Partner Account Executive
What Is Cool About This Job
A core pillar of WP Engine's strategy is to "be the WordPress partner of choice for web technologies leaders and agencies of all sizes." We do this by delivering on our promise to help clients win online. When that happens, our agency partners build positive experience for their clients and ultimately win more bids. As a Partner Account Executive, it is your role to acquire, grow, and retain agency partners within a territory region.
The Day To Day
- Crafting acquisition strategies for introducing new partners to WP Engine's Agency Partner Program.
- Developing growth strategies to increase your agency partners' book of business in line with the US financial plan.
- Thinking of ways to retain your partners' business long after they're signed up, on-boarded, and offering our services to their clients.
- Work closely with you agency partners to ensure that we are selling the most effective way.
- Building, maintaining, and closing opportunity pipeline through agency partner referrals.
- Helping your agencies on their own client proposals.
- Supporting existing agency partners and their end clients to include proposals, RFIs/RFPs, and training sessions.
- On-boarding new agency partners through platform demos and on-site meetings.
- Working closely with the solution engineering team to ensure the best technical fit for the clients' needs.
- Be responsible for your business and forecasting accurately through effective use of Salesforce.com.
- Coordinating with our US sales leadership team to win business.
- Following WP Engine's consultative sales process (Sandler sales methodology).
- Regularly provide timely and accurate deal updates to management and executives.
Your Expertise and Passion
- Minimum 2 years of direct sales experience with a successful track record of meeting or exceeding assigned individual quota.
- Experience selling through and with third parties, preferably agencies.
- You're a natural on the phone. That means you are able to handle a high volume of sales activity via the telephone and face to face meetings.
- You understand that WP Engine is a specialized platform and it's not about the sale, it's about what's best for the customer and for WP Engine. Success means that we win when they do
- The ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
- Previous WordPress experience is a plus.
The Perks and Benefits
- Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
- Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
- Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
- 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
- Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
- Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
- Transportation (Downtown parking or commuter reimbursement)
- Lunch (Provided Monday – Thursday)
- Gym membership discount
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WP Engine is committed to making sure that there is a mutual fit for each role. This supports our culture of developing people to maximize their personal success. If you're hired we will provide you with a personalized coaching and development program to get you up and running even faster and to help you reach new levels of success.