Manager, Solution Engineering (Remote)

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Company Description
Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering affordable, quick to implement, and designed software for the end-user. More than 50,000 companies -- from startups to public companies -- worldwide use Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience (CX, CRM) and employee experience (ITSM, HRSM).
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a dedicated team operating from 13 global locations to serve customers, including Bridgestone, Chargebee, DeliveryHero, ITV, Klarna, Multichoice, OfficeMax, TaylorMade and Vice Media.
Freshworks transforms the way world-class organizations collaborate with customers and co-workers. The suite includes Freshdesk (omnichannel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshteam (HR management system).
Job Description
Let's face it. Most people hate the software they use at work. Business software is clunky, expensive, hard to set up and frustrating to use. If the software that you use in your personal life is so easy and intuitive to use, why can't business software be that way too? At Freshworks, we agree with you! We pride ourselves on building powerful, sophisticated software that's fun and easy to use. And makes it easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees.
We are constantly on the lookout for smart people who are passionate about growth and community. We are growing our leadership team and looking for a Manager for our Solution Engineering Organization in North America. If you are a leader who can put the team before yourself, we want to talk to you. If you are a great coach who can invest in their team's success and inspire them to achieve greatness, we want to talk to you. If you want the opportunity to join a rapidly growing organization early and let your experience and drive help shape that growth, then we definitely want to talk to you. Hit us up and let's chat.
What will your impact be?
As a leader in our Solution Engineering org, you will be responsible for overseeing one of our high performing, field based teams. Your day to day responsibilities will include hiring to plan, building a thoughtful GTM strategy for our expanding team, helping design cross-sell/up-sell playbooks, allocating resources to territories, evaluating performance on an ongoing basis, providing meaningful feedback to the team and growing the business. You will be a player coach and play a key role in developing the team and helping Solution Engineers on your team solve complex business problems for our prospective and existing customers.
You will partner with Sales Leaders and provide strategic insights into pipeline health, team performance and win rates. Partnering with our product managers is another key area of focus and you will be responsible for evangelizing product requirements on behalf of our customers.
Qualifications
About you:
  • You have experience in CRM, Customer Service, ITSM or other related domains in a pre-sales leadership role.
  • You can lead and inspire a team every day. You are not merely tracking dashboards and reporting on deals. You are rolling up your sleeves and working side by side with Solution Engineers on your team. You lead by example, not by authority.
  • As an experienced leader you understand what it takes to run a dynamic team and build scalable and repeatable frameworks & programs.
  • You are a technologist at heart and love playing a role in shaping product roadmap. You are the biggest champion that our customers have within Freshworks.
  • You are a keen strategist who can build competitive playbooks and work closely with product marketing to evangelize these playbooks within our global SE org.
  • You are a practitioner of what you preach and believe in the art of selling value, telling stories in demonstrations and painting a vision for the future.
  • Finally, you are an experienced manager who values excellence over outcomes and knows how to nurture and build. You trust by default and use transparency to foster trust.

About us:
  • Headquartered in San Mateo, California
  • Global team operating from 13 locations to serve our customers
  • Ranked #10 on the Forbes Cloud 100
  • Ranked #22 on the Battery Ventures/Glassdoor Best Places to Work lists

Minimum Requirements:
  • 3 years of Solution Engineering management experience in CRM/Customer Service/ITSM or related technologies.
  • 7-10 years relevant/industry experience.
  • Exceptional soft skills and ability to influence within the organization.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and drive meaningful outcomes.
  • Work regularly with C level executives inside and outside the organization and be a credible source of insights.
  • A Bachelors or a Masters degree is nice to have, but not required.

Additional Information
At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose and passion, irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, our communities and our business.
Summary of Freshworks Benefits:
Freshworks offers multiple options for dental, medical, vision, disability and life insurances. Flexible PTO + paid time off, flexible spending, commuter benefits, work from home, and wellness benefits are also offered. Freshworks also offers adoption and parental leave benefits.
At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.
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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • FreshdeskManagement
    • FreshserviceManagement
    • Freshsales CRMManagement
    • FreshmarketerManagement
    • FreshchatManagement
    • FreshcallerManagement
    • FreshsuccessManagement
    • FreshteamManagement
    • FreshconnectManagement
    • FreshreleaseManagement
    • FreshpingManagement
    • FreshstatusManagement
    • Freshsales CRMCRM
    • FreshmarketerEmail
    • FreshmarketerLead Gen

Location

Our office has stunning views of the mountains and is one street away from the fun restaurants and coffee shops of Denver's iconic Larimer St.

An Insider's view of Freshworks

What’s the vibe like in the office?

One of the things I've loved most since starting at Freshworks is how much the team values company culture. Everyone in the office is working hard, celebrating successes, and all the while having a great time. Collaboration is also a big aspect of the sales team - everyone is quick to jump in to help!

LAUREN

Account Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It is great being part of a team that is helping companies hit the refresh switch on business software. Freshworks is letting businesses know that their software doesn’t have to be clunky or expensive. Being able to help companies overcome these challenges is truly rewarding!

TAYLOR

Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

You have to be a team player. We are all in each other's corners and the collaborative and interactive workspace is one that I have come to value greatly. You will be presented with ongoing opportunities to grow, learn, and step into leadership roles. The willingness to volunteer for these roles and step into new challenges is a valuable attribute.

JENNY

Solution Engineer

What are Freshworks Perks + Benefits

Freshworks Benefits Overview

Freshworks provides a comprehensive benefits plan, including health insurance, vision, dental, retirement, and unlimited time off (among a lot of other cool things too!)

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Freshworks Women 360 is an employee group aimed at community service, professional development, and career growth.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Classpass and a fitness/reading stipend
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
The 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Freshworks has a lucrative sales commission program as well as a performance bonus for other functions, which are dependent on individual and company performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Freshworks offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Since working from home in mid March, we have added additional benefits to ensure our employees are fully supported, mentally and physically!
- One time WFH accessories stipend
- Monthly internet allowance
- Classpass membership offering
- 6-month long free DashPass subscription
- Reading & fitness stipend

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