BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.
Woodland Hills, CA

Strategic Account Executive at BlackLine

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Job Summary

BlackLine is seeking an energetic, self-starting, entrepreneurial Strategic Sales Executive. The BlackLine Strategic Sales Executive will be responsible for generating BlackLine’s most strategic accounts. Through a strategic approach, this individual will establish sales priorities, action plans and deliver/exceed on sales goals. This person will be assigned accounts to target and market BlackLine’s solutions in order to secure new subscription business in our Software-as-a-Service(SAAS) business model. They will develop high value relationships with key stakeholders and will be responsible for negotiating and managing large contracts. They will work on bringing in new large strategic accounts (i.e. Fortune 500 and Large Privately-held organizations, too).


Roles and Responsibility (list in order of importance)

  • Utilize networking and prospecting skills to generate leads and identify strategic solution-based sales opportunities. 
  • Develop and manage high-value relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Have a deep understanding of the way businesses operate, and the priorities that drive decisions from the C-level
  • Provide leadership and guidance to other team members on enterprise accounts and participate in providing input on sales and marketing collateral.
  • Own entire sales process from prospecting to closing business.
  • Coordinate and lead responses to RFIs/RFPs/RFQs.
  • Present BlackLine’s proposals in a professional manner to prospects.
  • Provide feedback to management and Marketing teams on prospects reactions and questions about BlackLine’s solutions.
  • Collaborate with other BlackLine teams including pre-sales, product, value engineering, operations, finance, marketing, and legal.
  • Travel to cultivate relationships with customers, partners, and related associations.
  • Ensures opportunities are accurately reflected and maintained in Salesforce, providing weekly updates, monthly projections and quarterly committed forecasts of sales activity and volume to BlackLine NA Sales management team.
  • Achieve annual sales targets and average monthly revenue quotas on a consistent basis
  • Collaborating with and leveraging Marketing & Business Development to maximize revenue production



Required Qualifications

Years of Experience in Related Field: 10+ years of experience selling complex enterprise cloud software, working with large high-profile accounts

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, IT, Finance or MBA preferred

Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exhibits “hunter” mentality and possesses outstanding ability to close sales.
  • Proven record and strong capability to generate leads, pursue opportunities and sell.
  • Experience selling business applications to business users - ERP, CRM, HCM solution knowledge 
  • Strong background or experience selling to the CFO buying center is a big plus.
  • Experience with comprehensive account planning, relationship mapping, and business strategy mapping following sales methodologies like Target Account Selling or similar
  • Possesses strong sensibility for technology.
  • Ability to solve customer-related problems in a positive manner.
  • Strong in consultative and insight-based selling.
  • Experience articulating complex solutions to decision makers and executives.
  • Proven ability to grow revenue and manage accounts
  • Knowledge of Cloud SaaS industry
  • Experience analyzing data trends
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of productivity, manage multiple competing priorities, and work effectively under the pressure of time constraints in a fast-paced, complex, collaborative, and team-oriented environment
  • Adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism
  • Willingness to travel up to 50 percent of the time.



  • Knowledge of cloud SaaS industry, accounting background a bonus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven, award-winning, closer of the largest companies globally
  • Independent personality, detail-oriented, clear communicator, and knows and meets deadlines inside of BlackLine as well as with/for our clientele


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Where we are

BlackLine’s headquarters feature open work stations, informal lounge areas, a game room, a music room, quiet pods, training areas, and more.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Google CloudFrameworks
    • NiFiFrameworks
    • HiveFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DriftCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Salesforce CPQCRM
    • WrikeCRM
    • GainsightCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • LushaLead Gen

What are BlackLine Perks + Benefits

BlackLine Benefits Overview

BlackLine believes in providing the best possible service to its clients, and that starts with offering amazing perks to its employees. These perks include 100% coverage for healthcare, vision, and dental, 401(k) matching, ESPP, food, drinks, games, and so much more!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
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
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table and Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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