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Proofpoint AVP, Named Account Sales, East in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Company 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. Proofpoint

The Proofpoint Named Account team covers a wide range of accounts from small enterprise to Fortune 100 companies. Our culture is collaborative and focused on customer success. It is an ideal environment for individuals seeking the opportunity for career development.

The role:

We are seeking an East Area Vice President, Named Accounts to join and lead our rapidly expanding team in the North America market. In this role you will lead a group of Regional Sales Directors and Sales teams in identifying, developing, and retaining top talent in order to deliver consistent revenue growth. You will play a hands-on role with the field sales organization in this customer facing and highly visible position, including direct participation in closing deals at key accounts. This role will report to the Vice President, North America Field Sales, Named Accounts.

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience successfully leading high performing field sales teams spread over a large geography

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Prior experience selling Security, Archive and Governance solutions

  • Strong knowledge of new and current technologies and trends in the Security landscape

  • Strong industry contacts in the prospective customer and influencer communities

  • Outstanding consultative selling skills and ability to clearly and effectively articulate the company’s value proposition

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to create a business plan, build a strong business pipeline, accurately forecast and close business

Your Day to Day:

  • Lead a team of dedicated Regional Sales Directors

  • Responsible for employee development to help create our next generation senior leaders.

  • Provide accurate sales forecasting and manage overall sales process in support of area goals.

  • Develop strategic plans with tactical execution to expand the Proofpoint platform with existing customers, as well as gain market share from the competition.

  • Establish and maintain key customer relationships, with a focus on customer executives.

  • Execute on a partner plan to drive incremental revenue through the channel

  • Partner with Sales Engineering, Professional Services, Marketing, and Support to close deals, drive revenue and adoption

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!

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.

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