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Proofpoint Senior Named Account Manager in Reading, United Kingdom

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Job Description

At Proofpoint we offer and value the following, “Good work life balance”, “Excellent Compensation and benefits” and most importantly a culture & colleagues that inspires people to do their best”

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.

The Role

Proofpoint is one of the fastest growing cyber security firms globally (Gartner MQ leader for 7 consecutive years) with unique focus of protecting people and defending data. We have had over 70 consecutive quarters of growth and because of our continued success we are now seeking a highly motivated Named Account Manager to develop a portfolio of Enterprise scale accounts.

We are seeking a proactive, creative, and tenacious Enterprise Sales Professional to drive new cyber security business predominantly across multiple vertical markets. This role will demand interaction with large scale enterprises at the ‘C’ level, as well as with technical staff within the security and IT organisation.

Your day-to-day

  • Focus on hunting and developing Large Enterprise Accounts (cross-vertical)

  • Articulate and promote the company’s value proposition and services to become a trusted advisor within your customer base

  • Work with internal resources, including aligned System Engineers to prepare account strategies

  • Collaborate with Systems Engineers to organise and deliver compelling and flawless product demonstrations

  • Partner with the channel to gain access into new accounts

  • Deliver strong operational excellence, to include forecast accuracy, SFDC pipeline development,

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Proofpoint’s competitive positioning in the marketplace

What you bring to the team

  • Experienced technology sales professional, with a particular focus on SaaS and disruptive technologies. Experience of Cyber Security is a plus

  • Proven track record of over-achieving targets, net new logo achievements and capacity to leverage channel partnerships

  • Ability to establish strong business relationships at the executive level

  • Strong business acumen, and ability to become a trusted client advisor

  • Experience of closing complex opportunities in the range of $100k – $1m

  • Proficient user of formal sales training methodologies e.g. MEDDIC, Challenger, TAS, Command of the Message.

  • Willingness and aptitude to be coached, and diligence to follow a proven sales process

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with a consistent focus on account planning, pipeline generation and opportunity progression. You’re strategic in approach, but always act with urgency.

  • Preferably you’ll have experience of using Salesforce

Why Proofpoint

  • Supportive leadership; an inclusive and employee centric culture

  • Award winning technology

  • We invest in our sales teams, through world-class leadership & enablement programs

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!

At Proofpoint, our people – and the diversity of their lived experiences and backgrounds, thinking and perspectives, and work skills and experiences – are the driving force behind much of our success.

We hire the most innovative talent in the world to help defend our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property from threat actors and malicious or careless employees.

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure could threaten access to energy, water, transportation, health care, banking accounts and financial information, and other essential goods and services which is why our employees work every day to deliver world-class cyber resilience to approximately 8,000 enterprise customers around the world.

We embrace and foster the diversity of our team members, customers, stakeholders and consumers. Everyone is valued and appreciated for their unique backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and talents, all of which contributes to the growth and sustainability of our business.

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.