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Account Executive - Seattle, WA



Sales & Business Development
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Job Title: Account Executive (Seattle)

Location: Remote (Seattle, WA area)

Hiring Manager: Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Estimated salary range: $145,000 to $185,000
• The salary offered for this position will be based on a candidate’s experience and skill demonstrated during interviews and other evaluations

About Ocient

Ocient is a hyperscale data analytics software company headquartered in Chicago, IL, enabling organizations to analyze trillions to quadrillions of data records in seconds. Over the past five years, Ocient has built a SQL compliant data warehouse for Petabyte and beyond datasets that is 10x to 50x times faster than competitive OLAP databases.

Position Overview

The Account Executive-Bay Area Territory is responsible for building client relationships with enterprise businesses within the Bay Area region. People who excel at this job can build and own an end-to-end customer life cycle from prospecting to developing and closing business in a timely manner while focusing on the clients’ requirements and pain points. The Account Executive must have the ability to negotiate and close agreements with customers and support and grow the business with them.


  • Aggressively prospect, identify, qualify, and develop sales pipeline within the AdTech, Telco / Service providers, FinTech, Automotive, Financial institutions/Insurance, and/or Web-scale companies
  • Close business to exceed quarterly, and annual bookings quotas while being professional, humble and somebody that everybody wants to work with
  • Develop plans with the marketing team to drive revenue growth. Develop customer references
  • Develop and implement strategies to grow the company’s market share through Ocient’s approved sales methodology
  • Develop your own routes to customers via new business partners, networking, referrals, company lead generation and cold calling, including following up appropriately to obtain appointments
  • Train and assist business partners to identify target accounts and achieve specific goals for closing new businesses.
  • Arrange and conduct initial Executive and CxO discussions and positioning meetings
  • Ongoing account management to ensure customer satisfaction to drive additional revenue streams
  • Be familiar with solution-based approach to selling, have experience managing a complex sales process and possess excellent presentation and listening skills, organization, and contact management capabilities
  • Plan, coordinate and execute sales presentations to inform, persuade, educate, and ultimately close business
  • Learn, develop, and implement new ways for Ocient to differentiate itself in the marketplace
  • Acquire in a reasonable amount of time: in depth knowledge of Ocient product and service offering, knowledge of current market and market share, competition, and strategy to secure competitors’ business
  • Work closely with Delivery and Customer Support, keeping them informed of customer needs
  • Prepare necessary reports (RFP’s, metrics, periodic business reviews) and maintain in the company’s CRM database
  • Maintain complete customer documentation and maintain appropriate customer, prospect, and opportunity information into the company’s CRM database
  • Create trusted relationships with the customer and be their biggest champion within Ocient
  • Work closely with Sales Engineering, Solution Architects, Product Management, Service Delivery & Customer Support teams


  • 10+ years of sales and account management (preferably within the areas of SQL based massive scale analytics, data warehouses, relational databases, cloud and/or Big Data)
  • Proven ability to independently manage, develop, and close new client relationships
  • Experience hitting quota of $2M+ of bookings per year, can work with multiple clients and developing the pipeline of customers having a sales process of 6 to 9 months of customer engagement process
  • Ability to sell software, distributed complex analytics and storage architectures, fully hosted managed services and cloud solutions within specific verticals, solutions, and use-cases
  • A track record of success in driving consistent activity, pipeline development and quota achievement
  • Experience determining customer requirements and presenting appropriate solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Executive-level relationship management
  • Ability to demonstrate strong collaboration and relationship building skills across multiple levels and functions within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership and strategic thinking skills
  • Take pride in selling profitable solutions, while solving customer pain points at the same time
  • Forecast accurately in company CRM based on MEDDPICC sales qualification methodology

Ideal Experience:

  • Sold, deployed, and managed customers with large scale storage and analytics needs
  • Understand competitive database and solution architectures and be able to position Ocient’s strengths and weaknesses as compared to those alternatives
  • Computer science and database background – understands complex technical concepts and can effectively speak to CTO’s, Chief Architects, Data Scientists, and developers
  • Selling to AdTech, FinTech, Telco’s / large Service Providers, Web-scale, Connected cars and GIS use-cases
  • Has a track record of exceeding sales quotas
  • Be able to provide customer references

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocient is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Ocient is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Ocient, Inc. makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.