CenturyLink Regional Sales Director in Winnersh, United Kingdom

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Regional Sales Director

Position Description

Our Company

CenturyLink is a global IT solutions leader that powers the needs of businesses of all sizes through our hybrid IT services including public and private cloud, big data analytics, managed hosting, managed services and network.

If you are a consultative new business focused IT sales professional, with in-depth knowledge and experience within the Finance sector, who wants to take c-suite clients through their organisation’s digital transformation journey, then we would love to hear from you.

In Europe, we work with leading brands, such as Cancer Research UK, easyJet, Euromoney, G4 Security and Universal Music. Every day we help our clients to deliver agility, innovation and speed to market for their businesses. Every minute they harness the scalability and economics of cloud-based technologies.

An S&P 500 company, CenturyLink is included amongst the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations, employing over 48000 people worldwide with operating revenue in excess of 17 billion dollars.

Location (Country): Winnersh/London

Purpose of the Position:

The Regional Sales Director is accountable for new business growth in both existing and new target customers across EMEA. The primary goal is to achieve/exceed CenturyLink’s sales targets and build a long term sustainable business. Responsibilities include formulating and executing a growth plan that takes market share.

We are looking for a candidate with demonstrable experience and success in leading a sales team to over achieve. This person will be have a strong sales execution pedigree, understand what the team needs to succeed, possess strong communication skill and have strong analytical skills.


  • New Business Sales Bookings

  • Deliver on business growth commitments

  • Manage highly competitive workloads through joint strategic sales planning enabling the capture of new market share in key markets

  • Take competitive market share through detailed planning and opportunity execution

  • Maintain monthly pipeline of competitive opportunities and drive deal and business velocity

  • Drive higher productivity across all specialist roles

  • Build increased organization capability by coaching high quality hires, mentoring and onboarding

  • Work with relevant internal resources (field marketing, product marketing, product management, etc.) to drive revenue growth.

  • Manage and motivate a sales team and be able to deliver results through others

Candidate Requirements

  • Significant experience with Direct Sales or Business Development related experience with complex cloud or related IT managed services solutions.

  • Experience in selling in to retail, media and entertainment verticals.

  • Exceptional organizational skills for the coordination of deal activities and flawless execution of business plans.

  • Success in developing and executing impactful sales programs and initiatives in collaboration with other internal organizations.

  • Possess advanced management skills and the ability to effectively manage in-region sales by being a charismatic motivator and thought leader.

  • Demonstrate the ability to gain trust, negotiate business objectives, and work directly with a broad group of senior managers.

  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in creating new business models and uncovering untapped market potential.

  • Provide thought partnership and analytical understanding to important business decisions.

  • Demonstrable success selling to C- Level executives.

  • Proven track record of consistently achieving and out performing sales targets.

  • Excellent communication skills to include: verbal, written and presentation.

  • Drive and a high level of energy as well as strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Energy, integrity, and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to co-ordinate and utilize internal resources to effectively support and maximize sales opportunities.

  • Understand and stay current with the competitive and industry landscape

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of business drivers and needs relating to CenturyLink solutions and product offerings.

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and quickly gain respect among subject matter experts within the company and team with US counterparts on strategy development as well as global client programs

  • Be bottom-line oriented, budget-conscious, and metric/measurement driven.

  • Successful sales leadership experience managing senior sales professionals

  • Bachelor Degree, or equivalent, in Business or related field required – MBA, or equivalent, preferred


All employees or contractors that work on behalf of CenturyLink UK Ltd may be asked to undergo vetting or security clearance based on the work carried out and the requirements of our Clients. It is a condition the successful applicant is able to pass these checks.

  • This position description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Alternate Location: UK-Berkshire-Winnersh

Requisition #: 142207

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/