Sales Development Manager, Public Sector


  • Full Time

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The Basics:

The Sales Development Manager, Public Sector, will be responsible for leading a team of Marketing Development Representatives (MDRs) and Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) reporting into the Regional Head of Sales Development. This position will lead a team who generate qualified meetings, identify and expand sales opportunities and ultimately contribute to the public sector sales pipeline and close business. This includes working closely with channel, Federal and SLED sales and marketing systems as well as metrics and measurements that are essential to the success of the role. This position will provide leadership and planning as well as coaching and training to drive the very best results for the business. This position will be closely aligned with Public Sector sales leadership, field sales, sales operations, field marketing, partners and alliances. The successful candidate for this role should thoroughly understand outbound activities, modern sales prospecting practices and sales opportunity qualification, and would have a proven track record leading teams of ISR's or SDR's in the Technology sector. Experience of Public Sector (Federal or SLED) sales prospecting and opportunity qualification would be ideal. Demonstration of a passion for coaching, mentoring and developing others is essential, as well as thriving in a rapid change and growth environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive and participate in the recruitment of the very best talent for the MDR/SDR team, ensuring a match with Tanium’s core values
  • Inspire and lead the MDR/SDR team to achieve and exceed targets
  • Take full ownership and responsibility of team performance whilst maintaining accurate forecasting and reporting
  • Using best practice sales management disciplines to train, coach & develop the MDR/SDRs to be successful in their roles and beyond, increasing staff retention and providing career progression
  • Leverage key leading indicators for team management purposes as well as skill improvement/skill gaps
  • Analyze performance of campaigns reporting the results appropriately as well as recommending & implementing areas for improvement
  • Manage inbound lead flow and ensure correct allocation, ensuring all inbound leads are worked in line with process and SLAs
  • Drive high levels of productivity by ensuring that the appropriate MarTech and prospecting tools are being used as well suggesting alternatives and improvements where relevant
  • Optimize call scripts helping team members refine their delivery of the Tanium sales pitch to achieve the best results
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing leadership to ensure success of online marketing campaigns
  • Work closely with Partner with Sales and Marketing teams to create and implement SDR programs to source both new business and existing customer opportunities

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Education
    • BA or BS in Marketing, Communications, Business or Technology or equivalent work experience 
  • Experience
    • 1-2 years of people management experience within the technology space preferred
    • 2 + years of prospecting and or closing sales to the Public Sector required
    • Experience in Sales Development is desired
    • Track record of goal/quota achievement desired
    • Experienced leading sales development teams in the technology sector with proven success of goal achievement
    • Proficient with CRM, Pardot, LinkedIn and prospecting tools
    • Ability to learn quickly the cyber security market
    • Experience selling into Federal/SLED market desirable  
    • Familiar with Sandler sales methodology/ SPIN preferred
  • Other
    • Advanced knowledge of Public Sector demand generation and lead nurturing/scoring is preferred
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills required
    • Technical acumen required

About Tanium 

Tanium offers an endpoint management and security platform built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated organizations —  including nearly half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and multiple branches of the U.S. Armed Forces — rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for five consecutive years and ranks 4th on FORTUNE’s list of the “Best Workplaces in Technology 2020.” 

On a mission. Together. 

At Tanium, we are stewards of a culture that emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect, and diversity. In our pursuit of revolutionizing the way some of the largest enterprises and governments in the world solve their most difficult IT challenges, we are strengthened by our unique perspectives and by our collective actions.   

We are an organization with stakeholders around the world and it’s imperative that the diversity of our customers and communities is reflected internally in our team members. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that only together can we do great things. 

Vaccine Mandate

​​​​​​​At Tanium, the health and safety of our employees and the community are our top priority. In our effort to control the spread of Covid-19, Tanium requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 as of their start date, to the extent allowed by applicable law. If you are unable to get the Covid-19 vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief, Tanium will engage in the interactive process and consider requests for an accommodation.

Taking care of our team members 

Each of our team members has 5 days set aside as volunteer time off (VTO) to contribute to the communities they live in and give back to the causes they care about most.