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Vanilla helps organizations build online communities that are used by millions of people worldwide. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We're looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us fulfill our mission. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, free snacks and a job that you'll love!

Account Manager (Sales)

Vanilla is searching for a proven sales performer to help us build our business. The ideal candidate is someone who can articulate the value of a SaaS based solution and possess a proven track record selling into SMB and Fortune 500 accounts.

The position can be based out of Ottawa or Montreal. Remote candidates will not be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully manage prospects through a strategic milestone based sales process
  • Package and present proposals and business documentation to C-level executives
  • Manage a sales funnel to ensure accurate forecasting of sales revenue
  • Consistently meet and exceed aggressive monthly and annual quotas
  • Deliver solution based and client centric sales messaging
  • Present high impact product demonstrations using GoToMeeting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience selling SaaS or web based applications
  • Strong document packaging and presenting skills
  • Prior experience forecasting and managing accounts in salesforce.com
  • Knowledge of basic mobile technologies
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and CSS
  • Highly proficient with Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience selling community management or forum technologies
  • Proven history of managing deals north of $50K
  • Solid understanding of contract and procurement processes
  • Capable of targeting strategic accounts through outbound messaging
  • Comfortable working towards team based goals and targets
  • Able to achieve and exceed activity based metrics important to SaaS organizations

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We’re looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you’ll love!

Vanilla is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Lead Generation Specialist

Vanilla is looking for a smart, driven and hardworking Inbound Lead Qualification Specialist to help us continue growing our business. Tens of thousands of companies, including some of the world’s top brands, use Vanilla to create engaged communities.

This is the perfect position for someone looking to start or re-boot a lucrative career in sales. Success in this position can quickly earn you a promotion to a team leader or account executive position.

Responsibilities:

  • Qualify all inbound leads within target SLAs.
  • Work the phone, email and social media to get through to the leads and qualify them. Talk time and phone calls are vital to the success of the role.
  • Communicate with leads to overcome objections and determine fit.
  • Update and append relevant lead information to keep records up to date.
  • Pre*call and email research through LinkedIn and Google.
  • Fine tune messaging and develop an understanding of lead’s business pains.
  • Log activity in CRM (Salesforce).
  • Hit or exceed activity and demo meeting objectives on a weekly basis.

Skills and personal traits:

  • Discipline to manage multiple inbound channels at the same time including live chat, email queues and phone.
  • Fearless in front of a challenge and aren’t afraid of rejection. You understand that no thanks just means not now, or I’m not the right person to talk to and see it as a challenge to push deeper into the organization.
  • Always curious, you love to learn about people’s businesses and their challenges. You are able to take their perspective and get them to talk about their business pains.
  • Ability to open doors and find the right stakeholders within organizations with live projects.
  • A confident, clear and succinct communication style.
  • Driven and willing to put in time and energy to meet your targets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with web technologies.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced startup environment.

Compensation and perks:

  • Base + monthly commission for achieving targets
  • Opportunity for promotion
  • Startup perks: ping pong, video games, snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Preference will be given to candidates in Montreal.

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the Internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We’re looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you’ll love!

Vanilla is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Application Developer (PHP, MySQL)

Vanilla is looking for a talented and creative Application Developer who wants to join a profitable and rapidly growing SaaS startup. We have the best community forum product on the market and an incredible customer list to match.

As a developer, you’ll start with bug fixes, troubleshooting support issues and then move on to building plugins and contributing to core product development once you are ramped up.

We’re a highly collaborative team of people that love what we do. Our open plan office format encourages us to talk through solutions and brainstorm often, and we’re looking for someone that will actively participate in that kind of environment.

This is a great opportunity for a creative and hardworking individual to make an impact, in an environment that encourages learning and growth. This position is based in Montreal, Quebec.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the existing source code to improve our product
  • Research and deploy new features and technologies as we add features
  • Write addons and implement customizations for our clients
  • Produce code and architecture that can withstand millions of user actions per hour
  • Work with technical support and directly with clients to resolve issues

Skills:

  • Highly proficient in PHP
  • Experience with a *nix environment
  • Comfortable on the command line and with build tools
  • Familiar with, and proponent of, modern source control (we use Git)
  • Understanding of client/server architecture, especially as it relates to the web
  • Relevant post secondary education, or equivalent industry experience

Bonus Experience / Interests:

  • HTML/CSS skills
  • Data engineering
  • Building requirements / specs, and creating estimates
  • Time management and tracking
  • Multi-tasking

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We’re looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you’ll love!

Vanilla is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now