AT&T Partner Specialists (FirstNet) in Chicago, Illinois

Don't miss this opportunity to join the company recognized by Fortune magazine as the World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company and ranked #4 on DiversityInc's list of 2011 Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

As the largest communications company in the world, more than 120 million customers count on us every day to deliver the wireless, Internet, data and advertising services that fuel their businesses and connect them to their world. You will find yourself connecting communications and technology with opportunities that will take you to places you never imagined.

You don't have to be a tech whiz to join AT&T. It takes more than technology to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our teams of legal/operations, marketing and finance whizzes, we do just that. Every day, each works to ensure the success of the company while they advance their own careers.

What does it take to join us? We demand exceptional skills in your discipline and a real dedication to being the best.

After all, we're asked to keep AT&T profitable and on the cutting edge, and at the same time, build on more than a century of innovation and success. We are a world leader in communications and entertainment, and we plan to keep on growing.

Overall Purpose: This position partners with application and or solution providers to promote and provide wireless/wireline voice and data services to customers via the FirstNet partner channel. Key Roles and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for recruiting and developing partners, promoting the benefits of the channel program and building strategic relationships with new and prospective Partners. Develops the partners to successfully promote and sell their wireline/wireless solution/application (which includes ATT wireline/wireless data service). Identifies and supports the dealer by analyzing work to resolve challenges that may hinder the success of the channel partners. Collaborate and attends partner briefing meetings, creates and delivers training materials, coordinates activities to meet sales objectives, and provide status and custom reports as required with peers and senior management, cross functionally managing all issues to resolution. Determines when to bring internal support resources to the partner/dealer that will support them in the selling process. Develops complex structured business planning, partner funnel and forecasting, product and system training, operational support. Works independently or in a team selling environment. This job key applies to employees who spend more than 50% of their time performing duties directly related to making sales away from their offices at a customer’s place of business or home.

Duties directly related to making sales includes: Meeting with customers and engaging in sales activities at the customers site; communicating with customers via phone, teleconference, e-mail, etc. related to proposed solutions/sales, etc.; traveling to and from the customers premise for the purpose of engaging in sales activities; providing subject matter expertise regarding technical issues relating to sales; advising customers on suitability of products based on technical needs; preparing proposals, presentations, or bids, including developing pricing, developing strategic plans related to the customer and the proposed solutions/sales; researching and developing customer solutions with AT&T external partners, including design and engineering; and researching customer business and industry to identify new sales opportunities.

Education: Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree. Experience: Typically requires five to eight years of direct work experience. Supervisory: No.