Work closely with T&R Operations management to ensure optimal deployment of Sales Enablement resources

Oversee the design and implementation of appropriate actions necessary to meet competitor activity within the Geography

Monitor software delivery implementations, identifying key issues and escalating as appropriate

Serve as “voice of the customer” for product leaders and represent the commercial perspective at key meetings (e.g., product steering committees, practice and LOB meetings)

Execute key operational duties, such as sales staffing, collections, and expense management

Sign off/approvals:

Pricing request by software sellers in coordination with appropriate T-LOB leadership as described in T&R pricing approval guidelines

Demonstrated success leading a sales team in North America

Proven individual software sales success for large, complex deals

Top 5 competencies required to succeed in this role:

Building talent

Developing people

Team development

Change leadership

Resource optimization

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at ~~~. at http://? ~~~

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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Location:Boston, MA, US

Date Posted:May 30, 2018

Updated 05/31/2018

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North America Talent Line of Business Software Sales Leader Willis Towers Watson. - Boston, MA, United States


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Towers Watson was forged from the decades of experience, innovation and clients-first philosophy that were hallmarks of both Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt. Although our vision is firmly fixed on the future, our roots go back nearly 150 years.