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Manager, Sales Engineering

| Chicago

Sprout Social is looking for a Manager of Solutions Engineering who has demonstrated past success in pre-sales/solutions engineering leadership or has a proven track record of being a leader in the social media industry.

Our Solutions Engineers are the technical counterpart to our Account Executive team. This will be a player coach role and the ideal candidate has consistently achieved revenue goals both as a leader and individual contributor. Your background is in B2B SaaS applications, you’re comfortable being customer facing and can work collaboratively with teammates and cross-functional departments.

Our Sales and Customer Success teams works with over 25,000 brands worldwide including Evernote, adidas, West Elm and Edelman. These businesses rely on Sprout to create stronger relationships with their customers through social media.

The Experience

  • Experienced team or social media industry leader with proven success and passion for coaching, mentorship and team development
  • SaaS based pre-sales/solutions engineering experience preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment incorporating engineering, sales and management
  • Consistent track record of exceeding goals
  • Willingness and eagerness to be a player coach and travel to strategic opportunities
  • Personable and has the ability to develop strong customer relationships
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Technical expertise and ability to acquire knowledge of new products
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of effective solutions engineering selling strategies and techniques
  • A passion for customer success and customer happiness
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with change and be a team player

Within 1 month, you will…

  • Complete Sprout Social’s new hire training & onboarding program alongside other new Sprout team members. You’ll gain a broader understanding of our products and how your role fits into the organization.
  • Partner with the Director of Solutions Engineering to define key success metrics for your role and how you will measure against them.
  • Meet your team in 1:1s to understand what’s working, what’s not, and gather learnings to implement into your role.
  • Dive right into our platform to learn about what makes our platform unique and why customers love our solutions.
  • Learn Sprout’s go-to-market messaging, key differentiators, develop and personalize segment-specific value propositions.
  • Learn the relevant customer stories and case studies to justify your value propositions with real ROI examples from the field.
  • Complete a demo and written certification to ensure comprehension.

Within 3 months, you will…

  • Meet with leaders throughout the Sales & Customer Success organization that share responsibility for obtaining similar targets and identify areas of opportunity.
  • Establish a strong understanding of sales enablement, create/analyze team reports, and identify coaching opportunities.
  • Monitor the progress of RFPs and security documents in order to initiate appropriate actions where necessary.
  • Begin to provide strategic guidance to Solutions Engineers with call/demo shadowing and role plays to help them improve, both professionally and personally.
  • Create an early concept of a future plan for your team and begin prioritizing.

Within 6 months, you will…

  • Measure initial process improvements and make adjustments where appropriate.
  • Have built strong cross-departmental relationships with Marketing, Sales Operations, and Product teams.
  • Step up as a leader to share best practices across the Solutions Engineering organization and help others grow from your experiences.
  • Meet agreed-upon goals and targets relating to revenue targets and team productivity.
  • Continue to develop your team, both personally and professionally.
  • Become a Sprout Social and social media expert to confidently speak to ever-changing trends, new product features and platform enhancements to help our customers realize their full potential and accomplish their goals.

Within 12 months, you will…

  • Consistently meet and exceed monthly pipeline and revenue targets.
  • Obtain (solicited and unsolicited) and act upon peer, customer, and leadership feedback.
  • Be recognized as a subject matter expert and leader at Sprout.
  • Establish and begin executing against the long-term plan for your team.

Of course what is outlined above is the ideal timeline, but things may shift based on business needs and other projects and tasks could be added at the discretion of your manager.

About Sprout Social
Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success.

Team Sprout is a group of very talented, smart and passionate people with broad interests and backgrounds. We believe that true employee engagement cannot happen if you can’t bring your whole self to work, so we’re committed to building a diverse team, embracing an inclusive culture and investing in equity across our organization. That dedication is core to Sprout. We want all candidates, particularly those coming from traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology industry, to know they are welcome at Sprout.

We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions
  • Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships
  • High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
  • Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop
  • Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance
  • Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team
  • Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine
  • Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

Sprout Social is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here (1) Equal Opportunity Employment Poster (2) Sprout Social's Affirmative Action Statement (3) Pay Transparency Statement.

Additionally, Sprout Social participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. We value the things that make us different and want to see how you can make our team better!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

131 S Dearborn, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

What are Sprout Social Perks + Benefits

Sprout Social Benefits Overview

We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment, and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes:

*Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions
*Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships
*High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
*Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop
*Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability, and life insurance
*Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team
*Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine
*Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks
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