Dec 15, 2021

Head Of Sales - China

  • Canva
  • Beijing, China

Job Description

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  
About UsAt Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 
Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.
The TeamThe core focus of our team is to prove out the power of Canva within recognisable Global Brands and Enterprise customers.  Business owners are looking to move away from outdated systems and time-consuming design processes, and we aim to serve by empowering them with the ability to build better products and stories. 
The RoleCanva is looking for a world-class sales leader that will own the strategy and execution for Sales and Success in China.  The mission of China Head of Sales is to ensure that we have the people and practices in place to share Canva for Enterprise with businesses around the world and realize the power that Canva China enables for groups at scale.  He or she will help Canva China develop and grow the company’s strategy and execution of Enterprise goals, implement best practices for building a world-class sales organization, and drive operational excellence for the day-to-day management of the business.

What you'll do:

  • Revenue growth: 
  • Rapidly grow Canva Enterprise in China region to help hit the company’s overall Enterprise revenue targets.
  • Evangelize Canva’s differentiated positioning in a competitive market.
  • Identify and prioritize new growth channels for Canva, including direct and indirect, plus self-serve.

  • Leadership: 
  • Recruit and build a high-performing team to scale the Enterprise/B2B business in China.
  • Create and foster a healthy sales and success culture in the context of a product-driven organization.
  • Partner closely with product and marketing to inform teams and Enterprise roadmap, positioning, and growth.
  • Harness customer feedback to inform GTM decisions and ensure continued customer satisfaction.

  • Customer enthusiasm
  • Extend Canva’s tradition of high customer satisfaction across teams and continue to prioritize user feedback and excitement as the Enterprise business accelerates.

  • Best-in-class processes, practices, and efficiency: 
  • Create, educate and refine the team practices, sales playbooks, and KPIs needed for operating as a top SaaS business (including but not limited to): pipeline development, conversion rates, forecasting, hiring, performance management, enablement, training, partnerships, and cross-functional collaboration.

  • Operational and infrastructure guidance: 
  • Lead and manage China sales and customer success teams, test and help prioritize systems roadmap (i.e., CRM, marketing automation, quoting, etc.), and set-up feedback loop of product needs to support Enterprise sales (i.e., audit logs, simultaneous collaboration, etc.)

  • Growing a happy team:
  • Attract, motivate, and develop the talent we need to accomplish the above.

What we're looking for:

  • Leadership: 
  • Proven success scaling out large sales teams with a track record of over-achieving targets within a market-leading SaaS business.  Ability to attract, motivate, and manage A+ talent to deliver strong results. Work with executive stakeholders as a peer and help shape the focus of the business

  • Business insight / judgement: 
  • Ability to prioritize focus of effort and inquiry with an eye to business impact / outcomes

  • Communication skills: 
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and insights concisely and with actionable so-what

  • Core Values Alignment: 
  • High integrity leader who is both humble and trustworthy.
  • Independent / self-starter who is accessible, approachable, and collaborative
  • Fast-paced / bias towards immediate actions and results
  • Humility / willingness to question one’s own assumptions / desire to constantly improve


  • Competitive salary, plus US equity options
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
  • Delicious breakfast and lunch, unlimited snacks and beverages
  • Fitness, training, social, and counseling allowances
  • High growth and international perspective position opportunities
  • Fun and high frequency company and club activities
  • Fun and quirky celebrations

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.