Account Development Representative
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job Type: Full time
Meraki is making IT easier, faster, and smarter. As a business unit of Cisco Systems, Meraki is the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world with products and technology architecture that are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud- managed IT a reality. Headquartered in San Francisco, the team has a growing international footprint with offices in Europe, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and China as well as a new office in the heart of the West Loop in Chicago!
As an Account Development Representative (ADR) for the Cisco CNG Group, you will be responsible for developing and qualifying both end customer leads and prospective resellers for the Meraki sales organization. You will maintain a deep understanding of Cisco Meraki’s products and services, as well as industry and customer needs in order to identify appropriate prospects and swiftly establish effective contacts. This is a high-energy position requiring an individual who is extraordinarily motivated, adaptable, resourceful and results-oriented. Attention to detail and understanding how to manage your time is critical. As an ADR, you are often the first interaction a customer will have with Meraki. Therefore it will be crucial for you to conduct business dealings with prospects in a way that builds a positive customer/prospect experience that will set the stage for future product sales for Meraki. This role offers an environment to learn, practice, and establish a strong foundation that is invaluable for a career in technology sales.
- Perform high volume prospecting/calling into organizations via cold-calling, networking, e-mail, in-bound leads as well as utilizing internet information sources to build and maintain a lead development pipeline
- Bring creative ways to find new leads and be proactive with your prospecting - creativity is encouraged at Meraki and you’ll often hear ‘let’s give it a try!’
- Identify eligible opportunities to close and independently run the customer and their reseller through the full sales cycle
- Assist in growing our channel by gauging interest from prospective resellers of Meraki and onboard those interested as formal Partners
- Articulate Cisco's value proposition to decision-makers across multiple industries to assess buying interest and work independently to understand how to proceed with a prospect’s needs
- Clearly articulate Cisco Meraki products and solutions with prospective customers to successfully handle and overcome objections
- Meet and exceed daily, weekly, and quarterly goals on call volume, opportunity, closed won and reseller quota
- Heavy use of Salesforce.com, SalesLoft, ZoomInfo and other tools to manage and create leads, and ensure data integrity
- Experience building strong professional relationships
- Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
- Obsession with organization, detail, multitasking and time management
- A hunger to learn, and are committed to a positive and inclusive team environment
- Uncapped commission and accelerators after hitting quota
- In-depth sales and product training/coaching
- Catered lunch, various breakfast foods and snacks daily
- Onsite gym for all employees (depending on office location)
Need to be authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
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