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We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Area Sales Director, East

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Columbia, Maryland, United States

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We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Area Sales Director, East

Columbia | Maryland | United States

Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the first cloud-based platform, Tenable.io - are transforming global vulnerability management. We’re a global team, powered by creative thinkers who are wired for action, focused on delivering results and collaborating to enable decisive actions to protect what matters most. We’re in this together - colleagues, customers and partner communities working as One Tenable.

Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 700 colleagues, 20,000 customers and a range of revolutionary products that are shaping cybersecurity in 150 countries. Being valued for who you are as well as what you do, you can embrace the pace (we’re recognized as one of the fastest growing security product companies by SC Magazine, Red Herring, Info Securities, Deloitte and E&Y) as well as enjoy a superb rewards package (we’re seen as a Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Business Journal and Expert Marketplace). The key question is: Is This You?

Your Role:

The Area Sales Director is responsible for leading a regions sales team of highly skilled, seasoned sales individuals. The ASD will map the course, develop the vision and implement annual plans and is accountable for delivering measurable results that achieves and exceeds revenue and margin targets.

Your Opportunity:

  • Act as the front line manager to recruit the direct sales management team and ensure, in turn, that these managers effectively recruit, hire, develop, and manage a tiered sales team
  • Accurately manage, inspect and report in a predictable manner on all aspects of pipeline development and forecasts for the region
  • Split time 50/50 between managing a team and customer interfacing calls
  • Works closely with new as well as established channel partners to generate new business opportunities
  • Develop go to market plan for specific region
  • Lead negotiations for large complex deals
  • Work closely with leadership for other functions such as Sales Engineering, Channel, finance, legal, R&D and marketing to ensure efficient alignment to regional activities and to enable optimum sales performance
  • Direct sales responsibility for accounts in region and attain revenue goal for new product sales.
  • Initiate, establish and maintain contact with team members, prospects, clients, and partners within assigned territory
  • Develop recommendations for growth, opportunities for growth, and key target accounts in the assigned territory
  • Develop and maintain a complete knowledge of Tenable’s products

What you'll need:

  • 10+ years of Director-level management experience of direct reports in a fast paced, highly competitive, ever-changing sales environment
  • Min 6 years experience selling Security Products: Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, IDS/IPS, SIEM, DLP, Compliance, Encryption, access Management, Authentication, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding on how to sell multi-product software solutions
  • Minimum of 8+ years in quota carrying sales role with demonstrated success
  • Extensive experience negotiating large complex deals with extremely complex terms, conditions, price pressures and considerations
  • Proven track record working with channel and technology partners to build strategic and cooperative sales campaigns together
  • History of coordination within an internal set of multi-functional teams such as Sales Engineers, Inside Reps, Field Marketing, Professional Services, and Channel Management to ensure target quotas as achieved and exceeded
  • Reference-able domain expertise of the Mid-Atlantic/South Region, accounts, decision makers and channel partners

We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels.

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