• Senior Director, Sales

    Location JP-13-Tokyo
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Category (Candidate Search)
    Position Type
    Business Group
  • Overview

    Since our founding in 1999, SolarWinds’ mission has been to provide purpose-built products that are designed to make jobs easier for IT professionals, MSPs, and DevOps pros. We offer value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management challenges—whether those challenges are related to networks, servers, applications, storage, virtualization, cloud, or development operations.

    We distinguish ourselves by refusing to accept the status quo established by most technology vendors. Face it: The vast majority of IT management tools today are difficult to use, expensive, and really don’t address the realities of today’s real-world IT challenges. Too many IT pros have resigned themselves to accept the frustration.

    At SolarWinds, we’re fanatical about putting users first in everything we do. We strive every day to deliver powerful functionality that’s easy to use with one of the fastest and longest-lasting ROIs in the market. As a result, SolarWinds is one of the world’s most award-winning, peer-recommended and continuously-licensed product families’ year after year.

    Our approach is to deliver unexpected simplicity and redefine the management and monitoring expectations for all aspects of IT, MSPs, and DevOps pros.

    The result? IT management software that works for our customers—and that delivers on our promise of unexpected simplicity.

    The Sr. Director of Sales is responsible for building and managing a team of sales resources whose focus is to execute on a GTM model that works in Japan and is rooted in our traditional SolarWinds sales model.  This sales model consists of selling software consistently and predictably to achieve pre-determined sales quotas and targets while ensuring a satisfied customer base to build a sustainable business for future success in the Country. The Sr. Sales Director is also responsible for business and channel growth which includes: OEMs, resellers, SIs, and distribution partners. In addition, the Director will work closely with regional leadership from marketing, renewals, tech support and product ensuring that we drive growth in Japan and are aligned internally.


    The Sr. Sales Director has responsibility for all activity within their assigned area, including:

    • Achieving sales targets for SolarWinds products, solutions and initiatives within specific time frames across multiple market segments
    • Provide insight into the market and develop/plan on strategic tactics to grow the Japanese market for Solarwinds.
    • Using Salesforce.com and tableau as a sales management productivity and analysis tool by championing its use with the local team.
    • Providing timely and accurate business forecasts to sales and executive management
    • Utilizing SolarWinds daily cadences as a resource to build and effectively lead a sales organization through hiring, training and development
    • Together with the sales team and other key stakeholders, provide directions in managing and maintaining the region’s direct customers
    • Recruit, develop and build on current and new channel partners to ensure continued scalability in Channel Initiated business within the region
    • Collaborate with other cross-functional management teams in marketing, product, human resource, support, sales engineering and finance operations to execute on plans that drive incremental business


    Must have

    • Ability to function in a high velocity sales motion
    • Knowledge of technology (does not need to come from software or IT management)
    • Proven sales leadership track record (sales ownership, some level of autonomy, hiring/building and developing a team)
    • Ability to understand and analyze sales numbers and manage to daily sales metrics
    • Ability to make daily adjustments to maintain deal velocity and momentum
    • Ability to understand and communicate business concepts
    • Ability to adapt to changing business issues and requirements
    • Minimum of 10 years sales management experience
    • Proven ability to recruit, train and scale against aggressive growth targets
    • Bilingual (Native Japanese and Business English) at a minimum


    Nice to have

    • Software experience
    • Knowledge of IT and understanding of players/landscape
    • Built a business in Japan

    Apply/Socialize Options

    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.