Quality Assurance Service Line Sales Specialist

Cognizant Technology Solutions Dublin , OH 43016

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Service Line Sales Specialist - QE&A

Duration: Full Time

Cognizant Quality Engineering & Assurance (QE&A) Practice within DS&T helps businesses succeed in digital with an industry-aligned digital assurance proposition. With 800-plus clients across industry verticals and a global footprint, Cognizant is a recognized market leader in Quality Assurance.

Cognizant's deep business and technology expertise helps our clients drive quality at speed with Zero-Touch QA. Cognizant's intelligent and automated approach to QA, driven by business-process-aligned test strategy and network-effect platforms, creates quality-led market differentiation. Cognizant's QA Hub ecosystem accelerates innovation by bringing together partners and communities to get quality right the first time.

We are looking for dynamic, results oriented, experienced field sales executives keen to be part of an entrepreneurial culture accelerating digital change for our large, complex clients. Service Line Sales Specialists (SLS) are field sales executives focused on creating, pursuing and closing opportunities in nominated industry markets.

We work closely with and within client accounts to support vertical market alignment. SLS' provide deep expertise in one or more of the DS&T Practice or Business areas to support Cognizant's client account teams in vertical markets and their account expansion plans into new markets and business areas. SLS' are usually assigned into existing markets and some SLS' will also engage in new logo markets.

Who will be a "trusted advisor" to both the client and the Cognizant Client Partner blending strategic, tactical and 'street smart' sales experience.

QEA - Agile methodologies, Devops, POD functionality, system architectures, databases, web services and/or all aspects of testing best practices and latest toolsets across all forms of systems technology platforms and services

Responsibilities:

Deliver sales results and contribute to revenue growth for DS&T and nominated industries

Grow pipeline through existing accounts and if appropriate, new logo accounts

Bring a 'hunting' mindset to all market and sales opportunities - shape and share value propositions

Promote solution sales models and longer value-based contracts

Cultivate and share a relevant industry or technology point of view (POV) with clients and peers to increase Cognizant's value to our clients

Bring cultural awareness and interpersonal savvy to navigate complex client stakeholder environments

Work to close deals using sales best practices such as client call plans, win strategies, close plans and Cognizant sales tools and methodologies such as the 'Deal Health Checklist'

Cultivate client relationships to foster further growth and cross selling opportunities at CxO levels

Be knowledgeable on the DS&T offerings, products, credentials and case studies

Actively participate and collaborate in the DS&T sales teams and with the account/client teams

Where relevant, build and maintain productive mutual working relationships with alliance partner counterparts

Ensure Winzone is regularly updated at least weekly with all details on sales activities

Participate as required in regular sales pipeline and review cadences

Contribute constructively and creatively into the client account planning and pipeline generation activities led by Cognizant industries and business units

Contribute to proposal development either directly or in collaboration with bid management and solution architect teams

Identify early renewal opportunities that can be leveraged into transformation client conversations

Required Qualifications:

13+ years' experience in IT services and sales in large enterprise organizations

Proven track record of sales experience and success delivering to and exceeding sales quotas

Experience developing opportunity pipelines, qualifying high priority deals, and winning new business in line with agreed targets

Experience closing sales with a specific emphasis on growing sales. Specifically, winning new deals in customer accounts in line with pipeline planning and pre-agreed targets.

Recent experience working for IT professional services or management consulting firm(s)

Deep experience in one or more of the DS&T service line practices and business groups

Excellent problem solving, business communication (written & oral) skills

Well organized and experience with being responsive to client needs

Mature client engagement and management skills - ability to build client relationships; strengthening partnerships by focusing on exceptional client experience, risk management and value realization built on the foundation of Cognizant leadership capabilities

Bachelor's degree required OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Under normal (non-pandemic) conditions, typically up to 50% travel is required.

Ability to work collaboratively in a virtual and highly-matrixed environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in Banking & Financial Services or Insurance with Quality Engineering Sales Background



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