Sales Team Lead - USDA

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At Esri, our account team leads are part of a highly skilled team that promotes and sells the adoption of Esri technology. We invite you to use your sales experience, coaching and team-building skills as well as your understanding of geospatial technology to become an integral part of the Civilian Industry US Department of Agriculture (USDA) account team. We are looking for an individual who inspires and motivates others, and who enjoys implementing strategies that will radically improve the challenges businesses face. You will lead a team that helps new and existing customers optimize and expand adoption of Esri technology, identify new areas of growth, and share expertise that helps deliver on their mission.


  • Empower your team. Set a good example of leading and driving your sales, manage the sales activities of your sales team by strategically leading all stages of the account management process. Mentor your team through active coaching, clear direction, and regular feedback. Cultivate a virtual team to support sales objectives and generate results.
  • Build relationships. Prospect, develop, and implement location strategies for large, complex organizations. Create and lead opportunities within high-level lines of business. Participate and present at trade shows, workshops, and seminars.
  • Understand our customers. Use your advanced USDA knowledge and its relevance to the application of GIS (Geographic Information System) to clearly articulate the strength and value of Esri technology. Identify key stakeholders within organizations and gain access to executive, enterprise-level decision makers. Understand complex customer budgeting and acquisition processes.
  • Be an expert. Demonstrate expert knowledge of ArcGIS and its value propositions across the USDA agencies and diverse mission areas. Consistently conduct research and pursue professional development to ensure competitive knowledge, policy, and Enterprise IT governance. Expertly plan and prepare negotiations with customers. Take ownership and management of Enterprise Agreement Contract.
  • Deliver Results. Successfully execute the sales cycle to close new opportunities to meet sector goals. Work creatively to develop solutions that help customers reach their goals and initiatives. Use your innovative whiteboarding and presentation skills to support visual storytelling.


  • 8+ years of enterprise sales and/or relevant consulting or program management experience
  • 3+ years of experience mentoring, motivating, and coaching on a team
  • Able to build compelling account growth strategies
  • Advanced knowledge of federal policy, USDA missions, and new technology trends, and the ability to translate this into complex solutions for customers.
  • Deep understanding of GIS and Esri technology
  • Expert visual storyteller and negotiator across all levels of an organization
  • Knowledge of the fiscal year, budgeting, and procurement cycles
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally up to 50%
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in GIS, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Recommended Qualifications

  • Knowledge of data science or spatial analysis and how it is used for problem solving and uncovering patterns and trends within organizations
  • Understanding of US Federal Government Enterprise IT solutions, governance, cloud, and general federal policy related to USDA.

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Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$93,600-$156,000 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

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