Director, Sales Public Sector (East Coast)

United States
Sales – Public Sector /
Permanent /
About Us
Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at 

Role Summary
The Director of Sales Public Sector will lead Sophos' sales initiatives in the US Public Sector, concentrating on developing and expanding the client base in the eastern half of the United States. Reporting to the VP of Sales, this role requires close collaboration with senior leadership, marketing teams, and strategic channel partners to drive revenue growth and enhance market presence. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a successful history of building and leading high-performance sales teams, along with a proven ability to formulate effective go-to-market strategies within the cybersecurity sector.

What You Will Do

    • Formulate and implement tailored sales strategies to achieve revenue and market share objectives within the  US Public Sector
    • Establish and manage a high-performing sales team capable of delivering revenue growth and ensuring customer satisfaction
    • Cultivate robust relationships with key clients, strategic partners, and influential entities within the  US Public Sector
    • Collaborate effectively with marketing teams and channel partners to devise and execute impactful go-to-market strategies
    • Deliver regular reporting and analysis on sales performance, keeping abreast of market trends
    • Develop and sustain a comprehensive understanding of the cybersecurity landscape and competitive dynamics in the  US Public Sector
    • Ensure adherence to legal, ethical standards, and compliance with company policies and procedures

What You Will Do

    • Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, or a related field; MBA preferred
    • Over 10 years of leadership experience in sales, specifically within the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on US education and government sales
    • Proven track record of achieving revenue growth and expanding market share in previous sales leadership roles
    • Expertise in building and leading high-performance sales teams
    • In-depth knowledge of the cybersecurity market and competitive dynamics within  the US state, local, federal, and education sectors
    • Demonstrated success in crafting and executing go-to-market strategies within the cybersecurity sector
    • Exceptional communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
In the United States, the base salary for this role ranges from $129,000 to $215,000. In addition to the base salary, there's a component for target sales commissions alongside a comprehensive benefits package.  A candidate’s specific pay within this range will depend on a variety of factors, including job-related skills, training, location, experience, relevant education, certifications, and other business and organizational needs.


Ready to Join Us?
At Sophos, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives to fuel innovation. Research shows that candidates sometimes hesitate to apply if they don't check every box in a job description. We challenge that notion. Your unique experiences and skills might be exactly what we need to enhance our team. Don't let a checklist hold you back – we encourage you to apply.

What's Great About Sophos?
·   Sophos operates a remote-first working model, making remote work the primary option for most employees. However, some roles may necessitate a hybrid approach. Please refer to the location details in our job postings for further information.
·   Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
·   Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
·   Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
·   Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
·   Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
·   Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge 
·   Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know. 

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