Emerging Account Executive (Singapore)

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. It integrates directly with an organisation’s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 6,500+ applications. Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organisations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost. 

Thousands of customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, NTT and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organisations work faster, boost revenue, and stay secure.

The Emerging Markets Account Executive at Okta is responsible for all aspects of new customer acquisition and growth including management of the sales process for small to medium prospective customers as well as expansion within existing accounts.The Account Executive will focus on the Asia market, to develop and execute strategies and tactics in the following key areas: territory planning, prospecting, relationship development, running sales cycles, pricing presentation and delivery, negotiations, and closing.  

Account Executives at Okta strive to understand the specific challenges that both prospects and customers are faced with and map Okta’s solutions accordingly to achieve the desired positive business outcomes. They will need to cultivate positive relationships with customers and key partners while maintaining a solid knowledge of Okta’s evolving technology as well as contending differentiators. In this high-velocity role, you’ll focus on small to mid-sized businesses, presenting both on-site and remotely. Expect to own deals from cradle-to-grave in collaboration with account teams, sales engineers, professional services, and partners.  It is imperative that you demonstrate leadership qualities, ethical behavior, excellent work ethic and a focus on collaboration with both internal counterparts as well as customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute against a comprehensive territory plan
  • Prospect, build and maintain a robust sales pipeline
  • Work with partners to extend reach & new opportunities
  • Experience presenting to C-level executives
  • Manage sales cycle as well as key internal/external partners
  • Accelerate customer adoption
  • Manage contract negotiations
  • Develop long-term strategic relationships with key accounts and ensure customer success
  • Ability to travel 15%-20%

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of sales account management experience working for a technology vendor
  • Previous sales experience across the South East Asia market
  • A track record of success selling to small to medium sized Enterprise
  • Mandarin & / or additional language skills are advantageous
  • SaaS experience is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Works well in teams and synergetic environment
  • Extensive network of partnerships with customers, executives and peers
  • Experience working with channel partners is preferred
  • Strong leadership skills
  • BS/BA degree required

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  

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