Account Executive at Kazoo

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Kazoo is the only all-in-one people management solution in the market that takes recognition, engagement, and performance and delivers them in one powerful platform. Through its Recognition & Rewards, Performance Management, and Surveys offerings, Kazoo is an award-winning, employee-first solution that increases productivity, retention, and revenue, and enables companies to build a purpose-driven culture of high engagement and high performance. With over 500 global customers, the Kazoo platform puts actionable analytics in the hands of business leaders, connecting them to what really matters. Kazoo is when work is working.

Our approach is employee-driven, not top-down.  We built our platform, and our company, with a promise to give employees what they need to deeply engage in their work and with their colleagues, and to drive results for the company.  Our focus is on building teams, cross-functional collaboration, and purposeful perks. We practice transparency, provide a culture of continuous feedback, and promote regular service to our community.

What awesome stuff you'll do:
 

  • Build a high volume sales pipeline through prospecting and relationship building within the mid-market and enterprise markets.
  • Create, qualify and close sales opportunities based on YEI/HG sales methodology & metrics, to include customer fit and success criteria.
  • Build account plans and strategies for each target account.
  • Effectively collaborate with internal resources (Senior Executives, Inside Sales, Customer Success, Marketing etc.) in sales efforts.
  • Uncover needs and develop relationships with multiple stakeholders within the assigned accounts across the Lines of.
  • Business, IT, Procurement, Senior Management, and C-suite level executives.
  • Deliver outstanding web-based presentations and be able to master the demonstration of our software.
  • Arrange, manage and close complex sales cycles.
  • Be a driving force in the success of the company’s goals & objectives through achieving & exceeding individual sales quota.
  • Accurately forecast sales activity and revenue achievement through proper use of sales tools.

What you’ll need to be successful:
 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Dedication to continuous follow-ups, specifically in a high-volume environment
  • Ability to identify prospects, evaluate interest, recognize decision-making processes, handle objections and close deals
  • Ability to create sales opportunities through self-driven prospecting
  • Ability to manage a large number of prospect situations simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with C-suite level executives and understand high-level executive decision making
  • At least 3+ years of quota-carrying technology-based sales experience; 3+ years in SaaS preferred, HR Space a plus (B2B)
  • Track record of over-achieving quota (top 10-20% of the company) in past positions
  • Experience with Salesforce, PowerPoint, Word, Google Drive, and web-based presentation technology
  • “Hunter” / new business mentality and self-starter
  • Experience managing the sales cycle from business champion to the CIO, CEO, CHRO, and CFO levels
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with a cadence of delivering quarterly results
  • Previous sales methodology training, Salesforce experience, and strong customer references
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

 

When you work at Kazoo, we provide competitive benefits to make your life better both in and out of the office, which include: health, dental and vision insurance; open vacation policy; flexible wfh policy; 11 paid holidays; 401k program; Stocked kitchen; Mac Laptop; Transportation/Parking Stipend; Generous Parental Leave; Fertility benefits; Breast milk delivery; EAP & more!

At Kazoo, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to how we grow and operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices.  Kazoo commits to promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse membership.

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Kazoo is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • RubyLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • GraphQLLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • ApolloDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • OutreachEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

206 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Kazoo

How does your team reward individual success?

We try to strike the right balance between rewarding both individual and collective success. Personal recognition most often is peer-to-peer with colleagues, managers, and execs amplifying and commenting on appreciation. The team members truly value the feedback, and it helps create a more aligned, supportive, and connected company culture.

Casey

Chief Marketing Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We work to develop, grow, and scale our renewals process. With 700 customers, the biggest obstacle we faced was how we could make the renewal process scalable for our growing customer base, without minimizing the customer experience. We’re constantly improving our process to meet the needs of our customers as well as the needs of our business.

Dre

Program Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

A deep passion for the work we do, the discipline to do the hard work day in and day out, the willingness to be uncomfortable because you know that discomfort brings growth, the ability to brush off the rejection you get on a daily basis, a natural curiosity that drives your ability to ask more questions, and a desire to have fun!

Erin

Executive Director, Market Development

What are Kazoo Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have organized a Culture Committee that helps to improve culture, drive cross-departmental connections, discuss important topics, and organize frequent activities/events
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
ping pong, giant checkers, giant Jenga and video game hook ups
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks delivered every Monday
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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