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Sales Executive

| Austin

What Is Cool About This Job

Our global acquisition sales team today is small and growing. This is a great time to join an established tech start-up and further your selling experience with Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 clients. In acquisition sales, you get the opportunity to uncover opportunities for growth by leading strategic business development to drive and achieve your revenue quota each month. To be successful it is a key attribute that you are dynamic, hungry, and drive business development within your territory.

The Day To Day

  • Use your WP Engine platform and phenomenal experience with the product to gain new customers and delight existing ones.
  • You know what it takes to build a pipeline and can do it whether it's cold-calls, marketing leads, executive introductions, or your own network.
  • You're able to work independently to explain the value of WP Engine to prospective customers but know when to pull in others to provide additional information and product transparency.
  • Build key territories and accounts.
  • Identify and grow Partner relationships in Market
  • Work with Marketing to drive campaigns into target markets
  • You can follow our sales process to close deals and but still realize it's meaningful to keep SalesForce.com updated.
  • You've given application demos before, understand how to set them up, and run them flawlessly
  • Actively own your business base to look for upgrade and referral opportunities
  • Run overage reports and follow up with our customers needing additional services and products
  • Handle and close inbound leads
  • Give application demos, write proposals and SOW's.
  • Bring in Leadership and Sales Engineers when necessary to close the deal.
  • Provide sales reports to leadership and executives on a regular basis.
  • Cross functional teamwork within WP Engine teams is a requirement.
  • Travel 25% within territory, where applicable

Your Expertise And Passion

  • 7-10 years of direct sales experience with a successful track record of meeting or exceeding assigned individual quota.
  • Able to generate, qualify and execute on opportunities in order to exceed revenue targets.
  • Validated ability to articulate a vision that resonates with our customers and demonstrates strong value.
  • Use two-way discovery to uncover customer need and matches strategic solutions to that need.
  • Build a trusted and long-lasting relationship with customers and key business partners within WPEngine as a strategic advisor.
  • Bring a deep understanding of business practices, industry trends and competitors to each sales cycle.
  • Demonstrate passion and energy both externally with the customer and internally with cross functional teams.
  • Consistently build an effective pipeline while communicating actively with leadership throughout each phase of the sales process.
  • Effectively craft and articulate return on investment in the negotiation process to bring the up-most value to both the prospect and WP Engine.

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

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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