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Vice President, Sales Operations

Freshworks

Freshworks

Sales & Business Development, Operations
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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

The VP of Sales Operations will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of sales operations for our Enterprise Sales organization. This role requires a seasoned leader capable of delivering on strategic initiatives, annual planning, running the day to day ops function, budget management, business insights, technology optimization, and team leadership. This is a key position reporting to the SVP of Revenue Strategy & Operations, that requires a combination of analytical thinking, strategic vision, and excellent managerial skills.

Working in close partnership with our Chief of Global Field Operations, this role will operate as the right hand partner to that leader. This role is responsible for managing operations for several key functions including Enterprise Sales, Sales Development, Partners & Alliances, Solution Engineering, and Customer Success. As a key member of the Revenue Strategy & Operations leadership team, this role will play a key role in designing and implementing our vision for the future GTM.

Key Responsibilities

This role will work closely with stakeholders from across the organization, including GTM teams, Finance teams, IT teams, HR teams and our Product engineering teams. Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and execute a comprehensive enterprise sales operations strategy aligned with the overall business objectives. Collaborate with executive leadership to ensure our strategy and annual plan are integrated and contribute to the overall success of the organization.
  • Cross-Functional Alignment: Work closely with Finance, HR, Marketing Operations, Commercial Sales Operations, and other GTM Operations teams to ensure seamless collaboration and alignment of goals. Implement processes to improve communication and coordination between departments, fostering a culture of collaboration and efficiency.
  • Revenue Optimization: Implement best practices for lead and sales pipeline management, Sales execution and Partner sales contribution. Continuously analyze data and metrics to identify opportunities for revenue growth and operational efficiency.
  • Technology Integration: Evaluate technology solutions that enhance operational effectiveness for your teams and the teams they support. Partner with Revenue Enablement and IT to identify, pilot, and implement tools and systems to create a unified tech stack that supports the end-to-end customer journey.
  • Performance Metrics: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness of revenue operations. Regularly report on performance and provide insights to the executive team for informed decision-making.
  • Talent Development: Build and lead a high-performing sales operations team. Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the revenue operations function.

Qualifications

  • 15+ years of leadership experience; prior experience in SaaS required
  • Ability to manage the full spectrum of Sales Operations in an organization -- including setting the vision, strategy and roadmap
  • This is a highly collaborative role -- hence looking for someone with the ability to build effective relationships across GTM, Finance, HR, Product and IT teams
  • Proven experience building and managing global teams -- encourage teams to break silos and work together to deliver (work across time zones as needed)
  • Provide thought leadership on the industry best practices to the broader stakeholders and enhance Freshworks’ brand value
  • Strong executive presence - experience and comfort level working with C-level executives
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field.

Additional Information

The annual OTE range for this position is $348,000 — $565,500 USD.

Compensation is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to location, experience, job-related skills, and level. Bonus/equity may be available.

Freshworks offers multiple options for dental, medical, vision, disability and life insurances. Equity + ESPP, flexible PTO, flexible spending, commuter benefits and wellness benefits are also offered. Freshworks also offers adoption and parental leave benefits.

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.

Please note this is a hybrid role that requires an
in-office presence 3 days / week (Tue-Thur).

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.