The Red Hat Public Sector Sales team is looking for a SLED Account Sales Representative to join us in Sacramento, CA. In this role, you will develop and grow relationships within the northeast State and Local Government and Education (SLED) sector in California state agencies like the Departments of Technology, Justice, Transportation, Retirement Systems, Corrections and Rehabilitation, and more. You'll focus on positioning and cross-selling Red Hat's solutions and services as you expand our accounts with key existing and prospective customers. You'll work closely with the Engineering, Professional Services, and Product Support teams to ensure a premium customer experience with Red Hat's offerings. As a SLED Account Sales Representative, you'll need to have a combination of customer-facing sales skills and deep technical knowledge of enterprise software, including operating systems, virtualization, middleware deployments, automation, and cloud computing, as well as established relationships within the accounts covered. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.
Primary job responsibilities
Work to identify, develop, and close new sales opportunities within existing accounts as well as non-Red Hat accounts in the identified territory
Work closely with account solutions architects to identify key projects, programs, and offices to sell Red Hat's solutions to
Manage the account planning process
Develop new strategies for our offerings within key accounts to establish proofs of concepts and pilot implementations
Become a trusted adviser for senior IT and business executives of key accounts to create long-term partnerships with customers in the SLED accounts
5+ years of field sales experience in state and local agencies
Record of working closely with customers to produce solutions that exceed their business expectations in a rapidly evolving technology domain
Record of reaching or exceeding annual sales quotas and budgets
Experience working in consultative customer engagement with a major enterprise software company
Broad understanding of the government acquisition process, specifically the government's IT acquisition process
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Ability to present to C-level executives, IT directors, and project managers from state and local agencies and their industry partners
Ability to maintain a solutions sales mentality in an environment with multiple offerings and services
Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
Excellent balance of strategic and tactical skills
Experience selling operating system, middleware, storage, automation, or cloud infrastructure software solutions is a plus
About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan
Retirement 401(k) with employer match
Paid time off and holidays
Paid parental leave plans for all new parents
Leave benefits including disability, paid family medical leave, and paid military leave
Additional benefits including employee stock purchase plan, family planning reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, transportation expense account, employee assistance program, and more!
Note: These benefits are only applicable to full time, permanent associates at Red Hat located in the United States.
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