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VP of Sales (HRTech) at Zinc Work

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤65000 - ₤85000 per year
  • -
  • Who we are ⚡

    Zinc builds automated reference and background checking tools for forward-thinking companies that really care about candidate experience. Founded in 2017, Zinc has a unique approach to background checking, that's redefining industry standards. We're an early-stage startup going through rapid growth. Zinc offers an exciting opportunity within a small, tight-knit team that is motivated to get their best work from each other. Read more about our story here:

    Our mission is to allow companies to become more efficient at hiring and create unforgettable candidate journeys by giving candidates ownership over their checking data. We're proud to be helping some of the most iconic employer brands in the UK hire. We're a passionate product team that takes great pride in our perspective on data privacy and delightful product experiences. Read what our customers say about Zinc:

    Zinc work life 🛳

    We're a culture-first company, we have a daily 3pm tea break where we play games. Our current favourites are: Covidopoly, Skribbl and Battleships. Zinc is a company built on transparency, empowerment and data ownership. We meet to work in our Shoreditch office 1-2 days a week. Our company values are: empathy, empowered, delight, privacy, pragmatic and integrity. Zinc offers a chance to influence and impact an industry-changing product. Work hands-on across a wide set of areas. The interview process is 2 video calls and a face to face meeting with the team.


    We're looking for a VP of Sales with B2B SaaS experience in a high-growth environment. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the sales team (currently two) and its practices as you lead it through expansion. This role will be working closely alongside the founders.

    Your Day To Day ðŸ“…

    • Create and execute the commercial sales strategies, aimed at accelerating revenue growth, engaging both SME’s and enterprise clients.
    • Hire, train, and support a growing sales team whilst creating a positive and ethical sales culture fundamental to Zinc’s values.
    • Develop, mentor, and manage the commercial and sales teams.
    • Strive to exceed revenue goals and foster a culture of excellence.
    • Develop systems and processes to ensure tracking and monitoring of success and failure so that we have a streamlined commercial function.
    • Review sales tools and approaches that make things simpler and more efficient at all stages of the sales cycle.
    • Implement market segmentation and lead expansion strategies into new geographies.
    • Learn the Zinc customer journey; identify with and incorporate our tone in your comms.
    • Engage in the HR and talent community.
    • Forecast and track key account metrics and prepare reports on account status.
    • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs.

    Your DNA 🧬

    • Previous experience building and executing a sales strategy to facilitate rapid expansion.
    • Management experience, building and leading sales enablement for a disruptive Saas technology from startup to scale.
    • A background in enterprise sales with proven hands-on selling experience.
    • Ability to step back and look at the bigger picture.
    • Analytical mindset, comfortable identifying opportunities using data.
    • Strong presentation skills with the ability to communicate, inspire and motivate.
    • Proven success in managing relationships with clients and partners.
    • Entrepreneurial and relentless attitude.
    • A willingness to get your hands dirty, solve problems and do things like prospect if necessary.
    • Startup DNA; You are a do-er and a creator, not just a thinker; a driven, relationship-focused, people person.
    • Demonstrated track record of consistently exceeding sales performance metrics, e.g. quotas, pipeline, forecast accuracy
    • An enthusiastic and energetic can-do attitude that thrives in a fast-paced environment and gets stuck in with tasks involving different teams across the business.
    • High emotional intelligence, understands how to give and receive honest feedback.
    • You have the ambition and determination to shape this role yourself – we will give you lots of room to implement ideas and grow into a CRO position.


    What we offer 🍉

    Zinc offers a chance to work on a product that brings a fresh perspective on data ownership in hiring. Hybrid working (2 days per week in London)

    • Shares for real part ownership in the business.
    • Uncapped commission on achieving targets.
    • Monthly team socials.
    • Annual company offsite.
    • Flexible working hours - sometimes life gets in the way of work.
    • Apple laptop and latest tech gear for your home workstation.
    • Ability to develop and grow your career.
    • £1200 annual benefits allowance.
    • Early finish Fridays.
    • A high level of autonomy.
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