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Service Line Sales Specialist – QEA

Cognizant

This is a Full-time position in Albany, NY posted April 8, 2021.

Cognizant
– Digital Systems & Technology (DS&T)Job Description – Service Line Sales Specialist – QEA (Quality Engineering and Assurance)Cognizant – we help our clients win with digitalCognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era.

Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

Headquartered in the U.S.

with 500+ offices around the world.Cognizant recognition: Ranked #193 on the Fortune 500 (May 2019)Ranked #524 in Forbes Global 2000 (May 2019)Named in the list of Financial Times Leading Management Consultant (Jan 2020) Ranked #461 in Forbes America’s Best Employers (April 2019) Named among World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune (Jan 2020) Ranked #63 in Forbes Top 100 Digital Companies (Sept 2019)At Cognizant, our culture is focused on client needs.

It is paramount to our culture to be truly focused on our clients, and we believe it’s that culture that both sets us apart from our competitors and sets our way forward.

One of our most meaningful measures of success is the reach and longevity of our client relationships.

Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.

Digital Systems & Technology (DS&T)DS&T is the largest of Cognizant’s three service lines.

We focus on simplifying, modernizing and securing the IT infrastructure and applications that are the backbone of our clients’ businesses.

We help our clients evolve their applications, platforms and infrastructure to meet the needs of a modern, efficient digital enterprise.In DS&T we are focused on accelerating digital through: Core Modernization Cloud Enablement SecurityOur sales teams are organized around and into our Practices and Business Groups: Cloud, Infrastructure & Security Practice (CIS)Application Development & Management Practice (ADM)Enterprise Application Services Practice (EAS) including SAP, Oracle, SFDC, Workday and moreQuality Engineering & Assurance Practice (QEA) including all testing centers of excellenceAWS Business GroupMicrosoft Business GroupComplex Sales & Industry Sales Leaders (x-DS&T)QEAAs enterprises simplify, modernize and secure their legacy environments for the digital era, robust quality assurance (QA) is essential.

Quality takes an end-to-end connotation and must straddle both legacy and digital systems.  Cognizant Quality Engineering & Assurance (QE&A) is reimagining QA for our clients, employing an end-to-end ecosystem approach with intelligent and automated QA processes.

In so doing, clients gain quality and speed to promote faster business and technology change, as well as a better customer experience.The Role – Service Line Sales Specialist (SLS) 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.

The Service Line Specialist will be a “trusted advisor” to both the client and the Cognizant Client Partner blending strategic, tactical and ‘street smart’ sales experience.

Key ResponsibilitiesDeliver sales results and contribute to revenue growth for DS&T and nominated industriesGrow pipeline through existing accounts and if appropriate, new logo accountsBring a ‘hunting’ mindset to all market and sales opportunities – shape and share value propositions Promote solution sales models and longer value-based contractsCultivate and share a relevant industry or technology point of view (POV) with clients and peers to increase Cognizant’s value to our clientsBring 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 levelsBe knowledgeable on the DS&T offerings, products, credentials and case studiesActively participate and collaborate in the DS&T sales teams and with the account/client teamsWhere relevant, build and maintain productive mutual working relationships with alliance partner counterparts Create, drive and deliver sales forecasts for deals that meet or exceed budgets in transparent and predictable manner using the Cognizant SFDC CRM tool ‘Winzone’ Ensure Winzone is regularly updated at least weekly with all details on sales activitiesParticipate 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 unitsContribute 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 conversationsRequired Qualifications 10 years + experience in IT services and sales in large enterprise organizationsProven track record of sales experience and success delivering to and exceeding sales quotasExperience 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 groupsExcellent problem solving, business communication (written & oral) skillsWell organized and experience with being responsive to client needsMature 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 Additional Requirements for QEAQEA – 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 Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email CareersNA2@cognizant.com with your request and contact information.Cognizant is committed to veteran and military communities.

Cognizant is recognized as a military friendly employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission.

Our business resource group Veterans Network assists our military associates in building and growing a career at Cognizant and allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.Employee Status : Full Time EmployeeShift : Day JobTravel : NoJob Posting : Mar 31 2021About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era.

Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.

Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant.Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission.

Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email CareersNA2@cognizant.com with your request and contact information.Job SummaryJob number: 00040656181Date posted : 2021-03-31Profession: IT InfrastructureEmployment type: ExperiencedExperience: 10
– 12 years of experience