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Proofpoint Named Account Manager- SLED in Jackson, Mississippi

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Corporate Overview

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company protecting organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: vulnerabilities in people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions mitigating their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity.

Protection Starts with People. Proofpoint

The Role and the Team

  • Proofpoint is expanding our sales organization and seeking a field-based Account Manager to join our growing State, Local, & EDU (SLED) team. In this critical role you will manage existing clients and drive sales efforts for net-new customer acquisition within a named account territory. Collaborative, competitive, high-energy, positive, team-players with aspirations to overachieve and those with a growth mindset, will absolutely thrive within the SLED vertical here at Proofpoint.

  • As a SLED Named Account Manager, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of your assigned accounts, from prospecting to implementation of solutions, establishing Proofpoint and yourself as an IT Security trusted advisor, for State, Local, & EDU clients. In your role, you will report to the SLED Regional Sales Director and cover named SLED accounts within a geographic region for the SLED Vertical, as part of Proofpoint’s Field Sales Organization. Proofpoint’s Field Sales team is the driving force behind our hyper-growth, come be part of that success and part of the next generation of Cyber Security!

Job Requirements

Meet or exceed annual sales quota for new annual revenue and existing bookings as defined by management. Provide accurate quarterly forecasting and proper CRM hygiene.

Grow relationships with decision-makers/influencers and grow solution adoption of existing client relationships through satisfaction of current solution sets and advisement of additional products/services.

Develop, strategize, and execute marketing/channel plan within region for end users, channel partners, and industry events.

Proficiency with Public Sector processes (contract requirements, budget cycles, purchasing workflows, etc.) and potential obstacles associated within the uniqueness of this vertical .

Must reside in LA, MS, ARK

The How

  • Experience that demonstrates repeated success selling-into and managing Public Sector clients.

  • Strong existing network of clients, channel partners, and industry professionals in region.

  • Knowledge and experience in the Cyber Security and/or software IT industry.

  • Ability to succeed with high levels of autonomy and self-motivation.

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills to resolve complex issues and find effective solutions

  • Highly competitive, strategic, collaborative, positive mindset, and team-player .

Why Proofpoint

Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success. We’re a customer-focused and a driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products. We are an inclusive, diverse, multinational company that believes in culture fit, but more importantly ‘culture-add’, and we strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply.

We believe in hiring the best and the brightest to help cultivate our culture of collaboration and appreciation. Apply today and explore your future at Proofpoint! #LifeAtPFPT


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Proofpoint has been honored with six Best Places to Work Awards in 2024 by workplace culture leader Comparably, including Best Company Career Growth, Best Company Outlook, Best Global Culture, Best Engineering Teams, Best Sales Teams, and Best HR Teams.

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Proofpoint thrives on the invaluable contributions of our diverse workforce, which encompasses a kaleidoscope of lived experiences, thoughts, perspectives, and professional expertise. We attribute much of our success to our people, who are at the core of our organization and embody our people-centric ethos.

We hire the most innovative minds globally to safeguard our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property. Our talented workforce develops and leverages our advanced technology, combining their expertise to provide comprehensive protection against threat actors and mitigate the risks posed by both malicious and negligent employees.

Cyberattacks have the potential to disrupt access to vital resources such as energy, water, transportation, healthcare, and financial services. At Proofpoint, our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure world-class cyber resilience, protecting approximately 8,000 enterprise customers worldwide.

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We work every day to ensure that our employees feel that they are in a community that celebrates their unique identity, cultivates their sense of belonging, and invests in their professional growth. We have 9 employee-led employee inclusion groups which help support both employees and our organization by providing opportunities to network, discuss career and cultural development and uplift the corporate culture to create a more inclusive workplace.

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.