AVP, Global Security Specialization

Splunk   •  

Plano, TX

Industry: Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 56 days ago


The AVP, Global Security Markets Specialization leader reports to the AVP of Global Field Specialization and will help build, grow, and speed opportunities to close for the Security Markets Group. You will be responsible for improving security specialization across all roles, evangelizing Splunk within theaters to generate new pipeline, and evolving the selling motion making it easier to sell security solutions at Splunk. You will play a meaningful role in developing the field go-to-market strategy in order to achieve bookings targets and customer success via a global team of field and customer-facing domain experts in cybersecurity, compliance, and fraud. The go-to-market strategy for the program should incorporate a strong sales process discipline within vertical and horizontal markets as well as direct and indirect selling models.


  • Drive the Security Specialist team and Security Markets solutions adoption with existing customers as well as new prospects.
  • Assist the field to build, grow and speed the pipeline to close. Lead and report on the pipeline and forecast for Security Markets solutions globally.
  • Provide mentoring, advice and guidance to the field (sales and technical leadership) on the execution of sales opportunities leveraging specialists and any pattern recognition possible
  • Represent the organization to help unify our product and go to market strategy.
  • Establish credibility for the team with the field organization as domain subject matter experts providing incremental value to the sales motion and customer interactions.
  • Hire the right team of domain experts to match our culture, values, and fuel our growth.
  • Use our sales methodology and processes effectively while assisting in their evolution.
  • Be a good corporate citizen enabling a two-way flow of relevant and timely information; working as a team for the most efficient use and deployment of resources.
  • Provide timely and insightful input back to other corporate functions, particularly product management and marketing.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years’ experience building and running teams; ability to grow and scale upward with the company; second line management experience a plus
  • 10+ years of high tech field experience in sales, sales engineering, professional services, or consulting.
  • CISSP certification and/or 5+ years of relevant work experience in the Security space
  • Excellent understanding of the security market and IT/cybersecurity trends.
  • You will have strong knowledge of the relevant technology solution landscape.
  • Strong background in Internet infrastructure, security, and enterprise solution software required, web based applications a plus.
  • Very comfortable in the “C” suite with a track record of success positively impacting sales, teamwork, strategy and vision
  • Strong executive presence and polish internally and externally
  • Solid ability to make and achieve dedications and be consistently accurate
  • Exceptional management, Interpersonal, written and presentation skills
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-growing, rapidly changing environment
  • Able to work independently and remotely from other members of your team and corporate
  • Consistent track record in over-achieving quarterly and/or annually or exceeding their leadership goals in a field-supporting role.
  • Familiar with product roadmap planning to incorporate customer requirements into Splunk service offerings.
  • Experience in successfully executing complex sales cycles with CXOs.
  • Experience selling complex solutions to the Global 2000 or Fortune 500 Company List.
  • Ideal candidates will bring with them a range of industry-related contacts.
  • Must have high ethics, integrity, and humility and be able to partner with other teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership of cross-functional teams tasked with full lifecycle support.
  • Ability to build and maintain high credibility with teams and strategic customers.
  • Formal sales training: MEDDPICC, Solution-Selling and/or Value Selling training preferred.
  • Use of CRM systems (Salesforce.com) extensively

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