Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next- generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Manager to run our Order Entry team. As the Order Entry Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the handling of the day-to-day order processing, and serve as a point of escalation for orders. As scaling and automation are a large focus heading into 2017, you will demonstrate the ability to drive process enhancements and provide the appropriate training to the Order Entry team. As the Order Entry Manager you will work closely with Revenue, Legal, Sales, Manufacturing, and Sales Operations to ensure we have a seamless and efficient quote-to-cash process

Your day-to-day

Manage the Order Entry team members in Sunnyvale, CA
Act as subject matter expert on all aspects of order entry – PO requirements, revenue, shipping, approvals, contracts, etc
Ensure orders are processed in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner with strong focus on month-end and quarter-end deadlines
Monitor individual workload and adjust if needed
Support internal audit controls and SOX initiatives
Document deal processing procedures and best practices to facilitate training of new team members
Participate in cross-functional projects that will help scale the business and streamline the quote-to-cash process
Act as mentor to individuals on the team that are looking for career guidance
Process partner onboarding paperwork

What you bring to the team

5+ years of experience in leading a functional order entry team in the hi-tech industry
Ideal candidate has prior experience working in a SaaS company
Experience with ERP order management systems. Great Plains experience is a plus
Well-organized; able to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize in a high-pressure environment with moderate supervision experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Finance, or similar area is preferred
Strong analytical skills and a natural predisposition toward data-driven decision making. Ideal candidate should be able to make reasoned decisions when presented with imperfect data
Ability to work with others in a collaborative team environment
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Intermediate to Expert MS Office suite experience is required
Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!