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As a Sales Leader you will be managing a team of Enterprise Account Executives selling the entire Salesforce Customer Success Platform into the Communications, Media and Technology Verticals. We are looking for a proven sales leader with great energy, leadership, and initiative to drive team performance and sales for our enterprise team. You will formulate and execute a strategy to maximize business growth. This role works in partnership with Sales, Marketing, Pre-sales, Partner Alliances, Services & HR, therefore cross-company engagement and orchestration is essential. The candidate will be a high impact individual capable of driving outstanding business results & first-class employee development. The RVP is fully responsible for developing and managing the team to generate revenue and achieve individual team and organizational quotas. Aligning to the sales strategy, the Sales Leader defines and implements plans for the assigned Accounts to achieve sales objectives.
This Business Unit sells into Communication, Media and Technology companies and is broken down into the following segments:
Media & Communications (Telecom, Publishing, Studios, Advertising, Media, Entertainment etc.)
High Tech (Software, Semiconductor, Hardware Manufacturing)
As a Sales Leader you will be managing and developing a team of Account Executives. You will participate and lead in client and prospect meetings as well as work cross-functionally with stakeholders and corporate resources as required. You will be responsible for ongoing mentoring and development of the sales team which includes recruiting, hiring and training new team members on sales process. In this role you will report on sales activity and forecast to senior sales management.
The teams you lead here at Salesforce will directly impact the growth of our overall organization. You will be masterful in client engagement and impact how your customers do business in an ever-changing environment. You will coach your team to develop in their careers, and inspire your team to do the best work of their life.
Provide support and guidance to direct reports by participating and leading in client and prospect meetings or engaging other corporate resources as required
Development of a winning team, including recruiting, hiring and training
Coaching direct reports on strategies to drive sales wins
Accurate reporting on sales activity and forecasting to senior sales management
Consistent monitoring of the sales activity of the team, and tracking of results
Actively leading and monitoring demand generation activities
Leading initiatives to drive customer awareness and engagement
Develop and execute successful sales campaigns
Engaging at C-level in enterprise customer organizations
Capable of successfully managing significant client escalations and issues
Develop required Corporate relationships and Executive engagement to support success
Depending on the segment, the years of experience and skillset needed to be successful will vary from 2+ yrs of sales leadership experience managing a team of seven or more quota carrying sales people. In addition, a bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.
Proven successful experience in leading Account Executives
Proven ability to create high performing teams and lead them to success
Experience selling contact center and customer service solution
Excellent presentation and executive engagement skills
Excellent negotiation skills
A self-starter that can thrive in a fast paced environment
Across all Sales Leaders, we are looking for the following attributes:
Strong leadership capabilities
Experience in sales coaching and mentoring
Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, team environment
Has a strong drive for results
Strong engagement and communication skills
Consultative selling experience
Can collaborate and influence in a “win as a team” environment
Is a trusted advisor to the customers and colleagues
Strong business acumen
Prior experience working within the Software/Infrastructure/Platform (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) space
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” seven years in a row and #1 on the FORTUNE ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ List. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.
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