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We are the only comprehensive identity platform In the cloud

Major Account Executive (West)

$85k – $125k AngelList Est.
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Major Account Executive (West)

Sales | US - Seattle, WA - Remote


*About the company: *

In today’s highly connected digital world, understanding, managing and securing the identity of individuals and things is essential to safety and success of both businesses and their customers. Billions of people connect from anywhere, use a wide variety of devices and expect a seamless yet secure experience.

The ForgeRock mission is to provide the most simple and comprehensive Identity and Access Management Platform to help our customers deepen their relationships with their consumers and improve the productivity and connectivity of their employees and partners. Our identity solution enables great digital experiences and is embedded with a rich set of security, privacy and consent features. We deliver our platform through both cloud services and on-premises software.

Our customers are some of the biggest companies, organizations, and even countries in the world. On any given day, it’s likely that the ForgeRock Identity Platform helped keep your data safe, gave you access to stuff, and supported trusted relationships between you, companies and the devices you were using.

ForgeRock is headquartered in San Francisco, but we are a global company with offices in the following cities: Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore and Sydney, Australia. Please read more about us at forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/forgerock.

The Role:

Reporting to the local Regional Vice President, this is a strategic sales role as we accelerate our growth at this crucial stage in our company’s development. You will be tasked with driving sales within your sector, working within a quarterly cycle.

ForgeRock’s growth now requires repeatable success. You will have evidence of solution selling and success in building extraordinary customer relationships and role modeling your behaviors within a team. The ability to leverage the partner community, architect solutions, and reach into a well-established network will position you for future success.

In order to acquire, retain and extend customer relationships, you will be a high performer who uses data, previous experience and current feedback to finesse your approach. Focused on the work needed to be done, and culturally conscious of the way to do the work, you will be constantly aware of the true measurements of success. Your mindset should be passionate, authentic, and hungry, with a natural ability to find the best opportunities and to drive them to a successful conclusion.

Responsibilities:

Business Management:

  • Position ForgeRock as the company of choice for Identity & Access Management within the West region.
  • Creates, implements, measures and reviews a personal plan that drives achievement of performance goals aligned to the Regional sales strategy
  • Position and articulate ForgeRock’s value proposition to strategic sector customers, with a view to driving business value to these customers and therefore maximizing the business opportunity for ForgeRock
  • Be “the” visible contact point for the relevant customers within ForgeRock
  • Ability to work remotely of the main ForgeRock Hubs and to engage the relevant support functions/management for customer interactions
  • Negotiate and close Strategic and complex enterprise contracts with the support of global partners
  • Develops accounts utilizing a value selling approach and account planning
  • Reports on sales activity and forecasts to senior management
  • Prepares indicative subscription pricing and customer offers, including reviewing broader opportunities such as training and professional services modules, and guides Request for Proposal responses
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities to expand business activities within areas of responsibility
  • Plans and controls the expense associated with area of responsibility even if not responsible for overall cost center
  • Establishes working relationships with external parties which support the achievement of business goals
  • Complies with all relevant systems and procedures
  • Provides customer feedback to marketing, customer success, product management, and engineering teams
  • Coaches/mentors new team members as requested by the RVP

Resource Management:

  • Accurately forecasts and achieves sales targets
  • Identifies and allocates appropriate resources to opportunities
  • Utilizes partner network pro-actively
  • Works collaboratively to acquire additional/specialist resources, including legal, finance and marketing

Customer Management:

  • Has established sector-related C level contacts
  • Has a clear understanding related to the specific rules & regulations, of the market and understands how to orchestrate success within this framework
  • Builds relationships with customers (internal or external) as necessary – previous executive engagement and network is key to the success of this role
  • Knowledge of other Enterprise segments is a plus, as the person might cover some private customers.
  • Builds relationships with customers (internal or external) as necessary – previous executive engagement and network is key to the success of this role

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Successful record dealing with strategic buyers i
  • Expertise in technology sales, preferably software and management of customers.
  • Results-oriented with multiple years meeting or exceeding quota within the market
  • Sustainable record of signing strategic and large projects of €1M, with long and complex sales cycles
  • Has worked in an International matrixed organization with related language skills
  • At least 10 years in solution sales and 6 years of experience in the industry with access to the relevant C Level contacts
  • Deep knowledge of the relevant key drivers of change in the industry.
  • Understanding of the security/Identity market a plus
  • Partner knowledge: Working with partners/SI’s to sell with/sell through the solution
  • Trained in Value Selling and account planning Methodologies.

Life at ForgeRock:

We believe in and facilitate a flexible, collaborative work environment. We’ve grown enormously, but remain true to the innovative, can-do startup values that got us here. Most important of all, we keep hiring talented, smart, fun, and genuinely nice people because that’s who we want to succeed with every day. Below are just a few of the great things we have to offer at ForgeRock:

  • A great team of smart, fun and genuinely nice individuals.
  • Awesome company culture focused around providing a flexible and collaborative work environment
  • Regular office bonding events, from lunches and happy hours to group offsites and hack-days
  • Well-stocked fridges, whether you’re hungry or thirsty
  • Competitive benefits and perks
  • We’re Mac-friendly!
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • Amazing offices across the globe – San Francisco HQ; Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore, Australia & counting!

ForgeRock is the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds and influences and we pride ourselves in growing and learning together. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone’s individuality is respected and everyone has an Identity. In recruiting for new colleagues, we welcome the unique contributions you can bring and encourage you to be your best self.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

ForgeRock at a glance

We are the only comprehensive identity platform In the cloud

ForgeRock focuses on Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Identity Management, Privacy, and Internet of Things. Their company has offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Bristol, Lysaker, and Montbonnot-Saint-Martin. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, ForgeRock has raised $233.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on April 2020.

You can view their website at http://www.forgerock.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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