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Enterprise Account Manager - New Business

IFS

IFS

Sales & Business Development
Staines-upon-Thames, UK
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. We deliver award-winning enterprise software solutions through the use of embedded digital innovation and a single cloud-based platform to help businesses be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™.

At IFS, we're flexible, we're innovative, and we're focused not only on how we can engage with our customers, but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society's greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and accept that there are so many different perspectives in this world. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We're looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs.

If you want to change the status quo, we'll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

The Enterprise Sales Account Manager’s primary responsibilities include prospecting, qualifying, selling and closing new business to net new customers with high potential. The Enterprise Sales Account Manger brings a Point of View to the Customer engagement; uses all resources to solve customer problems with appropriate IFS products.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated senior sales executive with the following characteristics:

  • Annual Revenue - Achieve / exceed quota targets.
  • Sales strategies - Develops effective and specific account & Territory plans to ensure revenue target delivery and sustainable growth. Develop relationships in new and existing customers and leverage to drive strategy through organisation.
  • Trusted advisor - Establishes strong management and CXO relationships based on knowledge of customer requirements and commitment to value and existing knowledge of Enterprise SW solutions. Builds a foundation on which to harvest future business opportunities and accurate account information and coaching.
  • Customer Acumen - Actively understand each customer’s technology footprint, strategic growth plans, technology strategy and competitive landscape. Review public information (e.g. new executive appointments, earnings statements, press releases) for the company and its competitors to remain updated on key industry trends and issues impacting the prospect.
  • Territory and Account Leadership - Lead designated territory, including accounts, account relationships, prospect profiling, and sales cycles. Encourage all accounts to become IFS references.
  • Business Planning – Develop and deliver comprehensive business plan to address customer and prospects priorities and pain points. Utilize bench-marking and ROI data to support the customer’s decision process.
  • Builds business by identifying and selling prospects; maintaining relationships with clients.
  • Identifies business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analyzing sales options.
  • Sells products by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects; recommending solutions.
  • Maintains relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
  • Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Demand Generation, Pipeline and Opportunity Management
  • Pipeline planning - Follow a disciplined approach to maintaining a rolling pipeline. Keep pipeline current and moving up the pipeline curve.
  • Pipeline partnerships – Leverage support organizations including Marketing, inside sales, Partners and channels to funnel pipeline into the assigned territory.
  • Leverage IFS Solutions – Be proficient in and bring all IFS offers to bear on sales pursuits including Industry Solutions, LOB solutions (CRM, SCM, PLM, EOI, Enterprise Asset Management and MRO) and technology solutions (Business Analytics, Mobility, Technology, et. al)
  • Advance and close sales opportunities - through the successful execution of the sales strategy and roadmap.
  • Support all IFS promotions and events in the territory

  • Sales Excellence
  • Sell value.
  • Maintain White Space analysis and execution of initiatives (up sell and cross sell) with Territory
  • Orchestrate resources: deploy appropriate teams to execute winning sales.
  • Utilize best practice sales models.
  • Understand IFS’ competition and effectively position solutions against them.
  • Maintain CRM system with accurate customer and pipeline information.

Qualifications

  • Extensive years of experience in sales of complex business software / IT solutions / start-up and/or management consulting experience with a value sell mentality
  • Enterprise Software experience
  • Proven track record in complex sales at C-level with a collaborative and impactful manner
  • Demonstrated success with large transactions, transformation and lengthy sales campaigns in a fast-paced, consultative and competitive market.

Additional Information

At IFS you will work in a growing, global enterprise software company where informal hierarchies promote simplicity and trust with responsibility. We strive to deepen our expertise by taking on challenging and varying work assignments in a collaborative environment together with committed colleagues.

With professionalism and a strong customer focus in everything we do, from R&D to Sales and Consultancy, we are proud to serve world-class customers all over the globe with our leading products.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.