Staples Account Executive, MPS / Copiers - Technology Solutions in Minneapolis, Minnesota
OUTSIDE SALES ROLE IN OUR COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE DIVISION
Staples Technology Solutions (STS) is a B2B sales division of Staples Contract and Commercial business. Separate from Staples Retail Division, Staples Technology Solutions provides business process improvement to enterprise organizations including Managed Print Services, A3 MFP’s, printers, data center infrastructure products and services, desktops, laptops, tablets, peripherals and outsourced IT products including cloud hosting and back up. From the largest global enterprises to local commercial businesses, our STS team sells directly to our large clients providing customized solutions that leverage our vast purchasing, warehousing, delivery and logistics and to meet customer’s everyday business needs.
The STAPLES Print Account Executive is responsible for uncovering new and growing existing Staples print business within current accounts as it relates to Managed Print Services, A3 multifunctional devices, A4 printers and various print accessories.
Partnering with the industry’s largest manufacturers, you will be helping companies regain control of their print environment through A3 MFP’s, MPS and A4 device placements. Your efforts will result in a cost-effective, brand-neutral plan that can work both with companies existing print fleets as well as a refresh of new printers and copiers. With your efforts and our comprehensive plan, from assessment to implementation our goal is to ensure companies get the best solution for their organizations.
The Account Executive is responsible for meeting Managed Print Services, print hardware and A3 MFP revenue and profit targets through joint sales as well as through their own business development activities. In addition, they manage joint sales activities with Staples Sales Office Products Representatives. This role will serve as the region subject matter expert and leader of Staples MPS, Print Hardware and Copier Solutions and is focused on increasing sales volumes, and expanding Staples market share for MPS, A4 and A3 MFP sales.
Partner with Staples Office Products sales representatives to qualify and identify MPS, Print Hardware and A3 MFP opportunities, including defensive strategies to retain existing toner revenue stream
Develop and propose solutions that reduce existing Staples’ customers overall document output cost in a non-managed print environment
Conduct joint customer sales calls with Staples Office Products sales representatives and STS sales representatives to develop, propose, present and close MPS/MFP opportunities
Help lead MPS assessments, proposal development and RFP responses
Define MPS strategy, assessment criteria and total cost of ownership (TCO) variables within each unique customer account
High School Diploma
2-4 years’ experience selling Managed Print Services and MFP’s
Demonstrated ability to develop and present proposals that successfully articulate the managed print service value proposition and close new business
Knowledge of Managed Print/MFP industry trends, competition, customer buying patterns and marketing techniques
An intimate knowledge of cost-per-page offerings and various financing alternatives
Experience in outside B2B sales in the document solutions field or related technology
Articulate communication and effective presentation skills in all business environments (small and large groups, all types of businesses, all levels of people and departments -- IT, "C" level decision makers, admin, purchasing, and users)
Available for up to 10% travel across the Region
4-6 years’ experience selling Managed Print Services and MFP’s
Passion for success
Ability to mentor and/or lead a cross-functional team of sales reps with differing backgrounds to identify, qualify and close MPS/MFP solutions within their current customer and prospect base
Expert consultative selling and negotiating skills
Demonstrated ability to build strategic partnerships across organizations
Exceptional time management, prioritization; organizational skills as well as attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of networking and connectivity, digital office environment, CDIA+ certification helpful
Staples Technology Solutions offers a wide array of generous benefits to our employees such as:
Competitive base salary plus UNCAPPED COMMISSIONS
Regular SPIFF and bonus opportunities
Medical, Dental and Vision plans with Health Savings Accounts
401K retirement plan
Wellness program (Fitness reimbursements)
Short and long term disability
Flexible spending accounts
Employee Assistance Program (e4 Health)
Basic and Supplemental life insurance
Life event benefits
Paid holidays and vacations
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.