SVP Field Sales

US-Remote /
Sales – Field Sales /
The database market is growing at 10% CAGR by IDC and is estimates to be $121Billion by 2025.
Gartner estimate that the Cloud data warehouse market is growing by 19% and will be $50B by 2028 which will represent 40% of the overall database market.
Actian is at the head of this market disruption with the fastest data warehouse on the planet with a proven performance advantage of being 9x faster than the competitor.  Actian is the market leader in providing a Hybrid Cloud Data Platform that includes data Integration, data management and analytics in a single easy to use solution deployed on AWS, Azure or Google.   
Our Vision is to be the Most Trusted, Flexible and Easy to Use Hybrid Cloud Data Platform.  Actian is transforming industries by empowering companies to accelerate application modernization and simplify the Cloud journey.  Our customers use the Actian Data Platform to unify their siloed data, explore and securely exchange data to run a variety of analytic workloads that provide real time business insights at a fraction of the cost.  We have 24 of the Fortune 100 companies using Actian technology in some of the most mission critical applications that impact your daily life.
Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity as we shape this market.
Job Description
Actian is hiring a Sr. Vice President of Sales to build a world class sales team, Go-To-Market strategy and drive execution plans that aligns with our revenue targets and objective to be the market leader in cloud database solutions.  We’re looking for a proven, motivating sales leader with great energy, passion, and initiative to manage and expand a highly talented Enterprise Regional Sales team.  This leader will manage and develop the team that drives new business billings and consumption of our database solutions to our over 1000 existing customers while acquiring net new customers.
Actian is growing extremely fast and we're scaling our team to help our customers take advantage of our cloud solution and accelerate cloud consumption. We are looking for a leader with a hyper-growth mindset and the pragmatic approach to solving the challenges of today while thinking strategically and building an execution plan that enables future growth.
As the Sr. Vice President of Sales, you will collaborate and team across the organization to align with Sales, marketing, engineering, and customer success to drive revenue and assure the continued growth of our core business as we transition from an on-premises business to a SaaS company.  We are looking for a leader who can develop and execute a growth strategy that protects our base while transitioning them to the cloud and build an organization that can successfully scale through accelerated Cloud adoption rates.  The Sr. Vice President of Sales is a key stakeholder involved in our growth strategy and eligible for the corporate bonus plan. You will play an essential role in the future success and the structure of our global sales strategy, focused on the people, best practices, and tools necessary to sustain long-term growth and market leadership.

About Actian Sales Culture
Actian is always innovating - not only in our technology, but also in our go-to-market strategy and in how we invest in our people.  Our sales leadership is committed to building the best sales team in the data management industry.  This means, inspiring and enabling success for everyone on the team.  We not only equip you to be successful and close business, but we want your feedback and input on how we can continue to be Better, Stronger and Faster together. 
What You Will Be Doing
Managing and coaching a team of 10 Regional Sales Directors Globally to ensure each region exceed quarterly targets and meet business objectives
Enable the team to effectively prospect, identify, qualify and develop sales pipeline for on-premises and SaaS solutions
Build revenue from SaaS solutions sold into the customer base and new customer to accelerate the customers journey to the Cloud and drive consumption
Proactively recruit first line Sales Directors to enable the hyper-growth plan to expand the team of Enterprise Sales Executives next year
Foster strong and effective customer relationships that result in strategic references accounts wiling to be vocal with analysts and prospects
Work closely with marketing to develop a plan for seminars, trade shows and other marketing related demand generating events
Be an example of Actian culture and values; live them, and inspire others
What You Bring to Actian
Combination of 10+ years sales and sales leadership experience in technology selling to large enterprise customers
Proven experience in building, developing and leading high-performance sales teams selling Subscriptions and SaaS solutions
Ability to articulate the business value of complex enterprise software technology and cloud services
Leadership experience with the proven ability to attract, develop and retain high performing talent
Experience deploying different sales methodologies and an understanding of their benefits and potential downsides
Experience working with Salesforce, LMS, CMS and Performance Management Systems
Continually assess readiness gaps, and work with the appropriate stakeholders to quickly develop the right programs to close deals and increase sales productivity
Measure and report the performance of our sales teams in relationship to enablement programs' impact, effectiveness, appropriateness, and development objectives
Ability to credibly and compellingly present business and market assessment along with recommendations with the Executive Leadership Team
Excellent leadership and influencing skills to build business partnerships across the organization and with external partners
Skilled at business planning and diligent at measuring and communicating KPIs and related progress towards the plan
Ability to pro-actively identify roadblocks and come up with appropriate solutions to overcome challenges
Skilled in managing time and resources appropriately to align with corporate strategy and objectives.
BA/BS degree preferred
Why Join Actian
Employee focused culture that listens and invests in our people
Competitive benefits (Medical, Dental, Pet, Parental Leave & Wellbeing Services)
401K matching, Annual merit, Corporate Bonus Incentives
Flex-vacation program and hybrid work policy
Career development planning and professional development
Company Social Responsibility program matching 1x1
Best in breed Sales trainings leveraging MEDDIC as a sales methodology
Sales performance accelerators up to 2x
Friendly and Fun workplace

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