Account Executive, Small Medium Business

| Greater Boston Area

About Drift

Drift is the new way businesses buy from businesses. With its quickly evolving set of tools and playbooks, Drift is the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, trusted by top enterprise businesses like Marketo, Okta, Outreach, Ellie Mae, and over 150,000 other businesses. Sales and marketing teams rely on Drift to connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. Based in Boston, Drift was founded by serial marketing technology entrepreneurs David Cancel and Elias Torres and is backed by leading venture capitalists including CRV, General Catalyst, and Sequoia.

About the team 

The Small Medium Business Sales group here at Drift have a team-first mentality. They take pride in winning and growing as a team. Incredibly collaborative, innately motivated and invested in continuous learn, this team is unlike your normal sales team. They are passionate about putting customers first, which drives a different sort of sale. This team is responsible for growing our small medium client base in a fast paced sales environment and educating prospects on the tenets of Conversational Marketing. 

All Drifters 

  • Have complete ownership and accountability over their role and functional area
  • Have complete transparency into the rest of the company (and are expected to show their work and do the same)
  • Have a sense of urgency. We are building a once in a lifetime company at Drift, so we move fast every single day
 
What you’ll be doing on the team:
 
In one month you'll 
  • Attend comprehensive organization training and learn the Drift story, how we work and our goals for the future
  • Experience an in-depth product training, including learning how to use the product for your own business
  • Have 1:1 meetings with your direct manager and meet with other key players 
  • Shadow colleagues and start working on your own pitch.
  • Learn the buyer personas and formulate creative outreach (we're big GIF fans here!)
  • Maybe even close your first deal!
By month 3 you'll 
  • Master Drift product and have good understanding of the industry
  • Fully understand our internal ecosystem and be able to collaborate cross-functionally to provide a best in class sales process
  • Continue to learn conversational selling tactics
  • Build pipeline through well-crafted prospecting messages 
  • Connect and consult inbound and marketing generated opportunities 
  • Prepare and present software demos and successfully guide prospects through the buying process
  • Continue to learn about the ever changing industry 
  • Work toward hitting a fully ramped quota

By month 6 you'll 

  • Build and manage a strong pipeline of prospective customers and provide accurate sales forecast through Salesforce
  • Drive complex deals from initial contact through close within a fast paced environment
  • Master conversational sales and marketing practices 
  • Be crushing your quota
  • Work with your manager to identify a plan of continued growth
  • Bring your thinking, strategy and ideas to the team to advance our unique culture and vision for the future

About you and what type of skills you’ll need:

  • Minimum 1 year of closing experience in a SaaS technology company 
  • Proven track record of quota achievement 
  • Experience in fast paced and high growth companies
  • Strong sales fundamentals, business & sales accumen
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively within a team environment 
  • Tech savvy and eagerness to learn new technology and practices
  • Bachelor's degree or comparable experience 
 

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Drift is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected] 

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Location

Right in the heart of Back Bay 🙏

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

We've been to Nashville, Austin, and Killington for our yearly company retreat! Where to next?!

Drift

Team

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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