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Full-time Colocation Sales Associate

at CCR in Cedar Rapids, IA

DEPARTMENT: Business Development


REPORT TO: Director of Business Development

LOCATION: Cedar Rapids

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

EXPERIENCE: 2+ years of sales experience

Circle Computer Resources, Inc. (CCR), recently named a “Great Place To Work”, is a privately held corporation founded in 1986, that provides Internet and Computer related services to large and small businesses nation-wide. CCR also specializes in content acquisition for media monitoring companies and being project managers for large organizations that are looking for highly trained MSP's. Located in Cedar Rapids, IA, CCR has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America the last 6 years. As we continue to expand and grow we are in need of additional employees that share the same values as CCR. Circle Computer Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CCR offers a unique family oriented work environment, a competitive benefit package with health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k program, quarterly profit sharing, as well as a discounted gym membership. Additional perks working at CCR are short term & long term disability, life insurance, and the most unique perk of all is the free lunch provided by our executive chef each day to all employees. If you are interested in working at a Certified Great Place To Work apply today at Also, be sure to read about our certified great workplace culture at

Position Overview

The Colocation Sales Associate will grow new business by aggressively identifying and closing complex sales opportunities. This position will be selling complex enterprise level technology solutions through farming new clients in a wide variety of markets.


Utilizing a consultative sales approach, identify prospects by cold calling, follow up with existing customers, network and promote lead activity.
Effectively identify and qualify prospects and present compelling business case in support of obtaining pre-sales resources.
Develop and maintain a pipeline of new opportunities while closing existing opportunities while maintaining a quality of documented information.
Develop personal knowledge of industry/market sector, clients’ business challenges and the impact of potential future changes.
Be the trusted advisor to the C-level community in targeted opportunities.
Build upon your ‘C’-level client contacts and relationships and proactively gain understanding of the client’s business problem/opportunity.
Perform needs analysis, prepare and present proposals, perform product demonstrations.
Maintain current product, product application and capability, product justification and competitive product knowledge. Know enough to be accepted and recognized as an expert in your field.
Document sales activity and track prospects.
Be the primary relationship manager with the client during the sales cycle and have responsibility for fostering the development of new relationships.
Listen to understand client needs and requirements.
Collaborate with Business Development and Account Manager to perform quarterly business reviews including preparation, action items and ticket tracking.
Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound activities.
Research potential accounts, identify proper contacts and generate interest.
Provide effective demos to prospective clients.
Process sales requests and client orders.
Achieve relevant quotas.
Manage agreements and monitor monthly SLA review.
Prepare Statement of Work.
Responsible for entering time & expense in ConnectWise as it occurs.
Work with Business Development and Marketing departments.
Other duties assigned by Director of Business Development.
General Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

Ability to understand and explain complex technology.
Proven track record of meeting and exceeding established quotas.
Accountable for results; must be a self-starter.
Interact with and work well with others in various fast changing environments/situations including strong networking and listening skills.
Previous experience in prospecting new clients.
Strong industry expertise, technical sales skills and a thorough knowledge of the marketplace, competition, industry segment and suppliers in order to leverage the CCR’s value proposition.
Motivated in a sales environment.
Strong phone presence and experience in cold calling prospects.
Ability to build rapport with a new prospect efficiently.
Experience working in sales management software.
Strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion.
Works under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines.
Maintains and promotes social, ethical and organizational standards in conducting internal and external business activities.
Experience using presentation tools with a high level of presentation skills.
Strong listening skills to understand and seek clarification.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Assist with tradeshows as necessary.
Confident and adaptable personality is necessary to relate to diverse customer base.
Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance.
Travel is required.
Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level is moderate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, type, walk and hear.

Character Traits:


Adherence to moral and ethical principles


Mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger or temptation courageously

Good judgment

Ability to make the best decision possible on the basis of an objective assessment of known information while resisting to influences of peer pressure


Telling the truth, especially habitually

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