Business Development Representative, Central
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job Type: Full time
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This role requires the SDR to work out of the Chicago office. The candidate would be required to relocate (if not already in that location) within a specific timeframe agreed upon with the manager & recruiting. Okta will not provide relocation assistance.
Okta is looking for Business Development Representatives (BDRs) to qualify inbound leads and set meetings that generate pipeline for our sales organization. We are looking for individuals who are dedicated, curious, and motivated. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills. A strong candidate is flexible with change, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and eager to begin a career in sales.
BDRs are responsible for connecting with prospects and customers who may have interest in Okta or have downloaded Okta related content or materials. potential customers who have shown interest in Okta content. The BDR will make calls and send emails to prospects to determine how Okta can help, then set up a meeting with an Account Executive.
- Follow up on a substantial volume of inbound leads via phone and email to progress prospects further into Okta’s sales process
- Generate qualified meetings and opportunities for Account Executives
- Research contacts and generate interest through discovery calls and email campaigns
- Utilize active listening skills to understand and uncover customer needs and business problems to effectively communicate how Okta can solve them
- Consistently achieve quota by hitting call, email, and meeting targets
- Use and maintain Salesforce.com to keep data accurate
- Willingness to collaborate with other members of the sales organization to drive deals forward
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Ability to navigate different systems and tools and follow process
- Highly motivated and driven individual who thrives working towards monthly and quarterly quotas
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
We aren’t looking for someone who ticks every single box on a page; we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences. If you think you’d be a great fit, please apply!
Below is the annual On Target Compensation (OTE) range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual OTE, which is inclusive of base salary and incentive compensation, will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable) and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit: https://rewards.okta.com/us.
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