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Enterprise Account Executive, Public Sector



Sales & Business Development
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Who we are:

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. Motive combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to connect and automate physical operations. Motive is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world, serving more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

Motive is built on four foundational attributes; Own It, Less but Better, Build Trust, and Unlock Potential. This has taken our company to great heights, including being recognized by Fortune for Best Workplaces, Forbes Best Startup Employers, and Comparably for our Best Global Culture, Sales Team, Leadership Team, Career Growth, and CEO for Diversity. We’re proud to receive an employee net promoter score of 63 (according to Comparably) which places Motive in the top 5% of companies with 4,000 employees or more.

Today, our team is made up of more than 3,000 employees, located across the world, providing support to a wide range of customers. While most of our employees are remote, many have the opportunity to work on-site at any of our 8 global office locations. Visit our careers website to learn more about opportunities at Motive.

About the Role:

As an Enterprise Account Executive, SLED at Motive, you are responsible for developing and closing business with Motive’s largest State, Local, and Education prospects. As one of our first Account Executives focused on the SLED market, you will lead the charge, selling the value of our products and the business outcomes that can be achieved in partnership with Motive.

The solutions Motive brings to market align very well with SLED organization's values and priorities. Motive makes the world safer, increases productivity, and enhances cost efficiency. Our Enterprise Account Executives focusing on SLED will be entrepreneurial, thoughtfully aggressive, and can truly articulate the value Motive brings to the SLED market. You are receptive to feedback, have a willingness to learn, a strong technical aptitude, and a high attention to detail. Because of the collaborative nature of our Go-to-Market team, a win-as-a-team mentality is a must. In this high-energy role, you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with high standards of quality.

What you’ll do:

  • Establish, develop and grow new business relationships with influential contacts within lighthouse SLED accounts
  • Identify, partner and develop account plans for Motive’s SLED prospects, actively developing strategies that result in providing the best value to our customers
  • Harness key Executive relationships to ensure RFP wins and grow contractual-based business
  • Strong experience with complex Proof of Concepts or Trials
  • Partner internally with Sales Engineering, Product, and Software Engineering to provide consistent feedback on product or security gaps that are crucial to win in a SLED environment
  • Partner with the balance of your account team and leverage customer analytics and other available resources to optimize buying decisions
  • Resolve problems, including identifying issues, thinking critically to determine the optimal course of action, and implementing best available solutions
  • Work with technical resources to display to prospects the power of integrations & how our partner ecosystem increases the value of our hardware and software
  • Effectively plan to meet and exceed your ongoing business goals and revenue quotas
  • Develop a deep understanding of our technology platform and operations, using that understanding and market input to bring back iterations to our business
  • Constantly study and deepen understanding of market trends to enable consultative insight

About you:

  • You have deep Enterprise sales experience selling into the world’s largest SLED organizations
    • 5+ years of selling a SaaS/Technology product into SLED prospects
    • Telematics, SaaS, and Logistics experience a plus
  • You show a strong track record of exceeding quotas and rapidly growing your book over time backed up by data
  • You have an ability to build rapport with executive decision-makers, influencing outcomes through both an understanding of the customer’s business and the unique solutions that Motive can deliver
  • You show a history of working independently with a data-driven mindset for charting a path to short, medium, and long-term sales goals
  • You have best-in-class communication skills, with the ability to successfully convey key value propositions and quick manage objections

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

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