Overview

We are looking for our next Sr. Account Executive to join the Posit team! In this role you will engage with prospective customers to share and demonstrate cutting edge technologies in the rapidly growing Data Science field.

A Bit About Us

Posit creates great software that helps people understand data and make better decisions in real-world applications. Our core offering is an open-source data science toolchain, and we aim to make it available to everyone, regardless of their economic means. Our customers are leading-edge innovators in analytics, machine learning, big data, and similar domains and generally work in R and Python.

>50% of the Fortune 1,000 use Posit to solve their most difficult business problems.

Why You’ll Love Posit

  • We welcome all talented colleagues and are committed to a culture that represents diversity in all its forms.
  • We prioritize giving ourselves “focus time” to get deep work done. We minimize meetings and attempt to operate asynchronously.
  • We are a learning organization and take mentorship and career growth seriously. We hope to learn from you and we anticipate that you will also deepen your skills, influence, and leadership as a result of working at Posit.
  • We operate under a unique sustainable business model: We have over 50% of our engineering dedicated to creating free and open source software.  We are profitable and we plan to be around decades from now.

The Opportunity

Although we’re proud of our history, we’re just as excited about the future because the Data Science industry is growing YoY! We want to create a world-class culture that attracts, develops, engages and retains elite talent. You will be a key member of our fast-growing and high-performing sales team, will be building personal relationships and making our prospective customers successful.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for leveraging your sales experience to communicate with potential clients to develop an interest in Posit’s professional software. This includes both expansion opportunities with current customers and net-new customers. You will be responsible for educating the market about the value of Posit’s professional products and then selling our software. You must be able to forecast sales activity and revenue achievement while creating satisfied and referenceable customers. To thrive in this role, you will work with Customer Success, MDRs and SDRs to drive current customer growth and generate new business opportunities. You will keep up with industry trends, the competitive landscape, and customer needs.

In addition to working with amazing colleagues, you will also have the opportunity to sell impactful and revolutionary software that is changing the way the world uses data. You will have an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

If you’re passionate about data science, providing a world-class customer experience, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then becoming a Commercial Account Executive at Posit is the path for you!

A Bit About You

  • You are interested in a technical sales role that involves familiarity with analytics / Data Science. You have at least 3+ years of B2B Software Sales experience, with a track record of success.
  • You are highly organized and thrive in a high-velocity environment that, although reasonable and respectful, often has ambiguities and competing priorities.
  • You are internally driven by curiosity and continuous learning. You have proven that you can be entrusted with big decisions, and you strive to bring thoughtfulness and empathy to all of your work.
  • You are humble, and collaborate well with other people. You thrive working within a team, and exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are self-motivated, reliable, and can function effectively in a distributed team.
  • Once travel and in-person meetings can be conducted safely, you are available to travel as needed but at most, 25%

Within 1 Month, you’ll…

  • Complete your new hire orientation where you’ll learn about the Posit community with millions of users of our Open Source Software.
  • Learn about our software and the skills necessary to set you up for success.
  • Begin 1:1s with your manager, regularly meet with the Posit sales team, and meet with Posit Executives.
  • Build your 30 / 60 / 90 day plan as well as your annual plan for success.
  • Listen and learn from fellow Account Executives.
  • Introduce yourself via email to all of your assigned accounts.
  • Begin selling!

Within 3 Months, You’ll…

  • Have a strong understanding of Posit and feel comfortable pitching our software.
  • Meet regularly with your peers, Manager, and prospective customers to become an expert on the value of our products, talk track and the Posit sales process.
  • Continue your education around Posit’s competitive advantage and continue to strengthen your industry knowledge.
  • Become an expert with our internal tools and processes.

Within 6 Months, You’ll…

  • Meet or exceed your quota.
  • Continue to focus on the objectives within your annual plan.
  • Navigate and execute most aspects of your role independently. (though help is always available)

Within 12 Months, You’ll…

  • Be seen as a trusted business-advisor and Posit expert, making a significant impact on the Commercial Sales Team.
  • Be considered a top-performing AE on the team by consistently exceeding your goals.
  • Set an example for new Account Executives, and assist in training, onboarding and motivating new team members.

Why You Should Work for Posit:

  • You will become part of an amazing culture with a supportive President, empathic and smart teammates, and people who actually care for you.
  • You will work with an amazing team you can learn from and teach.
  • You will experience joining a high-growth/high-traction organization.
  • You will hear “Yes, let’s do that!” and then have the opportunity to successfully execute on your ideas.

You’re a talented top performer but not convinced this role is for you? 

Connect with Jason Smith, the hiring manager for this role, and read the recommendations written by other Sales Professionals.

About us:

  • We welcome all talented colleagues and are committed to a culture that represents diversity in all its forms.
  • We prioritize giving ourselves “focus time” to get deep work done. We minimize meetings and attempt to operate asynchronously.
  • We are a learning organization and take mentorship and career growth seriously. We hope to learn from you and we anticipate that you will also deepen your skills, influence, and leadership as a result of working at Posit.
  • We operate under a unique sustainable business model: We have over 50% of our engineering dedicated to creating free and open source software.  We are profitable and we plan to be around decades from now.
  • Posit is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and a Certified B Corporation®, which means our open-source mission is codified into our charter. As a result, our corporate decisions balance the community’s interests, customers, employees, and shareholders. Hear more about why we think this matters here.

Notable:

We offer competitive compensation with extensive human-first, people-focused benefits to prioritize your personal and financial well-being.

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums are covered for employees and their families! Fertility and gender-affirming healthcare is included in all of our plans.
  • Supplemental mental health and wellness benefits are available via Ginger even if you don’t opt in to our insurance plans, including Ginger for teen family members.
  • Posit’s gender-neutral paid parental leave policy covers all new parents, including foster and adoptive parents.
  • Our 401k matches up to 50% of the maximum employee contribution after six months.
  • An annual profit-sharing bonus for employees recognizes our team’s contributions to company performance across the year.
  • We are a 100% distributed team. You are also welcome to come into our Boston office.
    • We offer a $400 monthly reimbursement for coworking space rental if you prefer to work away from home.
  • Our Lifestyle Savings Account offers an initial deposit of $1800 and then an additional $125/month to cover the costs of professional development, wellness, financial health, charitable giving, and remote work support.
  • We provide a flexible environment with a generous vacation policy that encourages a minimum of four weeks PTO per year plus 13 paid company holidays.

Are you excited about this role but not sure if your experience aligns with every qualification in the job description? That’s okay. We know multiple perspectives are essential for a thriving organization and we’d still love to hear from you!

Posit is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

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