Corporate Sales Engineering Manager Proofpoint
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Do you want to help the biggest enterprise companies in the world protect and govern their most sensitive business data? Would you like to work for a fast growing company that is leading the security industry in providing protection against targeted threats? If so, Proofpoint is looking for a self-starting, responsible, mature, highly-motivated Corporate Sales Engineering Manager to lead a team of talented sales engineers focused on new, add-on and renewal sales to education and middle-enterprise accounts.
The ideal candidate will have a solid technical background in email security and prior experience managing technical sales teams. An ability to ?lead from the front? and a willingness to act as both player and coach to help your team secure the technical win will be key to your success.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of your team of Sales Engineers
Resource management - assign projects, accounts, and meetings to sales engineers as required, and resolve scheduling conflicts
Work as an individual contributor for key accounts as needed or requested
Participate in technical sales calls, and contribute to creating sales and evaluation strategy at the account level.
Engage directly with customers in technical or sales escalations, and drive issues to resolution.
Provide technical leadership and product expertise to the team as well as the larger sales organization
All aspects of people management, including hiring, development, training, regular 1:1s and annual reviews
Hire, train and retain top talent
Provide feedback and direction, both positive and constructive, to personnel in a timely manner
Build a strong team and provide satisfaction among your team and customers
Influence both internal and external C-level executives through presentations and briefings
Work collaboratively with other groups, including Sales, Professional Services, Support, Engineering, and Product Management, to ensure effective operation of your team, achieve the technical win, and ensure ongoing customer satisfaction
Formulate best practices for presentations, demos, and evaluations as well as overall sales strategy
Act as a trusted advisor to higher level management on strategic opportunity reviews, emerging competitive threats, product direction, and establishing sales objectives and strategies
7-10 years of experience in sales engineering, selling to commercial and EDU accounts
Prior management experience
Technical background in messaging and security
Experience with both Linux and Windows
A thorough background of Internet protocols and how they work (HTTP, SMTP, etc.)
Knowledge of networking topology, TCP/IP protocol, and network configuration and components (firewalls, routers, load balancers, etc.)
CISSP and related certifications are a plus
BSCS or equivalent
Proofpoint, Inc. helps the largest and most successful companies in the world protect and govern their most sensitive data. Founded in 2002 by the former CTO of Netscape and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Proofpoint was funded by top Silicon Valley investors, including Benchmark Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures before going public in 2012.
Please note that Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter 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.
||892 Ross Drive |
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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