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Senior Sales Manager (Various Locations) at Cloudian
United States of America


Cloudian is a leader in the rapidly expanding cloud object storage space. We bring S3 storage capability into our customer's datacenters, letting them create infinitely scalable storage for their most capacity-rich applications.

Cloudian is available through the Amazon Marketplace, enabling Amazon S3 customers to create scalable hybrid cloud storage environments.

Cloudian appliances and software are sold direct and through reseller partners. Use cases include media asset management, big data, bioinformatics, IoT, and backup/archive.

This is a terrific opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an exciting technology startup.  As Senior Sales Manager, you will be responsible for selling Cloudian’s products to Enterprise customers.  Utilizing your excellent relationship building, negotiating and technical skills, you will drive the entire sales process including prospecting, developing business proposals, responding to RFP’s, develop customer presentations, and selling products.  You will work with and leverage Engineering, Support, and Executives teams to attain your sales goals.  You must be passionate about cloud technologies and have a razor sharp focus on winning customers. If you want to see today's most exciting technologies being implemented at scale, you can be part of a small team of the world's leading cloud experts.

If you are passionate about cloud technologies, have a razor sharp focus on winning customers, this is a fantastic opportunity to be on the front line of this once in a generation technology shift in storage.


The primary responsibilities are to find customers and capture sales opportunities, working in a “channel assist” model, going direct as well as through channel partners.  Specific areas of responsibility include:

 * Win new customers, with focus on reference-able, well known
   Enterprise accounts
 * Sign up and train new storage VARs and distributors, make them
 * Build a sales pipeline
 * Manage the entire sales process directly with customers & VARs
 * Manage the product evaluation/test process with prospects including
   determination of customer acceptance criteria
 * Work with product team to find beta customers for future Cloudian
 * Work with marketing on effective strategies and finding reference
 * Develop written customer proposals and customize sales presentations
   to address their business needs


 * At least 5 years of experience selling storage products to
   Enterprise.  Software sales experience a plus.
 * Strong track record of meeting and exceeding sales quotas, flawless
   reputation with customers and partners.
 * Must have demonstrated success in multiple key verticals, e.g.
   Financials, Medical, Government, Media & Entertainment, Oil & Gas.
 * Experience selling to enterprise, both direct and indirect
 * Prior experience working at a startup highly desirable
 * Has a strong understanding of storage products and vendor landscape
 * Self-starter, excellent leadership skills, ability to win creatively
   with limited resources
 * Hands on skills with Salesforce, Excel, and Powerpoint
 * Ability to work collaboratively with employees within department and
   across functions.
 * Aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions
   solve business problems.
 * Ability to convey information clearly and provide analysis as needed
   to help customer make buying decisions.
 * Work from home in based on the location required in the job opening