Senior Account Executive - SaaS Financial Services

Job Type:
Contract Duration:
Sales and Presales
England, London
£75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Double OTE + Benefits
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Senior Account Executive with a solid track record of successfully selling SaaS software solutions into the Financial Services sector is required by our client, a leading, global provider of Cloud Business Applications.

This is a leading SaaS solution that offers a definite opportunity to have some stellar years ahead!


Account and Customer Relationship Management, Sales and Software License and Cloud Subscription Revenue.

* Annual Revenue - Achieve / exceed quota targets.
* Sales strategies - Develops effective and specific account plans to ensure revenue target delivery and sustainable growth. Develop relationships in new and existing customers and leverage to drive strategy through organization.
* Trusted advisor - Establishes relationships based on knowledge of customer requirements and commitment to value (value of counsel and expertise, value of solutions, value of implementation expertise). Builds a foundation on which to harvest future business opportunities and accurate account information and coaching.
* Customer Acumen - Actively understand each customer’s technology footprint, strategic growth plans, technology strategy and competitive landscape. Review public information (e.g. new executive appointments, earnings statements, press releases) for the company and its competitors to remain updated on key industry trends and issues impacting the prospect.
* Territory and Account Leadership – Participate in the development of designated territory, including accounts, account relationships; prospect profiling, and sales cycles. Encourage all accounts to become references.
* Business Planning – Participate in the development and delivery of comprehensive business plan to address customer and prospects priorities and pain points. Understand VE, benchmarking and ROI data and how they support the customer’s decision process. Work with Sales and VE leadership to deploy tools effectively.

Demand Generation, Pipeline and Opportunity Management

* Pipeline planning - Follow a disciplined approach to maintaining a rolling pipeline . Keep pipeline current and moving up the pipeline curve.
* Pipeline partnerships – Leverage support organizations including Marketing, Inside sales, Partners and channels to funnel pipeline into the assigned territory.
* Leverage Solutions – Be proficient in and bring all offers to bear on sales pursuits including Industry Solutions, LOB solutions (CRM, SCM, HCM, SRM et. al) and technology solutions (Business , Mobility, Database and Technology, et. al)
* Advance and close sales opportunities - through the successful execution of the sales strategy and roadmap. Collaborate with and support sales management on negotiation of close strategy and contracting.
* Support all promotions and events in the territory

Sales Excellence

* Understand best practice sales models. Work actively with more Senior Sales employees to develop sophistication in sales and negotiation skills.
* Sell value.
* Maintain White Space analysis and execution of initiatives (up sell and cross sell) on customer base.
* Orchestrate resources: deploy appropriate teams to execute winning sales.
* Understand offer competition and effectively position solutions against them.
* Maintain CRM system with accurate customer and pipeline information.

Work effectively with a (Virtual) Account Team

* Demonstrate coordination skills in the orchestration of remote teams. Develop leadership skills.
* Ensure account teams and Partners are well versed in each account’s strategy and well positioned for all customer touch points and events. Maximize the value of all sales support organizations.


* Experience in sales of complex business software / IT solutions
* Proven track record in business application software sales.
* Experience in a team-selling environment.
* Demonstrated success with sales campaigns in a fast-paced, consultative and competitive market.


* Business level English: Fluent
* Local language: Fluent, Business Level
* Bachelor equivalent preferred

Contact Details:
Tel: 02393382100
Contact: Brigitte McKenna

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