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Verizon Communications Inc

Assoc Dir-Govt Sales

Sales and Marketing



Ashburn, Virginia, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you'll be doing...

As part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, you'll be leading a team of five to nine sales professionals to drive wins of large enterprise pursuits and strategic bids in Public Sector (SLED). Your team will craft service solutions bringing together just the right elements for your client from professional services, outsourcing, end-to-end communications, mobility and network services, to hosting, cloud services, and security solutions to tackle the most complex, multi-faceted challenges for new customers. You'll coach and mentor your direct reports to win new business, increase win rates, and defend critical business. When your team solves the toughest problems for our biggest clients, you'll be helping drive our business and theirs. As a player/coach role you will be responsible to manage large captures, as well as, develop and implement win/capture strategies across the assigned State, Local, and Education (SLED) portfolio to grow the buisness. Additionally you will:

  • Execute the Business Development & Strategic Sales business capture process, coach the team and stakeholders through the process, and lead continuous improvement efforts to improve efficiency and efficacy of the process
    Coach team and stakeholders through Verizon's deal lifecycle management governance
  • Build and maintain a dedicated capture team that delivers superior customer experiences
  • Drive and track team performance to achieve key performance indicators and goals
  • Inspire individual and team performance through on-going training, development, coaching, recognition, and rewards
  • Continually review team members' deliverables and provide improvement feedback
  • Synthesize bid trends and learnings and document and share best practices and bid strategies across Public Sector
  • Establish, grow, and maintain positive relationships and partnerships with internal and external customers and partners
  • Build trust, influence, and communicate effectively with executive management
  • Manage financial, budget, and sales reporting activities
  • Participate in trade shows and other industry events on behalf of Verizon

What we're looking for...

You are an effective and inspiring leader, able to engage and motivate a team to deliver outstanding performance. You enjoy working in a multifaceted environment and you have the ability to balance competing demands and priorities. You have the eye for business` and executive presence to establish credibility with the c-suite, and you're energized by the prospect of developing the next generation of sales leaders--while landing the next big account. When you negotiate, you effectively balance the customer need with your needs to result in a win for everyone.

You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree or 12 or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven track record of leading/winning complex pursuits.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • Led and encouraged a team to high performance.
  • Practitioner of Shipley or equivalent new business pursuit methodologies
  • Met or exceeded meaningful sales targets. Ideally, with new customers.
  • History of executive engagement particularly with C-Suite or public sector equivalents (ie CIO)
  • Established compelling business cases, value propositions, and proposals.
  • Funnel management experience with
If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every "even better" qualification listed above.

Where you'll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.YmJnZW5lcmljLjIzNzE2LjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif