Working at Pluralsight
Founded in 2004 & trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight is the technology skills platform organizations & individuals in 150+ countries count on to create progress for the world.
Our platform helps technologists master their craft & take control of their careers. We empower businesses everywhere to build adaptable teams, speed up release cycles & become scalable, reliable & secure. We come to work everyday knowing we're helping our customers build the skills that power innovation.
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Just like sales leaders have Salesforce, technology leaders have Pluralsight. We are democratizing technology skills & as every company becomes a tech company, we are central to their future competitive advantage & ability to thrive in the digital age.
The Commercial Account Manager is accountable for managing, renewing & expanding a large block of existing customers by understanding your customer's short & long-term technology goals & objectives to determine where Pluralsight can align & improve our customer's ability to execute their strategic plans.
You accomplish your role by building strong relationships both internally with support resources, marketing, legal & Customer Success & Professional Services, as well as externally with our customers, champions, decision-makers & key users. You will need to fully leverage our Customer Success Digital Resources to maximize customer engagement & satisfaction with Pluralsight.
This role is also responsible for expanding the Sphere of Influence - (SOI) within accounts to identify & engage key business stakeholders & decision makers & for identifying high-potential accounts that are ready for a broader or more in-depth relationship with Pluralsight (Upsell/Cross Sell) opportunities.
Additionally, the Account Manager will have the responsibility to ensure their accounts are healthy as defined by key metrics such as License Redemption, Active Users & several others. Ultimately, the Commercial Account Manager is responsible for account renewals (Gross Retention) & account growth (Net Retention).
You accomplish this by:
Exceed assigned sales goals & metrics
Build & grow pipeline to sustain & deliver sales goals
Provide accurate sales forecast
Prospect account base for new opportunities expand opportunities
Engage in solutions & value-based business conversations to influence clients & ultimately ensure solutions are meeting clients objectives
Negotiate & bring to successful closure renewals for assigned customers
Upsell & grow current deal size
Cultivating relationships with renewal customers to ensure renewal will successfully close.
Communicating with all renewing customers to ensure status of renewal & verify the correct contact person
Identify accounts that may not renew subscription & relay necessary information to the appropriate Customer Success resource.
Complete renewal lifecycle management including all administrative tasks such as obtaining Purchase Orders when required, forecasting, quoting, agreement negotiations, & order creation & submission
Ensures all SaaS components of the renewals cycle are thoroughly planned, presented & delivered to the customer
Using proven negotiation skills to close all assigned opportunities, with the ability to upsell additional revenue opportunities.
Interact with Sales & other internal teams to address renewal issues & general renewal matters for our customers.
Analyze customer renewal data & current renewal agreements to determine retention & uplift strategy.
Promote retention & minimize attrition of assigned customers.
Provide management reporting on renewals progress by accurately forecasting to leadership as required
Partner with assigned CSM to develop & leverage customer relationships to improve customer experience & retention & to grow the business by uncovering additional opportunities within existing customers
Liaise closely with Account Executives to ensure alignment on renewal strategies & status.
Develop a strong understanding of the product offering.
Great C-level engagement, communication & presentation skills
Passion for delighting every client & adequately represent the Pluralsight brand
You'd be a great fit if your current track record looks like this:
2+ years of relevant account management job experience in a similar role or related function (such as Inside sales, Sales Operations, Services Renewals), direct SaaS sales, B2B sales within technology or software industry
Prior experience closing $25K+ ACV/ARR deals & working with SaaS renewals is required
Experience negotiating contracts, working through redlines & contractual language with Legal or Procurement
Proven track record of success in managing a high-volume portfolio of accounts
Business acumen & ability to analyse data to address customer situations.
Self motivated, goal & detail oriented, persistent & dependable
Must have proven experience with forecasting & achieving or exceeding quota targets
Demonstrable experience in a role involving critical thinking': i.e. ability to analyze issues, make decisions & problem solve self-sufficiently. Pragmatic decision making where exceptions are required.
Salesforce or other CRM experience preferred
Establishing executive level, long term customer relationships for future cross-sell & up-sell opportunities
Ability to travel 10% to 20% required to present Executive Business Reviews to key customer & coordinate/manage major field events
Skills that will aid in your success:
Enthusiastic professional with focus on Customer success
Understanding of value drivers in recurring revenue business models
Ability to manage influence through persuasion, negotiation & agreements of distinction
Being able to expertly multi-task while ensuring renewal targets are met
Solid understanding of relevant technology & platforms including web-based software applications & SaaS environments