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Solarwinds Inc. Sales Director in London, United Kingdom


SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 250,000 customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of IT professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today’s complex IT environments. SolarWinds’ growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds’ products.

The Sales Director is responsible for building and managing a team of sales resources whose focus is to execute on the SolarWinds sales model; selling software consistently and predictably to achieve pre-determined sales quotas and targets while ensuring a satisfied customer base to build a sustainable business for future success in the territory.


The Sales Director has responsibility for all activity within their assigned area, including:

  • Achieving sales targets for SolarWinds products, solutions and initiatives within specific time frames across multiple market segments

  • Using as a sales management productivity tool and champion its use with the Sales Reps and SE’s

  • Providing timely and accurate business forecasts to sales and executive management

  • Building and effectively leading a sales organization through hiring, training, development, and daily goal/objective setting

  • Managing direct and channel partner business transactions

  • Working closely with other cross-functional management teams in marketing, product, and finance operations


Core skills:

  • Must possess strong leadership skills and the ability to build and motivate a sales organization to ensure both short and long term goals, objectives and quotas

  • Ability to understand sales numbers and manage to daily sales metrics

  • Ability to make daily adjustments to maintain deal velocity and momentum

  • Ability to adapt to changing business issues and requirements


  • Ability to lead, motivate and execute with a team of inside sales resources

  • Experience leading the direction and strategy across multiple go to market sales segments

  • Business Development experience within the UK

  • Channel Partner Management experience in UK is a must

  • Ideally have a background within a Tech/SaaS environment

  • Experience in a quota carrying sales role with demonstrated achievement

  • Proven ability to recruit, train and scale against aggressive growth targets

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment



Location UK-London

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2020-14112

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) Sales

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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