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Account Executive - Commercial Business Acquisition

at PagerDuty

San Francisco, United States

PagerDuty empowers teams of all kinds to do the critical work that moves business forward through the PagerDuty Operations Cloud.

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Overview Of The Role

PagerDuty is seeking a Commercial Account Executive to join our diverse, customer-focused team! In this role, you will report to a Director of Commercial Sales. Your focus will be on acquiring new business opportunities among a group of accounts that fit our ideal customer profile and have a higher propensity to buy and expand with PagerDuty. These accounts would sit in our commercial segment and would sit between 50-500 million in revenue.  Daily responsibilities include creating, developing, and managing net-new business deals and expanding our footprint once the account is landed.

Do you have a proven track record of success working with new logo accounts? Are you skilled in prospecting, organizing, and enjoy achieving victories? This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is passionate about technology, has experience selling complex solutions, and can provide consultative guidance to clients. If you possess excellent time management skills, understanding when to prioritize closing deals and when to shift focus to pipeline development, we would love to talk to you! 

Key Responsibilities:

Value Selling-  focus on highlighting the unique PD value and benefit our products and services can provide to a customer. It goes beyond just features and price, emphasizing the impact and solutions that address the customer's specific needs or challenge

  • Understanding the problems and focus areas of your stakeholders and effectively communicating how PagerDuty will support and address those company priorities 
  • Aligning use cases with the appropriate service offering
  • Quickly adapting to the Command of the Message (COM) selling model and employing solution selling/customer-centric sales method

Sales Effectiveness- Establishing, overseeing and maintaining genuine connections with customers

  • Develops a proactive point of view on solutions based on customer's biggest pain points
  • Encourages positive conversations between new or potentially new customers and sales teams, leading to solutions aligned with the customer's strategic vision.
  • Ensuring complete customer satisfaction in all interactions 

Sales Execution- Ensuring that one’s own and other’s work and information are complete and accurate; careful preparation for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled to contribute to PagerDuty's long-term strategic initiatives"

  • Prospecting - calling and emailing executives at senior levels across various lines of business using scaled techniques and tools.
  • Documenting key qualification details, including use case, purchase timeframes, and next steps (MEDDICC Framework)
  • Closing and managing land-and-expand deals with the main focus on acquiring new customers
  • Prioritizing opportunities and allocating appropriate resources

Basic Qualifications

  • 2-4 years strong background in lead generation and prospecting
  • 1-2 years field sales experience, preferably in software sales (Full Sales Cycle Selling), with a focus on new business 
  • 1+ year experience with common SaaS software tools
    • SFDC
    • Outreach / Salesloft
    • Tableau
    • DemandBase / 6Sense 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to quickly gain trust with senior leaders, internal and external
  • Highly organized with exceptional follow up skills
  • Passion for cloud technologies

PagerDuty is a flexible, hybrid workplace. We embrace and encourage in-person working as an integral part of our culture. Both our employees and external research tells us that co-located collaboration strengthens connections, drives innovation, and accelerates learning.

This role is expected to come into our San Francisco office 1 time per week so you can thrive in your new role and fully embrace being a Dutonian!

The base salary range for this position is 75,000 - 90,000 USD. This role may also be eligible for bonus, commission, equity, and/or benefits.

Our base salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range, which is subject to change based on primary work location, reflects the minimum and maximum base salary we expect to pay newly hired employees for the position. Within the range, we determine pay for an individual based on a number of factors including market location, job-related knowledge, skills/competencies and experience.

Your recruiter can share more about the specific offerings for this role, as well as the salary range for your primary work location during the hiring process.

Not sure if you qualify?

Apply anyway! We extend opportunities to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the corporate world, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to take the next step in your career path, we are excited to connect with you.

Where we work

PagerDuty currently has offices in Atlanta, Lisbon, London, San Francisco, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We offer a hybrid, flexible workplace. We also provide ample opportunities for in-person and virtual connection, like team offsites and volunteering events.

How we work

Our values are deeply embedded in how we operate and the people we bring on board. You will see our values ingrained in how we support our customers, collaborate with our colleagues, develop our products and foster an inclusive and empathetic work culture.

  • Champion the Customer | Put users first to design great products and experiences.
  • Run Together | Build strong teams that amplify our impact on users.
  • Take the Lead | Disrupt and invent to be the first choice for users.
  • Ack + Own | Take ownership and action to deliver more efficiently to users. 
  • Bring Your Self | Bring your best self to build empathy and trust with users.

What we offer

One way we ensure our employees are inspired to do their best is through a comprehensive total rewards approach that supports them and their loved ones. As a global organization, our programs are competitive with industry standards and aligned with local laws and regulations. Learn more, including country-specific offerings, on our benefits site.

Your package may include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package from day one
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Company equity*
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program)*
  • Retirement or pension plan
  • Paid parental leave - up to 22 weeks for pregnant parent, up to 12 weeks for non-pregnant parent (some countries have longer leave standards and we comply with local laws)*
  • Generous paid vacation time
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Dutonian Wellness Days - scheduled company-wide paid days off in addition to PTO
  • HibernationDuty - an annual company paid week off when everyone at PagerDuty, with the exception of a small, coverage crew, is asked to take a much needed break to truly disconnect and recharge
  • Paid volunteer time off - 20 hours per year
  • Company-wide hack weeks
  • Mental wellness programs

*Eligibility may vary by role, region, and tenure

About PagerDuty

PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a global leader in digital operations management. The PagerDuty Operations Cloud revolutionizes how critical work gets done, and powers the agility that drives digital transformation. Customers rely on the PagerDuty Operations Cloud to compress costs, accelerate productivity, win revenue, sustain seamless digital experiences, and earn customer trust. More than half of the Fortune 500 and more than two thirds of the Fortune 100 trust PagerDuty including Cisco, Cox Automotive, DoorDash, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Shopify, Zoom and more.

Led by CEO Jennifer Tejada, PagerDuty’s Board of Directors is 50% female and 62% URP representation. We strive to build a more equitable world by investing 1% each of company equity, product, and employee volunteer time.

PagerDuty is Great Place to Work-certified™, a Fortune Best Workplace for Millennials, a Fortune Best Medium Workplace, a Fortune Best Workplace in Technology, and a top rated product on TrustRadius and G2. 

Go behind-the-scenes on our careers site and @pagerduty on Instagram.

Additional Information

PagerDuty is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. PagerDuty does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

PagerDuty uses the E-Verify employment verification program.


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