Sr. Account Executive at WP Engine

| Austin
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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.

The SMB sales executive is responsible for selling WP Engine services and solutions to smb and mid-market customers across a wide range of industries using an engaging, customer-focused, strategic sales approach. Are you tech savvy and motivated by closing the deal? This role is for you!

What Is Cool About This Job

In the mid-market sales executive role we get the opportunity to engage with customers to define and understand their needs, and we get to work with internal support resources to develop and propose practical solutions. You will work qualified leads with a short to medium term deal cycle engaging with contacts in marketing, technology and infrastructure, security, and legal.

Successful mid-market sales executives are adaptable and learn quickly; they are well-rounded and communicate persuasively; they seek solutions and are eager to take the initiative; they are passionate about continuously driving value and taking a unique approach to each project. They are also resilient, tenacious, motivated, and driven to win.

The Day to Day

  • Stay knowledgable on WP Engine’s service and solution offerings, the benefits they provide, and their value to our customers.
  • Communicate WP Engine’s offerings to customers and deliver compelling product demos tailored to their specific needs.
  • Continuously build and maintain a robust opportunity pipeline through marketing-leads, customer referrals, executive introductions, and your networks.
  • Maintain highly accurate, up to date CRM information on customers and opportunities within Salesforce.
  • Make effective and efficient use of our customer experience teams and sales engineers to educate customers and help them make informed buying decisions.
  • Collaborate with internal sales and support systems to ensure that customer’s buying experience is simple, clear, and driven by business needs.
  • Write accurate quotes, proposals, and SOWs.
  • Position our company's capabilities and value proposition to resolve customer concerns or objections throughout the buying process.
  • Use the WP Engine Sales Stages to advance and close sales opportunities.
  • Provide sales reports to management and executives on a regular basis and assistance on special projects where required.

Your Expertise and Passion

  • Minimum of two years of direct sales experience with an unbeaten track record of meeting or exceeding assigned individual quota.\
  • Experience in mid-market to enterprise sales space taking care of more sophisticated sales cycles
  • You're a natural on the phone. That means you have a confirmed ability in handling a high volume of sales activity via the telephone.
  • You realize that our company is a niche platform and it's not about the sale, it's about what's best for the customer and WP Engine. Success means we both succeed.
  • You're organized, focused, adaptive, and can give concise reports on opportunities to company leadership.
  • Experience selling software products and customizable solutions to marketing and sales professionals strongly preferred.
  • Previous WordPress experience is a plus.
  • Sandler Sales Training can help you stand out.

The Perks & Benefits

  • Compensation (We offer ambitious market salaries)
  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner of 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)

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

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

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Parking
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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