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Field Sales MSP Channel Account Executive (w/m/d) in Austria



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at
The MSP CAE will be responsible for recruiting and onboarding Managed Service Providers (MSP) to promote and sell the complete Sophos Central and XG Firewall product offerings throughout territory. The CAE will partner with Sales, Channel, Business Operations, and other members of the Marketing organization to become part of a core team that will drive the growth of new business and help retain and grow top service providers.
Success will be measured by the overall health and hygiene of the MSP business, productivity of active MSP partners and the associated revenue from the sale of Sophos products and solutions through the MSP’s to their respective end-user customer base.
Please apply with stating your notice period and salary expectations (gross per year).

What you will do:

  • Achieve bookings quota through MSPs in the assigned territory to achieve company goals
  • Provide accurate forecasting of MSPs revenue through
  • Recruit net new MSPs through conference participation, interaction with distribution and other means
  • Onboard and enable MSPs to ensure partner success in selling and supporting all Sophos solutions
  • Interact with MSPs to manage through issues with a high degree of professionalism and attentiveness.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts, where applicable
  • Train and educate the MSP partners on all Sophos offerings
  • Train and educate Sophos sales employees on the MSP business, and how to sell and support MSPs
  • Communication with stakeholders in global MSP team, business unit, local marketing and sales organization in order to make price book and quote guideline
  • To maintain SFDC in terms of pricing and partners and publish it for sales organization with detail inspection to keep consistency of price information across various data sources
  • To develop the documents required in sales process
  • To be a knowledge base of pricing and licensing structure of whole Sophos MSP products and to answer to questions from salespersons about them

What you will bring:

  • Fluent/ native speaker in German and English (oral and written)
  • Solid experience in 2-tier channel business, knows how this works, able to operate all tools in the background: Partner Portal, Partner Contracts, On boarding of partners, business plans for partners
  • MSP & Channel Sales experience
  • Telco/marketplace experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of sales and order process
  • Understanding of software license and hardware products
  • Financial Acumen, Ability to understand & forecast recurring revenue model
  • Knowledge of Salesforce
  • This position may require up to 25% travel
  • Desired: Additional European language
What's Great About Sophos?
· Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
· Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
· Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
· Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
· Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
· Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge
· Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation. We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.
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