Project Manager – Sales Readiness, Blueprint

GSO: Sales Effectiveness  |  San Francisco, California

Position description

Position at LinkedIn

Project Manager – Sales Readiness, Blueprint

This role may be located in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Chicago or New York depending on where the approved for hire candidates chooses.

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As part of the Sales Readiness Team housed within our Global Sales Organization, the Sales Blueprint team works on major strategic initiatives across multiple lines of business. We work to successfully execute major Sales Readiness initiatives, with a focus on career and skill development for our internal employees as we bring to market new sales processes, methodology, competencies, and coaching. The Blueprint team serves as a central hub to ensure consistency across lines of business, in addition to numerous cross-functional teams. We are responsible for partnering with the broader Sales Readiness and Productivity Organizations to orchestrate and execute large-scale, global transformation initiatives aimed at unleashing the potential of LinkedIn’s Sales Talent.


We are seeking a Project Manager to join the Blueprint Sales Readiness team, an exciting opportunity to drive tremendous and widespread impact across Sales Readiness, Sales Productivity, and the Global Sales Organization.  This role requires excellence in collaboration, communication, and relationship building. You will drive operational excellence across the team and Sales Readiness at large, while leading best-in-class project management and execution, uncovering opportunities for synergy and leverage, measuring results and publishing progress, and coordinating/executing large-scale learning programs.  


You will report directly into the Senior Manager Sales Readiness, Blueprint Program Office, and will have the opportunity to proactively influence strategy, prioritization, and direction for the team. If you’re energized about learning, project management, and communication, if you can operate in ambiguity with focus and drive, and if you want to create a wide-spread impact, this could be the right role for you.   


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the Blueprint Project Plan including deliverables, timelines, risks, and measurement
  • Build project briefs and own scheduling and execution of core meeting cadences (agendas, meeting notes and action items)
  • Proactively identify, communicate and mitigate project risks
  • Operate as ‘Chief of Staff’ for the Blueprint Sales ReadinessTeam
  • Own and manage the Sales Readiness Blueprint microsite
  • Coordination and logistical support for learning programs and initiatives
  • Strong executive presence including the ability to set clear expectations and hold co-workers accountable for meeting commitments
  • Use problem-solving skills to logically structure ambiguous problems
  • Learn quickly, be proactive, and assume ownership for broad tracks of work

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+ years of project management experience
  • 2+ years of sales experience in a closing role or sales readiness or learning & development


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Analytical in your approach to understanding the business impact of our Sales Readiness programs
  • Expertise in project management 
  • Experience leading multiple projects and successfully meeting deadlines with little supervision
  • Communication (written and oral) – demonstrated ability to write concise, clear, effective emails and build strong presentations
  • Attention to detail – strong organization, ability to close the loop, low tolerance for error
  • Technologically savvy – experience with a Sales CRM and SharePoint preferred 
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, agile environment 
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills 
  • Experience in a sales/quota-carrying role or sales-support role


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