Sales Director (APAC)

Sales Remote - Malaysia


Position at Ookla

We’re Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, Downdetector, Ekahau, RootMetrics, and an ever-expanding suite of connectivity solutions. Our team is a group of people brought together through passion and inspired by possibility. We are looking for team members who enjoy solving complex problems, are motivated to challenge themselves, and are delighted with turning clever ideas into unique products.   
Millions of consumer-initiated tests are performed through our products and billions of data points are collected globally every day. With all this measurement comes countless ways to dissect and analyze our data, and plenty of exciting opportunities to optimize our broader strategy. When you work for us, you are using Ookla data and insights to further our mission to improve connectivity for all.   
We are looking to hire a Sales Director for our APAC region that will focus on data-related sales opportunities. In this role, you will be an individual contributor and your broad responsibilities will include developing and managing a growing book of business across APAC. You will drive business and technical relationships, close business at a rapid rate by helping to define and identify key opportunities, markets, contract vehicles and solutions. You will establish deep business and technical relationships through your knowledge of the customer’s mission and the environment. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in technical sales, they will possess a business background that enables them to drive customer engagement at the executive level, and they will have a technical background that enables them to easily communicate the details of our product offerings while interacting with the technical contacts of our customers.   
We are committed to providing you a flexible work environment where individuality, fun, and talent are all valued equally. If you consider yourself innovative, adept at collaboration, and you care deeply about the work you do, we want to talk!   
Expectations for Success   
  • Drive revenue and market share in the APAC region   
  • Develop and execute against a comprehensive account/territory plan   
  • Create & articulate compelling value propositions around Ookla data services   
  • Accelerate customer adoption   
  • Maintain a robust sales pipeline   
  • Facilitate contract negotiations   
  • Develop long-term strategic relationships with key accounts   
  • Ensure customer satisfaction   
  • Moderate travel for in ­person client meetings   
  • Drive product innovation through thorough understanding and representation of customer and industry trends/needs to ensure Ookla continues to provide a powerful and differentiated value proposition   
We are looking for the right person, not the exact list of requirements. If you believe your life experience has prepared you for similar challenges, we’d like to hear from you.   
  • 5 ­-10 years of enterprise-level technology-related sales or business development experience   
  • Experience selling nascent products/services into new markets is strongly desired.   
  • Familiarity with internet, cellular and broadband technology and infrastructure.   
  • Self-motivated with a track record of appropriate urgency and follow-through   
  • Demonstrated success in exceeding sales targets using a consultative, solutions-focused approach is required.   
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills with both clients and internal audiences, able to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization.   
  • Knowledge and expertise with Ookla’s product offerings, including our licensing, data, awards and advertising products, or experience with similar products.   
  • Ability to travel regularly to meet and connect with prospective clients, existing clients, and to attend Ookla corporate and team functions   
  • Global business experience a plus, with special focus on defining and growing new market   
  • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent, Masters degree or international business education a plus.   
  • Multi­lingual applicants a plus   
  • Background check required    


We care deeply about each other and the work we do, and our perks are just one way we demonstrate this. Ookla has great benefits including competitive compensation and paid time off. We make sure you have the best hardware, software and tools available for you to do your work. The exact list of benefits will depend on your location.    
If you’re passionate about joining the work we’re doing, we welcome your application and encourage applicants with both traditional and non-traditional experience that makes them an excellent candidate for the role. We strongly believe diversity of all kinds makes us better. We are an equal opportunity employer actively working to build an inclusive workforce at all levels of the company. [Read our latest diversity report from our parent company here.] Ookla is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   
We want to ensure candidates have everything they need throughout our application and hiring process. If you have any individual needs related to disability or accessibility, we encourage you to contact and let us know how we can best accommodate you.   
We are open to this position being Australia, Singapore or Malaysia.