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NSW Account Manager - Growth Territory, Southern Africa

NSW Nokia Software
20000008QS Requisition #

Job Description for Account Manager – Nokia Software

Country: South Africa

Job Field Area: Sales

Technology field: Nokia Software

Employment Type: Full - Time Permanent

Experience Required: 5- 7 years +

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent


About Nokia:


Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.  Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.


Position Description – Account Manager for Growth Southern Africa – NOKIA SOFTWARE


General Purpose


This position will be responsible for Nokia Software Sales effort in Southern Africa.

Focusing on accounts in the Growth segment, this position will be responsible for the strategy, coverage plan, account plans, and sales growth plan from these accounts.


Reporting Relationship: reports to the Nokia Software MU/CBT Sales Manager

This position will play a fundamental role in developing NOKIA’s Software business in growth accounts, to provide vision, direction and leadership to NOKIA coverage into these accounts.  Specific duties are likely to include:

  • Develop strategy, tactics, and sales plans for key accounts.
  • Close new sales opportunities and capture orders by developing relationships with these key customers and partners that support these accounts.
  • Maximize new business development opportunities.
  • Achieve assigned quota(s) by directly covering these accounts. 
  • Generate a pipeline that supports the achievement of assigned quota(s).
  • Identify, qualify, secure, and develop new opportunities in these accounts.
  • Utilize appropriate senior management resources in pursuit of orders/sales opportunities.
  • Identify business opportunities and meet with key decision makers to obtain commitment in the pursuit of the sale.
  • Sell NOKIA Software value, differentiating between NOKIA and its competitors when presenting value proposition to potential and existing customers.
  • Maintain existing customer relationships with the goal of maximizing orders and sales through relationship building
  • Strictly adhere to the published NOKIA SELL & Software processes. 
  • Complete all administrative assignments comprehensively and on-time.
  • Represent the Company in a professional as well as ethical manner.
  • Travel making sales calls and related business activities up to 3 to 4 days a week in assigned territory.

 Key experience and skills required:

  • 7-10 years of experience of sales in a software technology company selling to the Communications industry service provider or vertical segments is advantageous.

  • Demonstrate deal closures of at least >500kEuro. 
  • Understand the Communications software, with prior employment history in this space selling solutions like OSS/BSS and other related software is advantageous. 
  • Should be managing at least 3Me annual sales quota and demonstrated consistent ability to exceed targets.
  • Candidates should have the ability to quickly develop in depth product knowledge to educate and present to customers NOKIA Software advantages, etc.
  • Ability to develop long lasting customer relationships. 
  • Develop the partner ecosystem to enable a stronger go-to-market approach to increase market coverage. 
  • Exceptional work ethic, the ability to work independently and a strong desire to succeed. 
  • A consultative sales approach for selling solutions.   
  • A documented history of attaining or exceeding sales quotas. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. 
  • Strong project, networking and time management skills. 
  • Creative, ‘out of the box’ thinker. 
  • Sales and quota driven. 
  • Technology and business savvy.
  • Independent, self-motivated and dedicated to success. 
  • Extremely strong prospecting/lead generation skills. 
  • Solid business acumen understanding the complexities of business and customer needs. 

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