Business Development Specialist - Splunkat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 19002329
Updated: Jan 31, 2020
Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Responsible for driving sales growth specifically for the Splunk product line within CDW’s corporate account base. Primarily working with CDW sales team (including Account Managers, Presales and Account Executives), develop pipeline and facilitate sales using partner programs as well as incentives to deliver the best solution for the customer. Maintain profitability when crafting solutions.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop and manage a territory sales strategy (geography and/or market segment) to meet or exceed bookings targets
  • Provide weekly/monthly/quarterly sales forecasting and visibility activity by keeping a current pipeline using forecasting tools
  • Collaboratively work with Account Managers, Presales Account Executives, Server/Storage ISA’s and FSA’s in a given geography to identify and facilitate opportunities
  • Work with sales management to identify specific behaviors, knowledge, and skill areas for focus and evaluation for development of the general Account Manager audience
  • Present logical and well-organized arguments, data, and concrete business examples
  • Clearly explain relevant facts, effectively distinguish Splunk offerings from competitors, offer Splunk product configuration / pricing / program assistance, and present a well-prepared compelling case to the customer for purchase of Splunk


  • Attain quarterly and annual sales quota
  • Conduct high level conversations and training presentations
  • Consistently build and deliver on account and opportunity pipeline
  • Drive sales and profitability for a specific product line
  • Follow-up on and qualify leads
  • Generate new business opportunities to grow pipeline
  • Identify key decision makers and manage the sales process
  • Negotiate pricing and incentive programs and facilitate business
  • Proactively call into established targeted accounts
  • Increase rapid acceptance of Splunk in the geography through:
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the portfolio
  • Defining and articulating a strategy and solution by customer or vertical


Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years experience with strategic account planning and consultative sales
  • High School Diploma

Other Qualifications

  • Proven track record of organically growing white space
  • History of facilitating larger sales solutions over 25k in revenue
  • Proven Customer and level interaction skills required
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills in executive and informal settings required
  • Must be knowledgeable or have some related experience in the technical industry
  • Able to communicate technical concepts and business solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interact with senior level management levels.
  • Ability to craft comprehensive data center solutions and to articulate business benefits of those solutions
  • Experience in a collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of Splunk tools
  • Motivated seller with strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry standard server and storage Certifications (server plus /storage plus)
  • Successful completion of a recognized formal sales training program(s)
  • Knowledge of CDW business model
  • Knowledge of CDW ordering process
  • Knowledge of Splunk ordering process
  • Current Certifications
  • Knowledge of Splunk portfolio
  • Knowledge of strategic use of Leasing for large purchases
Job Category: Technical Sales
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 25%

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