VP Strategic Sales

Entrust Shakopee , MN 55379

Posted 3 months ago

Position Overview:

A VP, Strategic Sales' primary responsibility is to lead, motivate, manage and engage with Strategic Account Executives to sell Entrust security software solutions and related services to prospective and existing strategic commercial customers in the US and Canada, accurately forecast the business for their sales geography, and effectively develop the skills and capabilities of their respective sales team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership in the planning, designing, due diligence and implementations of strategic business objectives in order to successfully reach sales goals

  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the team

  • Identifies, creates, sustains and manages business relationships with select companies to inform and prioritize the product and innovation roadmaps of the Product Management teams within EDC

  • Supports Strategic Account Executives in the Building of relationships with key executives and decision makers within assigned accounts, mastering EDC's unique selling propositions and corporate "elevator pitch"

  • Provides the coaching and mentoring to Strategic Account Executives necessary to elevate sales process to a business pain/problem-solving orientation versus product/technology orientation

  • Provides direction and cross-functional collaboration to form strategic account plans, targeted marketing programs, forecast reports, and action items

  • Identifies and builds trusted relationships with key channel and alliance partners, setting the example and expectation for partner-friendly behavior amongst the Strategic Account Executives

  • Develop, share and maintain an in-depth knowledge of all key competitors

  • Assume full responsibility of quota attainment as agreed to and communicated by the VP of Americas Sales

  • Perform general management responsibilities such as hiring, performance management, performance reviews, individual development activities, etc.

  • Monitor team performance against department standards, and ensure that these standards are consistently met or exceeded

  • Assisting in disciplinary decisions and action

  • Act as escalation point for issues and provide leadership and guidance to team

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8+ years of successful enterprise sales experience with a proven history of quota attainment preferred

  • Past software experience in the area of Identity & Access Management (IAM) or related security software segments strongly preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred

  • Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

About Entrust Datacard

Our growing company relies on curious, dedicated and innovative colleagues to anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust Datacard technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers. Each year, our solutions secure billions of transactions and every day, our technologies issue and manage more than 10 million secure identities. How do we do all of this? Together.

Join us. Together we'll create solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure life.

For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Entrust Datacard Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

NO AGENCIES, NO RELOCATION

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