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Director, Sales

Director, Sales

Website ventanamicro Ventana Micro Systems

RISC-V Performance Leader Delivering Data Center Class CPU Cores

Ventana Micro Systems is at the forefront of the 2 hottest trends that are revolutionizing the semiconductor industry: RISC-V and Chiplet Architecture.  Check out our CEO talking with global tech analyst Patrick Moorhead about how Ventana combines the extensibility of RISC-V with chiplet technology to create customer-driven innovation for best-in-class solutions for the data center.

The company is well-funded and backed by some of the largest strategic investors in the industry with the goal of building best-in-class CPU cores for cloud, enterprise, 5G, and Edge computing. We invite you to join the revolution and contribute to one of the hottest Semiconductor startups in the industry.

Our new Director of Sales will manage the engagement with top customers and partners to ramp a new, essential semiconductor category for the data center. The Sales Director will utilize key customer relationships from executive to engineering, infrastructure and supply chain teams to drive Ventana’s engagement through discovery to revenue.
As a key contributor, the successful candidate will align customer requirements and Ventana’s capabilities, value and supply chain for mutual success. This is a ‘hunter role’ and will be judged and compensated based on pipeline development, conversion, and overall market penetration and revenue ramp. We seek a highly motivated and energetic individual to jump in and get things done.

In this role you will:

Develop and perform strategic prospecting activities to generate pipeline and grow sales
Effectively lead complex sales cycles from opportunity identification through evaluation, contracts, deployment, and adoption
Effortlessly communicate the benefits of our solutions and differentiate relative to competitive alternatives
Perform sales forecasting in a monthly, quarterly, and annual planning rhythm for your accounts with high levels of predictability, quality, and accuracy
Provide weekly progress reports and maintain up-to-date account activities in CRM
Take action and create sales momentum across multiple accounts in parallel
Expand account relationships with key influencers and executives by uncovering business-critical requirements and initiatives and delivering technology insights and solutions
Identify customer-specific use cases, pain points, current solutions, and success metrics
Successfully address customer requirements
Partner and collaborate with key internal stakeholders to develop individual solutions for prospective clients with a shared goal of generating new business and continued account growth
Execute growth sales strategies, including the creation of successful partnerships and account planning
Grow new business via go-to-market channels, including but not limited to Direct, VAR/SI, and OEM partners
Think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges and articulate compelling value propositions

Proven track record of success and overachievement selling complex semiconductors and IP – history of quota busting
Sales experience into cloud service providers, enterprises,automotive, edge and OEMs – specifically selling storage, systems, complete solutions as well as associated software
High degree of analytical and technical aptitude to master data center infrastructure (storage, compute, networking, security, etc.) and associated technologies
Ability to develop new accounts and maximizing sales performance and scaling business
Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
Strong presentation, leadership, and communications skills
High comfort level working with all levels of an organization, including C-suite
Proficiency with standard corporate productivity tools (Salesforce CRM, PowerPoint, Excel)
Willingness and the ability to travel extensively
Bay Area located preferred

Ventana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and uphold an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.


Ventana encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted, if eligible) against COVID-19. We do require Proof of vaccination (or proof of a negative PCR test) in order to work in the office or meet with customers/business partners

Notice to External Recruiters and Staffing Agencies

Ventana Micro Systems instructs agencies not to engage with its employees to present candidates. Ventana Employees are not authorized to enter into any agreement regarding the placement of candidates. Ventana will consider all unsolicited resumes received will be treated as gratuitous submissions. Ventana reserves the right to directly contact any candidate speculatively submitted by a third party outside of our approved preferred suppliers. Such contact will not constitute acceptance of any contractual arrangement between Ventana and the agency, and Ventana will not be liable for any fees whatsoever should it choose to engage the candidate’s services. To submit candidates or earn a fee – all external recruiters and staffing agencies are required to have a valid contract executed by Ventana’s CFO.

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