Strategic Account Executive DACH

Location Frankfurt (Oder)
Job Type Permanent
Salary £0 - £0
Contact James May
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Reference 13508

​The Role:

  • 100% new business development. You will pass the accounts to a customer success team, they are in charge of up-selling and cross-selling

  • The solution is sold cross vertically and you will be responsible for selling to companies from 10,000 employees and more. The software is sold per licence.

  • You will be selling to business as well as IT people

  • The average sales cycle is 6 - 12 months (but can be longer) and involves several stakeholders. Up to 10 meetings can be involved in the sales cycle.

  • Your revenue target will be roughly €1M+ for the first full year. Average deals are around €250k but can go up to €1M or more so you can potentially hit your target with closing one big deal.

  • For this role you need to be based commutable to Frankfurt. Initially you may be home based until the company sets up a co-working space.

  • The team in Germany currently consists of 1x Strategic AE and 1x SDR, soon a pre-sales will be on board on the ground as well as a Corporate AE who will focus on the mid-market.

The Company:

  • European disruptive SaaS scale-up in hyper growth

  • Offices in Europe, USA and Asia

  • Heavily backed - closed $100M in funding so far - Series C

  • The organisation is very sales focused as opposed to product focused. The CEO is a former sales rep and VP sales.

  • They spend tons of money on marketing. They take part in all events in their space.

  • Focus on employee well-being - 4/5 star rating on Glassdoor

  • They are looking to double the global team in 2020

  • Finlay James placed 5 candidates with them over the past 6 months who all love working there!!!

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 8 - 10 years complex SaaS solution sales

  • Experience with big ticket sales and long sales cycles

  • Fluency in German and English

What You’ll Get:

  • €80,000 - €95,000 base salary, double uncapped OTE plus accelerators

  • Benefits include pension and healthcare, company car or car allowance is negotiable


  • 1st video call with the Talent Acquisition Manager

  • 2nd video call with the hiring manager

  • 3rd meeting in Germany with the team

  • (potentially a call with the CRO at the end)

job code: 13508