Software Sales Associate (Multiple Openings)

| Chicago

*Hiring now for future dates in August and September 2018


We are seeking a talented, money-motivated individual who is looking to establish or build upon a career in territory sales.  Our Mid-Market Associates are responsible for supporting the day to day activity of our Territory Account Team with a focus on increasing market share within the Mid-Market segment, specifically within a specific geographic territory.  Mid-Market Associates drive revenue by carrying out strategic campaign initiatives that take a consultative selling approach towards understanding the customer’s needs and guiding the customer to the appropriate VelocityEHS solution.  In working with our team of Territory Account Representatives to close accounts, Mid-Market Associates will learn and contribute to all aspects of the sales process which includes but is not limited to: creating sales and marketing plans, prospecting, selling value, setting up and participating in web-based presentations and creating proposals and contracts.

The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude, enthusiasm, great people skills, a willingness to learn and an ability to articulate a value proposition.  We use a team approach, combined with one-on-one education to bring out the best in people. A technical sales background is not a prerequisite; we will train the right person.


Why should you apply?

  • You enjoy communicating with people. You like building relationships and having conversations with people.
  • You have a drive to make a difference. We love self-starters!
  • Finding new business and prospecting excites you. You will be able to find your leads outside of provided leads.
  • You don’t have a problem being on the phone (because you will be, a lot!)
  • You want a fun, team oriented environment. We are territory based and have seven sales teams who all have a lot of fun!
  • You are a competitive person who enjoys goals and hitting them. You will have a quota and metrics and we want someone who loves to meet those and EXCEED. We have an incentive committee who has monthly outings and events for top reps!
  • You want to sell a product you can stand behind. VelocityEHS’ solution truly makes workplaces safer and our customer’s lives easier!



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting and Exceeding individual sales creation pipeline goals
  • Prospecting and contacting leads via phone and email within the mid-market segment and setting up web-based presentations over the phone to showcase our wide product offerings
  • Play a key role in the successful execution of strategic sales and marketing plans to grow market share within assigned geographic territory
  • Driving revenue by effectively addressing the customers’ business need, offering appropriate value proposition

solutions, creating urgency, and closing accounts over the phone

  • Becoming a subject matter expert by acquiring ongoing marketplace intelligence by researching trends and best practices, reading business publications, seeking out learning and development opportunities and utilizing internal training resources
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Mid-Market Sales Director



Minimal Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining a high level of activity, managing multiple competing priorities, and working effectively in a results-driven, highly competitive environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong decision-making and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Experience working independently, but can also can be an effective team member
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Pro-active learn and open to constructive feedback
  • Basic understanding of sales and desire to sell
  • Ability to handle and overcome rejection


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant business or sales major
  • Proven sales experience (0-3 years)
  • Experience initiating, establishing, and nurturing meaningful business relationships over the phone and email
  • Experience in a role that required being on the phone daily (admissions, fundraising, etc.)
  • Experience with technology and internet deployed services
  • Proficiency in use of


About Us:

At VelocityEHS we’re all about helping companies around the world promote a safer work environment for their employees. We develop innovative on-demand (cloud-computing technology) safety and compliance management solutions that enable our customers, environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals in a wide range of industries, to work faster and more cost-effectively in administering their overall safety compliance programs.

Headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago, VelocityEHS is much more than just a place to work. VelocityEHS has cultivated a unique environment where success is both a journey and an everyday occurrence. We work hard and play hard because we love what we do. We place a high value on teamwork, and at the same time, look for individuals who are self-motivated and willing to take risk to help the company advance.


VelocityEHS offers many benefits, including: 

  • Paid time off and volunteer day
  • Health/dental insurance
  • 401(K) plan
  • Casual dress
  • Transit benefit program
  • Summer early release Fridays
  • Team outings
  • Game room/rooftop
  • Many more!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

Base salary + uncapped incentive pay program + full benefits.

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Our company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago, right on the river, with plenty of restaurants and shopping within walking distance.
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

What are VelocityEHS Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

-Roof top deck overlooking the river for summer lunches!
-Summer hours!
-Game room: Including XBox, PlayStation, Pool Table, Nascar Racing, Pin Ball, Ping Pong, Hoop Shot!
-Short & Long Term Disability.
-Pre-tax FSA!
-Great culture!

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