Senior Director, Sales & Marketing IT
Zendesk 7 reviews - San Francisco, CA

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The Zendesk IT team is seeking a talented and experienced IT Leader with a compelling, established record of success in high quality corporate organizations and with career experience in high technology products or sectors. You have a strong Lead to Cash background and broad development and managerial experience. You have proven and significant team building, communication, and leadership skills.

You also have a deep knowledge of subscription billing systems, experience with CRM and an understanding of ERP financial application integration. You are familiar with the main applications in our infrastructure: Marketo,, and Zuora. You believe that success comes from deploying beautifully simple solutions. You will partner closely with leadership from our business organizations to turn their needs into high quality, scalable, secure systems to foster Zendesk’s dynamic growth. You will direct a team to produce great technology rollouts, improve business processes, and direct the overall program from requirements and design through to implementation and support. You will also analyze long-term requirements for corporate systems and make recommendations and proposals for implementing technology strategies.

You are an excellent business partner who works with your customers to understand what they need and find the right solutions. You are able to quickly learn new technologies, think out-of-the-box to find creative solutions, and communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences. The job requires that you be a self-starter with the ability to take ownership and multitask. You must possess excellent oral and written documentation skills.

The Senior Director, Sales and Marketing IT, is responsible for the following areas:

Major functions include the following: business engagement, applications design and development, QA, applications architecture

Develop and maintain relationships with business partner organizations to ensure understand their business requirements, develop priorities, and manage their expectations

Develop and execute against a staffing plan for IT to serve the needs of the global Sales and Marketing organizations

Deliver complex project portfolio on schedule, within budget, and meet/exceed customer expectations

Deliver applications excellence; beautifully simple, highly scalable and reliable business applications, excellent customer service, efficient and agile operations, industry leading metrics

Leverage SaaS technology to deliver leading edge applications to business and showcase to customers


15+ years of IT experience supporting Sales and Finance departments

10+ years of people manager experience

7+ years of project or program management experience

7+ years with sales and finance technology packages such as Netsuite, and Salesforce

Strong background in applications design, development, and QA technologies in a global corporation

Excellent change management skills and ability to operate effectively in fast paced environment

Experience with SaaS, PaaS, and other forms of service based computing models.

Successful career progression in complex organizations

Broad current knowledge of business technology applications, current trends in IT and experience evaluating/implementing outsources solutions and service providers.

Ability to understand future technology trends (e.g. Mobile Applications) and identify opportunities for improving business operations.

Collaborate with business partners and IT peers to define service levels

Track record of having led the implementation for an enterprise-class technology system, including staffing, budgeting, stakeholder management, and change management

Excellent understanding of Sales and Finance business processes

Excellent oral and written documentation skills

BS/BA in CS or equivalent work experience

Desired Skill/Experience

Knowledge of deferred revenue accounting

Experience with business process re-engineering

Ability to present to senior management via whiteboard and powerpoint

Agile development and program management experience

About Zendesk:
Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based help desk software. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 30,000 Zendesk customers, including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, OpenTable and Groupon, trust Zendesk with their most valuable asset, their customers. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is funded by Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. Learn more at

Zendesk offers competitive salaries and full benefits, including health, dental, vacation and stock options. We are located in SF, close to public transit (Bart, Caltrain, Muni, etc.). You will be joining a bright group of experienced folks who love what they are doing contributing to create something unique.

Individuals seeking employment at Zendesk are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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