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Major Account Executive Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-07 00:00:00.0
Category: Sales/Sales Engineering ID: 50470


About the Job:
No one carries more of the world's Web traffic than Akamai, so working with Akamai means you're helping some of the world's best known brands succeed in bringing any experience at the heart of the Internet, to any device, anywhere. Our Sales teams align Akamai solutions to customer needs, developing relationships with executives and developing insight to help them get the most value from Akamai’s solutions through web experience, performance and security.
Due to our tremendous growth we are looking for driven, smart and experienced sales executives who can foster and develop existing client relationships and usage as well as the ability to drive new customer acquisitions to join our fun and fast paced team. Our sales organization offers the unique culture of a “startup” feel with the actual security of proven success. Akamai’s Major Account Executive is responsible for the sales cycle - from lead generation, renewals to deal closures by creating the demand within their region across all business verticals and assigned accounts.
About the Team:
As an industry leader with the world’s largest, most robust distributed computing platform, we offer sales teams world-class training and support, industry-leading lead generation and cultivation programs, significant growth opportunities, and dynamic, highly scalable compensation packages.
Our sales organization is made up of highly driven, successful and bright individuals that thrive on innovation. We are proud that 90% of our sales management team has developed their careers with us, and look for those with similar ambitions and drive for success. The Major Account Executive will be part of the Commerce East Region reporting into the Regional Sales Manager.


MAE is responsible for the strategic objective of increasing revenue generation by selling into the whitespace within their assigned territory through named existing accounts to enable their customers to become more successful and profitable online. Success for the MAE will be created through but not limited to:
* Developing a strategic sales plan, which includes proactively developing account plans, as well as maximize the territory opportunities through existing customer revenue growth.
* Utilizing marketing resources to create and manage a high volume sales pipeline through successful execution of the sales plan.
* Record customer development activities within our CRM to ensure forecast accuracy and planning.
* Articulate Akamai’s value proposition to C-Level executives and corporate decision makers.
* Manage and drive contract negotiations to guarantee customer satisfaction and adoption of Akamai technology.
* Work within integrated partnerships with sales engineers to ensure consultative engagement with prospects and customers.
* Negotiating contracts and or renewals that maximize customer usage and satisfaction.


Basic Qualifications:
* Education: Bachelor's Degree
* Minimum: 5 years successful sales experience in system / solution sales.

Desired Qualifications:
* Proven Track Record in over-achieving quarterly and annual quotas of 3 million and higher through direct field sales.
* High ethics, integrity, and personal drive.
* Strong knowledge of Internet and telecommunications concepts and demonstrate the ability to discuss them with intelligence and conviction.
* Formal sales training and understanding of: Solution-Selling and/or Value Selling training or other metrologies.
* Ideal candidates will bring with them a range of Internet industry-related contacts.
* Strong background in Internet infrastructure and/or enterprise solution software required.
* 3 to 4 years of selling within the security or networking sector is desired.
* Is relocation available for this position: No
* Is US Citizenship required: No
* Is a Security Clearance Required: No
If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.

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