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Sales Productivity & Readiness Lead

Sales Productivity & Readiness Lead

Job ID 
477895
Location 
US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 
9/22/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud (“cloud computing”). With AWS you can requisition compute power, storage, and many other services – gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. AWS is the leading platform for designing and developing applications for the cloud and is growing rapidly with hundreds of thousands of companies in over 190 countries on the platform.

We are seeking an experienced Sales Productivity & Readiness Lead to partner with Area Sales Leader(s) in the Americas to define, land and execute against our Sales Productivity & Readiness strategic priorities. This role will be responsible for ensuring high productivity of our field sales force from the initial onboarding of new Sales Managers and Sales Reps through to continuous “Always-boarding” across our portfolio of offerings and solutions. The successful candidate will combine a solid understanding of field enablement in a large organization, sales and marketing dynamics with the ability to map field requirements and corporate resources into a comprehensive sales productivity and readiness plan. This is a hands-on position with high visibility - the ideal candidate must be willing to “roll up the sleeves” and get things done.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Translate business needs into a sales productivity and readiness plan for assigned sales geos. Perform detailed needs assessments in coordination with internal resources then create, develop, manage, and lead the successful execution of cross-functional programs in conjunction with Sales Leadership, Training, Business Development, Field Marketing, and other key stakeholders.

· Assist in the development of the master plan and calendar for sales productivity and readiness activities throughout the year. Drive execution of the various onboarding and always-boarding initiatives and programs in your assigned geos.

· Own the Sales Productivity and Readiness input to the Monthly and Quarterly business reviews, and represent the Sales and Productivity team in regional MBRs and QBRs.

· Design and implement metrics to measure training programs and impact, effectiveness, appropriateness, and utility.

· Review and manage the existing content library to determine opportunities to improve the learning experience, ensure the content is current and relevant and best technology is employed.

· Continually assess readiness gaps in your geos, and work with the appropriate stakeholders to quickly develop the right initiatives and programs to close them.

Basic Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with:
· 8+ years of Sales and Sales Enablement experience in large organizations, with increasing influence and responsibility.
· Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience taking broad visions and concepts and developing structured plans, actions and measurable metrics and then executing those plans.
· Experience in developing and managing Sales competency models and Learning paths for sales roles.

Preferred Qualifications

· MBA
· Experience with AWS or another Cloud technology
· Knowledge of maintaining curriculum in Learning Management System
· Proven experience designing and implementing a Sales Methodology training.
· Excellent communications skills including, presenting, editing, and writing as well as accuracy and attention to detail required.
· A fast-thinking, high-energy individual with a sense of humor and ability to work with a wide range of personalities will thrive in this role.

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation