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Midwest Sales Director – Chicago

WELCOME TO LIGHTSPEED HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC. THE LEADERS IN TECH RECRUITMENT: 

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is considered a global leader in the recruitment of top Sales Engineers, Technical Sales (Pre/Post), Support, Marketing, Product Management and Product Marketing candidates in the Networking space. In the past year, the Lightspeed Recruiting team has delivered top level candidates for the clients considered BEST IN CLASS  including award winners – focusing on Enterprise Networking, Security, SDN/NFV, Virtualization, Archiving, Storage and Mobility solutions worldwide.  Our candidates have repeatedly been the TOP candidates in Sales Achievement, Leadership and Business Excellence. How we do know? Our clients call to Thank Us a Year after placements are made…this is success.

TO APPLY:  https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Talentxfactorcom/743999693285868-midwest-sales-director-chicago

Based: Chicago

Benefits: Competitive sales, stock options, health-plan

Start Date: ASAP

Our client is a leader in SDWAN Security and consider a visionary by Gartner in it’s approach to delivering SN-WAN Networking. Our client is a Sequoia funded later-stage start-up and a leading provider of Enterprise class SD-WAN technology. Customers include companies such as Adobe, Visa, CapitalOne, Symantec and BP.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an emerging force in the communication and security

Our client is looking for an experienced Regional Sales Director to run a territory covering a number of states in the Mid-West.

Job Description:

Candidates must be experienced in working directly with Enterprise customers (F500 through to the mid-market) as well as the value-added reseller partners who address these types of customer.

Candidates must be technically astute and comfortable working at CxO level as well with technical teams within the end user and channel organizations. An ability to just “get things done” and navigate around issues is critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to effectively articulate and demonstrate our client’s technical solution and functional value
  • Manage existing customer expectations while expanding reach and depth into assigned territory
  • Leverage deep product knowledge to demonstrate solution selling techniques, uncover customer challenges and deliver valuable solutions.
  • Strategically map out and break into accounts
  • Maintain relevant information

Qualifications:

  • This is a hands-on role that will require extensive travel across the territory.
  • As well as identifying and working suitable end user opportunities, candidates will be required to drive both interest and enablement with existing channel partners as well as identifying and onboarding new partners.
  • The selected candidate will have a solid background in LAN/WAN IT Networking technologies and preferably security technologies as well (NGFW & UTM).

Additional Information

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is a global leader in international recruitment services, specializing in Network Optimization, Service Assurance, Security, OSS/BSS, and SDN/NFV within the telecom space.  Lightspeed works with leading clients in the technology sector and is always looking for exceptional candidates searching for their next opportunity. If this sounds like you, connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter @talentxfactor, and visit our website www.talentxfactor.com.

Enterprise Account Executive – Chicago & Boston

WELCOME TO LIGHTSPEED HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC. THE LEADERS IN TECH RECRUITMENT: 

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is considered a global leader in the recruitment of top Sales Engineers, Technical Sales (Pre/Post), Support, Marketing, Product Management and Product Marketing candidates in the Networking space. In the past year, the Lightspeed Recruiting team has delivered top level candidates for the clients considered BEST IN CLASS  including award winners – focusing on Enterprise Networking, Security, SDN/NFV, Virtualization, Archiving, Storage and Mobility solutions worldwide.  Our candidates have repeatedly been the TOP candidates in Sales Achievement, Leadership and Business Excellence. How we do know? Our clients call to Thank Us a Year after placements are made…this is success.

TO APPLY: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/wirelessxfactor/743999683774281-enterprise-account-executive-chicago

CLIENT INDUSTRY: Networking

REPORTING TO:  Enterprise Account Executive

JOB TITLE(s): VP Sales

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Director of Regional Sales-West responsible for exceeding sales goals in the Central & North East areas of the US.  You will recruit and lead a regional sales team of individual contributors and be responsible for identifying, developing, and retaining sales professionals that hit or exceed their quotas. You should be familiar with selling enterprise networking solutions and/or enterprise software in this region.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospect for new business with new customers to rapidly expand given territory.
  • Generate a high volume of new opportunities to deliver predictable business.
  • Diligently manage pipeline, leading to accurate forecasting.\Manage all aspects of the sales cycle.
  • Achieve QoQ growth in your territory.
  • Work collaboratively with SDR and marketing teams to build demand gen programs that generate net new pipeline for your territory.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitors and industry trends.
  • Travel is a requirement and you must be able to travel on short notice.

Qualifications:

  • Northwest-based, SF bay area is ideal
  • Experienced senior salesperson with a minimum of 8-years experience in the networking, monitoring, and/or security fields selling to technical buyers.
  • Technical background (IP Networking, SaaS, Network Management/Forensics).
  • Experience managing a large territory and quickly prioritizing prospects to meet your number.
  • Proven track record. (Service Provider experience is highly favorable.)
  • Experience closing deals up to $1M or more in TCV on a recurring revenue basis and an expert at working a robust funnel.
  • Strong pipeline management skills and forecasting of territory performance.
  • Ability to position new technology, present to both technical practitioners and C-level executives, and map strong product functionality to business value.
  • Bullish about new technology, technically curious, and has the desire and mentality to be a part of a dynamic and fast-paced startup.
  • Aptitude running complex enterprise sales motions.
  • Driven by recognition, both monetary and performance-based.
  • Exceptional listening and consultative probing skills.
  • Strong references from colleagues, superiors, and customers.
  • Self-starter.

Additional Information

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is a global leader in international recruitment services, specializing in Network Optimization, Service Assurance, Security, OSS/BSS, and SDN/NFV within the telecom space.  Lightspeed works with leading clients in the technology sector and is always looking for exceptional candidates searching for their next opportunity. If this sounds like you, connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter @talentxfactor, and visit our website www.talentxfactor.com.

Account Executive – Cloud Security – New York

WELCOME TO LIGHTSPEED HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC. THE LEADERS IN TECH RECRUITMENT: 

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is considered a global leader in the recruitment of top Sales Engineers, Technical Sales (Pre/Post), Support, Marketing, Product Management and Product Marketing candidates in the Networking space. In the past year, the Lightspeed Recruiting team has delivered top level candidates for the clients considered BEST IN CLASS  including award winners – focusing on Enterprise Networking, Security, SDN/NFV, Virtualization, Archiving, Storage and Mobility solutions worldwide.  Our candidates have repeatedly been the TOP candidates in Sales Achievement, Leadership and Business Excellence. How we do know? Our clients call to Thank Us a Year after placements are made…this is success.

TO APPLY: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/wirelessxfactor/743999683770339-account-executive-new-york

CLIENT INDUSTRY: Container and Cloud Security

REPORTING TO: VP of Sales

TITLE: Account Executive

Job Description

As the Sales Executive you will have the exciting opportunity to help drive the growth and shape the future of an emerging technology. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of sales excellence through impressive pipeline growth, outbound prospecting, ruthless qualification, innovation and consistent hard work.

Responsibilities:

  • Work on incoming leads, qualify opportunities & build a pipeline
  • Identify stakeholders, map out decision making process & build account plans
  • Leverage resources to effectively execute account plan
  • Actively manage and nurture your pipeline
  • Provide feedback to product & marketing teams
  • Blow past your sales targets and have fun doing it

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years as an Enterprise Software Sales rep
  • 2+ years in a Software start-up
  • Experience in selling Application Infrastructure Software to Dev & IT teams
  • A consistent track record of exceeding quota
  • Value based sales approach
  • A disciplined approach to sales
  • Experience negotiating with procurement teams
  • Experience in closing $200K + deals

Additional Information

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is a global leader in international recruitment services, specializing in Network Optimization, Service Assurance, Security, OSS/BSS, and SDN/NFV within the telecom space.  Lightspeed works with leading clients in the technology sector and is always looking for exceptional candidates searching for their next opportunity. If this sounds like you, connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter @talentxfactor, and visit our website www.talentxfactor.com.

Chicago – Network Sales Engineer SD-WAN

WELCOME TO LIGHTSPEED HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC. THE LEADERS IN TECH RECRUITMENT: 

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is considered a global leader in the recruitment of top Sales Engineers, Technical Sales (Pre/Post), Support, Marketing, Product Management and Product Marketing candidates in the Networking space. In the past year, the Lightspeed Recruiting team has delivered top level candidates for the clients considered BEST IN CLASS  including award winners – focusing on Enterprise Networking, Security, SDN/NFV, Virtualization, Archiving, Storage and Mobility solutions worldwide.  Our candidates have repeatedly been the TOP candidates in Sales Achievement, Leadership and Business Excellence. How we do know? Our clients call to Thank Us a Year after placements are made…this is success.

TO APPLY: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/LightspeedHumanCapital/743999669281795-chicago-network-sales-engineer

CLIENT INDUSTRY: Cloud Networking/SD-WAN/SD-Security

COMPETITORS:  Cisco, Juniper, Huawei, Talari Networks, Viptela, Big Band Networks, Nuage etc.

FUNDING: Series B Funding – 40M+

REPORTING TO:  VP Sales Engineering

JOB TITLE(s): Presales Network Engineer

Job Description

Representing the technical solution of our SD-WAN client is the primary responsibility of the Systems Engineer. With an advance in technology and representing a solid solution for the networking industry – our client is making the way enterprise handles networking cutting edge. Our client is looking for a passionate, entrepreneurial, and technically savvy sales engineer to help our customers and partners evaluate, adopt and expand the use of their networking product.

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-sales technical support and technical expertise to our customers and partners
  • Perform hands-on work with customers during product evaluations and post-sales
  • Perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, network designs, and network deployments using new products and feature
  • Integrate Products into existing management, monitoring, and provisioning frameworks
  • Create design guidelines and recommend improvements to customers for the networks they support
  • Provide feedback to product management and engineering
  • Keep up-to-date on competitive solutions, products, and services
  • Author whitepapers, knowledge base articles, and other customer/partner facing content

Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge in the following areas: Ethernet, Layer2 (RSTP/MSTP, VLAN/VXLANs etc.), Layer3 (IP Routing, OSPF, BGP, etc.), and networking management
  • Expertise in Advanced Routing Protocols and Technologies
  • Carrier Class Routers and Technologies
  • 6-8 years  in architecting and/or managing large-scale WAN data-center networking solutions
  • Experience with BGP, RSVP, MPLS, ISIS and/or OSPF
  • Experience and knowledge of BGP and Internet Routing Policies
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP (both IPv4/IPv6)
  • Extensive knowledge of both Cisco IOS/IOS-XR and JUNOS
  • Advanced Network Certifications
  • Ability to script using PERL/Python/Shell a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of competitive products, solutions, and services

Additional Information

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is a global leader in international recruitment services, specializing in Network Optimization, Service Assurance, Security, OSS/BSS, and SDN/NFV within the telecom space.  Lightspeed works with leading clients in the technology sector and is always looking for exceptional candidates searching for their next opportunity. If this sounds like you, connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter @talentxfactor, and visit our website www.talentxfactor.com.