Sales Director - Overland Park, KS


Cogent Communications is a global, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 216 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A full benefits package takes effect within 30 days of employment. Matching 401k and stock options are also included.


  • This position is responsible for leading a sales team of Sales Managers along with their reps.
  • The Sales Director will develop and execute a Sales Strategy to meet the assigned new revenue quota.
  • Direct customer contact will comprise a major portion of this assignment.
  • The individual will be responsible for leading, coaching, and training the managers and sales reps in the sale of Cogent Products.


  • We’re looking for candidates that welcome a challenge, are motivated, driven and exhibit great work-ethic.
  • It’s not about the number of years of experience you have; it’s about what you accomplished in those years of experience.
  • Candidates must have a proven track record of success selling Telecom/Technology products.
  • Candidate must have experience finding new business.
  • Candidate must have strong team leadership and management experience and MUST have experience managing Sales Managers.
  • A college degree is preferred.
  • Proficiency with PC based applications such as Word, Excel and CRM Systems a plus.
  • Some travel will be required.

What we have to offer:

Cogent is a financially stable fast-growing organization. We are cash flow positive and have one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry. We provide an exciting opportunity to lead a sales team with unlimited earning potential, in a fun fast-paced environment that provides unlimited support and recognizes individual and team achievements. You will be a part of an organization that is experiencing tremendous growth, providing our team members opportunities to grow within the company and Cogent has a reputation for promoting our top performing team members into leadership roles.

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster shots when eligible) against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.