WordPress VIP (Enterprise) is the leading digital content platform for global enterprises, trusted by brands like CNN, Salesforce, and Samsung. We’re a part of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, WordPress VIP, Jetpack, Tumblr, and more. Our products combine the unparalleled WordPress user experience with SaaS solutions, enterprise-grade infrastructure, and best-in-class support, serving billions of web requests per day. We’re still in the early days of our growth as we push into an enormous market opportunity with over 40% of global websites running on WordPress and WooCommerce facilitating tens of billions worth of online transactions each year.
We’re looking for a capable leader to join us and develop our Sales and Marketing finance capabilities. This role will have a significant impact shaping our business. You will be responsible for planning and forecasting our ACV bookings and building a partnership with our go-to-market teams (sales, marketing, customer success). This will involve working directly with senior leadership, including our CRO and CMO, to create and implement strategies that accelerate our growth.
WordPress VIP and Automattic have been a completely distributed company (fully remote) for over 15 years and believe that you should have the flexibility to choose where you live.
Areas of Responsibility
- Develop forecast models based on analysis of the sales pipeline, key metrics, and drivers.
- Design and deliver KPIs such as sales productivity, payback ratios, LTV/CAC, and span >marketing ROIs.
- Drive insights into our sales and marketing processes that can unlock improvements and growth acceleration.
- Oversee the quota, capacity planning, and incentive structures for the entire sales and marketing team.
- Partner with revenue accounting and GTM leadership to forecast revenue and expenses.
- Proactively look for and implement improvements to our existing processes and systems.
- Support ad-hoc strategic initiatives through data analysis, research, and modeling for senior leadership.
- 5+ years of experience working in corporate or business-unit financial operations in a high-growth, constantly evolving environment or a background in venture capital, private equity, or investment banking.
- Experience supporting sales and marketing in an enterprise software business with a field-sales model is a must.
- Knowledge of Salesforce is highly preferred.
- Experience designing and managing sales compensation is preferred.
- Strong business and operational orientation, and proven track record of close partnership with the senior leaders.
- Strong analytical skills and willingness to be hands on building financial models.
- A self-starter capable of taking initiative, being proactive, and driving business results without significant supervision.
- A strong proactive communicator and writer, and comfortable with deciding and managing your own priorities.
We’re a distributed company with more than 1800 Automatticians in 75+ countries speaking 90+ different languages. Our common goal is to democratize publishing and e-commerce.
We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.
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