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Senior Director - Sales

Freshworks

Freshworks

Sales & Business Development
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Company Description

Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end user. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a global team operating from 13 global locations to serve more than 65,000 companies -- from startups to public companies – that rely on Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience (CRM, CX) and employee experience (ITSM).

Freshworks’ cloud-based software suite includes Freshdesk (omni-channel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshchat (AI-powered bots), supported by Neo, our underlying platform of shared services.

Freshworks is featured in global national press including CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg and has been a BuiltIn Best Place to work in San Francisco and Denver for the last 3 years. Our customer ratings have earned Freshworks products TrustRadius Top Rated Software ratings and G2 Best of Awards for Best Feature Set, Best Value for the Price and Best Relationship.

Job Description

Position Overview:

As the Senior Director of SMB APMEA Sales at Freshworks, you will be at the helm of driving sales growth and expanding our market presence across the SMB segment in the APMEA region. Leading a dynamic team, you will spearhead strategic sales initiatives tailored to the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa markets. Your primary focus will be on crafting and executing strategies to drive revenue, and optimize sales performance. This pivotal role demands a seasoned leader with a deep understanding of SMB dynamics, a strategic mindset, and a track record of delivering tangible results in sales leadership within the software and SaaS industries. You will play a crucial role in driving Freshworks' mission forward, with innovative solutions and driving sustainable growth in the APMEA market.

Requirements:

  • 18+ years of demonstrated success in software sales, particularly in the SMB segment within the APMEA region.

  • Minimum of 5 years in sales management and territory management roles, with a proven ability to cultivate and nurture high-performing sales teams.

  • Experience leading teams of 30 or more span, with a focus on driving results through effective coaching and development.

  • Proven track record of strategically growing businesses and consistently surpassing sales quotas, specifically within the SMB market.

  • Proficiency in articulating a clear vision and setting strategic goals for the SMB APMEA sales business, aligning with overall company objectives.

  • Strong background in identifying new opportunities within industry verticals and executing expansion strategies tailored to the SMB segment.

  • Comprehensive understanding of solution selling methodologies and experience in navigating complex sales cycles, particularly with CXOs.

  • Willingness to work in the APMEA shift to effectively engage with regional teams and customers.

  • Commitment to maintaining operational rigor, including monitoring sales activities, conducting effective reviews, and ensuring forecast accuracy through meticulous CRM management.

  • Proactive approach to cross-functional collaboration, working closely with departments such as Marketing, Sales Development, Pre-Sales, Sales Operations, Legal, and Finance to drive cohesive strategies and achieve collective goals.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.