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Public Sector Account Manager

Company name
Sendmail, Inc.

Draper, UT, United States

Employment Type

Account Management, Sales

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

Build and enhance our proven security platform

Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-

generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

We are seeking a highly motivated Account Manager to join our growing and successful SLED team. In this role you will focus on increasing market share in for Proofpoint products primarily in the Public Sector market segment, with some accounts in education as well. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating and delivering web based and onsite product demos. As a Public Sector Account Manager you will be converting prospects into sales by differentiating Proofpoint from the competition.

Your day-to-day

Proactively and aggressively target University, Junior College and local government accounts in your assigned territory

Identify and pursue prospect accounts through a mix of cold calling, government bid lists and teaming up with our Channel Partners to build pipeline and drive revenue targets

Work with System Engineers to prepare account strategies and plans, as well as to execute product demonstrations and Proof of Concept (POC) engagements

Prepare activity and forecast reports as requested

Prepare and execute a thorough business plan

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Proofpoint's competitive positioning in the marketplace

Meet or exceed revenue quota

May require modified schedule (work hours) to align with the target market

May require travel within the target market

May require modified hours to cover other time zones in assigned territory

What you bring to the team

4 Years of sales experience selling complex software solutions

Experience selling security/IT solutions and/or SLED (State, Local, Education) sales strongly preferred

Proven track record of sustained success/over-achievement in a sales role

Technical aptitude and strong work ethic

Ability to learn new concepts quickly

Positive attitude and presentation skills

Competitive nature

Strong sales acumen, preferably with an established sales methodology such as SPIN, Challenger, Miller Heiman, or similar method

Up to 30% Travel

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


Proofpoint is

an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Company info

Sendmail, Inc.
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Company Profile
Sendmail provides appliance-based products, applications and services that enable enterprises and government agencies to modernize their messaging infrastructures. Since 1982, thousands of commercial and open source customers around the globe have relied on Sendmail for a unified approach to the complex problems of policy-based message handling and routing.

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