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By joining CSAP you will be a part of an award-winning and industry recognised early-in-career development program for top university graduates from around the world. You’ll train alongside incredibly hardworking individuals, like yourself, from different countries and diverse backgrounds. Early on, you’ll make long-lasting friendships and belong to a rich human network that will support you throughout your career. 

Training Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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What to expect when you join as a CSAP Sales Representative

Cisco Sales Associates Program (CSAP) offers a global environment that provides structured training and on-the-job-experience. We will develop your sales, technical and communication skills and you will be offered the opportunity to rotate and understand diverse areas of Sales via our model of Education Exposure Experience. You will learn how to position Cisco’s architectures, solutions and products to our customers.  

Your career will continue as a Virtual Account Manager (VAM) role as part of Cisco’s Global Virtual Sales (GVS) Team. The GVS organization is passionate about driving sales productivity breakthrough and building compelling business value for our partners while nurturing our partner relationships. As a VAM, you’ll build positive relationships with existing customers and partners, working closely with them to understand their business strategy and uncover new business opportunities, whilst achieving their desired business outcomes. You’ll partner with Sales Engineers and together you’ll position the benefits of our Cisco solutions to your customer, using our best-in-class collaboration tools.  

From there, your career can develop and grow into a variety of sales opportunities at Cisco.  

While challenging, it will push you to become the best version of yourself. You will achieve industry-standard certifications, as part of our perpetual learning approach, and be assessed and mentored through customer simulations and on-the-job activities. We’ll offer you a safe and fun environment to practice what you’ve learnt, all the while providing you with feedback to develop your potential. 

As a Virtual Sales Account Manager you will work directly with an existing account set to build strong relationships with our partners using collaborative tools such as WebEx and Telepresence. in order to understand their business strategy and uncover possible business opportunities for Cisco. You will partner with our team of Systems Engineers to understand the Cisco solutions and present the benefits to your customer. Every customer has a different need which means that no two days are ever the same; you will need to be flexible and adapt as you consult with customers across different industries