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Account Executive, Small Medium Enterprise

| Greater Boston Area

WHO WE ARE

Drift is changing the way businesses buy from businesses. We put the customer at the center of everything we do and have enabled companies like MongoDB, Toast, Zenefits and Talkdesk to successfully move toward conversational marketing and selling. We're shaking up the traditional sales and marketing funnels and are looking for the right people to join us on our growth journey. 

THE TEAM

The Small Medium Enterprise 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 mid-tier 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

THE SKILL SET

  • Minimum 2 years of closing experience in a SaaS technology company 
  • Ability to manage complex deals from inception, navigating legal & procurement to close
  • 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 

IN MONTH 1 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 Drift

Drift is the world's leading conversational marketing and sales platform that helps businesses connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. After just two years in market, the company has become one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all-time and was named to the Forbes Cloud 100, LinkedIn Top 50 Startups, Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures, Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work, and SaaS Company of the Year by the NEVCA.
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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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