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Named Account Executive, Higher Education

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  • Sales
    • Alabama - Remote
    • Tennessee - Remote
    • Georgia - Atlanta Metro - Remote
    • Mississippi - Remote
  • Full time
  • JR254517


  • About Salesforce

    We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

    Our Enterprise Business team focuses on working with our most strategic customers and organizations of 10,000+ employees. You will have the opportunity to work in a fast paced team with various customers and receive personalized training and career opportunities.

    Note: By applying to the Enterprise Account Executive posting, recruiters and hiring managers who support multiple cloud offerings and verticals across the organization hiring Enterprise Account Executives will review your resume. Our goal is for you to apply once and have your resume reviewed by multiple hiring teams. Please note some of these positions may be office-based, office-flexible or remote depending on the team.

    You may be aligned to the following clouds:

    • Public Sector / Higher Education - selling to large-scale, enterprise level educational institutions.

    Day to Day

    Our Enterprise Account Executives engage with existing customers and new leads to sell the entire Salesforce Customer 360 platform. They build positive, trusted relationships with both key team members and c-suite decision makers within their patch, and become naturals at helping customers realize value from their Salesforce investments.

    You will use your skills to develop opportunities, through both warm leads and whitespace prospecting.

    • Develop key customer stakeholder relationships and drive customer satisfaction at assigned accounts
    • Develop and drive the overall long-term strategy for the account, aligned to customer business objectives
    • Coordinate internal Salesforce resources to meet customer business needs
    • Perform account planning at assigned accounts, coordinating with Prime and Cloud sales resources to ensure strategic alignment
    • Share Salesforce value proposition for existing and/or new customers
    • Drive growth within an existing assigned account

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 10 years of full cycle sales experience, at least 5 years in Enterprise SaaS Sales
    • Management of one large key account
    • Ability to strategize with a large extended team
    • Experience will be evaluated based on the core competencies for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)
    • Education sales experience in a plus

    Working at Salesforce

    Working at Salesforce isn’t all about selling. It’s also about learning, and we heavily invest in you with a month-long immersion and onboarding, including: a week-long product bootcamp, mentorship program, weekly coaching and development programs.


    We are pioneers of the Pledge 1% model, providing product, grants and community service to those in need. We are proud to be#1 in PEOPLE’s Top 50 Companies that Care, and are on Fortune’s Change the World list.

    We provide every employee with 7 paid volunteer days off a year, and donation matching for all approved charitable donations.

    We provide other world-leading benefits to all our employees, including;

    • Health, life insurance, retirement saving plan
    • Monthly wellness allowance
    • Flexible time off & leave policies
    • Parental benefits
    • Perks and discounts


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