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Account Executive (Permitting & Licensing)



Sales & Business Development
Plano, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive!
Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!
Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!
This position requires a minimum of 3 days per week working onsite in OpenGov's Plano, TX office.
Job Summary:
The Account Executive will lead all sales efforts within their assigned territory for a defined OpenGov Product Suite. This includes territory planning, prospect identification, lead generation, sales cycle management, and ownership of sales calls, proposals, and contract negotiation through deal closure. This individual will work collaboratively with the ERP Pod Leader and additional stakeholders throughout the organization to meet sales goals and deliver the highest standard of integrity, quality, and customer service to our customers.
Lead the customer relationship for a defined OpenGov Product Suite driving the overall strategy for a specific territory and marshaling the pre-sales team to grow our new and existing customer accounts
Ability to work collaboratively with the ERP Pod Leader to aid in closing, complex multi-suite ERP opportunities with strategic accounts
Establish, handle, and manage relationships between OpenGov and senior leaders of the customer and prospect government
Generate new leads through networking and prospecting, including cold calling, as well as using marketing and PR activities of the company
Make sales presentations to customers and prospects at different levels of the organization of leading governments within a prescribed territory including high-level, vision-setting product demonstrations
Quickly develop thorough knowledge of company products and client verticals, including local and state governments, special districts, non-profits, higher education, and school districts
Address product use cases, benefits, competitive advantages, and business outcomes; facilitate executive and technical follow-up to close the sale
Target account selling (prospecting/lead generation, qualification and scoping, closing strategies, negotiations, etc.)
Interface and develop professional relationships with existing customers and prospects throughout all organizational levels
Establish referenceable customers to build the OpenGov brand in your territory in collaboration with OpenGov's marketing team, develop and execute demand-generation campaigns
Lead contract negotiations
Partner with Marketing on leads from trade shows and campaigns
Help set event strategy for where OpenGov should be present
Take ownership of sales process management and participate in sales planning status meetings (MEDDIC methodology, QBRs, and more)
Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of a defined OpenGov Product Suite and the competitive landscape
Meet or exceed quota expectations
Requirements and Preferred Experience
Bachelor's degree required
2 to 4 years of quota-carrying sales experience and have previously sold software solutions required (State and Local Government vertical is a bonus but not required)
Strong work ethic and hunter mentality
Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
Curious and coachable when it comes to new challenges
Demonstrated a consistent track record of hitting and exceeding quotas
Proven ability to close complex, consultative deals
Ability to travel as needed (anywhere from 25% to 50%)
Passionate about selling technology and what it can do for society
Ability to learn to speak with senior executives about the direction of their organization, transformational projects, and budgets required to get there
Self-motivated, creative, results-driven, solution-oriented, direct, and convincing when it’s right for the customer
Competitive, driven to succeed
Ability to remain focused and flexible during rapid change
Crisp written communication and fluency of expression
Experience with a CRM, ideally SalesForce
What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.