Director of SalesLabster is changing the way students learn science, with over 5 million users in over 60 countries. Our sales team drives this mission forward by bringing our science education software platform to decision makers at college and university clients every day. We are a fast paced, rapidly growing team made up of 10 Sales Executives in the Higher Education market. We value being a great team, achieving the extraordinary, and helping as many students as possible. Higher Education is where we started and is currently our largest revenue generating market. This is a huge opportunity to come in as the Director of Sales and lead and inspire a motivated sales team, establish sustainable growth and take this market to the next level following our Series C round of funding with world class investment from a16z, Owl Ventures, Sofina and many others.
What you’ll be doing:
Coaching, mentoring, motivating a driven sales team focused on new business, and in doing so generating revenue opportunities for the sales organization
Leading the recruitment, staffing and training to grow and maintain a sales team
Formulating and executing on monthly and quarterly sales plans
Assisting sales team with client meetings, presentations and negotiations
Inspiring, leading and coaching a dynamic and fast paced sales team
Coaching and providing feedback to the sales team in the areas of sales/personal development, direction and focus
Conducting weekly forecast review and quarterly progress review sessions with each representative
Managing productivity, funnel of opportunities and quality to ensure teams meet established goals and standards
Implementing ongoing process improvements that will make our team more efficient
Assisting in managing events, call blitzes, campaigns, to achieve target goals for team and individual sales executives
Collaborating with other circles (Product, CS, Finance) to ensure maximum sales effectiveness and coordinate on processes
Identifying emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status
If you’ve got these skills, we’d love to hear from you
Excellent communications and leadership skills
5+ years of successful sales management experience in a SaaS environment
Proven experience as a sales/account executive, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
Customer Focused – personally demonstrated that both external and internal customers are a high priority by identifying, and responding to their needs in a timely and efficient manner
Initiative – Recognizes opportunities and initiates to capitalize on them by looking for a new and productive ways to make an impact
Results-oriented with strong analytical skills
Deep understanding of CRM systems and best practices. We use Salesforce!
Must be a team player
Experience in EdTech preferred, but not required
We are Labster. Creators of virtual science lab software that makes learning engaging, effective and accessible, to as many students as possible. We exist to empower the next generation of scientists to change the world. It’s our mission to support 100 million science learners globally by 2025.
In the same way our technology empowers students, we thrive on an autonomous and innovative culture based on Holacracy, and ensuring that your work fits into your lifestyle.
We encourage individual expression, boldly challenge how it’s always been done, and foster learning, creativity and growth. How you work is in your control, balanced by the comfort of access to like-minded, inspiring people, when you need it.
What’s in it for you?
- Be a part of making science accessible and engaging to the world’s future scientists
- Embrace the autonomy of Holacracy, and work that fits into your lifestyle
- Fair and attractive salaries
- Work with flexibility
- Unlimited paid vacation (which we encourage you to actually take!)
- Learning budget & freedom to decide what you learn!
- Company-wide equity program
- Opportunities to travel and meet your colleagues from around the world! (Covid permitting)
Our commitment to all of you
Labster, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. Labster strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. Labster complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.