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At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we are uniquely positioned to close the gap between the complex reality of today and the promise of tomorrow. Passionate about customer success, we provide unbiased expertise, based on proven results, across all the leading technologies. And across every interaction worldwide, we deliver Fanatical Experience TM — the best customer service experience in the industry. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Learn more at

Job Description

Drives the full sales cycle, utilizing industry and strategic knowledge to win large, complex, strategic, business changing deals. Responsible for providing customers with product solutions based on facts and understanding of customers' business needs and strategy. Generates and owns opportunities through the full sales cycle from lead to close. Leverages an established network of references to win credibility.


  • Builds and owns the account plans, including pursuit plan, timeline, deliverables, and goals, for named prospects assigned to them.
  • Builds and owns integrated portfolio plan to prioritize activities targeted at named prospects.
  • In partnership with regional sales manager, finalizes named prospect list, providing input into additional strategic pursuits within territory that align with overall Rackspace competitive strategy (additions will be limited).
  • Coordinates with Marketing and BDRs to select targeted marketing plays to run for named prospects.
  • Leads sales process for all Rackspace solutions, particularly large, complex, multi-cloud pursuits requiring cross functional collaboration.
  • Conducts targeted outbound prospecting within assigned accounts.
  • Engages potential client to understand high-level needs and verifies right fit for Rackspace solution and to qualify leads based on set framework.
  • Leads efforts to create proposal for solution to prove value add.
  • Leads the negotiation, closure, and documentation of customer contracts and renewals (for customers with growth potential).
  • Collaborates with prospective customers to select the best solution to meet their needs out of the full product portfolio.
  • Recognized as an expert within Rackspace.
  • Proactively identifies and participates in the resolution of complex problems that impact the direction of the business.
  • Develops and delivers innovative strategies that benefit customers and/or clients.
  • Leads major business projects which impact a region or entire function.
  • Contributes to the development of annual organizational objectives/priorities.


  • Requires 12+ years successful B2B sales experience, including a minimum of 6 years of experience in technology or a related industry OR - 12+ years professional sales experience, including a minimum of 6 years of B2B sales expereince in Managed or Cloud Hosting.
  • Successful acquisition sales experience, incorporating value/service selling in business or marketing required.
  • Demonstrated successful experience developing and maintaining a sales pipeline through referrals, customer contacts, and targeted accounts.
  • Experience in all facets of sales: outbound lead generation, follow up, pipeline management, training, and closing skills required.
  • Documented success in closing revenue generating business and successful history working under a quota required.
  • Previous strategic selling experience required.