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Account Manager - Sales Academy College Connect - June 2020

Company name
CenturyLink, Inc

Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Sales, Account Management

Posted on
May 15, 2020

Valid Through
Aug 28, 2020


Job Summary

Are you a new or recent graduate with a passion for sales, eager to transform businesses and grow your career with a Fortune 200 Company? Launch your sales career with the CenturyLink Sales Academy Program! We are currently seeking early career candidates who are driven and highly motivated individuals to join our June Sales Academy class. Start as a sales trainee to broaden your professional experience through a comprehensive 2- year development program building your sales, technology, and business acumen, as well as a customer-centric mindset to set you up for professional success. Upon completion of the class, trainees will transition into a sales territory within one of our territory markets nationwide. Don’t wait, an exciting Sales career is waiting for you at CenturyLink!

About Our Sales Academy Program Experience:

2-year Sales Development program.

Initial 12-week classroom-based training at our Broomfield, Colorado office location.

Class starts in June.

Learn technical and professional fundamentals for success from proven sales leaders.

Understand CenturyLink’s full product and solutions portfolio to increase overall knowledge for go-to market strategies.

Network with a group of other sales trainees, sales leaders and business executives.

At the successful completion of the 12-week classroom-based training, transition into an Account Manager role in one of the following markets: Alabama, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia.

Job Description

Sound Interesting?

Part of an entrepreneurial team, responsible for managing a designated customer base.

Uncapped earning potential: you will be empowered to grow financially through the ability to deliver complex and robust product solutions backed by world class technology and infrastructure.

Continued mentoring and growth/development through, Instructor-led, web-based and hands-on training - all designed to help you gain new experiences.

Specifics for our sales role:

Generate potential sales leads by using lead-generation and research tools during the first 3 months.

Proactively qualify leads and sales prospects by understanding business profile, buying process, requirements and timeline expectations.

Formulate solutions and present products and solutions persuasively and effectively while linking benefits to the client’s business objectives and needs.

Produce new sales from prospects and current Enterprise customers via various outreach methods.

Must have a sense of urgency and respond to inquiries within established timeframes.

Successful performance demonstrated by achievement of monthly sales quota.


What You Will Need to Succeed:

Bachelor’s Degree required

New grads or recent grads, who have graduated within the last two years preferred*

A history of leadership in extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government, societal membership

Always demonstrate a positive attitude and act with integrity.

Conveys a sense of urgency, responsiveness and drives issues to closure.

Strong time management and ability to prioritize.

Demonstrated track record of success in a result driven environment.

Demonstrated ability to conduct outreach methods such as prospecting and cold calling.

Ability to show adaptability and resilience in various situations.

Self-motivated, ambitious and passionate individuals who can define impact by examples of customer service, projects or work experience.

Passion for customer service and desire to understand and introduce new technology to customer base.

Strong oral and written communication, analytical problem solving and closing skills.

Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel).

Authorization to work in the US; sponsorship is not available for this program.

Ability to relocate temporarily to Broomfield, CO starting in June 2020.

Sourcing candidates for future opportunities, this requisition is to build a source pool of qualified candidates for our Summer Sales Academy Class.


Alternate Location:

US-California-San Jose; US-Missouri-Kansas City; US-New Mexico-Albuquerque; US-Tennessee-Nashville; US-Texas-Dallas; US-Texas-Frisco; US-Texas-Houston; US-Virginia-Arlington; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #:


This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Job Segment:

Account Manager, Sales Management, Entry Level Sales, Manager, Sales, Management

Company info

CenturyLink, Inc
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