Senior Manager, Enterprise Sales Engineering

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 220,000-270,000 Annually
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Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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About the Role:

As a Senior Manager of Enterprise Sales Engineering, you will lead and guide a dynamic team of technical pre-sales professionals to enhance effectiveness, productivity, and drive revenue growth within the Sales Team. Reporting directly to the Sr. Director of Sales Engineering, you will be responsible for fostering a collaborative environment that thrives on excellent interpersonal communication skills, technical comprehension, product expertise, business acumen, and overall industry knowledge.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead and mentor a team of Sales Engineers, collaborating closely with Enterprise/Strategic Account Executives for discovery calls, product demonstrations, POC support, and onsite meetings.
  • Oversee the delivery of customized demonstrations of the Motive product offering to prospects across various roles, ensuring alignment with customer needs and requirements.
  • Oversee and institute best practices for Motive’s Proof of Concept process.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on Motive's product offerings, both current and future roadmap, and guide your team to provide comprehensive insights to Enterprise/Strategic Account Executives working on displacement deals.
  • Drive the team's response to RFIs and RFPs, working in tandem with Enterprise AEs to deliver compelling proposals.
  • Serve as a key sales liaison between multiple internal organizations, including Product, Engineering, Customer Success, and Product Marketing, ensuring seamless collaboration and communication.
  • Strategically navigate Enterprise sales cycles, leveraging your expertise to contribute to successful deal closures.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and competition, providing strategic guidance to the team and stakeholders.
  • Partner with Business Value Services to ensure the quantifiable value of Motive’s product offerings is represented in every deal.

What We're Looking For:

  • Proven leadership experience with a minimum of 5+ years in a managerial role within Enterprise/Strategic-level sales engineering or pre-sales.
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Bachelor’s of Science preferred, Master's a plus.
  • Understanding and/or training on value selling concepts, methodologies, or other related trainings (MEDDIC/MEDDPICC/Demo2Win/Command of the Message/etc).
  • Prior experience as an individual contributing Sales Engineer
  • Experience managing Enterprise sales cycles (Transportation & Logistics industry is a plus).
  • Experience with integration projects.
  • Experience with hardware, cloud software, IOT, and AI/ML a plus.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a consistent track record of successfully selling complex solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, both in leading a team and in client interactions.

Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting
Motive Perks & Benefits.

The on-target earnings (base pay + commissions) for this role:

$220,000$270,000 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

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The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 


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Our headquarters are located in the heart of the city’s bustling South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, a short walk from major public transit lines.

What are Motive Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
We sponsor Women@Motive, Melanin@Motive, AAPI@Motive, Motive Proud, Allies@Motive, and regularly host Intersectionality Roundtables to discuss identity in the workplace.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Motive employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
We offer comprehensive mental health benefits through Lyra Health.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Motive has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the on-tap beer and kombucha you can handle.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month. See our instagram @LifeAtMotive for details!
Recreational clubs
Motive has office sports leagues year-round. We currently hold the title for back-to-back Basketball Champs in the San Francisco Equinox League!
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Motive offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Motive hosts lunch and learn meetings for our interns bi-weekly and all are invited to attend!
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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