GitHub helps companies and organizations succeed by allowing them to build better software, together. We're looking for a Director of Sales for our Professional Services team to hire, develop and manage a high-performing team of diverse sales professionals and over-achieve business goals. The ideal candidate will have both the aptitude and passion to become a master of GitHub’s product capabilities, underlying technology, and competitive advantages as well as a proven leader developing and managing a team of high performing solution sales professionals. This person will lead a global team of sellers focusing on selling professional services and will report to the Head of Professional Services.

Responsibilities:

Team Development.  Develop and coach a high-performing team by hiring diverse talent and prioritizing development and talent management. As a Director, you will lead by example, maintain high-level customer and partner relationships and build a network in the market to promote GitHub and attract talent.

_Business Development.  _Develop territory and team plans, assess market opportunity for GitHub Products and Services and align resources to over-achieve on business goals. You will be a thought leader and represent GitHub at customer and partner meetings as well as small and large events. You will be responsible to hit aggressive sales targets.

Risk Management. Identify risk and be decisive to ensure any risk is mitigated. Be a disciplined business manager, develop a culture of accountability and set up strong operational standards.

Network building. Build a solid network at GitHub and within customer and prospect accounts to support the field. Work cross-functionally with technical product management, engineering, support, technical sales, channel and marketing teams to demonstrate the value of GitHub and, in turn, help our partners and GitHub sales.

Understand GitHub products and solutions. Understand how we enable customers to be successful with our products and services to help them be innovation leaders. Teach customers about their industries and offer unique insights to encourage customers to think differently about their business and discover the true value of working with GitHub.

_Understand the PS business. _Understand how the PS offerings intersect with our products and be able to guide the field to provide the best solution for each customer. Deeply understand the operational side of the PS business and be able to guide the team on their interactions with legal, finance, accounting and sales operations. Be as comfortable delving into the details of a SOW, as you are representing GitHub Professional Services at a customer meeting.

_Precision and Discipline: _Guide the team to higher forecast accuracy and pipeline hygiene. Be the champion for discipline and rigor in usage of appropriate tools to ensure visibility of opportunity progression.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience participating in a high-performing enterprise software sales teams and a proven track record of exceeding team quotas/targets, preferably at cloud solution vendor.
  • 5+ years of experience selling or managing professional services sellers.
  • Successful management of large-scale complex deal cycles at Fortune 1000 accounts.
  • Prior experience managing complex SOWs and contracting process.
  • Coaching of direct reports in pipeline and opportunity management and account planning.
  • Strong relationship building and negotiation skills.
  • Executive level communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to mentor others.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel approximately 50%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High energy and positive attitude
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Flexible (ability to work across different time zones) and able to think quickly
  • Willing to go the extra mile with a strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
  • Experience with legal instruments, knowledge of MSA and other necessary legal documents
  • Experience using salesforce.com CRM
  • Experience leveraging the CEB Challenger framework

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 31 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

What We Value:

Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together.
Empathy: We believe in putting people first.
Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence.
Positive Impact: We believe in making the world a better place through our work.
Shipping: We believe in creating things for the people using them.

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Where We Can Hire

Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner. 

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