• Account Executive

    Job Locations US-ID-Coeur d’ Alene | US-WA-Spokane
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    Come join TDS Telecom and begin your full time career with us as an Account Executive as we continue to grow our team and expand into the Coeur d'Alene market. In this position, you will be eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus that would be paid to you after 30 days of employment.


    The Account Executive is a solution seller by identifying opportunities to leverage TDS’ full complement of solutions and technology offerings which encompass, hosted and premise based VoIP solutions, managed services, and web security. As a business-to-business sales professional, the Account Executive is responsible and accountable for developing new business opportunities and retaining and growing an existing customer base.


    Our sales force focuses on uncovering customer needs, understanding key business drivers, leveraging the latest technology, and delivering compelling TDS solutions to our prospects that meet their business needs in a timely manner. Once sold, the Account Executive manages the existing customer base and is responsible for the overall care, growth and retention of those customers. Consistent new business development through cold calling and prospecting, with a drive to succeed and grow the assigned book of business, in a quota driven environment are critical to the success of this position.




    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here. You will also be eligible for a $1,000 sign on bonus!


    Your specific duties will include:

    • You will identify, contact and build relationships with prospective customers through a combination of telephone and in-person cold calls, networking and referrals to obtain appointments
    • You will conduct sales calls to determine customer needs, gain information, determine how TDS can help solve business challenges and effectively communicate TDS' value proposition to prospective customers
    • You will leverage the TDS CRM system to develop a prospecting and sales strategy that ensures high activity and effective closing ratios
    • You will write and submit accurate and timely orders following the established sales process
    • You will design a tailored, cost-effective solution and sales plan for each account
    • You will effectively utilize internal resources to customize and present solutions
    • You will maintain accurate and timely customer status and forecasts utilizing the CRM system
    • You will build and maintain relationships with contacts and lead sources


    Required Qualifications

    • 2+ years inside and outside sales experience
    • 1+ years of experience in successful prospecting and generating leads through cold calling.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance, and have access to reliable transportation.

    Other Qualifications

    • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing, multi-system environment.
    • Proven ability to manage a territory using technology, prioritization and time management skills.
    • Track record of success in business-to-business sales.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to convincingly persuade others as evidenced in personal interviews and via telephone.
    • Access to a cell phone.
    • Ability to clearly and effectively set goals and then attain them as evidenced by a track record of setting goals, creating a work plan, establishing a reward, working diligently, measuring performance, adjusting as necessary and then accomplishing the goal.
    • Ability to work independently as evidenced by identifying problems, gathering data, weighing the facts, consulting others as necessary, making decisions and effectively implementing the decision.
    • Computer literacy (i.e., Excel, Word, email, Internet).
    • Ability to maintain quota levels.


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