Major Account Executive - Financial Services at Anaplan
New York City, NY, US

At Anaplan, we are looking for a MAJOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - FINANCIAL SERVICES to join one of the fastest growing cloud vendors and make your mark on the industry. You will take your proven track record of new business sales and Account Management of Global 2000 enterprises and sell an incredibly versatile solution that is helping people and companies around the world every day to make better-informed plans and decisions.

You will join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas, and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don’t wait for an excuse to have fun. In fact, we’re so serious about it that it’s one of our core values.

In this role, you will be a key contributor to Anaplan’s revenue growth while driving change as a market disruptor.  Reporting directly to the RVP (Regional Vice President), you feel comfortable managing 1-4 major accounts in a defined (geographic) territory. Major accounts are defined as the most strategic accounts in a defined industry, depending on your background this could be cross-functional as well as cross-industry. The role offers an opportunity to further develop our footprint by winning new logo accounts as well as expanding opportunities within the current Anaplan customer base. You will be supported by a set of very senior team members in the ‘Village’ to make you successful, e.g. Sales Development Reps, Marketing, Pre-sales Consultants and Customer Success Team to build customer value and drive business and revenue onto the Anaplan platform.

What you’ll be doing:

Engaging with targeted enterprise prospects to identify business processes in need of digital transformation and position Anaplan’s unique ability to solve critical business problems

Building Anaplan’s business value throughout the selling engagement. Navigating complex prospect environments to align the prospect around the Anaplan solution

Developing and owning Integrated Account Planning and Opportunity Planning process

Utilizing Anaplan’s value-based selling methodology and tools such as Salesforce.com to run sales processes and accurately forecast business

Leveraging Anaplan’s internal ecosystem as well as key GSI partnerships to build your Anaplan “franchise” and to drive results

Employing world-class account management skills to identify account expansion opportunities by cross-selling and up-selling opportunities within targeted “major” accounts

Conducting highly effective presentations to C-level executives and key C-suite level decision makers with a strong focus on the Office of the CFO

Performing strategic sales planning, leading to accurate forecasting of the business

More about you:

10+ years’ above quota sales experience and successful selling into fortune 500 large and/or strategic company space

Success selling into the highest levels of these accounts with a C-Suite focus

Deep experience selling SaaS solutions, either directly or in partnership with a Big 4 consulting firm preferred

Software and Business outcome focus selling background with impact on strategy level, e.g. selling cloud SaaS applications to solve for the middle office  

Strong senior executive network in your territory with customers and partners

High degree of competency in value based selling strategies with a strong desire to continue to learn and improve your skills

Ability to leverage and organize your colleagues from different disciplines in such a way that it creates the greatest value to the sales cycle

Ability to deeply understand the customer’s business, pain points, key imperatives with a focus on a long-term relationship, increased relevance and investment in Anaplan.

Ability to understand and navigate through complex, large company environments by establishing strong executive relationships

Strong written, verbal, presentation and organizational skills

Passionate about white boarding and journey mapping with prospects and creative selling

Successfully led sales for a new solution category in a high growth market

Experience working within a dynamic, fast paced environment

Industry vertical experience relevant to the territory

Domain understanding (e.g. Supply Chain, FP&A, Workforce Planning and Sales) and knowledge of how these functions plan and process work and make decisions

BS/BA degree

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About Anaplan

We’re building a truly unique technology. From our calculation engine and in-memory data store, to apps and predictive analytics; amazing technology is being developed every day.

We’re addressing a $100B/year problem that all global businesses face. Our mission is to break the traditional business planning mold, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems. Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform is enabling customers to improve decision-making by turning response time into real time. 

With 900+ customers and 175+ partners globally, Anaplan’s platform is solving some of the most complex challenges in business. CEOs, analysts, and the press agree—Anaplan is changing the way the world does business.

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