Sr Associate Account Executive - Financial Services (Early Career)

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Sr. Associate Account Executive - Financial Services

Location - Cary/Raleigh NC


Nice to meet you!  


We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence – and questions into answers.

We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you’re looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you’ll find it here.


About the job  


The Financial Services Division is looking for a Sr. Associate Account Executive who is passionate about building authentic relationships with Financial Services customers, wants to help solve their business problems and is ready to drive sales of SAS software products, solutions, and services. The Account Executive is responsible for driving growth in accounts in our Financial Services portfolio for the United States market.  This includes development of new and existing account relationships to expand our existing footprint, business prospecting and sales across customer business units.  You will champion the sales cycle and work across teams to achieve the best solution for our customer. 


As a Sr. Associate Account Executive, you will:  

  • Act as the account lead on assigned accounts, setting the sales strategy and taking overall responsibility for developing and enhancing the client relationship. 
  • Drive growth through hunting new opportunities 
  • Identify and qualify business opportunities, understand key customer objections, and develop the strategy to resolve blockers. 
  • Build and manage client relationships.  Manage the shaping and closure of opportunities leveraging SAS specialists to support the sales process. 
  • Oversee negotiations involving contract terms and pricing 
  • Serve as the primary day to day contact for clients in respective territory. 


Required Qualifications


  • 2+ years of experience in Field Sales
  • Understands the strategic goals, priorities, and budgetary constraints of assigned accounts and how they align to SAS/business analytics solutions.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven, organized, strong time management skills.
  • Ability to think outside of the box / beyond traditional capture strategies to reach goals.
  • Demonstrated analytical, reasoning, planning and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to Travel (50%)
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do. 



Preferred Qualifications

  • Credit Union experience
  • Financial Services experience


World-Class Benefits  

Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans.
  • Medical plan options include...
    • PPO with low annual deductible and copays.
    • HDHP combined with a health savings account with a contribution from SAS (no access to on-site health care center).
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. There's a pharmacy too! Not local to HQ? The pharmacy will ship prescriptions for no additional charge!
  • An industry-leading 401k plan.
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days.
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees.


Diverse and Inclusive

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.


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/Affirmative Action 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: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.


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