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Inside Sales Manager - Public Sector

Manchester, United Kingdom Off, Manchester, United Kingdom Office, GB

Sales

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.


Job Purpose

•    To successfully lead, develop and motivate a team of internal Account Managers, based from our new Sales Hub in Manchester, who are responsible for selling Sophos Cyber Security solutions into Public Sector accounts (Education, Local Government, Central Government, NHS & Blue Light)

 

Duties & Responsibilities

•    Work with the Inside Sales Director to create a high energy sales environment that will overachieve revenue targets and outperform key metrics for the Public Sector Inside Sales Team. 
•    Collaborate with the Public Sector Sales Director to ensure the overall success of the UK Public Sector business strategy.
•    Overachieve annual and quarterly sales targets by maintaining Sophos’ competitiveness in the market and finding innovative ways to generate sales revenue.
•    Drive a weekly sales cadence which focuses deal execution and pipeline generation. 
•    Hire, coach and motivate account managers so they are competent, professional and able to exceed their individual sales quotas and performance metrics. 
•    Support account managers by participating in customer calls and coaching them on day-to-day matters that will help to achieve their goals and contribute to their professional growth.
•    Support the team in creating & articulating value proposals that will generate incremental revenue.
•    Conduct weekly 1-2-1 meetings with TAMs to establish goals and objectives and to review key performance metrics (call activity, pipeline building, sales bookings, forecasting etc). 
•    Work collaboratively with X-functional teams inc Channel, Marketing, Sales Engineering & Support.
•    Ensure Deal Registration and SDR leads are managed in a timely and professional manner.
•    Ensure the team engages with Channel Partners in accordance with the Sophos Partner Program. 
•    Ensure pipeline management is accurate and consistent across the team.
•    Deliver accurate forecasts to the business on a weekly, quarterly and ad hoc basis. 
•    Contribute to annual, quarterly and ad hoc business planning. 

 

ESSENTIAL Skills & Experience

•    A self-motivated, results orientated sales manager who can offer creative and innovative ideas to drive success.   
•    A minimum of 3 years’ experience managing high volume sales teams selling technology-based solutions (ideally Cyber Security) to Public Sector customers. 
•    An understanding of the UK Public Sector and its procurement practices. 
•    A demonstrable history of overachieving sales targets with Public Sector sales teams. 
•    A successful record of recruiting, building and developing front line sales teams. 
•    Experience of presenting to and negotiating with Public Sector executives (CISOs, CIOs, CPOs.)
•    Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate and simplify complex matters. 
•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other teams. 
•    Experience of working a channel sales model. 
•    Knowledge of sales methodologies, ideally MEDDPICC.

 

DESIRABLE Skills & Experience

•    An understanding of the Cyber Security industry 
•    An understanding of Cyber Security risks and how to mitigate them. 
•    Existing relationships with Public Sector customers.
•    Existing relationships with key resellers.
•    Salesforce CRM skills and social media savvy. 
•    Degree educated.
 

Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

 

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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