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Sales development leader, enterprise

Watershed

Watershed

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Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

About Watershed

Watershed is a software platform for running a world-class climate program. We measure our success in the carbon reduction achievements of our customers. We are looking for team members who love product-building, want to work hard at a mission-oriented startup, and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a growing team.

We have offices in San Francisco, New York and London and remote team members across the US and Europe. We hope that you'll be interested in joining us!

The role

We’re looking for our founding Enterprise sales development leader for Europe to oversee a team of Enterprise sales development representatives to bring Watershed to more companies. We’re at an inflection point: every large company is launching a climate program as pressure for action builds every day. You will be responsible for hiring, developing and supporting a team of exceptional Sales development representatives. The team empowers our strategic and enterprise customers to measure, report and act with our enterprise climate platform at the core. As a founding member of our go-to-market organization, you’ll work directly with our Head of Growth and Head of Europe Sales to help build the sales playbook, shape Watershed’s product, build a stellar team, and accelerate pipeline generation across Europe.

We are looking for this hire to be in our London office (duly headquartered with San Francisco) where our sales development team is based.

You Will:

  • Lead team of Enterprise sales development representatives and recruit, interview, coach and mentor new hires to the team.
  • Work with Watershed’s Head of Sales, EMEA to implement and carry out a sales development go to market plan and strategy to meet/exceed pipeline generation targets for the Enterprise sales development Team.
  • Coach Enterprise sales development representatives on prospecting, pipeline generation, sales calls, sales process, utilizing tech, as you create a talent generation engine for our growing organization.
  • Drive energy and grow a positive and collaborative culture that inspires teamwork, performance and achievement.
  • Align with Revenue Operations, Marketing, Customer Success, and Partnership teams on sales strategy, along with high-quality customer experiences between pre and post sales.
  • Facilitate “Voice of the Customer” feedback loop between Sales and Product/Engineering, Marketing, Post-Sales and Support.
  • Identify product and technology opportunities with Enterprise customers and present a point of view to Watershed’s Product and Leadership Team.
  • Oversee day-to-day Enterprise sales development representatives activity while setting clear expectations and managing performance goals.
  • Accurately report out on the team's performance, KPIs, customer insights, roadblocks and pipeline forecast.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience in managing and hiring a high performing Sales development Team for a Saas technology company as well as prior experience being an Enterprise sales development representative.
  • A positive attitude, a love of close team collaboration, and a desire to move and grow quickly in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills with an ability to give and receive feedback thoughtfully.
  • Passion for coaching others with a successful track record as an individual contributor and can share relevant and complex prospecting, account navigation, and pipeline generation experience with a growing team.
  • Excitement to lead from zero to one. You love to build things from scratch— creating new playbooks for navigating organizations and ways to tell the Watershed story.
  • Deep experience being a consultative seller. You listen deeply to customers and excel by helping them solve their problems.
  • A flexible, adaptive, and resilient character with a history of leaving systems, processes, and content better than you found them.
  • A love of going deep on new domains. You’ve sold products in complex or technical fields, and relish becoming an expert on your subject matter. You’re voraciously curious. You’re excited to learn everything about climate and help companies navigate this space.
  • Extreme ownership of our customers’ first impressions of Watershed. Customers you’ve worked with in the past should rave about working with you.
  • A track record of doing what it takes to get things done. You’ve accomplished things that others thought were impossible. You’re relentlessly resourceful.
  • Experience in high-growth, fast-paced startup environments, preferably with hybrid remote and in-office teams.

FAQ

Where does Watershed work?

We have hub offices in San Francisco, New York and London, and some remote team members in the US and EU. Most of our jobs need to be in San Francisco / New York / London, but certain jobs are open to being remote and will be specifically noted on the jobs page and in the job description.

What’s the interview process like?

It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through 1 to 2 conversations about Watershed, your experience, and your interests. Next steps can vary by role, but usual next steps are a skill or experience screen (e.g. a coding interview for an engineer, a portfolio review for a designer, deeper experience call for other roles) which leads to a virtual or in person interview panel after that if the screens go well. We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.

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