Sales Development Representative

The best Sales Development Representatives (SDR) are hunters at heart, and often our first contact into a prospect organization. As such, SDR’s must possess the ability to quickly develop a rapport with influencers and decision makers at an executive level, and efficiently spark the curiosity that generates interest in our Wdesk solution. Their greatest skills are the ability to engage, listen, challenge, and ask the right questions in a manner that creates a superior prospect/customer experience, and sets the stage for future Workiva product sales. Workiva is a rapidly growing SaaS company with high-performance teams, and a collaborative culture where employee innovation and ideas are encouraged. 

In this remote-based position, you will partner closely with a team of Regional Sales Directors to drive pipeline for existing customers and net new logos.  You will accomplish this objective through a variety of strategies such as: cold calls, warm calls, email campaigns, social selling, conference calls, web-meetings, onsite meetings and referral mining. The Sales Development Rep will also help expand current customers by assisting the Regional Sales Directors with add-on business solutions.

Ideal candidate locations are near Ames, IA or in the Eastern US

 What you’ll do:

  • Partner closely with Regional Sales Directors to develop ongoing engagement strategy with assigned customer and prospect accounts to drive revenue goals
  • Provide baseline research and intelligence within target accounts to identify key contacts and critical account information
  • Prospect into target accounts via high volume cold-calling (60-80 calls/day), networking, email, e-marketing, campaigns, and social outreach
  • Qualify leads/contacts based upon specifically defined criteria to transition meaningful sales leads into the pipeline
  • Learn and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of Wdesk, and clearly articulate its capabilities and advantages to decision makers and influencers across multiple business disciplines
  • Present high level demonstrations of Wdesk platform that conveys business outcomes while considering what is important to different user personas
  • Maintain active engagement with existing customers to increase interest in additional uses for the Wdesk platform
  • Contribute to critical functions associated with fulfilling the sales cycle (forecasting, reporting, CRM maintenance, correspondence, and communications)
  • Drive attendance to various events (webinars, roadshows, TEC, conferences, etc.), and provide post-event follow up
  • Develop and maintain a current understanding of Workiva’s latest product offerings, and competitive product/market knowledge
  • Meet or exceed quarterly goal for number of opportunity targets, revenue, and weekly/monthly performance activity indicators

What you’ll need:

  • 3+ years of successful experience in a similar role— preferably lead generation/sales development
  • com CRM and Marketo strongly preferred
  • Proven track record of creating revenue generating opportunities and quota attainment
  • Proven ability to understand and successfully promote technical offerings and solution sets
  • Ability to maintain a high level of activity, and effectively manage competing priorities
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and professional demeanor
  • Willing and able to travel for up to one week once a quarter for training or sales conferences
  • Capable of learning, developing and integrating skills in an online training environment
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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