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Software Account Executive

Company: Willdan
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Why Join the Willdan Team:

We are motivated to solve some of tomorrow's biggest obstacles - especially those in energy and infrastructure. Our employees want to make a difference, and we have the aspiration, resources, and technical know-how to do it. Our rapid growth and successes over the past five decades stem from our ability to think big while also paying special attention to project quality and customer service.

Willdan's work culture blends the stability of an established organization with a reputation for quality and the flexibility and opportunities of a progressive, growing company. We value and enjoy the opportunity to come to work every day and make a real, positive impact on our society and the environment.

Who We Are:

Willdan is a nationwide provider of comprehensive solutions that help organizations evolve and thrive as natural resources and infrastructure change. Our team of experts in energy, engineering, safety, financial and strategic planning, microgrids, and software offer best-in-class services ranging from electric grid optimization to energy efficiency to energy design assistance.

Using this collective expertise, we have delivered over 100,000 projects to public agencies, small businesses, healthcare, hospitality, and educational facilities. We provide program administration and assistance to improve grid resiliency to over 50 investor-owned utilities.

Job Description:

The Weidt Group, a Willdan Company, is seeking a Software Account Executive to join our innovative and creative team. We have two growing software product offerings, NEO and B3 Benchmarking, that drive energy efficiency decisions in the built environment. We're looking for a Software Account Executive that can grow this Software as a Service (SaaS) business. The primary duty will be to develop, manage, and grow a pipeline of sales opportunities and deliver "closed won" deals. Ultimately, the account executive carries a revenue responsibility and is charged with increasing the company's annual recurring revenue.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement a solid sales strategy
  • Use a customer-focused, value-oriented consultative sales approach to educate customers on which products will best meet their business needs while building long-term relationships
  • Independently manage a pipeline with multiple prospects
  • Field incoming prospective customers as well as generate outbound calls
  • Make client site visits and presentations
  • Conduct in-depth market research to identify and qualify new account opportunities
  • Expertly complete the end-to-end sales cycle from cold calling, scheduling and facilitating online product demonstrations, to closing the sale
  • Close business sales to achieve (if not exceed) monthly metrics
  • Utilize HubSpot, proposal tools, and other sales utilities
  • Understand customers' goals and requirements
  • Successfully hand off new customers to operations team
  • Ask customers for referrals to new customers
  • Communicate customer feedback to product and engineering teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong professional sales expertise to include the sales process and sales techniques.
  • Proven track record of exceeding sales and revenue targets
  • Experience working with transactional sales cycles
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a creative approach to securing new accounts
  • Strong history of getting immediate results while building repeatable processes
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a variety of stakeholders, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to identify new customers and grow existing ones
  • Ability to influence and motivate at all levels of the organization
  • Positive, highly self-motivated attitude with a dedicated, diligent, proactive, well-organized, detail-oriented mindset

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with 5+ years experience selling software or SaaS in a B2B environment
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Hubspot or other CRM
  • Experience building a sales team
  • Experience with energy modeling
  • Experience with energy benchmarking

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EEO Non-Discrimination and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

Willdan is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion, military service or veteran status, disability, medical condition, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic testing, reproductive status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Willdan does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability where the essential functions of the job can be reasonably accommodated. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

Keywords: Willdan, Minnetonka , Software Account Executive, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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