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Senior Deal Desk Analyst (East or Central Timezone)

Company: Workiva
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Summary The Senior Deal Desk Analyst is responsible for supporting the Sales team members with guidance on deal structure, pricing, and commercial terms escalating issues to the leadership team. This individual contributor will also project manage the deal flow for each opportunity from quote to order with guidance from the leadership team. This position partners with internal cross-functional stakeholders and the leadership team to provide the best deal for both Workiva and the customer while ensuring a smooth and efficient process. Responsibilities Deal Structure and Deal Management * Acts as trusted advisor to sales on deal structures, pricing best practices, and deal options with guidance from the leadership team. * Liaises on behalf of sales with Accounting, Legal, Product, and other internal teams to collaboratively align cross-functional teams and obtain approvals * Project manages deals from opportunity to order including contract drafting and approvals * Provides data and order management on contract negotiations and current sales opportunities * Maintains a strong knowledge of Workiva products through a commitment to ongoing training * Reviews redlines and, with guidance from senior team members or Legal, drafts contract language when needed for deal structures * Guides sales in creating standard deal structures when possible and with guidance from senior team members is also able to navigate revenue recognition and legal concerns when crafting nonstandard deals; loops in Accounting and Legal when needed Forecast Management * Partners with sales leadership to understand deal prioritization and drive deals to closure What You'll Need Education * Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.--- Skills * Strong listening, written, and verbal communication skills with ability to synthesize and effectively communicate information across teams * Work autonomously, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with guidance from senior team members * Ability to quickly learn foundational knowledge and rules of engagement while resolving a wide range of issues in ways that align with global corporate goals * Ability to quickly find solutions for common requests and will partner with senior team members to find creative and sustainable solutions for uncommon requests. * Strong organizational skills * Dedicated to excellent customer service Experience * 3-5 years in Deal Desk, Sales Operations, Deal Strategy, Contracts, and/or Pricing * Proven project management experience with ability to manage deals from quote to order * Understanding of ASC 606 accounting rules * Experience supporting remote and local SaaS sales teams * Experience working with remote cross-functional teams such as Legal, Finance, Product * Experience with sales models * Salesforce CRM experience required; Salesforce CPQ experience preferred Travel Requirement * Less than 10% travel Working Conditions & Physical Requirements * Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office. Where You'll Work Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created. * Customer Success: Always delight our customers. * Trust: Rely on each other. * Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. * Collaboration: Share resources and work together. * Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. * Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. * Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems. At Workiva, you'll enjoy: * Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available. * Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office. * Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more * Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work. Learn more about life at Workiva: www.linkedin.com/showcase/workiva-life-and-careers/ Learn more about the company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workiva/ Learn more about benefits: https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic. Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email talentacquisition@workiva.com. Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment. Effective October 18, 2021, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to visit any Workiva office, attend in-person meetings, or travel for business purposes.

Keywords: Workiva, Ames , Senior Deal Desk Analyst (East or Central Timezone), Accounting, Auditing , Ames, Iowa

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