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Sales Manager - DACH

Date : 2018-12-17 03:11:01

Are you a strategic and hands-on sales manager who is great at leading sales teams and closing new business deals with large organisations?

Are you passionate about technology, disruptive services, and do you enjoy growing new markets and teams from scratch?

Our client, a European leader in recruitment of young graduates, is looking for a Sales Manager - DACH to join their team. This role will be based in Köln.

If you are looking for the next big move and want to work in a disruptive startup in hyper-growth mode, this is the right opportunity for you.


As a Sales Manager, you will grow a team of 2+ business developers and run the business development across the DACH region, including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Define and execute the sales strategy
Conduct extensive market research and establish a list of target companies
Prospect and generate leads with companies throughout the DACH market
Grow and maintain effective business relationships with large clients
Set up meetings with clients and visit them
Generate new revenue from new and existing clients and increase sales in the DACH region
Interact with the Key Account Management team to bring strategic support to large deals
Lead and manage a sales team of 2+ Business Developers to maximise sales
Ensure processes are embedded and KPIs delivered
Review and report to headquarter in Paris on new business pipeline and sales achievement


Minimum 5 years business development experience selling SaaS solutions
Successful experience in sales team management
Key networker and able to identify new sales leads through a variety of media such as networking, professional events
Ability to inspire trust in order to coach and develop your team
Strong relationship builder with ability to establish connections at all levels within organisations
Strong communication skills and able to explain value propositions to key decision-makers
High-energy, positive, proactive
Native level of German, fluency in English to a high standard - written & spoken
BA/BS degree in a related field

It is a permanent position based in Köln.
In return, you will receive a salary depending on experience plus an excellent benefits package.

Our client offers loads of opportunities for professional growth and career progression.

If you are ambitious, with a strong desire to learn, and if you want to live a unique experience within a fast-growing startup in Europe, with no doubt our client is the company you are looking for!


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