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Proofpoint Named Account Manager-IA in Des Moines, Iowa

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Corporate Overview

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company protecting organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: vulnerabilities in people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions mitigating their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity.

Protection Starts with People.

The Role and the Team

Department Overview:

  • Proofpoint is looking for a high performing Sales professional to join their Named Account team selling to Enterprise account i.e. 5,000 mailboxes to approx. 35,000 mailboxes.

  • If you are looking to join a high performing, collaborative team with a track record of success this is the team for you! Proofpoint provides opportunities for networking, ongoing professional education, and career growth.

Role Overview:

Manage about 20 named accounts with a mix of white space and existing customers, work with our partner community to gain access to white space accounts while upselling and cross selling existing customers.

Sell the full Proofpoint Platform while working closely with internal and external ecosystem partners. In this role you will be able to expand the Proofpoint footprint as well as market leadership while assisting in protecting our customers from advanced threats and targeted attacks.

The Named Account Manager role reports to the Named Account Sales Director and must be located in Iowa.

Develop account plans for each of your named accounts, identify add on opportunities for incumbent book of business. Become a subject matter expert on the value the Proofpoint platform delivers and how we stack against the competition.

Expectations :

  • Consistent track record of overachievement

  • High level of weekly activity with customers and partners

  • Continued engagement with existing account

  • Meet and exceed revenue expectations

  • Maintain an active account plan

  • Deliver quarterly Customer Business Review

  • Security the renewals and educate on the Proofpoint Roadmap

  • Continued education i.e. roadmap, new solutions, integrations and industry news and developments

  • Deliver accurate forecast while maintaining a clean and clear Salesforce reporting

  • Be a team player and add to the overall success of the team trough result driven activity

Job Requirements

The What :

  • Clearly develop and execute path to plan with focus on Forecast accuracy and SFDC hygiene

  • Relentless attention to details and never give-up attitude with a high level of activity i.e. customer and partner meetings with emphasis on executive selling (CISO, CIO, CMO etc.)

  • Strong presentation skills and technical understanding of cyber security

  • High sales activity i.e. 6-10 customer and partner meetings per week, 6 hours of dedicated prospecting hours per week. Ability to both prospect and close business

The How:

  • Minimum 5 years of field sales experience selling complex cyber security solutions (or related field) managing medium and large accounts

  • Demonstrable track record of success

  • Experience working with Channel Partners and selling via two tier distribution

  • Track record of developing complex, multi product/multiyear proposals

  • Engaged presentations focused on customer need while delivering overall solution value

  • Ability to Identify customer business drivers

  • Use case / business value selling

  • Ability to quarterback a multitude of internal and external resources while being in tune with the different personalities and competing priorities

Why Proofpoint

Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success. We’re a customer-focused and a driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products. We are an inclusive, diverse, multinational company that believes in culture fit, but more importantly ‘culture-add’, and we strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply.

We believe in hiring the best and the brightest to help cultivate our culture of collaboration and appreciation. Apply today and explore your future at Proofpoint! #LifeAtPFPT


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Proofpoint has been honored with five Best Places to Work Awards in 2024 by workplace culture leader Comparably, including Best Company Outlook, Best Global Culture, Best Engineering Teams, Best Sales Teams, and Best HR Teams.

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Proofpoint thrives on the invaluable contributions of our diverse workforce, which encompasses a kaleidoscope of lived experiences, thoughts, perspectives, and professional expertise. We attribute much of our success to our people, who are at the core of our organization and embody our people-centric ethos.

We hire the most innovative minds globally to safeguard our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property. Our talented workforce develops and leverages our advanced technology, combining their expertise to provide comprehensive protection against threat actors and mitigate the risks posed by both malicious and negligent employees.

Cyberattacks have the potential to disrupt access to vital resources such as energy, water, transportation, healthcare, and financial services. At Proofpoint, our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure world-class cyber resilience, protecting approximately 8,000 enterprise customers worldwide.

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We work every day to ensure that our employees feel that they are in a community that celebrates their unique identity, cultivates their sense of belonging, and invests in their professional growth. We have 9 employee-led employee inclusion groups which help support both employees and our organization by providing opportunities to network, discuss career and cultural development and uplift the corporate culture to create a more inclusive workplace.

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.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.