Lumen Field Sales Associate - SBG - Colorado Springs, CO - Pueblo, CO in COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado
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As a Lumen Field Sales Associate, you will be responsible for cold calling and prospecting, both on the phone and face-to-face, in a high activity sales model. You will manage and develop sales funnel and proactively monitor sales activity against assigned quota. You will provide exceptional customer service to all customers, both internal and external.
The Main Responsibilities
Activate the sales strategy for the market area
Responsible for cold calling and prospecting, both on the phone and face-to-face, in a high activity sales model
Daily/weekly business reporting and accurate documentation of sales activity are required.
Acquire and integrate industry knowledge related to general trends, emerging technologies, & competitors
Use a consultative sales approach to understand customer's business needs, issues, strategies, and priorities to deliver a value-adding business solution
Manage and develop sales funnel and proactively monitor sales activity against assigned quota
Become an expert in the competitive environment and be able to communicate regarding competitive offerings while effectively positioning Lumen as the best technology choice for assigned prospects/customers
Provide exceptional customer service to all customers, both internal and external. Complete daily activity logs, sales reports, etc.
Consult with customers to gather information and make recommendations for their communication and entertainment needs
Manage mileage and expense reports within allocated budget
Develop proficiency in assigned product sub-set into your assigned Multi-tenant unit (MTU) buildings
Become proficient in systems, use cases, and product offers for sales quoting and ordering
Consult, multi-task, and problem solve with the customers which includes handling customer concerns
Maintain and improve speed, accuracy, and quality results by adhering to standards and guidelines
Participate in community and industry-related events to further develop the opportunities to procure new business
What We Look For in a Candidate
Bachelor's degree (preferred but not required) or equivalent education with typically 1+ years' sales experience
Possess excellent communication skills and can develop and deliver meaningful and concise presentations
Able to execute with a high level of ethics and integrity in a challenging and ever-changing environment
Self-motivated and highly disciplined
Have the positive attitude, energy and determination required to translate daily customer interactions into new sales
Possess a strong knowledge to overcome customer objections
Ability to analyze, comprehend, and translate numbers and reporting into actionable plans to meet or exceed monthly sales quota
Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record required
What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 328033
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