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Corporate Account Executive - France

We are recruiting for Corporate Account Executives to join our new team in France.

This is a unique career opportunity for an entrepreneurial and driven sales professional to play a key role in the launch and expansion of a global market leader in the French territory, leveraging Okta’s existing French customer references, marketing programs, partner base and ISV & alliance relationships.

 The Corporate Account Executive will develop strategies and sales tactics to generate pipeline and drive sales opportunities to produce repeatable and predictable bookings, while adhering to Okta’s core value of always focusing on the success of our customers.    

You will achieve this by conducting sales presentation and product demonstrations – often via a remote Web session - to prospective clients and will represent Okta in an effective and professional manner to best develop new clients. The ideal candidate will be comfortable positioning Okta at both the functional and business value level.

 You are a strong team-player who is passionate about building effective working partnerships with your Okta colleagues (SEs, implementation consultants etc.), external business partners and customer contacts by exercising leadership, demonstrate results-oriented sales planning, and work in a positive and transparent way.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed quarterly revenue targets by maintaining a high activity rate
  • Develop and execute an actionable plan for assigned territory
  • Individually prospect to build and manage a robust sales pipeline
  • Qualify Corporate sales opportunities based on Okta’s sales methodology to assess customer fit, establish requirements and agree success criteria
  • Manage negotiations of both commercial terms and, in partnership with Okta’s legal team, Master Service Agreement & Data Privacy Agreements
  • Work with customers beyond closing the initial agreement to accelerate customer adoption and create future upsell opportunities
  • Form long-term relationships with resell and system integrators partners to extend Okta’s market reach & drive adoption
  • Develop long-term strategic relationships with key accounts to drive customer happiness
  • Travel as necessary, typically about 25%.

 Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion for technology and how it can help organisations compete and thrive in the Digital Age
  • Excited about the opportunity to be a founding member of the French arm of an exciting and fast-growing SaaS provider
  • Demonstrated sales experience working for technology vendors selling to mid-sized Enterprise solutions
  • The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful selling Software-as-a-Service and/or Cloud Computing services in the French market
  • Understanding of and experience with Identity & Access Management, Single Sign-on and API-based solutions is highly desirable
  • Trusted business partner for you peers in the local reseller and system integrator community
  • Disciplined in maintaining the CRM system in accordance with Okta’s processes
  • Extensive customer network
  • BS/BA degree preferred or equivalent
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Fluent in French & English 

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Nous recherchons des Ingénieurs commerciaux corporate prêts à rejoindre notre équipe française.

Il s’agit d’une opportunité unique de développer le marché Français d’Okta, leader mondial de l’identité et de la gestion des accès. Vous bénéficierez de références françaises existantes, de programmes marketing ainsi qu’un réseau de partenaires certifiés.

En tant qu'ingénieur commercial vous développerez les stratégies et tactiques commerciales de prospection ainsi que de gestion des opportunités afin de générer des revenus pérennes et prédictibles. Le succès de vos clients sera l'une de vos priorités en accord avec les valeurs d'Okta.

Vous délivrerez aux clients et prospects les présentations commerciales et les démonstrations de produits - souvent virtuellement. Vous représenterez Okta de manière efficace et professionnelle afin d'acquérir de nouveaux clients. Vous serez capable de positionner Okta au niveau fonctionnel tout en démontrant la valeur ajoutée de la solution.

Vous aimez travailler en équipe et pouvez établir des relations professionnelles avec vos collègues (ingénieurs avant-vente, consultants, etc.), vos partenaires et clients. Vous êtes passionnés et dotes de qualités managériales. Vous êtes ambitieux et désirez évoluer dans in environnement stimulant, positif et transparent.

Rôle et Responsabilités :

  • Atteinte ou dépassement des objectifs trimestriels en maintenant un fort taux d'activité
  • Développement et exécution de plan de territoire
  • Prospection et gestion de votre pipeline
  • Qualification des opportunités selon la méthodologie d'Okta : validation des prospects, identification des besoins et des critères de succès
  • Négociations des aspects commerciaux et légaux des contrats en collaboration avec les équipes légales d'Okta
  • Gestion de la relation client afin d'assurer l'adoption des clients et futures opportunités de vente
  • Maintien des relations avec les partenaires revendeurs et intégrateurs afin d'assurer le développement de nouveaux marchés
  • Développement de relations long-terme avec les clients stratégiques afin d'assurer leur satisfaction
  • Déplacements nécessaires, typiquement a hauteur de 25%

Connaissance, compétences et capacités minimum requises

  • Une passion pour les nouvelles technologies
  • Motivé par l'opportunité de devenir l'un des membres fondateurs de l’équipe française
  • Vous bénéficiez d’une expérience similaire chez un autre éditeur de logiciel de type SaaS ou infrastructure Cloud sur le marché français
  • Maitrise des concepts d’identité et gestion des accès (IAM), authentification unique (SSO); une expérience avec des solutions basées sur API est un plus
  • Réseau de partenaires revendeurs et intégrateurs locaux établit
  • Organisé et rigoureux dans la gestion des processus et la tenue du CRM
  • Réseau de clients significatif
  • Master ou niveau équivalent désiré
  • Excellente communication écrite et orale
  • Anglais courant

Okta est fier d'être un employeur offrant à tous les mêmes opportunités

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