Account Executive - New Business, Mid-Market Accounts (Remote Works From Home)

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Account Executive - New Business, Mid-Market Accounts (Remote Works From Home)

At Skillsoft, we are all about making work matter. We believe every team member has the potential to be AMAZING. We are bold, sharp, driven and most of all, real. Join us in our quest to democratize learning and help individuals unleash their edge.

OVERVIEW: 

The Account Executive - New Business, Mid-Market Accounts will prospect for new opportunities, applying a hunter mentality with a strategic, solution-selling approach. This requires needs-based, relationship sales to a diverse spectrum of industries. This individual will have a track record of over-quota achievement and will grow an ambitious pipeline of business as a result of outbound prospecting, creativity, and simple hard work. This will require the ability to navigate through complex organizations and sell to multiple decision-makers, including the "C Suite".

OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Drive top-line revenue growth through new customer acquisition.
  • Sell Skillsoft Leadership and Business solutions directly to corporate decision makers.
  • Partner with Specialist reps on cross-sell opportunities for new customers.
  • Partner with Retention-focused reps on upsell opportunities in a land-and-expand sales motion.
  • Win by representing a solution line(s) with key competitive differentiators.
  • Influence prospects at the senior leadership level.
  • Hunter by nature and working style. Selling is based on math….X number of outreaches, Y conversations, Z meetings to build 4-5X coverage in pipeline.
  • Partner with related sales, marketing, and support resources in the successful advancement of critical opportunities and market penetration.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Skillsoft sales plays.
  • Meeting prep with research, agendas agreed on by prospect and a tailored presentation coupled with impeccable follow-up.
  • Outline measurable and defined business objectives and goals with timelines, (related to revenue and growth of whitespace).
  • Provide management, feedback and recommendations on pipeline health, risk, opportunity, and progress.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 3+ years of direct sales experience, selling SaaS, B2B, enterprise software to VP, SVP, and C-Level Executives with outstanding quota attainment history.
  • Experience in the learning, human capital, human capital technology space is preferred.
  • Ability to exceed sales targets, a keen understanding of the steps involved in a sales cycle and ability to leverage each stage to advance the sale.
  • Advanced understanding of customer's business, loves to debate, pushes the customer, has a broad view/perspective.
  • Ability to prospect with a structured activity model to maximize revenue growth.
  • Skilled at demonstrating solutions and speaking the language of corporate buyers and respectfully challenge their thinking.
  • Ability to collaborate and leverage subject matter expertise in a matrixed sales environment.
  • Ability to operate with a sense of urgency, be aggressive, competitive, and demonstrate a positive, winning attitude.
  • Negotiate effectively based on value and time to close.
  • Ability to understand complex client requirements and to clearly articulate the company's offerings to develop solutions to meet those requirements.
  • Expert knowledge/usage of Salesforce.com
  • Commitment and ownership of your – and your team's – success.
  • Willingness to take ownership – and solve – problems.
  • Bias towards action.
  • An adaptive, agile mindset.
  • Willingness to acknowledge, and own mistakes – recognition of humility as a key aspect of continuous improvement.
  • Disciplined, process-oriented approach to customer acquisition.

SUCCESS QUALITIES:

Personally Accountable for Team Success. We unleash our edge together.

Confident Achievers. We are bold.

Intellectually Curious. We are sharp.

Adaptable, Agile & Resilient. We are driven.

Customer First. We are real.


MORE ABOUT SKILLSOFT:

Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.


Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
If this opportunity intrigues you, we would love for you to apply!

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.


Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law.


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Location

Located in the heart of Post Office Square, we have easy access to trendy lunch spots and a variety of public transportation options.

An Insider's view of Skillsoft

What are some social events your company does?

It really varies...we've celebrated the Superbowl, Red Sox Opening Day, National Chocolate Chip Day and Employee Apreciation Day to name just a few. We also have lots of contests such as Halloween Costumes & Ugly Holiday Sweaters. Of course, there is our big Summer Outing (with unlimited Kimball Farm ice cream:)) and our Annual Holiday Party!!

Julie

Office Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The short answer is: transparently and often! UX at Skillsoft is part of the Product organization and as such is perfectly and uniquely positioned to facilitate converging efforts and conversations. We help connect different points of interest and intelligence that all need to be on the same page on every project and exploration.

Hans

Director, User Experience

What are Skillsoft Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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