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Director of Sales
Cloud Academy is changing how large enterprises assess, develop and retain top tech talent in their organizations. As the world goes digital, tech skills and people make the difference between companies that will be here in 5 years or not. We develop a unique SaaS platform that helps enterprise companies to build tech skills at scale, leveraging practice skills and a vast content library we curate in house, but also a very solid software solution to manage training, insights and goals at scale. Our customers are Fortune 500 companies that are changing the way they think about digital and the way they take care of their tech people.
Our sales team in Europe is growing rapidly and we are looking for an experienced Director of Sales who will manage a group of Account Executives targeting specific territories in Europe. In this position your role will mostly focus on two big goals: The first one is hiring, developing and building accountability in your team of AEs; the second one is related to achieving your group’s quota, and leading your people to win new business and achieve their monthly targets.
The perfect candidate for this role has proven experience as a BDR, an Account Executive and a Manager or Director of Sales, and is able to lead by example: you will be able to show your team how to find and work with customers and you will need to work side by side with each of them in every single deal. We are looking for someone who wants to be highly hands-on, spending time coaching your AEs, working with them on strategy both for prospecting deals and winning them. The right person knows the group’s pipeline of deals down to specific details, knows how to talk and position the product and truly cares about your team’s performance and their ability to succeed. You will spend a lot of time in Salesforce working with your team as much as discussing strategy for their accounts, involving multiple departments.
In your daily job you will work with our Sales Engineering and Enablement team, with Marketing, Customer Success, Product and Content teams to make sure you know our solution inside out and you are able to leverage all our teams to improve your team’s performance and the knowledge of your people.
Cloud Academy is a software and product company. If you have experience and understanding of cloud, tech and software development, we consider that a strong plus for this position.
This position is the perfect fit for someone who has a strong passion for developing people. Hiring, coaching and developing sales talent mixed with the ability to be obsessed by helping our customers (and find new ones) is what describes you best.
What you will do:
Assess, develop and constantly improve your team with new hires. Hiring will never stop being your focus. You will spend time looking at potential hires on LinkedIn and reaching out to them first
Work with your team on following Cloud Academy’s playbook for prospecting new deals and setting goals in terms of activities and strategic approaches to new accounts
Listen and provide feedback to your team’s calls on a daily basis through Refract and similar channels
Drive quota achievement for all your people and build a model to surpass it as a group on a monthly and quarterly basis
Lead customer meetings and conversations with your team on a daily basis, giving them feedback and working on strategy with each one to find and win new business
Manage your pipeline and always be 100% up to date with each and every deal in it
Work and communicate with the rest of the organization on needs, priorities and key things that you hear from prospects and customers
Previous experience as an Account Executive, Account Manager, BDR and Lead of a team (as a manager, director or higher)
Previous experience in hiring, coaching and developing Account Executives working side by side with the rest of the team to constantly improve their knowledge and confidence in the solution they sell
Build, strategize and execute prospecting strategies focusing on activities, playbook and active training with the team. You believe prospecting is a strong focus for your team and you can show them how to do it
Strong experience selling SaaS software into Enterprise organizations in Europe with a land and expand approach
Ability to run and lead sales conversations, run product demos and feel comfortable with C-level and VPs in Fortune 500 organizations
Hands-on and a beginner’s mind approach is key for this role. You will learn what’s working and not working in the team, set strategy, and vision while showing the team how you can execute at their level and set the bar for the team
Ability to define goals, quotas and incentives for your team and build models to show them how to achieve that you are passionate about sales, you believe sales is about focusing on your customer’s problems and partnering with them to solve them, showing value first
You lead with energy, empathy and emotional intelligence
Strong knowledge of Salesforce and related sales solutions (Outreach, Seamless, etc) is a strong preference for this role
Good knowledge and familiarity with cloud, software and data (you are familiar with AWS, Azure, GCP, DevOps, Software Development etc) is a strong preference for this role
Competitive salary including a bonus plan
Budget for professional development
4 weeks paid vacation and 12 paid holidays per year
Great company culture and work environment!
Highly-skilled teammates and lots of opportunities for growth and development
Annual trip to Switzerland/Italy for the Global Meeting
We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer at Cloud Academy. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.