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Title:  Account Executive

Location: 

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About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 


We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at www.descartes.com. 
 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

You will support the growth of the solution pillar of Global Trade Intelligence in EMEA. You establish relationships with decision-makers in prospects and customers from diverse industries, identify the business requirements and value impact of the solutions and drive the sales engagement to a successful closure. For this, you qualify early and hard, regardless of the opportunity size, and are willing to go the extra mile to meet the customer expectations and get the deal closed.

In your function, you report to the VP Sales EMEA Global Trade Intelligence and are part of a fast-growing and energetic sales team. The sales team is supported by different corporate and regional functions (marketing, solution consulting, legal …). Knowledge of Supply Chain and Logistics and how it supports the retail, food, construction, and manufacturing industries is required.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • You achieve your personal quarterly and annual sales targets
  • You manage incoming leads and can handle their end to end to opportunities and win. For this, you create, identify and qualify sales opportunities for Descartes products and services within the Global Trade Intelligence pillar across EMEA
  • You facilitate and maintain successful relationships with clients and partners
  • You nurture and develop leads for new business with customers and prospects, reaching high in the prospect and customer organization with the objective of connecting with decision-makers and executives
  • You understand the value proposition of the Descartes solutions and are able to identify and articulate the business impact on the customer’s operation
  • You ensure proactive coverage of target accounts with appropriate forecasting
  • You hand over new deals in a structured manner to the delivery organization and closely monitor customer satisfaction throughout the implementation phase
  • You represent Descartes at events and seminars
  • You are an enthusiastic ambassador of the Descartes organization and its customers
  • You are able to set up an Account Planning and create a sales plan accordingly
  • You maintain accurate and up-to-date CRM registration on the deals that you are working on

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY ATTRIBUTES

 

  • You have excellent leadership development and opportunity closing skills and a proven track record of overachieving against your targets
  • You are results-driven, able to achieve objectives by nurturing leads, developing opportunities, and building a pipeline
  • You have excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • You have excellent networking and relationship building skills and are able to maintain an elevated business conversation with your prospects and customers
  • You can identify and articulate business value
  • You have good impacting and influencing skills
  • You are a real team player, able to work in a virtual team with colleagues and partners from diverse functions and backgrounds
  • You are well organized and keen on personal development
  • You have at least 5 years of solid experience in the industry, selling SaaS and technology products in a similar role, and are interested in a lasting joint journey

 

LANGUAGES

 

You are proficient in English as well as German or French. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

 

 

Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. 

 

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption: https://www.descartes.com/who-we-are/social-responsibility-sustainability/environmental-impact.  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 

 

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 

 

Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. 


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes.com.  


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