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Account Executive - Education

Salesforce

Salesforce

Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Job Category

Sales

Job Details

About Salesforce

We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

About Salesforce
We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.Our Enterprise EDU team focuses on working with our most strategic customers and institutions generating over $200m in revenue annually. You will have the opportunity to work in a fast paced team with various customers and receive personalized training and career opportunities.

Day to Day

Our Named Account Executives drive new business and engage with existing customers to sell the entire Salesforce Customer 360 platform. They build positive, trusted relationships with both key team members and c-suite decision makers within their patch, and become naturals at helping customers realize value from their Salesforce investments.
You will use your skills to develop opportunities, through both warm leads and whitespace prospecting.

    • Embody a growth mindset
    • Persistent focus on pipe generation strategies and execution to seed, land and expand new and existing accounts
    • Develop key customer stakeholder relationships and drive customer satisfaction at assigned accounts
    • Develop and drive the overall long-term strategy for the account, aligned to customer business objectives
    • Coordinate internal Salesforce resources to meet customer business needs
    • Perform account planning at assigned accounts, coordinating with Prime and Cloud sales resources to ensure strategic alignment
    • Share Salesforce value proposition for existing and/or new customers
    • Drive growth within an existing assigned account
    • Demonstrated focus on process over outcome

Preferred Qualifications

    • 5 years of full cycle sales experience, at least 2 years in Enterprise Sales
    • Experience working in Higher Education
    • Demonstrates success and enthusiasm in hunting for new business
    • Ability to strategize with a large extended team
    • Experience working in high-growth, performance focused environments
    • Experience will be evaluated based on the core competencies for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)

Working at Salesforce
Working at Salesforce isn’t all about selling. It’s also about learning, and we heavily invest in you with a month-long immersion and onboarding, including: a week-long product bootcamp, mentorship program, weekly coaching and development programs.
Benefits
We are pioneers of the Pledge 1% model, providing product, grants and community service to those in need. We are proud to be#1 in PEOPLE’s Top 50 Companies that Care, and are on Fortune’s Change the World list.
We provide every employee with 7 paid volunteer days off a year, and donation matching for all approved charitable donations.
We provide other world-leading benefits to all our employees, including;

    • Health, life insurance, retirement saving plan
    • Monthly wellness allowance
    • Flexible time off & leave policies
    • Parental benefits
    • Perks and discounts

Accommodations
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Posting Statement

At Salesforce we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more. Learn more about Equality at www.equality.com and explore our company benefits at www.salesforcebenefits.com.

Salesforce is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Salesforce does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Salesforce will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Salesforce.

Salesforce welcomes all.