Sales Director


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Industry: A more secure internet
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 3 Finsbury Avenue, London, UK, EC2M 2PA

About Tessian

Tessian builds technology to empower people to work safely, without security getting in their way.

Job Description


Tessian protects every business’s mission by securing the human layer πŸ’«

We're building intelligent security that works for human beings as they are, not how security policies would like them to be. Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by renowned investors like Sequoia, Accel and Balderton and has hubs in San Francisco, Boston, and London.

Sales Leadership at Tessian

Tessian is looking for a highly motivated, self-driven sales leader, dedicated to making a difference in global security by protecting organizations against the most advanced attackers in the world.

We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs, builders and hustlers to help us build something special. You’ll be an inspiring sales leader, joining our growing sales team and building the early infrastructure that will enable success for years to come.

The role will report into the Head of EMEA. You’ll move quicker than feels comfortable, and be brilliant at continually re-prioritising what must get done to keep Tessian growing at a phenomenal pace.

In this role, you’ll get to:

        Manage and lead a team of 8 new business Account Executives.
        Coach and develop your team into A-Players as well as hiring additional talent.
        Support direct reports by participating in and leading client and prospect meetings.
        Manage daily and weekly activities, pipelines, forecasts and closed deals to ensure above-quota results based on successful pipeline management.
        Build, manage, and draw data-driven insight from your team’s new business pipeline.
        Work cross-functionally with our partners in marketing, product, finance and recruiting to lead and/or support different strategic initiatives.
        Conduct forecast meetings and report on sales activity and forecast to senior management.
        Support sales reps in closing highly complex transactions through the development of executive-level relationships with key prospects.
        Coordinate and lead weekly and monthly one-on-one and team-wide pipeline reviews, meetings and training sessions to ensure ongoing improvement.
        Work closely with the extended team of pre-sales, services, training, legal, renewals business partners.

We’d love to meet someone who:

        Is an exceptionally inspiring leader that people love to follow with the ability to double down on ‘sales culture’.
        3-5+ years of B2B Sales Management experience, ideally with a deep knowledge of the Cyber Security industry.
        Has a strong track record of success in their own-right as a sales rep, prior to transitioning into a leadership capacity.
        Thinks differently and knows when to follow a playbook that’s served them well and when to innovate and create something completely new.
        Loves to spend time analysing the data and looking for trends.
        Has exceptional communication skills
        Is a vocal evangelist and thought leader in the markets where we serve our customers and recruit our talented people.

Why we think you'll love it here 😍....

It’s important to us that all Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries - there’s plenty more too….

Be at your best, both inside and outside of work

 25 days of paid holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, and an additional day for every year you've worked at Tessian!)
 Private health insurance provided through Vitality Health and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
 Classpass - subsided access to gym time and classes all across London
 Flexible working hours and working from home (if you're not already remote!)
 Enhanced pension contributions, matched up to 5%
 We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
 Work-from-home subsidy upon joining, so you can kit out your home office
 High-quality tech kit provided for you to work on including MacOS kit & Tessian ANC headphones
 If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs

Beyond work

 Elite membership of the Tessian House System...
 Every other Wednesday we stop at 5 and share team updates and drinks
 Monthly team socials & a big, whole company extravaganza every quarter
 Never-ending ping-pong tournaments

Equality & diversity βš–οΈ

Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.

#humanfirst πŸ™‹‍β™€οΈπŸ’‍♂️

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Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.

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Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.

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