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Account Manager - Cox Business

Cox Communications Inc | Tucson AZ 85719 USA | Part Time | Posted: 01/28/2020

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Role Summary

The Cox Business Sales Account Manager retains and grows valuable large accounts (exceeding 100 employees) for Cox Business. Sells complex bundled telephony, data, video, cloud, and internet bandwidth solutions to large accounts (exceeding 100 employees). Creates solutions to meet customers’ business communications needs, and manages the sales process through to completion to ensure customer satisfaction, expand the customer base, and meet corporate/regional revenue goals. Maintains on-going relationships and retains the assigned base of existing customers by minimizing controllable churn and renewing contracts for existing customers.


The position works independently in the field and will use a personal vehicle for extensive local travel (with reimbursement for travel). Most time is spent on customer consultation, sales plan development. The role is part of a goal-driven, sales organization with pressure to grow revenue quickly. The incumbent will manage their own schedule.


Spends the majority of the week out of the office and while at the Cox offices, works in a cubicle at a desk.


Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions


Essential functions of the role include sales, account management, coordination, administration, and self-development. Primary responsibilities within these functions include:

  • Generates new sales opportunities; identifies new prospects or new departments/divisions/branches of organizations that are already have Cox Business customers by using multiple sources of sales leads and contacts.   
  • Calls on prospective customers to develop new or expanded sales opportunities and set an appointment to discuss their communication needs, as appropriate.  
  • Meets with prospective and existing customers to assess their communication needs and estimate the amount of potential new or incremental business the account represents.  
  • Proactively contacts customers prior to contract expiration and/or responds to customer requests to reduce spending or cancel contracts in order to solve problems, renew contracts and sell additional products and services.  
  • Develops strategies, proposals, and presentations to sell complex bundled voice, data, cloud, and video solutions to customers.  
  • Makes sales presentations to customer decision-makers who represent new or incremental sales opportunities. Uses value-based selling techniques to leverage the position of Cox products and to educate and influence customers.  
  • Negotiates pricing and products with new and existing customers. Ensures that product pricing reflects pricing structures set at the corporate level.  
  • Serves as the main point of contact and ensures customer satisfaction throughout the sales cycle. Develops future business opportunities and gains referrals. Makes frequent contact; maintains in-depth knowledge of customers’ business, industry, and key competitors; regularly updates needs analysis; customers as required.  
  • Creates and participates in opportunities to serve as a public representative and image builder of Cox in the local community in order to network and develop and maintain Cox’s presence; e.g. promotes and/or attend non-profit events, serves as a member of the Chamber of Commerce and other local councils.  
  • Develops and maintains sales plans for assigned accounts.  
  • Proactively manages the base of revenue by contacting customers prior to contract expiration for renewal and upsell.   
  • Refers contact information for a customer or prospect to the appropriate Sales Representative if the sale is not appropriate (e.g. not in the assigned segment, customer or prospect is too small).  
  • Works with Order Entry Specialist to set up orders for installation. Works with Project Manager, Service Delivery, Sales Engineer and/or Sales Support Team to determine appropriate solutions to meet large/complex customer needs and address issues regarding installation or service.  
  • Assesses the ROI/IRR for prospects who are not currently on the Cox network and forwards the result for approval.   
  • Prepares regular expenses, sales forecasts, and sales activity reports using software designed for that purpose. Manages and maintains required pipeline, win/loss, and forecast data, providing updates as required by management.  
  • Keeps customer database up to date by recording all activities, transactions, and communications with customers.  
  • Stays up-to-date on Cox’s products and services. Attends job-related training to increase knowledge of Cox and competitor telephony, data, cloud, and video services/solutions, customer premise equipment, networking, consultation, negotiation, and sales skills; attends strategic and/or development meetings with Sales management.
  • 8 or more years of experience required in related field; 5 or more years of experience required if the candidate possesses a related advanced degree
  • 2 years successful business-to-business outside sales experience preferred with quotas, cold calling; and 1-year telecommunications (telephony, data, cloud, and video) sales experience
  • Requires 6 months of work experience using Windows-based PCs, Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable transportation
  • Excellent assignment management, relationship building, business advisory skills, business sales skills, written communication, formal presentation skills, functional competence, high impact communication, continuous learning, results delivered, and sales disposition skills in order to work effectively with teams throughout the organization.
  • BS/BA in related discipline strongly desired
  • Experience highly desired in selling into city, state, federal government and education specific to the Federal E-Rate Program used for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund.
  • Experience in telecommunications industry desired
  • 2 years of successful telecommunications (telephony, data, and video) sales experience
  • 5 years experience in a complex, technical sales environment
  • Knowledge of the local market, local contacts


About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.  Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility.  Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Location Tucson, AZ, 85719, United States
Categories Sales/Retail/Business Development

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