Territory Account Manager - Public Sector

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


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Join our expanding UK Sales Team!


Since the covid-19 outbreak, the UK’s public sector organisations, including the NHS, have been repeat targets for foreign hackers and cyber criminals. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) dealt with a record of over 700 incidents in the last year, with a quarter related to the covid-19 pandemic. Ransomware incidents specifically also rose threefold in the past year.


At Sophos we help to protect much of the UK’s public sector against such threats with our market-leading solutions and due to continued growth in our client base we are looking for talented individuals across the UK to come and join us to continue our mission!


The Role:

The Territory Account Manager - Public Sector role is responsible for generating profitable revenue from sales to customers within an assigned territory, by selling with and through channel partners, primarily over the phone (Inside Sales).


Main Duties:

  • Achieve annual and quarterly billings quotas for your assigned territory.
  • Maintain customer engagement at the required levels with your assigned accounts.
  • Manage all sales opportunities in your assigned territory to:
  • Increase customer retention.
  • Increase deal value.
  • Increase close rates and speed up the sales cycle.
  • Support channel sales activities in your assigned territory.
  • Support the channel planning process and forecasting for your assigned territory accounts in conjunction with the relevant Channel Account Executives.
  • Work with partners to consistently articulate Sophos’ value proposition to customer in order to maintain and expand Sophos’ business within assigned customer accounts
  • Responsible for forecasting monthly/quarterly business
  • Attend partner sites to generate new business opportunities


Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in a sales environment, ideally in cybersecurity
  • Experience in selling IT solutions
  • Experience working with public sector clients
  • Proven track record of achieving and exceeding territory sales quotas
  • Familiarity with CRM/PRM and forecasting systems
  • Knowledge of territory characteristics and business environment
  • Knowledge of software channel ecosystems
  • Strong Presentation and Negotiation skills
  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent telephone selling skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team selling environment


The UK Sophos office location is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire but we welcome remote applications with relevant public sector sales experience. For local applicants, the position will start as a remote role until we are able to return to the office (according to government guidelines and company policy).



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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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