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Rocket Software, Inc. Senior Account Executive in Des Moines, Iowa

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

Job Description Summary:

The Senior Account Executive is an enterprise software sales professional who sells a platform of software solutions to Global 1000 clients. This individual understands executive selling into large companies, outstanding communication skills and brings current relationships. Proactively prospecting and leading meetings with customers weekly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Sell a portfolio of infrastructure and application software that optimizes and modernizes enterprise systems.

  • Work closely with Field Marketing to develop prospects and events.

  • Lead sales campaigns with the extended team of Rocket sales engineers, marketing and lab groups.

  • Ensure best-in-class customer sales satisfaction and reference-ability with our customers.

  • Meets revenue targets and strategic objectives, including growing the sales pipeline, creating territory plans.

  • Actively use Salesforce and maintain weekly, monthly and quarterly sales forecasts.

  • Work with management to negotiate pricing and contact terms.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to customer business and IT leaders, aggressively shape opportunities early in the sales cycle. Advance opportunities into profitable revenue growth for the company.

  • Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge in aligning the company's capabilities to business and IT priorities and positioning relative to competitors.

  • Advocate for customer needs during sales cycle and in addressing any delivery issues

  • Research and understand each customer's industry and business, strategies and challenges.

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of sales experience in solution software to Global 1000 clients.

  • Ability to adapt to the situation, impeccable honesty, integrity, and ethics.

  • Work in a company with a sales culture that supports and rewards high achievers.

  • Proactively tackles difficult problems often with a new perspective.

  • Can articulate a vision, influence others, plan and organize resources and deliver the results.

  • Strive to exceed expectations and able to work independently.

  • Has thebusiness acumen and experience to navigate large, complex customers with a portfolio product line.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated history as a consistent top performer selling software solutions to senior executives with quotas in excess of 2M, selling large transactions.

  • Hunter who will proactively create and qualify new opportunities and meet customers in person every week.

  • Experience with complex, multi-year subscription and perpetual licenses sales.

  • Network of trusted relationships within designated region

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field 

Travel Requirements:

50% of your time in the field working at tradeshows and meeting with customers/clients 

Information Security:

Information security is everyone’s responsibility. A fundamental principle of information security at Rocket Software is that all individuals in the organization have a responsibility for the security and protection of company information and IT Resources over which they have control, according to their role.

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity:

At Rocket we are committed to an inclusive workplace environment, where every Rocketeer can thrive by bringing their full selves to work. Being a Rocketeer means you are part of our movement to continually drive inclusivity, diversity and equity in our workforce.

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be 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. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to hr@rocketsoftware.com. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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

Thousands of companies around the world depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extending the value of these assets to take advantage of cloud and mobile computing, advanced analytics, and other future innovations. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, Rocket solutions power the back-end systems that thousands of brands interact with every day. At Rocket, software has always been about people—not just ones and zeroes. We’re people solving problems for other people, and we strive to treat our customers, partners, and fellow Rocketeers with humanity. Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with 31 offices around the world.

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