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Director – Cloud Economist team, Americas

About the role

The Nutanix Director – Cloud Economist team for the Americas theater is a management position that leads a team of Cloud Economists in the field.

The Cloud Economist team serves as a financial selling resource to our account teams focused on driving large deals with our existing customers and targeted prospect accounts, as well as engaging on business value analysis and presentation of the financial value Nutanix solutions can bring to customers.

This role will have Americas theater responsibility for delivering on large deal targets, business value presentations, TCO and ROI analysis, and supporting customer executive engagement on financial topics and purchasing frameworks.

As a leader, you will be the go to resource in the Americas for subscription selling best practices, understanding and delivering on Sales Program initiatives, and articulating the business value of the Nutanix Cloud Platform with customers.

As a manager, you will identify top talent and develop your team to execute with consistency and precision while delivering on annual contribution targets for the Americas theater.

As an individual, you will execute on customer engagements of your own and develop strategies for your team that address the unique needs of their customers. You will also represent the Americas theater when it comes to shaping global policy and programs to address localized sales obstacles and challenges.

This position reports directly to the Senior Director – Global Cloud Economist team.


· Partner with Nutanix sales leadership to identify target customers and prospects that are best suited for Enterprise Agreements, Financial Value Selling, and custom procurement models.

· Deliver on annual OKRs for # of Cloud Economist engagements, win rates, and bookings contribution. Ensure proper return on investment from the team.

· Responsible for developing and executing large deal strategies within the Americas theater.

· Attract, hire, develop, and retain top talent on the Cloud Economist team.

· Serve as an expert on subscription and financial selling within the theater.

· Partner closely with deal desk on deal construct, pricing policy, and commercial terms to be used. Ensure the Cloud Economist team is proficient in executing within policy in the field.

· Provide leadership and framework for business value discussions with customers and prospects consisting of TCO analysis and ROI calculation of Nutanix Cloud Platform as compared to public cloud and other alternatives.

· Provide enablement to sales teams on how to best leverage Nutanix purchasing frameworks, licensing transitions, and sales programs.

· Demonstrate Nutanix’s values of Hungry, Humble, Honest and with Heart with your team, the broader organization, and our customers.

· Ensure Americas Cloud Economist team engagement data is up to date in Salesforce and other tracking tools.

· Provide reporting on Cloud Economist engagements, expected deal size and timing, and forecast for team contribution.

· Design and communicate strategies for creating pipeline for large deals and a consistent process for customer engagement through the sales cycle.


· 10+ years of relevant experience in technology sales, subscription selling a plus.

· 5+ years leading a sales or consulting team.

· Extensive experience proposing and winning large technology deals.

· Experience with Customer Executive level engagement and discussion

· Demonstrated financial modeling capabilities in an IT Context (examples: ROI analysis, TCO Analysis, Cloud Costing, Financial Solutions for IT, Technology Business Management, FinOps, Financial Analyst roles)

· Knowledge of financial budgeting practices, capital vs. operating expense, financing, and software purchasing frameworks.

· Experience with general financial analysis principles such as Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, ROI.

· Strong MS Excel Skills

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams, leveraging company resources to drive sales and solve customer challenges.

· Comfortable in a self-directed role with autonomy to build your brand while still conforming to goals and objectives of the team.

· Strong communication, time management, problem-solving skills.

· Undergraduate degree in business, economics, or MBA is preferred.

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  • Company: Nutanix
  • Published: 19th September 2023
  • Closing Date: 8th October 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Director
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None