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Account Executive, Strategic Accounts (Texas)

Rapid7

Rapid7

Sales & Business Development
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Rapid7’s Sales organization is seeking a Strategic Account Executive in Austin to join the Central Strategic sales team. You will serve as a strategic partner for named accounts in your assigned geography, helping them achieve a more secure digital future. In this quota carrying role, you will directly impact the success of the company and help organizations across the world advance securely.

About the Team

Rapid7’s Sales team is responsible for driving business at strategic organizations across North America. You will cover a Texas territory as part of our Central Strategic sales team. We set you up for success by providing best-in-class sales enablement training focused around our industry and how to sell our product portfolio, along with follow-up training and coaching sessions paired with sales process and methodology training.


Our tools include ZoomInfo, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Gong, Salesloft, and Salesforce to help you remain competitive and uncover new business opportunities.

About The Role

The main goal of this role is to drive net new sales, while managing upsell opportunities within your assigned territory. In this role, you will partner cross functionally with internal teams to drive business opportunities from initial prospecting through negotiation to contract close. This is a quota carrying role and critical to the continued success of Rapid7.

In this role, you will:

  • Meet and/or exceed your quota by identifying, qualifying and closing new business opportunities at enterprise companies with 1000-1700 employees while being a collaborative member of the team.

  • Creatively source new prospects and thoughtfully position Rapid7's offerings to suit their needs.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor and industry expert.

  • Stay current on competitor offerings and be able to identify their strengths and vulnerabilities.

  • Turn client feedback into actionable strategies to drive new business and address competitive risks.

  • Leverage channel partnerships to break into new accounts and remain up to date on opportunities in your territory.

  • Influence client decisions and advocate for client needs to negotiate solutions.

  • Work closely and communicate effectively with various cross functional teams including Sales Engineering, Sales Operations and Customer Success to ensure seamless implementation and effective ongoing account growth.

  • Accurately enter, update, and maintain daily activity, forecast and opportunity information in Salesforce.

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • 4+ years of closing experience selling software, cybersecurity sales experience a strong plus

  • A track record of Quota and Presidents Club attainment, selling both new and existing products and product portfolios.

  • Ability to drive consensus between multiple buyers within each assigned account and develop champions to target the Economic Buyer – i.e. get “high and wide”.

  • Understand customer selection criteria for budgeted and unbudgeted needs.

  • Capacity to learn, absorb, and adapt quickly to ever-changing business priorities.

  • Ability to have strategic, business-oriented conversation at the VP and CISO level. Able to convey technical differentiators and link those differentiators to business value.

  • Command of the forecast and sales process – reliably knows where they are in the sales process and whether/when to move opportunity into best case or commit for the quarter.

  • Critical thinking in a variety of situations, demonstrating drive, initiative, energy and sense of urgency in acquiring and serving clients.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% to client meetings as needed.

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. That’s because these teams reflect a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) helps organizations across the globe protect what matters most so innovation can thrive in an increasingly connected world. Our comprehensive technology, services, and community-focused research simplify the complex for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, be in 10 places at once, and shut down attacks. We’re on a mission to make security solutions easier to use and access so we can bring safety and resilience to more people.

With more than 10,000 customers across 140+ countries, Rapid7 is a leader in cybersecurity that has earned numerous industry accolades and recognition for our technology and culture.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.