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Sales Strategy Roles

The Sales Strategy Job Family helps develop and execute GitLab's Global Sales Strategy. The Sales Strategy Job Family partners close with Sales Leadership to identify opportunities and improve efficiencies.

Sales Strategy Manager

The Sales Strategy Manager reports to the Senior Director, Sales Strategy.

Sales Strategy Manager Job Grade

The Sales Strategy Manager is a grade 8.

Sales Strategy Manager Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a Global Sales Strategy by working with Sales Leadership and GTM teams including owning and driving key initiatives and projects
  • Partner with Sales Leadership to formulate and develop regional/segment business plans and constantly evolving go-to-market strategies
  • Identify opportunities to improve go-to-market efficiencies and lead efforts to scale, align and invest in the business
  • Analyze and present recommendations to Sales Leadership for alignment and investment in the desired state and opportunities for sales productivity improvement
  • Developing an understanding of and staying current with the competitive landscape
  • Assess and drive innovative pricing strategies and options for Field Teams
  • Authoring and delivering high-impact presentations and plans to support CRO and internal Sales events
  • Assist with annual planning with Sales Leadership and key GTM Leaders
  • Drive quarterly planning with Theater Sales Leaders and provide analytical support
  • Develop and manage executive reporting on key metrics, formulate actionable insights and structure a concise, clear presentation of findings and prioritize issues as appropriate
  • Ability to conduct sophisticated and creative analysis, yet translate those results to easily digestible messages, communications, and presentations
  • Support strategy for Customer Success and Channel Teams
  • Be a trusted advisor to Sales Leadership

Sales Strategy Manager Requirements

  • BA/BS degree
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in an analytical role within a technology business. Preference for Sales Strategy, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Management Consulting, Venture Capital/Private Equity, and/or Investment Banking backgrounds
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills, creativity in problem solving, and a keen business sense
  • Ability to think strategically, but also have exceptional attention to detail to drive program management and execution
  • Extensive track record of building high-quality and complex spreadsheets, models and presentations
  • Superb analytical skills and technical aptitude
  • Experience with SQL, Tableau, and/or similar analytical packages a plus
  • SaaS and B2B experience preferred
  • Interest in GitLab, and open source software
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab

Sales Strategy Senior Manager

The Sales Strategy Senior Manager reports to the Senior Director, Sales Strategy.

Sales Strategy Senior Manager Job Grade 

The Sales Strategy Senior Manager is a grade 9.

Sales Strategy Senior Manager Responsibilities

  • Extends the Sales Strategy Manager Responsibilities

Sales Strategy Senior Manager Requirements

  • Extends the Sales Strategy Manager Requirements
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in an analytical role within a technology business. Preference for Sales Strategy, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Management Consulting, Venture Capital/Private Equity, and/or Investment Banking backgrounds

Director, Sales Strategy

The Director, Sales Strategy reports to the Senior Director, Sales Strategy.

Director, Sales Strategy Job Grade 

The Sales Strategy Senior Manager is a grade 10.

Director, Sales Strategy Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute a Global Sales Strategy by working with Sales Leadership and GTM teams including owning and driving key initiatives and projects
  • Partner with Sales Leadership to formulate and develop regional/segment business plans and constantly evolving go-to-market strategies
  • Identify opportunities to improve go-to-market efficiencies and lead efforts to scale, align and invest in the business
  • Analyze and present recommendations to Sales Leadership for alignment and investment in the desired state and opportunities for sales productivity improvement
  • Developing an understanding of and staying current with the competitive landscape
  • Assess and drive innovative pricing strategies and options for Field Teams
  • Authoring and delivering high-impact presentations and plans to support CRO and internal Sales events
  • Assist with annual planning with Sales Leadership and key GTM Leaders
  • Drive quarterly planning with Theater Sales Leaders and provide analytical support
  • Develop and manage executive reporting on key metrics, formulate actionable insights and structure a concise, clear presentation of findings and prioritize issues as appropriate
  • Ability to conduct sophisticated and creative analysis, yet translate those results to easily digestible messages, communications, and presentations
  • Support strategy for Customer Success and Channel Teams
  • Be a trusted advisor to Sales Leadership

Director, Sales Strategy Requirements 

  • Demonstrated progressive experience in an analytical role within a technology business. Preference for Strategy Consulting, Corporate Strategy, Venture Capital/Private Equity, and/or Investment Banking backgrounds
  • BA/BS degree, MBA Preferred
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills, creativity in problem solving, and a keen business sense
  • Ability to think strategically, but also have exceptional attention to detail to drive program management and execution
  • Extensive track record of building high-quality and complex spreadsheets, models and presentations
  • Superb analytical skills, technical aptitude and executive presence
  • Experience with SQL, Tableau, and/or similar analytical packages a plus
  • SaaS and B2B experience preferred
  • Interest in GitLab, and open source software
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab

Senior Director, Sales Strategy

The Senior Director, Sales Strategy reports to the VP, Field Operations.

Senior Director, Sales Strategy Job Grade 

The Senior Director, Sales Strategy is a grade 11.

Senior Director, Sales Strategy Responsibilities

  • Extends that of the Director, Sales Strategy responsibilities

Senior Director, Sales Strategy Requirements

  • Extends that of the Director, Sales Strategy requirements
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in an analytical role within a technology business. Preference for Strategy Consulting, Corporate Strategy, Venture Capital/Private Equity, and/or Investment Banking backgrounds

Specialties

Channel

  • Demonstrated progressive experience focused directly with supporting Channel sales organizations

Enterprise

  • Demonstrated progressive experience focused directly with supporting Enterprise sales organizations

Commercial

  • Demonstrated progressive experience focused directly with supporting Commercial sales organizations

Customer Success

  • Demonstrated progressive experience focused directly with supporting Customer Success sales organizations

Growth and Operations

  • Demonstrated progressive experience focused directly with focus on strategy and operations

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The next step in the Sales Strategy job family is not yet defined at GitLab.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.

  1. Phone screen with a GitLab Recruiting team member
  2. Video Interview with the Hiring Manager
  3. Team Interviews with 1-4 team members

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

Compensation

Compensation information for this role can be found on our Sales Commissions handbook page. On this page, we have an overview of the standard OTE base and variable split for each Sales job family. Also listed on the page, is our quota ramp information by segment as well as our seasonality assumptions. New salespeople who join after the fiscal year may be eligible for a super commission rate which pays out at a higher rate until the ramped quota is met - watch the video on the page to learn more!
Sales compensation plans are governed by the Sales Compensation Plan terms and conditions. Some differences may apply. For any specific compensation questions, please contact your manager (current manager or hiring manager).

Compensation Calculator

To find out more about the compensation for this role, please apply to a role first. Once selected for a screening call, you'll be able to sign up here to view our compensation calculator. Be sure to use the same email address for both.

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

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