Akamai Technologies, Inc. Major Account Executive in Singapore, Singapore

Major Account Executive

Singapore, Singapore

Sales/Sales Engineering

May 17, 2017 Post Date

006655 Requisition #


About the opportunity:

Viewing patterns and media consumption are changing. The way the word entertains itself is changing. Video delivery is moving online and to mobile devices. Technology is changing, it is being delivered as a service and from the cloud. Akamai is at the centre of this perfect storm, do you want to be part of the revolution?

About the Job:

Akamai is looking for a new business sales executive to join the media division based in Singapore. This individual will to target the large Broadcasters, OTTs, Publishers and Gaming companies across the ASEAN region.

About Akamai:

No one carries more of the world's Web traffic than Akamai, so working with Akamai means you're helping some of the world's best known brands succeed in bringing any experience at the heart of the Internet, to any device, anywhere. Our Sales teams align Akamai solutions to customer needs, developing relationships with executives and developing insight to help them get the most value from Akamai’s solutions through web experience, performance and security.

Due to our tremendous growth we are looking for driven, smart and experienced sales executives who can foster and develop existing client relationships and usage as well as the ability to drive new customer acquisitions to join our fun and fast paced team. Our sales organization offers the unique culture of a “startup” feel with the actual security of proven success. Akamai’s Major Account Executive is responsible for the sales cycle - from lead generation, renewals to deal closures by creating the demand within their region across all business verticals and assigned accounts.

About the Team:

As an industry leader with the world’s largest, most robust distributed computing platform, we offer sales teams world-class training and support, industry-leading lead generation and cultivation programs, significant growth opportunities, and dynamic, highly scalable compensation packages.

Our sales organization has nearly doubled in the past few years and is made up of highly, driven successful and bright individuals that thrive on innovation. We are proud that 90% of our sales management team has developed their careers with us, and look for those with similar ambitions and drive for success.


The Major Account Executive is responsible for the strategic objective of maximizing revenue generation within their assigned territory through named existing accounts and new customer acquisition to enable their customers to become more successful and profitable online. Success for the MAE will be created through but not limited to:

  • Developing a strategic sales plan, which includes proactively developing account plans, as well as maximize the territory opportunities through new account acquisition and existing customer revenue growth.

  • Utilizing marketing resources to create and manage a high volume sales pipeline through successful execution of the sales plan.

  • Recording customer development activities within our CRM to ensure forecast accuracy and planning.

  • Articulating Akamai’s value proposition to C-Level executives and corporate decision makers.

  • Managing and drive contract negotiations to guarantee customer satisfaction and adoption of Akamai technology.

  • Working within integrated partnerships with sales engineers to ensure consultative engagement with prospects and customers.

  • Negotiating contracts and or renewals that maximize customer usage and satisfaction.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum: 5 years successful sales experience in system / solution sales.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven Track Record in over-achieving quarterly and annual quotas of 3 million and higher through direct field sales.

  • High ethics, integrity, and personal drive.

  • Strong knowledge of Internet and telecommunications concepts and demonstrate the ability to discuss them with intelligence and conviction.

  • Formal sales training and understanding of: Solution-Selling and/or Value Selling training or other metrologies.

  • Ideal candidates will bring with them a range of Internet industry-related contacts.

  • Strong background in Internet infrastructure and/or enterprise solution software required.

  • 3 to 4 years of selling within the security or networking sector.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.