Small Business Account Executive I

 Published 13 days ago
 United States
 Min: $115,000, Mid: $126,500, Max: $138,000 (for all other U.S. states), Min: $127,600, Mid: $140,400, Max: $153,200 (for CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT)
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We’re looking for an experienced Account Executive to join the go-to-market team driving Affirm’s SMB business. This role requires building and managing relationships with high-growth companies, identifying and developing the Affirm solution they need to address their critical initiatives, and bringing them onboard as official Affirm partners. We are looking for passionate and motivated sales representatives to join our winning team where you will have a chance to innovate, grow and make a difference!

This person will drive partnerships that will have a major strategic impact on the long-term success of the organization. We look to this person to both represent Affirm’s offering to the prospective merchant as well as the merchant’s priorities back to Affirm’s internal partners. While ultimately responsible for driving new merchant sign ups, this person is also tasked with learning how to effectively differentiate against the competition and structure mutually beneficial partnerships with strategic prospects. To be successful in this role, you must be a true sales hunter and deal closer, be motivated by targets, eager to win and a great teammate with a positive attitude.

What You'll Do

  • Drive net new revenue and market share by executing against a territory plan, prospecting and developing new leads, and developing client relationships

  • Meet or exceed targets for revenue and sales activity

  • Project manage Merchant Partner launches with Affirm post-signing

  • Create and articulate compelling value propositions around the Affirm solution including business cases, comprehensive pitch decks, competitive analysis, etc.

  • Diligently track all sales funnel activities through the CRM tool and utilize its features for greater sales effectiveness

  • Build strong cross-functional relationships

  • Develop a strong understanding of the product, industry and competitive environment

  • Participate in regular weekly, monthly and quarterly team meetings and business review sessions

What We Look For

  • 3+ years of consultative closing experience on high performing teams

  • Strong experience working with multiple cross-functional teams to close deals

  • Strong objection handling, negotiating and closing skills

  • Experience selling e-commerce, technical solutions and/or payments 

  • Experience as an SDR/BDR preferred

  • Formal Sales Training such as Sandler, MEDDPICC, Challenger, etc. 

  • High motivation, strong desire to succeed with an entrepreneurial drive and work ethic

  • True hunter mentality and resourcefulness with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines under pressure

  • Strong strategic sales, research, analysis, and presentation skills

  • Highly developed social skills and ability to establish relationships both internally and with external decision makers

  • Willingness and desire to take on greater responsibilities in order to effectively contribute to Affirm’s overall growth goals

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience


Pay Grade - USA43

Employees new to Affirm or promoted into a new role, typically begin in the min to mid range.

USA On Target Earnings (CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT) per year: 

Min: $127,600    

Mid: $140,400    

Max: $153,200    


USA On Target Earnings (all other U.S. states) per year: 

Min: $115,000    

Mid: $126,500    

Max: $138,000     


Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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