Account Executive at Portal (W18)
Shopify for Professional Services Businesses
Remote
Full-time
About Portal

At Portal, we're building Shopify for Service Businesses. Our mission is to power the next generation of modern service companies. We help marketing agencies, accounting firms, and many other types of businesses to sell and deliver their services online.

While it is straightforward to set up a Shopify store and sell a physical product on the Internet, entrepreneurs that want to provide a service on the Internet have to stitch together apps and are unable to offer clients a streamlined experience under their own brand. We want to change this by giving service businesses the building blocks (messaging, payments, etc.) to design their own product and offer their clients a modern streamlined experience.

In February 2022, we raised a $10M seed round led by Ali Rowghani at YC Continuity and Lachy Groom. Other investors include Y Combinator, Liquid 2, Tribe, Addition, Slope, YC partner and Scribd founder Jared Friedman, former SVP Product at Lyft Ran Makavy, and Pipe founders Zain Allarakhia and Josh Mangel.

About the role

At Portal, we're building Shopify for Service Businesses. We want to make it easy for entrepreneurs anywhere to start and scale service businesses: marketing agencies, bookkeeping firms, recruiting agencies, and thousands of others.

While it is straightforward to set up a Shopify store and sell a physical product on the Internet, entrepreneurs that want to sell and deliver a service on the Internet have to stitch together SaaS apps, and even then are unable to offer clients a streamlined experience under their own brand. We want to change this by giving service businesses the building blocks (messaging, payments, etc.) to design their own product and offer their clients a modern streamlined experience.

In February 2022, we raised a $10M seed round led by Ali Rowghani at YC Continuity and Lachy Groom. Other investors include Y Combinator, Liquid 2, Tribe, Addition, Slope, YC partner and Scribd founder Jared Friedman, former SVP Product at Lyft Ran Makavy, and Pipe founders Zain Allarakhia and Josh Mangel.

About the role

As the first account executive at Portal you will work closely with the head of sales, be a critical part of our core team, and have a huge influence over the direction of the company. Your focus will be doing demos and closing deals. As an early business hire, you'll also have the opportunity to get involved in many other areas — support, success, sales development, marketing, and much more. This is a great role for someone entrepreneurial that excels in environments with lots of ambiguity.

Who you are

  • You have good values.  You have high integrity. You understand why diversity matters and make others feel like they belong.

  • You're curious. Your focus is closing deals but you aren't afraid of doing adjacent work too— sales development, success, support, sales forecasting, etc.

  • You're hardworking.  You understand that building a category-defining company requires people that work smart and that also work hard.

  • You're experienced.  You have 2+ years experience working in a closing sales role.

  • You're a self-starter.  You like to try new things and thrive in the unknown.

  • You're resilient.  You adapt quickly to new information and aren't afraid to try 10 things that fail to find 1 thing that really works.

  • You're organized.  You're familiar with modern sales tools and keep pipelines organized. You understand the value of playbooks and constantly try to improve processes.

  • You're an incredible communicator.  You know how to give presentations and demos that blow people away and are an effective written communicator.

What you'll do

  • You'll manage the inbound pipeline.  You'll keep track of the inbound pipeline and handle opportunities from first contact to close. You'll also use our internal tools to stay abreast of usage from self-serve sign ups so that you can proactively reach out to potential high-value customers.

  • You'll manage the outbound pipeline.  You'll create an outbound plan for high-value targets and handle opportunities from first contact to close. You'll have the support of an SDR for this work.

  • You'll present.  You'll do phone calls and demos with customers and become an expert at pitching Portal.

  • You'll setup tracking systems.  Sales gets messy quickly when you're not rigorous about tracking. You'll be responsible for keeping the CRM clean.

  • You'll define automations.  While you might start off doing things manually, when something works you'll work with our engineering team to setup automations so that you can work on higher-leverage work. You’ll be a part of the decision making process for new tools.

  • You'll learn about startups. Aside from your core work, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in other areas - marketing, growth, support, ops, etc.

Technology

React TypeScript Go DynamoDB AWS Lambda

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