SAS Sales Academy - Graduate Position

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SAS believes in the whole employee experience. Meaningful work. Empowerment to make a difference that changes people's lives. Dynamic work environments that foster innovation. And an award-winning culture that makes it all possible. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. Whether you're a university recruit, or an experienced professinal ready for the next big challenge, SAS brings perks, passion, and the potential to grow. No limits.



The SAS Global Sales Academy program provides early career employees with the opportunity to enhance the knowledge acquired in school and develop necessary skills to be a successful contributor in a field sales function at SAS. The Global Sales Academy was created to build a global talent pipeline of the next generation of sales leaders in SAS offices around the world. The academy is comprised of 19 weeks of paid comprehensive training at our global headquarters in Cary, NC including a blended approach of instructor-led classroom training, self-directed e-learning, self-study materials, interactive role plays, case studies, and role-specific scenarios. Upon completion of the training program, academy hires will have the necessary tools to be successful in their role.


The Academy Curriculum includes:

- Sales & Technology Fundamentals

- Prospecting

- Consultative Selling

- Objection Handling

- Negotiation Techniques

- Business case development

- Social Selling

- Territory & Account Planning

- On the job field rotation


Upon completion of training, you will join your team in one of our US regional sales offices. Must be willing to relocate. This will be determined throughout the interview process and at the point of hire. 


General Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, Communications, Management Information Systems, Finance

- Internship or Experience in Sales, Account Management, Business Development, etc

- Strong communication & presentation skills

- Minimum GPA of 3.0 

- Student leadership, involvement, volunteerism, etc. 

- Passion for sales and relationship building  


Preferred Requirements:

- 0-3 years of professional experience 

- Technical/Professional Sales Experience

- Understanding of technology and/or analytics 


Data is more than just facts and figures. It can tell a story – the past, the present and, potentially, the future of an organization, an industry or even a nation. But without a good storyteller to bring it to life, data is like an unwritten book. It’s our job at SAS to be great storytellers. With our advanced analytics tools, we transform data into insights that tell the true story about an organization. We help people understand what’s really working in their businesses, fix what isn’t and discover new opportunities. For 40 years we’ve been giving our customers the power to know – and through constant innovation we’ve remained the leader in analytics software and services.


Yes SAS makes great software, but it’s our people who make the real difference. Our people look beyond facts and figures to deliver the insights our customers need. We want our people to truly love what they do – so we’ve worked hard to establish a culture that fosters creativity, collaboration and innovation. We’re proud to be recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute where we are ranked No. 2 globally.

We value diversity in our workforce and are an equal opportunity employer. So if you are interested in joining us then we’d love to hear from you. Check out our careers page for more information about life at SAS. 


About SAS: 


With 2,500 employees in Asia Pacific and more than 14,000 worldwide, SAS has an extensive network of subject matter experts ready to apply their expertise to some of the world’s biggest challenges. SAS is the perfect place to be if you want a career in analytics and the SAS Taiwan office is based in Taipei. From a market standpoint, SAS has a dominating presence in over 83,000 customer sites, ranging from telecommunications, banking, retail, manufacturing, government and others.

SAS helps organisations drive value from data. This includes detecting fraud, transforming customer experiences, and even finding cures for diseases. We give customers a 360-degree view of their business – from reporting on historical data, to real-time decisioning, through to forecasting future possibilities based on historical trends. We are also leading the way in the development of emerging technologies such as machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence.


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