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Director, Sales - Defense Contractors

| Greater Denver Area

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The Defense Contractor Sales Director for Defense & Intelligence (D&I) Programs is responsible for the promotion and sales of DigitalGlobe products and services, and other available geospatial solutions to Defense Contractors globally, with named accounts, and for developing sales strategies and plans for meeting assigned revenue targets through direct sales activities and partnering opportunities. The quota will start at $5M and grow from there annually.

The role will be based in Colorado or Washington DC, reporting to the Senior VP, D&I based in Colorado.




  • Secure revenue from Defense Contractors through direct sales activities or partnering opportunities.
  • Learn and remain educated on DigitalGlobe’s unique product and service offerings (such as SecureWatch and Precision Terrain) for Defense Contractor customers and markets.
  • Qualify new Defense Contractor business opportunities globally and communicate progress regularly with Sales Management.
  • Present product and company offerings to potential customers and partners.
  • Learn customer decision, purchasing, and procurement processes to help develop winning strategies.
  • Create professional business proposals in conjunction with Sales SVP, and Product and Business Development Teams.
  • Create defined account plans annually to document sales strategies and support forecasted business.
  • With support from DG sales executives, negotiate contracts.  Close business.
  • Proactively manage key named customer accounts with support from Account Service Managers in Colorado.
  • Working with the D&I Business Development team to identify partnering strategies with Defense Contractors to address their offset obligations via DigitalGlobe products and services.
  • Working with the D&I Business Development team identify strategies to partner with Defense Contractors to capture US security assistance funds.



Basic Qualifications

  • Ten years+ with a successful track record selling ideas, technology and solutions to middle and upper management.
  • Defense Contractor experience.
  • Demonstrated experience selling defense and intelligence solutions to the Defense Contractor community.
  • Experience in the Defense & Intelligence industry with knowledge of global Defense Contractors.
  • The ability to travel within the US and internationally.
  • This role will require DigitalGlobe to hire a citizen or permanent resident in the US with extensive sales experience in this market. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive contacts within the domestic and international Defense Contractor community.
  • Familiarity with geospatial or Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance solutions.
  • US DoD security clearance is desired.



Initial Accounts & Responsibility

The focus for the Sales Director will be to grow new business initiatives around selling standard products and services available from multiple DG divisions initially that are key to meeting the 2018 and beyond revenue plan.  Discussions with the VP, Commercial Sales may be required to ensure that clear lines of responsibility are established as the Commercial Team is transitioning this Line of Business over to D&I.  The goal is to grow the business by having a dedicated D&I Sales Director and team focused on this key vertical market. 


Cultural & Local Requirements

Continue to build relationships with Defense Contractors, and working with them to pursue joint opportunities in the areas of support to weapons system integration, visualization and simulation, and geospatial production.  



DigitalGlobe offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

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DigitalGlobe Benefits Overview

A great team deserves great perks.

Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans + Flexible Time Off + 10 Paid Company Holidays + Competitive Salaries + Employee Cafe + Free General Healthcare (when enrolled in a paid DG medical plan) + Amazing Office & Game Room + Exclusive Disc Golf Course = WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Contribute from $120 to $2,650 per household (per calendar year) for reimbursement of health‐related expenses you may need to pay for out of pocket.
Disability Insurance
6 weeks of salary continuation at 100% beginning on 8th consecutive day - 60% up to $20,000 per month if unable to work due to disability longer than 12 weeks.
Dental Benefits
The plan will pay 100% Preventative, 80% Basic, and 50% Major. $2,000 Annual Maximum. Deductible of $50 individual and $150 family for basic and major services. Orthodontics at 50%.
Vision Benefits
Vision Service Plan - 1 set of contact lenses and 1 eye exam (after copay) per calendar year. 1 pair of frames every 24 months.
Health Insurance Benefits
Options include a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan (CDHP) and PPO. Prescription Drug Plan is also covered under these medical plans. DigitalGlobe pays the majority of costs for both FT/PT employees.
Life Insurance
2X salary each up to a max of $800,000.
Wellness Programs
Counselors available 24/7, 365 days through a toll free number, 5 free face to face counseling sessions. Chiropractic services on-site weekly.
Onsite Gym
DG's onsite gym and yoga studio is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Immediate vesting of matching contribution upon completion of enrollment provided by Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% of the first 8% of eligible earnings contributed on a per‐pay‐period basis to an annual maximum of $9,000.
Company Equity
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Performance Bonus
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
DigitalGlobe offers competitive leave benefits including PTO, Unlimited Time Off (for salaried employees), Parental Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
8 holidays and 2 floating holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
DG's casual dress code is largely varied, with some employees wearing shorts and sandals, while other opt for more button ups and jeans. Rarely, if ever, are suits seen in the office.
Commuter Benefits
Employees can set aside a portion of their pay, via pre‐tax payroll deductions, for the payment of Mass Transit or Parking expenses.
Game Room
Our game room has access to outdoor terraces, and includes competitive ping pong games, as well as bean bags and Foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchens on each floor include ice, coffee, assorted teas, and waters. Soda is provided in one central location free of charge (just bring your own cup).
Some Meals Provided
Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!
Our employees have two parking garages with more than enough spaces to go around. Motorcycle, Electric Vehicle charging, and bike spots are given close access to the indoor entrances to the building.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation is offered on a case by case basis
Fitness Subsidies
At DigitalGlobe we want to stay focused on wellness and getting, or staying, in shape! Incentives include waiving joining fees, significantly reduced month-to-month rates with no contracts.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DG offers a wide range of training programs. Currently, DG is converting to AWS - included in that is varying AWS-related training and certification programs offered to all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement for employees is a maximum of $5,250. Effective after one year of employment.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flex time off plus 10 paid holidays. Free general healthcare when enrolled in a DigitalGlobe medical plan
Amazing corporate office with game room and cafe. Frisbee golf course around corporate building exclusively for employees. Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!

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