Director, Inside Sales
SAS Institute Inc
3d ago


The Inside Sales Director will be responsible for delivering revenue across all segments in the US Commercial Inside Sales organization.

In this role, you will be leading, managing and developing a team of inside sellers to successfully position SAS tools and solutions and enable the partner ecosystem in representing SAS’ products and solutions.

Core to this leader’s success will be the development of prescriptive and repeatable processes for the inside sales organization and the establishment and review of success metrics.

Additionally, through collaboration with other SAS organizations the director will with in collaboration with the business unit head and field sales leaders to develop go-

to-market strategies which increases SAS’s market share in the Enterprise, SMB and Government segments of the business.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Lead an organization with a results-oriented approach, through all levels of management.
  • Responsible for achievement of new software sales, renewals and services revenue targets by building and optimizing programs to enable strong sales execution.
  • Drive pipeline to exceed sales goal by executing demand generation campaigns and working closely with the field, channel organization and marketing.
  • Direct and manage a lead-flow processes within the field sales and channel organization
  • Provide and develop a strong and consistent coaching environment.
  • Create, manage and execute against a standard set of metrics including call activity, appointment setting, customer acquisition, lead qualification, and sales motion as examples.
  • Working closely with SAS Human Resources, improve processes to recruit, hire, train, manage and promote high performing inside sales representatives and sales development representatives.
  • Manages training the inside sales representatives on territory account planning to closing.
  • Provide accurate forecasts. Interprets sales policies, advises representatives and sales assistants in the handling of sales and policy issues, and emphasizes the requirement for use of divisionally-
  • adopted sales methodologies.

  • Uses internal CRM to keep information about business accurate and up to date.
  • Determines equitable sales assignments and / or territories and sets targets appropriately with input from senior sales management.
  • Responsible for developing business plans to meet future company revenue goals
  • Analyzes and implements company sales initiatives at the regional or national industry level
  • Feedback on sales representative’s compensation plans
  • Feedback on product bundles, pricing
  • Conducts inside sales team meetings.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Analyzes regional or industry market to determine the most productive go to market sales strategies.
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of strategic sales techniques and principles specifically in the hardware and software industry.
  • Advanced skills in the following areas : coaching, problem solving, interpersonal interactions, team building, career development, leadership, strategic and conceptual sales, communication, and detail orientation.
  • Experience and Education Preferred :

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Business, Marketing, Computer Science,
  • Extensive experience in B2B software sales, including experience in a formal leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience in consistently achieving a sales target.
  • Location : Cary, NC
  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the requirements above.

    SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work.

    We look for the total candidate : technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators.

    Candidates must be ready to make an impact.

    Additional Information :

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

    SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Read more : . Also view the supplement , and the notice

    Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

    Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations.

    To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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