Account Executive

Washington DC
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Consistently named one of the top D.C. start-ups to watch since 2016, Quorum builds software that helps public affairs professionals work smarter and move faster. Their philosophy is people-first, whether they’re supporting team members in their careers or prioritizing their clients with a best-in-class customer success program. Quorum’s clients use their tools to bring a modern approach to advocacy work in Congress, all 50 state legislatures, major U.S. cities, the European Union, and more than a dozen countries.

As an Account Executive, you will contribute to the overall growth of the company by persuading potential clients to choose Quorum as their public affairs software solution. This role includes responsibility for new logo sales to potential clients. This role does not include responsibility for renewals and/or expansion sales to existing clients.

What You’ll Do

First Week: You will be introduced to Quorum’s new logo sales process playbook, receive log-in access to start exploring the Quorum software platform, and get to know the 20+ dedicated members of the Quorum Business Development team.

First Month: You will participate in their new hire sales training program, complete a product demonstration certification, and invest in building out your own sales leads pipeline through creative phone and email outreach to potential customers. You will also receive regular coaching from a direct manager and training manager who listen in on sales calls.

First Six Months: You will meet weekly sales activity targets, learn fundamental industry-specific territory management skills, and build a robust sales pipeline with opportunities at every stage of the sales process. You will conduct discovery calls and lead product demonstrations to understand potential customers’ needs. You will navigate pricing negotiations and learn how to offer mutually beneficial sales concessions that enable Quorum and a client to move forward together. You will close your first sale, earn your first sales commission, and take steps to ensure you are on track to meet quarterly and annual sales quotas.

First Year: You will meet hundreds of government affairs professionals around the world, close dozens of sales, meet or exceed an annual revenue quota, and have a real impact on a fast-growing company that is changing the way the advocacy process works in Washington DC and beyond.

About You

You have experience working in government affairs in either the private or public sector. Possible examples include: overseen grassroots advocacy for a non-profit organization, managed a PAC for a corporation, or served on the staff of an elected official
You are seeking to make a career change and have a strong ambition to build a future in software sales where meeting or exceeding quota on a regular basis is a core expectation
You are looking forward to using your existing network and market knowledge to introduce Quorum as a platform that helps public affairs professionals work smarter and move faster
You are a highly motivated self-starter who prides themselves on having a growth mindset
You are ready to put in the work necessary to build consultative sales skills that enable you to be a “trusted advisor” to corporations, trade associations, non-profits, think tanks, unions, and/or foreign embassies looking for best-in-class tools
You consistently reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, proactively seek guidance to identify areas for improvement and modify your behavior to achieve success
You are a self-described people-person who works to build rapport with individuals from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds
You are committed to positively contributing to building an inclusive and diverse work environment where you live Quorum’s company values by investing in people
You believe in the power of process adherence to deliver consistent, high-quality results
You are a problem-solver at heart—you seek to understand others’ problems and identify the best possible solutions to improve their day-to-day experience in the workplace
You are an especially strong candidate if you are a current or former Quorum user or admin—if this applies, please be sure to tell them this in the skills section of your resume
About the Business Development Team

They are proud to serve as the first-impression about what it is like to work with Quorum
They strive to understand their buyers’ challenges and recommend the best possible solutions that enable them to achieve their goals
They earn clients’ trust by taking an intentionally respectful approach to competition
They foster a supportive environment where peer-to-peer feedback helps drive personal and professional growth
They work hard to serve as thought leaders in the public affairs industry, which means that they regularly follow political news, government affairs trends, and read case studies
They understand and appreciate that their work is a critical driver for annual company growth.

Their Work Environment

They usually work in a vibrant, sunlit space in their modern, open concept office. During the COVID-19 health crisis, most of their team members are working from home in locations around the world. Team members will have the option to work from home until at least June 1, 2021. Those that feel safe re-entering the office earlier can apply to be part of a pilot re-entry program. All applicants do need to be willing and able to relocate to the Washington DC area in 2021.

Their office building is located in the heart of downtown DC, easily accessible by metro, bus, and rideshares. It is also in close proximity to great restaurants, food trucks, shopping, and popular happy hour spots.

Their team loves to spend time doing fun things outside of the office, which they call Quorum Fun events. Past Quorum Fun events have included apple picking, yoga, and wine tasting
Compensation Structure

On Target Earnings (OTE): $80,000.00 – $100,000.00 (OTE varies based upon sales quota)
Compensation Mix: 60% Base | 40% Sales Incentive Commissions
Benefits: 401(k) match, trans-inclusive healthcare, 12-weeks paid maternity/paternity/adoption/fostering leave, unlimited PTO, and more

Quorum Is Working to Advance Pay Equity: What Does That Mean For You?

In an effort to continue to build a diverse and inclusive work environment that advances pay equity, Quorum has implemented a “No Negotiation” policy for base salary for new hires for roles that are currently staffed by three or more team members. This means that candidates for the Account Executive role cannot negotiate Quorum’s base salary offer.

Here’s their promise to you:

They will not ask you what you are currently earning.
They will consider years of relevant experience, relevant professional certifications/education, and performance expectations in setting what they believe is a competitive, fair base salary offer.
They will be transparent about their compensation structure (see above) so that all candidates have equal access to compensation information and can make an informed decision about whether or not Quorum is the right workplace for them.
If you are interested in learning more about how negotiation impacts pay equity and/or why other start-ups have decided to implement a “No Negotiation” policy of some type, here are a few resources: Project Include, AAUW, Ministry for Women, Magoosh.

Note: Quorum does not endorse or verify any of the information provided in the resources on the impact of negotiation on pay equity. They provide these resources simply to increase awareness of a topic they believe is important for both employers and candidates to consider.