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Account Executive - Corporate Sales - French Market at Equinix

Account Executive - Corporate Sales - French Market

Equinix Amsterdam, NL Full Time
Required languages: French
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Account Executive - Corporate Sales - French Market
Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

The Account Executive, Corporate Sales sells Equinix solutions to small and mid-market new accounts and/or expands existing accounts. Majority of interaction with customer via phone and email. Occasional travel to local accounts.


Building Customer Relationships

  • Builds and maintains relationships with key partners in assigned accounts/prospects

  • Facilitates customer relationships to ensure timely resolution of customer issues

Leveraging Internal Partners & Channel

  • Coordinates sales approach with the extended sales team (Sales Engineers, Solutions Architect, Customer Care, SSA, Commercial Solutions, Sales Operations, etc.) and external partners (Reseller, Strategic Alliances, etc.)

  • Uses network of peer representatives in strategic alliance and reseller partners to map and penetrate accounts

Account Planning

  • Researches and documents detailed understanding of customer business and organizational landscape on select accounts as needed

  • Develops account plans focused on maintaining/growing accounts on occasion

Solution Selling

  • Identifies customer’s business needs, challenges, and technical requirements and matches to Equinix solutions in partnership with SEs/SAs

  • Delivers pitch on Equinix product set and solutions in partnership with SE/SAs

  • Sells full suite of Equinix offerings to include global footprint

  • Uses external partners to drive solution development in new areas/prospects

Contract Renewals

  • Addresses high churn risk customers using internal resources and external partners proactively

  • Facilitates customer contract renewals and negotiations to protect revenue

  • Uses internal resources to understand customers contractual obligations around notice periods, renew terms, Equinix exposure

Pipeline Management

  • Monitors and maintains status of opportunities in SFDC, following the principles of forecasting

  • Identifies at risk accounts, expiring contracts and forecast churn

Territory Planning

  • Prioritizes list of accounts/prospects for short and long-term pursuit to achieve assigned sales objectives and provide accurate forecasts


  • Coordinates with Opportunity Development Team on a strategy for lead & sales opportunity qualification

  • Pursues the highest propensity prospects, fills the funnel with opportunities; cold calling prospects and building industry contacts


  • Facilitates the commercial offer and contract negotiations in partnership with Sales Management, using internal resources as needed to acquire the best commercial terms possible

  • Partners with sales leadership, commercial solutions, and P&L to recommend deal structure

Please note French language is required!

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We look forward to meeting you!

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