Proofpoint Senior Account Manager in Sunnyvale, California
It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the 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.
We are seeking an experienced Senior Account Manager to join our growing Commercial “Add-On” team. In this role you will focus on expanding our product footprint with our existing customer base. By joining our already successful team, you will be an instrumental part of our consistent year over year revenue growth!
The Senior Account Manager will be responsible for working with our existing customers in a consultative manner to identify additional solutions from the Proofpoint portfolio
Drive the entire sales process from start to finish including opportunity identification, introductory meetings, product demonstration, customer Q&A, as well as negotiation and closing
Develop, customize, and utilize effective close plans to navigate and manage the sales process
Team up with our world class Sales Engineering team to devise and execute account strategies and plans
Engage with our rapidly expanding channel partner network to educate, inform, and drive incremental revenue
Interact with the management team in 1-1, team meetings and via forecasting and reporting to provide critical updates, and strategic account planning
Provide outstanding and high touch customer service, including escalation and coordination of support issues as needed
Become a perpetual student of Proofpoint products, and the ever changing CyberSecurity industry!
You can achieve your quota, but quite frankly we would love you to blow it out of the water!
May require modified work hours to cover accounts in other time zones, and occasional travel for key accounts
What you bring to the team
Minimum 4 years of solution sales experience, focused on generating net new or add-on revenue
Must have experience selling to the C-suite, extensive experience selling to CISO, CIO, CTO preferred
Consistent track record of meeting and/or exceeding quota goals
Experience managing longer sales cycles (2-6 months) from prospecting stage through negotiation and closing
Experience or training in established sales methodologies such as SPIN, Sandler, Miller Heiman, Value Selling or The Challenger Sale is preferred
Competitive nature, operating within a team environment
Ability to present and discuss highly technical information, as well as aptitude to learn new concepts quickly
Strong presentation skills, both in person and via phone/online
Security or SaaS sales experience a plus
Capable of providing great customer care while continuing to identify new revenue opportunities
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!