Sales Development Representative

Who We Are:

Persado is the pioneer and leader in Cognitive Content generation. Our artificial intelligence platform generates “smart content”, the precise words, phrases, emotions, and images brands use to engage customers, inspire action, and build lasting relationships. Using Persado, 200 of the world’s most revolutionary brands across multiple industries have seen a 49.5% average lift in conversions, a 68.4% improvement in click-through rates, and over $1 billion in incremental revenue.

The company is powered by brave and bright humans, comprised of mathematicians, statisticians, computational linguists, social psychologists, engineers, wordsmiths, artists, athletes, foodies, former marketers, and entrepreneurs. Founded 12/12/12, Persado is a Fortune Great Place to Work.

CNBC named Persado to its Disruptor 50 list in 2017, joining the ranks of Airbnb, Spotify, WeWork, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. We’re a Forrester Breakout Vendor in Content Intelligence and a Gartner Cool Vendor in Data-Driven Marketing. With the latest funding round led by Goldman Sachs, Persado is embarking on its next phase of growth.


What We Are Looking For:

Persado is looking for a Sales Development Representative based out of San Francisco, CA. This is a key role and is responsible for driving sales pipeline for a sizable set of named accounts in the key vertical markets of Retail/eCommerce, Fashion Retail, Health & Fitness, Travel/Hospitality, and Financial Services. This is a green field opportunity and we currently have no natural competitors.

What We Want You To Do:

  • Qualify and develop inbound sales leads and respond to product inquiries
  • Run email and outbound calling campaigns to generate new sales prospects from a list of target consumer facing brands
  • Drive attendance for marketing campaigns and events
  • Complete accurate tracking of communication with current and potential customers in SalesForce.com
  • Cold calling prospects regarding our solutions
  • Work with upper level managers and directors to design region specific outbound efforts
  • Schedule demonstrations between Sales Representatives and potential customers

What We Want To See:

  • 1-5 years’ experience in Lead Generation, Sales, Marketing and/or Recruiting
  • Experience working with SalesForce.com or other CRM, Outreach.io, Linkedin Sales Navigator, ToutApp, Zoominfo, Radius, Leadspace, and other sales tools preferred but not required
  • Intrinsic drive to be successful
  • Strong phone and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) as well as organizational skills

Who You Are:

  • Excited about working in a lean start up environment, dive in and learn in a fast-paced organization
  • Desire to pursue a career in sales. You are coachable, able to implement feedback and dedicated to continuous self-improvement
  • Enthusiastic, professional and highly proactive
  • Thrives on finding efficient solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Collaborative team player who can also work with minimal direction
  • Self-starter who will take initiative
  • Strategic thinker with a constant drive for process improvement
  • Process oriented with excellent attention to detail
  • Analytical, numerate and scientifically-minded
  • Great sense of humor and outlook on life
  • Able to perform under pressure and deliver results in a demanding and fast-paced environment that requires fresh thinking and innovation
  • Tech-savvy and comfortable in a field that combines elements of multiple disciplines (technology, account management, marketing, etc.)
  • Passionate in the way you convey solutions

What We Offer:

By joining Persado, you will be part of a young, creative and dynamic company undergoing rapid growth and transformation into a global market leader.

  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Meaningful equity compensation
  • All the computer gear you need to improve your productivity
  • Work-life flexibility - we value your contributions above all!

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