Spark Hire
Northbrook, IL

Sales Manager at Spark Hire

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Spark Hire is an award-winning video interviewing platform (Software-as-a-Service) used by more than 6,000 customers in 100+ countries. Our industry-leading platform is recognized as the gold standard by esteemed software review site G2. We’ve also been recognized as one of the best startups to work for (nationally) and a best small business to work for in the Chicago area.

We are seeking a proven, tactical and strategic Sales Manager to lead a team of Account Executives who are tasked with generating new revenue for the company. The appointed sales leader will play a key role in leading this highly visible and motivated team that generates revenue and achieves individual, team and organizational targets. You'll be a valuable contributor to the overall sales strategy while providing definition and implementation of the plan for sales to achieve revenue generation objectives. You will coach and inspire your team to develop in their careers and continue to build on our winning culture. 
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Account Executives to exceed monthly new revenue targets
  • Partner with Marketing and Sales leadership to drive the value of Spark Hire as a solution throughout the complete sales cycle
  • Provide ongoing mentorship and development of a sales team which includes recruiting, hiring and training new Account Executives on sales process
  • Conduct weekly pipeline management meetings and coach direct reports regarding strategies/tactics to drive closure
  • Oversee KPI dashboards to measure performance and forecast to senior management 
  • Supervise weekly 1:1, team meetings and contribute to monthly performance recaps 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly motivated team oriented leader
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Committed to your team’s success
  • Demonstrated ability to impart sales coaching resulting in tangible revenue results 
  • Core belief in providing value to prospects
  • Quick thinker to match our fast paced startup work environment
  • Knowledge of sales tools, including Salesforce, Outreach and ZoomInfo
  • Background in HR Technology, specifically ATS or recruiting 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or better
  • 1-3+ years experience in a B2B sales leadership role (SaaS experience preferred)
  • Proven track record of meeting and/or exceeding team sales quotas
  • Experience using Salesforce to manage pipeline and build reports
  • Experience with sales engagement tools such as Outreach, SalesLoft or Groove 
  • Knowledge and ability to drive a transactional sales cycle from start to finish
  • Strong negotiation and contracting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
  • Willingness to take on additional projects and duties
  • A positive attitude and ability to lead by example

What You’ll Love About Spark Hire

  • Great Culture – We have in and out of the office activities going on all the time. From celebrating birthdays, happy hours, Cubs games, holiday parties, picnics, friendly competitions, and more!
  • Health Benefits – Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid Time Off – Employees receive paid time off which starts accruing on day one of employment and paid holidays
  • Work/Life Balance – We pride ourselves on having a great work/life balance.
  • Gym Subsidy - We contribute a significant amount towards a gym membership at the nearby Lifetime Fitness.
  • 401(k) - Start saving for your future retirement!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


We require all candidates that receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired.

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Where we are

Spark Hire is located in Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to explore!

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What are Spark Hire Perks + Benefits

Spark Hire Benefits Overview

Spark Hire constantly strives to improve the benefits and perks it provides to its employees. As the company grows, the leadership team seeks opportunities to give back to the individual team members in as many ways as possible. We take a lot of pride in ensuring the Sparktans are happy and enjoy coming into work. This definitely includes offering quality benefits, but more importantly, Spark Hire is focused and invested in the continuous improvement of the company culture and atmosphere.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on your role within the company, work schedules are flexible with opportunities for remote work.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Spark Hire offers all employees paid time off to observe major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Spark Hire offers paid time off for vacations and sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Spark Hire stocks fridges in the office kitchens with a wide variety of beer. Enter the kitchen on a Thursday after work and you'll likely find a few Sparktans enjoying a cold one.
Casual Dress
Spark Hire's casual dress code allows employees to be comfortable while they work. Jeans and casual tops are the norm!
Company Outings
Spark Hire has regularly planned company outings including holiday parties, Cubs games, bowling, company BBQs, and more!
Stocked Kitchen
Spark Hire has a stocked kitchen including your favorite Keurig cups, La Croix, beer, and more!
Some Meals Provided
Spark Hire provides free breakfast on Wednesdays and catered lunches once per month.
Happy Hours
Spark Hire hosts monthly happy hours at local bars and restaurants to bring the team together. The happy hours usually follow our monthly all hands meetings.
Parking
Spark Hire employees don't have to worry about parking as our building has a private lot.
Fitness Subsidies
Spark Hire contributes $120 per month per employee to a LifeTime fitness membership which is right next to the office.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Spark Hire offers employees extensive training and encourages learning and development. Spark Hire participates in many conferences throughout the year.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Spark Hire

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The people I work with are just the best. There is never a dull day.

Jason

Technical Support Manager

What does your typical day look like?

My typical day starts off with responding to inbound emails and going through my tasks for the day. I spend a lot of time on the phone with customers, walking them through the platform and answering any questions that they may have. I enjoy conversing with customers while balancing out banter between coworkers and a fun work environment

Ryan

Account Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accountability is king! To be successful you need to be dependable. Being proactive and facing challenges head-on with a positive attitude is crucial. Someone who is adaptable, available to help each other & our processes improve, & thinks swiftly. Having fun is paramount. Successful team members walk in each day passionate about contributing.

Jeremy

Sales Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Spark Hire should be part of every organization's recruiting process. We're at 4,000 customers now, but believe there's nothing stopping us from 40,000, 400,000, or 4 million customers! We want Spark Hire to be the norm for any company, anywhere in the world.

Josh

CEO

What are some social events your company does?

A company who values culture is important to me, and I found that here at Spark Hire. Some of the social events we have are holiday parties, potlucks, dress up days, and team outings.

Elyse

Administrative Assistant

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Customer Onboarding Specialist

Spark Hire
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1 week ago
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We’re looking for a driven and outgoing Customer Onboarding Specialist to join our growing Customer Outcomes team. As an onboarding specialist, you’ll be responsible for onboarding and training our new customers, as well as driving adoption throughout the customer’s first 60 days using the platform.

Account Executive

Spark Hire
Chicago
1 week ago
+24
A Spark Hire Account Executive is the expert hunter and closer in our sales org. In this position, you must live and breathe this mentality. You will consistently be adding to and closing out pipeline fortified by both you and our pre-sale team. You are a subject matter expert and enthusiastic spokesperson for Spark Hire because you agree that Spark Hire is an integral component of the hiring process.

Sales Development Representative

Spark Hire
Chicago
1 week ago
+24
As a Sales Development Rep at Spark Hire, your main objective is to get prospective customers excited about what we’re doing and schedule product demonstrations for them with our Account Executives. You’ll be in integral part of helping the company build a strong pipeline of qualified opportunities and grow its revenue.

Customer Success Manager

Spark Hire
Chicago
1 week ago
+24
As a Customer Success Manager, you'll play a key role on our Customer Success team by working hands-on with businesses from all over the world that are excited about the impact Spark Hire will make on their recruiting process. You'll also be joining a service-oriented culture so we're looking for someone who aligns with our "This is Service" mantra!

Customer Success Representative

Spark Hire
Chicago
1 week ago
+24
As a Customer Success Representative, you'll play a key role on our Customer Success team by working hands-on with businesses from all over the world that are excited about the impact Spark Hire will make on their recruiting process. You'll also be joining a service-oriented culture so we're looking for someone who aligns with our "This is Service" mantra!

Customer Development Representative

Spark Hire
Chicago
1 week ago
+24
We are looking for a driven, sales-minded, service-focused individual to join our Customer Success team as a Customer Development Representative! You’ll be responsible for the full sales cycle including lead qualification, calling prospects, booking demos, pricing negotiations, and closing the deal.