Enterprise Account Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Hewlett-Packard

Computer Networking
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Client/Account Relationship

  • Builds strong professional working relationships with the client, including key IT and business executives.
  • Leverages executive sponsors and other company resources to strengthen company's relationship and credibility with client influencers and decision makers.
  • Researches and understands the client's industry, and develops a core understanding of client business needs and challenges.
  • Uses a consultative-selling approach to identify and advance opportunities that result in profitable revenue growth for the company.
  • Demonstrates breadth and depth of knowledge in aligning company capabilities to client business and IT priorities, and positioning relative to competitors.
  • Advocates for client needs during sales cycle and in addressing any delivery issues.
  • Maintains high-level of customer loyalty and builds trust and integrity, as indicated in company-conducted surveys and reports.

Business Management

  • Builds and executes an Account Business Plan (ABP) that includes both transactional and strategic initiatives to grow company's presence and share in the account.
  • Actively drives ABP results through effective account management and reviews.
  • Builds and orchestrates sales pipeline activity. Ensures active nurturing of deals and movement of opportunities to close.
  • Nurtures and closes new solution opportunities that result in incremental orders, revenue, and margins to the company. Represents the entire company portfolio of products and services.
  • Engages with Solution Opportunity Approval & Review process (SOAR)
  • Protects company's position and focuses on generating new business.
  • Engages partners effectively to improve win rates and delivery of selected deals.
  • Meets or exceeds quarterly and annual revenue & margin quotas. Uses margin management techniques
  • Participates in/drives Account Team Management
  • Orchestrates all company resources essential for executing the account business plan, including sponsors.
  • Engages and manages team members in presales, sales specialists and inside sales to support complex deals.
  • Drives integrated planning and execution; coordinates both sales and BU delivery organizations to ensure aligned client engagement and service.
  • Effectively engages and leverages executive sponsors.
  • Engages company sales specialists, channel and alliance partners to fully leverage company's portfolio and improve win rate of selective deals.
  • Interfaces with both internal and external industry experts to anticipate client needs and facilitate solution development.
  • Drives the account internationally/Globally

Education and Experience Required:

  • University or Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree or MBA desired
  • Experience in IT industry
  • Experience in vertical industry preferred
  • Typically 5-8 years account management experience

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Account/Business Development

  • Leverages existing relationships and builds new relationships with executives in the business and in IT.
  • Negotiates at the business manager and IT executive level.
  • Focuses on IT business challenges and some business unit challenges to position himself/herself as a trusted advisor to IT on both internal IT and issues outside of IT where IT impacts business processes.
  • Submits timely and accurate forecasts and continually coaches team to do same.
  • Knowledge of basic financial-selling concepts in support of business cases for company solutions.

Account Team Leadership

  • Resources and leads successful dedicated global virtual teams.
  • Demonstrates strong presentation and communication skills at the business manager level.
  • Industry Acumen
  • Moderate to high level of industry acumen; keeps current with trends and be able to participate in client planning discussions involving IT decisions.
  • Adheres to SBC and company's code of ethics

Portfolio Knowledge

  • Solid knowledge of company's breadth of solutions and engages appropriate specialist resources as needed.

Specialty Knowledge

  • Applies specialized technical product/service/ solution knowledge in working with account teams to screen and prioritize multiple leads for feasibility.
  • Uses knowledge in specialty and consultative selling skills to proactively help customers with making IT business decisions.
  • Conceptualizes and articulates well-targeted solutions in area of technical specialty -- from proposal to contract sign-off
  • Demonstrates high service knowledge and professionalism in researching and sharing specialty product and service related information with account teams and customers.
  • Competent in the sale of IT services and outsourcing.


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