Account Executive, Inside Sales - Public Sector

Sydney, Australia; Canberra, Australia Enterprise Sales-340

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. It integrates directly with an organisation's existing directories and identity systems, as well as 6,000+ applications. Thousands of customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Nasdaq, LinkedIn, and 20th Century Fox, trust Okta to help their organisations work faster, boost revenue, and stay secure.

Gartner recently recognised Okta as a Leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Access Management,  for the 4th year in a row.  Okta “is one of the most matured and advanced AM tools in the market to meet both internal and external user access management use case’s needs,”.  Okta is the only vendor that has consistently been a Leader since the inception of Gartner’s evaluation of the identity space — starting with the first Identity as a Service (IDaaS) Magic Quadrant seven years ago. 

About the Team:

Our rapidly growing customer base and product portfolio require us to have a thoughtful approach to account selling in the Public Sector market. As part of this approach, we are building a Public Sector Inside Sales team. The primary focus of the team is to accelerate the Public Sector sales pipeline by driving deals, upsells, and renewals with new customers, partners, and our install base. The position aims to provide an expedited career path to Enterprise selling.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with Area Directors and their Regional Sales Managers to strategically target new business within their respective territories
  • Own the complete sales process within subsidiaries of Public Sector customers; perform discovery calls that drive pipeline and yield revenue
  • Manage the upsell and cross-sell sales process for existing enterprise customers
  • Drive deals forward by executing demos, quotes, proposals, BVAs
  • Partner with Okta’s Customer First team to analyse customer health, identify gaps and risk for churn
  • Collaborate and account plan with the Public Sector Account Directors and Renewals Managers with the goal of building a pipeline and booking ARR
  • Manage your quarterly pipeline and complete forecasting reports with your manager


  • Prior experience achieving quota in a Sales Development / lead generation role within a B2B SaaS organisation
  • 3+ years of closing or account management experience within a b2b SaaS environment
  • Ability to achieve a quarterly sales quota
  • Reputation for success in consultative sales environments and putting the customer first
  • Strong technical aptitude, strong computer skills – CRM system, Word, Excel,
  • Experienced with independently running qualification calls and demos
  • Requires a strong work ethic, can-do attitude and ability to work cross-functionally within the organisation

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta 

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Okta, Inc. is a publicly traded identity and access management company based in San Francisco. It provides cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication into modern applica...

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