DataDirect Networks (DDN.com) is a world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high-growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.
We are currently seeking an Account Executive HPC & Financial Services.
Job Summary: The Account Executive will work in the development of new HPC & Financial Services accounts in a given geographic territory. The Account Executive is required to be in front of the end user, even if not selling direct, to build the relationship and share the DDN story. This position will be field based and involve travel approximately 30%-40% of the time. The job involves managing a territory and growing business through their own experience, including previously established relationships; so a successful applicant must have strong industry contacts and a demonstrated success in personally closing business in the HPC & FS space. Success involves a long and complex sales cycle and the majority of sales go through channel partners; so strong contacts with related channels are a requirement.
Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to;
Qualifications for this role are;
Must have 6-8 years of experience in selling storage, with strong technical expertise, including deep industry knowledge and contacts.
A successful Account Executive will be expected to drive business through their own experience, including previously established relationships.
Must consistently be in the top 25% of sales force in quota attainment.
Must have experience negotiating large transactions and be instrumental in closing deals.
BA or BS in a related field is required.
A demonstrated knowledge of DDN SAN/NAS appliance product lines is desired.
DDN has a very strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:
Self-Starter - Takes independent action to identify and solve problems. Seeks out relevant information needed to make decisions. Gets involved with new initiatives.
Success/Achievement Orientation - Delivers quality results consistently. Targets, achieves (or exceeds) measurable results. Sets challenging goals, focuses on critical priorities, and is accountable.
Problem Solving - Recognizes problems and responds with a systematic assessment that identifies and addresses cause of issue. Practical, realistic, and resourceful.
Innovative - Builds and improves key business processes that enhance the effectiveness of DDN. Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, and solves problems creatively.
DataDirect Networks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, sex stereotyping, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.