Director, Sales and Client Strategy

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Job Description

As a Director of Sales & Client Strategy, you will manage a team of sales and client success professionals serving businesses to develop and deliver a strategy for their high-impact IoT products. You will be responsible for sustainably growing our business in collaboration with engineers and designers across our practice areas to create custom solutions that align with our client’s visions.

If you’re a strategic leader who wants to join a growing, profitable tech company in a role that:

  • Develops your team to deliver outcomes and foster career growth
  • Delivers impactful and profitable new client acquisition deals (>$1mm)
  • Designs strategic & custom deals with ownership of all aspects of the negotiations
  • Utilizes depth of financial acumen to measure and deliver optimized results for Very and our clients

Read on…

What You’ll Be Working On

Very is first and foremost an IoT Product Design and Development firm. We tackle hard problems for clients who need a targeted, senior team to come in and provide specific solutions. We address the IoT space through our four practice areas: Hardware, Software, UI/UX, and Data Science. Our projects in this domain have ranged from data acquisition and alerting for industrial power systems to automated self-pour beer taps. Therefore, an acute and adaptive ability to understand the client's needs and tie that back to Very’s capabilities is required.


  • Supporting your team to align with client’s needs and applying strategic thinking with a consultative sales approach to retain business and win deals that have long-term growth potential
  • Evolving the lead generation strategy and execution to enable new client acquisition
  • Hitting quarterly financial metrics with attention to profitable growth
  • Manage quarterly financial target setting for the sales team
  • Developing the careers of a team of sales executives, sales development representatives and sales assistants
  • Managing a multi-step sales process for clients that begins with a discovery phase or “Technical Design Sprints” and is followed by development or a “Build” contract close
  • Hardening the processes for effective and efficient deal qualification and lead generation and distribution
  • In collaboration with the Client Strategy and Success team, seeking new opportunities within the larger organization, parent company or subsidiaries to assist with the sales qualification process
  • Securing referrals from client stakeholders, CTOs or executives
  • Getting introductions to partner companies, SaaS platforms integrated with a project, and other agencies connected to the project
  • You’ll be expected to be on the road meeting with clients. This will adjust to the number of clients you and your team have in the pipeline. Expect 2 monthly client visits within North America to support a successful outcome.

Your team’s lead flow will come from multiple sources including leads generated from your team’s outbound efforts. Our marketing team is outstanding at their jobs, and high-quality inbound leads will be generated through their demand generation. You will have an SDR that generates outbound leads and continue to evolve this function. Client and employee referrals are other sources of high-quality leads. Finally, you will be responsible for generating your own outbound leads that align with our lead qualification attributes. Your job will be to take those leads, build a relationship with multiple points of contact, and build a custom deal for each unique project.


Education and Experience

  • 12+ years of successfully negotiating and closing B2B enterprise deals
  • 6+ years leading a sales team that serves a portfolio of enterprise clients
  • A substantial track record of meeting and exceeding monthly or quarterly sales targets
  • Understanding of the product development process and IoT space and ability to brainstorm, strategize, and design high-level solutions to complex client problems
  • Exemplary in-person and virtual presentation skills that are articulate and informed
  • Proven contract negotiation skills and commercial term acumen
  • Experience with creating sales processes and optimizing for scale
  • Nice to have: Worked at a technology product or services company with the intimacy of the product development lifecycle. Awareness of product development is required.


In addition to education/experience, these are the critical skills for a Director role.

  • Communicates Effectively: Demonstrates expert-level communication skills. Can comfortably present information to clients that is clear and concise (verbal and written). Can negotiate for positive outcomes with clients on projects of any size and difficulty level. Leans into complex conversations and effectively addresses escalated situations, resulting in team/client alignment.
  • Independently resets the tone of the team or environment. Redirects the team and client on complex projects when needed. Negotiates positive outcomes by incorporating ideas and opinions from internal and external resources. Thoughtfully considers all outcomes before jumping to change. Is decisive, direct and respectful when communicating alternate solutions and ideas to influence for buy-in or change.

Unfortunately, applicants not meeting these criteria will not be considered.


On-target earnings: $400,000 CAD per year.

Base and Variable Split: 50/50

We also offer world-class perks:

  • Extended Health Care Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance / AD+D
  • Registered Retirement Service Plan RRSP = 25% / Match- $1 CAD for every $4 CAD contributed.
  • $225/mo towards cell phone/internet
  • $600/yr towards home office buildout & upgrades
  • $2,500/yr continuing education stipend, upon one year of employment
  • PTO / Sick Time
  • Loaned MacBook Pro
  • In-person all-company retreat every 18 months

Why Work for Very

You are more than your job title. At Very, we prioritize talent development and professional growth with a human-first approach that caters to the unique goals each individual brings to the team.

Our core value, Invest in Our People, looks like collaborating with a cohort of talented people on a mission to get better every single day. It feels like working for a company that invests in you. And it means finding alignment with your career goals to get you where you want to be.

How do we bring our priorities to life? Of course we offer the typical world-class perks you would expect. Additionally, as a remote-first company (since 2011), we provide stipends for home office, telephone, and internet. Professional development funds and generous parental leave are also some of the benefits you can expect.

But a healthy company culture isn't just about perks. It's about creating an environment where our employees can thrive. Our work is fueled by smart, creative people whose lives are enriched by our experiences together. We learn together, we grow together, and we play together. Despite working across more than half a dozen countries, our teams connect regularly for work and for fun - on Slack, Zoom, and during an annual retreat. We’ve been remote-first from the beginning, so we know well what it takes to maintain a strong culture. #LI-Remote


  • This job requires an advanced level of English. Please refrain from applying if this is not your case.
  • We currently don't offer work visa sponsorship. Do not apply if you require it to stay in Canada.
  • This job is remote but if you’re located in the province of Quebec, we cannot accept your application at this time. This is due to Quebec’s labor laws.
  • The region/country on the post's title is not related to the location of the clients we serve. It's a reference to the residence location of the applicant. All of Very's clients are North America-based.
  • Delivery team members may be required to travel up to 10% of the time. As a client services organization, this is expected.

Company Info.


Very is a fully distributed IoT technology firm led by a team of expert problem-solvers. We build long-lasting partnerships to develop end-to-end, connected, and scalable ecosystems. Our partners face complicated and high-risk challenges. They choose to work with us because we champion a uniquely elevated, strategic, and human approach to creating scalable solutions.

  • Industry
    Artificial intelligence,Computer software
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    Bozeman, Montana, USA
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