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Corporate New Business Account Executive



Sales & Business Development
Kentucky, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Get to know Okta

Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

The Corporate New Business Account Executive Opportunity

As a Corporate New Business Account Executive focused on new customer acquisition (300-1,249 employees), you will play a crucial role in selling to our top digital native prospects, expanding Okta’s CIC market presence, and driving growth. You will be responsible for identifying and engaging potential clients, effectively communicating the value of our identity and access management software solutions, and closing new business deals

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build and maintain a robust sales pipeline to achieve and exceed sales targets
  • Develop and execute against an assigned quota and territory plan focusing purely on bringing in new customers
  • Identify the best possible solution for a customer that demonstrates the value of how Okta's CIC offering can solve a specific customer business challenge
  • Conduct research on the customer's business goals, strategic priorities, market and industry, to create an informed understanding of the customer's current state and desired state
  • Use appropriate open-ended, strategic questions by persona to gain customer insights, uncover the customer's pains, goals and decision-making process
  • Lead strategic conversations with C level executives on the impact of macroeconomics, market dynamics, industry trends, and the customer's specific position and unique needs
  • Strategize with the extended team on how to effectively support key account plans and opportunities to hit and exceed targets
  • Engage with leads shared by marketing to understand new customer demands, and work with solution engineers to design relevant solutions
  • Conduct product demonstrations and presentations to potential customers
  • Facilitate customer onboarding to new products sold and process sales orders
  • Maintain new customer relationships until account is handed over to Customer Account Executive Team
  • Maintain database of potential customers/opportunities to pursue
  • Reporting on sales achievement and forecasts

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • 2+ years of B2B closing sales experience in a Saas/Cloud environment
  • A proven track record of success selling to medium-sized businesses
  • Prior experience managing a territory based quota
  • Practice presenting/running demos to C-level executives
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating effectively within the GTM ecosystem, including but not limited to: AEs, xDRs, SEs, RMs, CSMs, Partners
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Building relationships with existing customers to push for add-on or incremental business
  • Developing account strategies with existing customers
  • Travel to customer sites at least once per month
  • Other travel as needed for company events and team offsites

Preferred experience in any of the following:

  • Involvement with IT/Security sales
  • Located near an Okta office hub or in region
  • BS/BA degree

#LI- Remote

Below is the annual On Target Compensation (OTE) range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual OTE, which is inclusive of base salary and incentive compensation, will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable) and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit:

The annual OTE range for this position for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:
$162,000$198,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today!

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