COE Sales Specialist France

Sales – Center of Excellence /
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 Sales Specialist COE will manage customers and prospects that have 1–100 employees, assistingwith quotes (renewals, upsells, cross-sells, net new), working deal registrations, licensing, and other sales related activity bringing business. 

What You Will Do

    • You are the central contact person for our end customers and partnersfrom the small business segment (1-100 employees) in a defined territory. 
    • Ensure quotes and othertasks are processed in a timely,efficient, and accurate manner, ensuring compliancewith internal policies. 
    • Understand the end-to-end processes across deal flow including roles and responsibilities of cross-functional support teams to quickly resolve issues. 
    • Update CRM ( with conversations, competitive information, decision-making criteria and other pertinent information. 
    • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the customerto progress on assigned tasks. 
    • Achieving agreed quarterly sales goals and performance indicators for daily standards for number of tasks handled and closed i.e. tickets, calls, emails, and other sales activities. 
    • Effectively communicate with Sophos prospects and customers using phone and our Sales Engagement Platform ( 
    • Work with channel account executives and build strong relationships with partner ecosystem to drive sales initiatives to a high volume of customers in your sales segment. 
    • Ensure territory growth with partner ecosystem by cross-selling and upselling on customer based and bringing new customers in.  
    • Work with Renewal Sales Operations to drive customer retention, upsell & cross-sell.

What You Will Bring

    • Fluency in French and English, both written and spoken (at least B2 level), 
    • Relevant studies or training or experience (desirable), 
    • You have strong time management and organizational skills, 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills, 
    • Simplicity, authenticity, accountability and resiliency, 
    • Understanding of IT ecosystem, and interest in cybersecurity as well as high affinity for technical contexts, 
    • Experience retaining and growing existing small customers based under assigned territory from year to year (preferred), 
    • Experience bringing in new customers through partner ecosystem, 
    • Add value thru best-in-class support and growth mindset, 
    • Experience with Qualification Sales Methodology (such as MEDDPICC) 
    • Experience using Salesforce (mandatory), OutReach (preferred), and Gong (desirable). 

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. 

Data Protection
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