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Sales, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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  Job Description

The Commercial Account Executive (AE) is responsible for revenue growth in new logo & existing accounts within an assigned territory & ensuring all keymetrics are delivered. The role is predominantly an outbound focused role where the AE will be primarily responsible for lead generation & opportunity creation. TheAE is a customer facing position requiring executive-level selling skills. The AE will workclosely with Sales Development, Marketing, Professional Services, & Customer Success departments to proactively develop & execute a territory plan - including allinbound & outbound selling efforts, develop executive relationships, & accelerate strategic sales motions. The AE will engage with accounts via email, telephone, face to face, & other onlinemediums. The AE will provide direction & recommendations to extended territory team & leadership toincrease efficiencies, structure, & strategy of the region, ensuring individual & team success.


Sales Execution

Prospect account base for new opportunities

Build pipeline to sustain & deliver sales goals

Provide accurate sales forecast

Develop & execute territory sales strategy

Target & win new accounts

Build relationships with customers through all resources (face to face, phone, social,and other online mediums)

Create social environments to improve overall client relations

Maintain & leverage accurate customer records within

Utilize process to ensure high-touch & meaningful communication

Establish a trusted advisor role with accounts by being assertive, present & relevant

Build ecosystem of customers, authors, analysts, etc., to increase value to territory

Be accountable for actions & report progress with territory team

Attend field events within assigned territory & get prospective customers to those events

Travel ~ 25%

Support & Reporting

Provide feedback on pre-sales issues & competitive trends

Use sales tools to identify & profile within assigned territories (SFDC, Sales Navigator, Outreach, etc.)

Understand quote to cash process (Quote, PO, Invoice, Payment)

Leverage internal & external resources & tools to maximize customer information



Understand complex sales cycles & be able to work opportunities that include multiple decision makers & influencers

Ability to proactively prospect into new accounts & understand prospecting methodologies

Strong organization skills to work dozens of opportunities simultaneously

Ability to use consultative, solution selling, & business development skills & customize delivery at manager, director, VP & C level to become a trusted advisor

Ability to gain in-depth knowledge of clients' business needs, organizational structure, businessprocesses & financial structure

Develops comprehensive business use case approach in crafting client proposals

Proven communication skills both written & verbal

Ability to deliver excellent customer presentations tying the Pluralsight solution to key business drivers & demonstrate ROI


Exceptional track record of consistently meeting & exceeding sales revenue targets

3+ years of direct SaaS sales experience closing 100,000+ ACV/ARR deals

Experience in an outbound Account/Business development role

Experience in solution-oriented value-based commercial or enterprise software sales

Proven experience successfully prospecting into new companies

Proficient using, Sales Navigator & other prospecting platforms

University or Bachelor's Degree,or equivalent work experience

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.

And we don't let fear, egos or drama distract us from our mission. Our mission to democratize technology skills is what drives us & our values are at the helm of how we work together. It's our commitment to practicing them day in, day out that enables our performance. We're adults, & we treat each other that way. We have the autonomy to do our jobs, transparency to eliminate office politics & trust each other to do the right thing. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, & peers who inspire us to be the best we can be. We bring different viewpoints, backgrounds & experiences, & united by our mission, we are one.

Bring yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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