Regional Sales Director - Strategic Commercial ESG Team
Led by an action-driven leadership team, employees at Workiva develop and provide cutting-edge solutions and services to the business market. We firmly believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to not only make a difference, but BE the difference. This incredible culture has earned us a spot on Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to work for list for 5 consecutive years!
The Regional Sales Director - ESG & Sustainability is an individual contributor role as an enterprise software seller who supports our Strategic Commercial Team and is focused on Workiva's ESG and Sustainability reporting solutions. You can read more about our ESG offering here .
The Regional Sales Director is responsible for obtaining new business from Executive level buyers and influencers in either private or publicly traded companies. Successful candidates will build relationships and identify Workiva products and services that meet customer needs to drive customer acquisition within a specific geography or industry. Sales growth is attained through new customer subscriptions, professional services, and set up and training.
What You’ll Do
Prospects new business by conducting research to identify key decision makers and influencers within target accounts
Works with Sales Development Representatives to generate initial customer interest to secure an introductory meeting
Presents to Customers: Uses the facts found in the needs analysis phase to present a compelling demonstration of the Workiva Platform
Handles Objections: Skillfully probes for objections and removes obstacles or eliminates barriers to gain commitment; understands the difference between a stall and an objection
Closes Sales: Naturally leads the sales process to a close by demonstrating Workiva’s superior value proposition
Negotiates the Sale: Facilitates successful outcomes to optimize profits
Reports Customer Contacts: Updates customer relationship management tools regularly and timely
Forecasts Sales: Provides consistent and accurate forward-looking information though pipeline analysis
Plans Sales Strategy: Plans and executes sales strategy with purposeful action to complete the sale
Optimizes Internal Resources: Gathers internal support to pursue an account
Prioritizes selling activities and follows through in a timely fashion
Maintains a strong knowledge of Workiva products through a commitment to ongoing training
What You'll Need
Understanding of the Software as a Service (SaaS) business model
Ability to demonstrate complex software applications
Strong business acumen and and ability to understand complex business issues
Executive presence; ability to communicate at the most senior level along with building consensus across multiple user and buyer personas.
Ability to identify and understand the power of influencers versus buyers and how to navigate the nuances of each during the sales cycle.
Ability to manage multiple complex sales cycles simultaneously
Ability to negotiate pricing with a focus on retaining value
Capability for achieving (and exceeding) sales quota targets
4+ years of solution selling to Executives - Software as a Service model preferred
B.A./B.S. degree preferred
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Up to 30% travel for regular customer meetings and sales calls
Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.
How You’ll Be Rewarded:
- Salary range in the US:
- Eligible for commission based on sales performance
- Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire
- 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package
The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.
Where You’ll Work
Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.
Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
Trust: Rely on each other.
Integrity: Do the right thing, every time.
Collaboration: Share resources and work together.
Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways.
Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong.
Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.
We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.
At Workiva, you’ll enjoy:
Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
Involvement: Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.
Learn more about life at Workiva: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workiva/
Learn more about benefits: https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits
Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic. We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.
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